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John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

Politics
Nov. 18 2013 1:41 PMAre You a Scott Walker Conservative?Why Wisconsin’s governor may be Chris Christie’s toughest competition in 2016.
Politics
Nov. 15 2013 3:45 PMObama’s Credibility GapOnce a president loses his cred, it’s hard to get it back.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 12 2013 12:07 PMThe “It's Not Plagiarism If You Say It in a Loud Voice” EditionA transcript of the Nov. 8 Political Gabfest.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 8 2013 11:23 AMWhy Rand Paul's Plagiarism Won't Doom His Presidential Aspirations
Politics
Nov. 6 2013 12:20 PMTrenton StrongGOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie isn’t afraid to make the case for government in the age of Tea Party politics.
Politics
Nov. 4 2013 1:47 PMSystem MalfunctionHow politics, partisanship, and spin doomed healthcare.gov.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 1 2013 10:59 AMThe Maybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.gov GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on Obamacare's ongoing woes, NSA spying on allied leaders, and racial profiling by New York department stores.
Politics
Oct. 30 2013 6:32 PMObamacare’s Newest IllsAmericans are being squeezed by the pincer movement of government incompetence and private insurance company greed.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 28 2013 5:36 PMAn Experiment: We’re Posting the Whole Transcript of This Week’s Political Gabfest
Political Gabfest
Oct. 25 2013 11:21 AMThe Healthcare.bomb GabfestSlate's popular weekly political podcast covers the healthcare.gov debacle, and the outing of @Natsecwonk.
Politics
Oct. 21 2013 8:14 PMError MessagePresident Obama is a gifted politician and knows how to win an election. But his spin on healthcare.gov may only make things worse.
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Oct. 17 2013 5:33 PMWinning!The showdown between President Obama and Republicans was a “game”—and there is nothing wrong with that.
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Oct. 16 2013 6:41 PMObama WinsThe president came to office preaching bipartisanship, but his legacy will be defined by his partisan victories.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 14 2013 6:06 PMGabfest Extra: Day 14, Deal or No Deal?David Plotz and John Dickerson on the emerging Senate deal.
Politics
Oct. 11 2013 5:05 PMExit Ted Cruz, Enter Paul RyanThe Wisconsin congressman is being sent on another rescue mission—to save the GOP from Cruz’s mess.
History
Nov. 17 2013 11:37 PMKennedycareFifty years before Obamacare, JFK had his own health care debacle.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 15 2013 1:43 PMThe Don't You Dare Call It a Catfight GabfestListen to Slate's show about saving Obamacare, whether Elizabeth Warren could beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, and what driving laws cyclists should have to follow.
Politics
Nov. 8 2013 9:03 PMA Sorry ApologyPresident Obama wants to apologize without taking responsibility. That’s not how apologies work.
Politics
Nov. 7 2013 6:47 PMVirginia Is for LosersThe blame game over Ken Cuccinelli’s failed race is really a fight over the future of the Republican Party.
Politics
Nov. 5 2013 7:06 PMThe Establishment's ManNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s road to the White House begins now. Can he survive his own party?
Political Gabfest
Nov. 4 2013 12:10 PMMaybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.govA transcript of the Nov. 1 Political Gabfest.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 30 2013 7:18 PMGabfest Extra: What Went Wrong With Healthcare.gov?John Dickerson and David Auerbach discuss how a real software company would deal with the Obamacare mess.
Politics
Oct. 29 2013 9:10 PMIt Gets BetterThe president always had a tough time selling Obamacare. Now his weak assurances are making Republicans look wise beyond their years.
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Oct. 25 2013 6:41 PMWhy We Need a Healthcare.gov Witch HuntIt is the only way we have a shot of settling a big debate: Can government do big things?
Politics
Oct. 25 2013 10:43 AMThe Populist EggheadSen. Ted Cruz is a rare political species—a supposed man of the people who is attacked for his elite credentials and lack of common sense.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 18 2013 12:05 PMThe "Was That the Alamo or the Battle of the Bulge?" GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on the long-term implications of the shutdown and Facebook's privacy settings for teens.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2013 7:04 PMGabfest Extra: Day 16—The End, for NowDavid Plotz, John Dickerson, and Ross Douthat on the likely end of the shutdown.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 15 2013 8:15 PMGabfest Extra: Day 15, Veering Around MadlyDavid Plotz, John Dickerson, and Matt Yglesias on Capitol Hill confusion.
Politics
Oct. 14 2013 12:52 PMWhy Harry Reid Won’t Take Yes for an AnswerDemocrats believe now is the time to stand firm on budget cuts.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 11 2013 11:17 AMThe Political Gabfest: “Do You Believe in the Devil?” GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on the government shutdown, Justice Scalia's interview with New York, and more campaign finance at the Supreme Court.

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