John Dickerson
John Dickerson John Dickerson

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

Political Gabfest
May 29 2015 10:41 AMThe “Bags and Bags and More Bags of Cash” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the global FIFA corruption scandal, the congressional debate over renewal of the Patriot Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s “one person, one vote” voting rights case.
Whistlestop
May 27 2015 12:24 PMFord, Reagan, and the 1976 RNCSlate’s podcast about campaign history offers up the second part of its look at the rise of Ronald Reagan. 
Politics
May 22 2015 2:48 PMHillary’s BubblesWhy Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
Politics
May 18 2015 10:20 PMTry, Try AgainWhy Republican presidential candidates are stumbling on Iraq war hypotheticals.
Political Gabfest
May 14 2015 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Politics
May 12 2015 8:12 AMFighting the Last WarJeb Bush isn’t giving clear answers about America’s lessons in Iraq. That’s something no serious candidate can avoid.
Politics
May 5 2015 6:56 PMPick OneSome conservatives are trying to unify the GOP around a single candidate—if only they could agree on the same one.
Politics
April 30 2015 6:41 PMNot Weakened With BernieHow Bernie Sanders running for president helps Hillary Clinton.
Politics
April 24 2015 7:33 PMFirst PrinciplesClinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into politics. That just got a lot harder for her to talk about.
Whistlestop
April 22 2015 8:33 AMMa, Ma, Where’s My Pa?Slate’s new podcast about campaign history tells the salacious tale of the love child that nearly cost Grover Cleveland the 1884 election.
Political Gabfest
April 17 2015 10:28 AMThe “Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the recently launched presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio, and Congress’s bipartisan consensus on Iran legislation.
Politics
April 14 2015 9:29 AMBig TalkerMarco Rubio’s candidacy—much like Obama’s—will rest on the power of words.
Political Gabfest
April 10 2015 2:50 PMThe Live at the Bell House EditionListen to Slate’s show about the murder of Walter Scott, the presidential ambitions of Sen. Rand Paul, and the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Politics
April 7 2015 5:09 PMFired UpRand Paul is running Obama’s presidential campaign all over again.
Politics
April 2 2015 1:16 PMThe Presidential Job ApplicationSeven questions we should ask anyone who wants to be president.
Politics
May 27 2015 7:47 PMThe Big ShowWith so many GOP candidates vying for a spot on the debate stage, the stragglers have little choice: Wow them anyway you can.
Politics
May 22 2015 8:32 PMThe Strong, Loud TypeChris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
Political Gabfest
May 22 2015 10:39 AMThe “Osama Bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Osama Bin Laden’s reading list, Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” and gender dynamics on Capitol Hill and the Upper East Side.
Political Gabfest
May 15 2015 10:36 AMThe “I Don’t Mean to Yell at You, but I Feel Good Doing It” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Seymour Hersh’s conspiratorial counter-narrative of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and Jeb Bush’s retrospective view of the Iraq war.
Whistlestop
May 13 2015 5:36 PMFord, Reagan, and the Halloween MassacreSlate's podcast about campaign history revisits the Republican primary election of 1976.
Political Gabfest
May 8 2015 11:53 AMThe “Je Suis Pam Geller” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Pamela Geller’s Muslim-baiting “Draw Muhammad” event, the unlikely diversity of the GOP presidential field, and the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy.
Political Gabfest
May 1 2015 11:06 AMThe “Can I Get Some of That Clinton Cash?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the unexplained death of Freddie Gray, the Supreme Court’s gay marriage and death penalty cases, and the week in Democratic politics.
Whistlestop
April 29 2015 12:02 PMThe Mulligan LettersSlate's podcast about campaign history reminds us that Hillary Clinton wasn't the first front-runner to wrestle with a correspondence scandal. 
Political Gabfest
April 24 2015 11:48 AMThe “Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Europe’s burgeoning immigration crisis, the Koch brothers’ vacillating views on Gov. Scott Walker, and the Supreme Court’s gay marriage cases.
Politics
April 20 2015 8:23 PMSenators Need Not ApplyDo Republicans really think governors make better presidents?
Politics
April 14 2015 7:55 PMManufacturing AuthenticityWhat Hillary Clinton has going for her that other candidates don’t.
Politics
April 12 2015 7:22 PMHillary Clinton’s Opening PitchHer presidential announcement offered warmth, hope, and a champion for “everyday Americans.”
Whistlestop
April 8 2015 9:28 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Wizard of OozeSlate’s new podcast about campaign history recounts Part 2 of the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.
Political Gabfest
April 3 2015 11:23 AMThe “So, Who Can You Discriminate Against?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement.
Whistlestop
April 1 2015 11:32 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Texas StealSlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.

READ MORE STORIES