John Dickerson
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John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.

Political Gabfest
Jan. 17 2019 6:12 PMThe “Pocketing Your Notes” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the continued government shutdown, the counterintelligence investigation of Trump, and the racism of Steve King.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 10 2019 6:37 PMThe “Infinity War” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the government shutdown, new Russia connections revealed in the Mueller investigation, and why there’s so much attention on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 20 2018 5:07 PMThe “A Liberal Is a Conservative Who’s Been to Jail” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, Michael Flynn’s legal troubles, and new revelations about Russian trolling and Facebook’s privacy violations.
Whistlestop
Dec. 12 2018 1:56 PMIf a Wall FallsIn 1989, the Berlin Wall came down and President George H.W. Bush refrained from making grandiose statements about American-style democracy.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 29 2018 6:04 PMThe “Not Off the Table” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the mounting number of liars linked to the Trump administration, Trump’s confrontation with the courts over asylum, and the future of the census.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 21 2018 3:23 PMThe “Sealed Indictment” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the Mueller investigation, the California wildfires, and new revelations about Facebook’s management culture.
Whistlestop
Nov. 14 2018 6:04 PMTip and the Gip: Part 1Republican President Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill were friends, at least after 6 p.m.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 5 2018 11:51 AMDespite GOP Dirty Tricks, Democrats Can Still Carve a Path to VictoryRepublicans pursue tactics to distract and disenfranchise. But Democrats can still capture change, even without taking the Senate.
Whistlestop
Oct. 31 2018 6:40 PMDoing the Midterm ShuffleMidterm elections in 1982, 1986, 1994, 2006, and 2010 all called for the incumbent president of the United States to do a little reframing of the meaning of the vote of the people.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 18 2018 6:51 PMThe “Cheek Swab” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the U.S. response to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, and Georgia’s purge of voter registrations.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 4 2018 6:18 PMThe “All County Building Supply and Maintenance” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the Kavanaugh controversy, Trump tax revelations, and the new(ish) North American trade deal.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 1 2018 11:02 AMThe “Live From Austin: Do You Have a Drinking Problem, Senator?” EditionThe Gabfest discusses Brett Kavanaugh’s experience in purgatory and whether former felons will regain the right to vote in Florida, and special guest DeRay Mckesson weighs in on how to activate an informed citizenry.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 13 2018 6:21 PMThe “Trump Economy” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the economy, the state of the midterm campaigns, and the detention of migrant children.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 6 2018 5:07 PMThe “Unsung Hero” EditionListen to Slate’s show about an anonymous top Trump official’s op-ed, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the New Yorker Festival uninviting Steve Bannon.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 30 2018 6:07 PMThe “Packing and Cracking” EditionListen to Slate’s show about lawyer Don McGahn’s departure from the White House team, North Carolina’s political gerrymandering, and John McCain’s legacy.
Whistlestop
Jan. 16 2019 6:36 PMA ’90s-Style Government Shutdown (Part 1)In April 1995, Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich battled to define American democracy.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 27 2018 6:15 AMThe “2018 Conundrums” EditionEmily, John, and David close out the year considering listeners’ most confounding conundrums, with special guest Simon Doonan!
Political Gabfest
Dec. 13 2018 6:28 PMThe “Tinkle Contest With a Skunk” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses Michael Cohen’s sentencing, the search for America’s next White House chief of staff, and Trump’s threatened government shutdown.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 6 2018 5:54 PMThe “Last WASP” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the legacy of George H.W. Bush, the power grab by Wisconsin Republicans, and election fraud in North Carolina.
Whistlestop
Nov. 28 2018 6:08 PMTip and the Gip: Part 2Republican President Ronald Reagan and Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill demonstrate how bipartisanship can lead to compromise when it comes to Social Security.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 15 2018 5:18 PMThe “House Speaker John Lewis” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the Florida recount, what House Democrats should prioritize during the new session, and the legal challenge to Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 8 2018 6:08 PMThe “Way Too Much News” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the extraordinary midterm elections, newly passed voting rights initiatives, and the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 1 2018 5:14 PMThe “Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes Since the Last Election” EditionThe Political Gabfest’s Midterm Special, with special guest David Axelrod, discusses the intersection of politics and violence—and Trump’s attempts to steer the election coverage.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 25 2018 5:41 PMThe “Now We Have Pipe Bombs” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the pipe bombs sent to Trump critics, the state of the midterm elections, and the fallout from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 11 2018 5:23 PMThe “Angry Mob” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the dire new climate change report, the claim that Democrats are an “angry mob,” and Taylor Swift’s new foray into politics.
Whistlestop
Oct. 3 2018 6:09 PMTaking Aim at the New GuyOn Oct. 18, 1938, former President Hoover picked on his successor with gusto.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 28 2018 9:46 AMThe “100 Percent Certain” EditionListen to Slate’s show about what to make of Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing.
Politics
Sept. 7 2018 6:29 PMThe New York Times Op-Ed Highlights the Actual American Crisis: Congress’ Cowardice“Whether you’re pro-Trump and you think we’re witnessing an unfair subversion of the president or you’re anti-Trump and you think that what’s happening is dangerous, somebody should sort this all out. Guess whose job that is? That’s Congress’ job.”
Whistlestop
Sept. 5 2018 6:58 PMThe Nomination of Judge Bork, Part 2President Reagan saw Judge Bork as a clear choice for the Supreme Court, but it wasn’t quite so clear to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Politics
Aug. 24 2018 5:19 PMHow Ronald Reagan Turned the Supreme Court Into a Political GrenadeThe 40th president of the United States laid the groundwork for blocking Merrick Garland, and getting Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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