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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
July 28 2014 5:13 PMThe Idea MenThe Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls are full of ideas. But will any of these policy innovations survive, let alone save, the GOP?
Politics
July 24 2014 3:03 PMGiving Them the BusinessIs it wise for Republicans to attack Democrats for their wealth and business experience?
Political Gabfest
July 18 2014 11:36 AMThe “So Sue Me” EditionListen to Slate's show about John Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama, Elizabeth Warren’s possible 2016 campaign, and the arrest of a single mother who left her 9-year-old in a park.
Politics
July 15 2014 3:39 PMPhoto-ReadyObama has conditioned us to think theatrical photo ops are meaningful. He can’t expect us to think differently when it suits him.
Political Gabfest
July 3 2014 3:15 PMICYMI: Watch a Live Taping of the Political GabfestSpy on David and John during the July 3rd recording of the Gabfest.
Politics
July 1 2014 6:11 PMLack of Trust in Obama Didn’t Kill Immigration ReformGOP infighting did. But that still doesn’t leave the president with many options.
Political Gabfest
June 27 2014 12:36 PMIs Rand Paul the 2016 GOP Front-Runner?
Politics
June 23 2014 7:30 PMCrying PoorWhy do Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden want you to think they are penniless? 
Political Gabfest
June 20 2014 1:06 PMThe “I Don’t Have a Title for This Show” EditionListen to Slate's show about Iraq’s sectarian violence, the capture of alleged Benghazi terrorist Ahmed Abu Khattala, and the Facebook threat case that’s headed to the Supreme Court.
Politics
June 16 2014 4:59 PMHeal ThyselfIf President Obama is such a disaster, why are Republican Party presidential hopefuls spending so much time talking about how they can save the GOP?
Slate Picks
June 11 2014 10:14 AMSome Capital EatsSlate-sters dish on their favorite restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Politics
June 10 2014 6:36 PMDoes Hillary Clinton Feel Your Pain?Her “dead broke” comment will be forgotten. What’s more problematic are questions about her honesty.
Politics
June 6 2014 11:07 AMSafe ChoicesMaybe if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run, she’ll tell us what she really thinks.
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June 3 2014 12:12 PMHow Democratic Senators Can Survive in a Bad YearThink local, talk about pork, and define your opponent early and often.
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May 27 2014 6:33 PMWhat Do You Look For in a President?It doesn’t matter. People rarely vote for the attributes they claim they value.
Political Gabfest
July 25 2014 10:28 AMThe “Joe Biden’s White Teeth” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the crisis in Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout from Flight MH17, the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, and Joe Biden’s 2016 aspirations.
Political Gabfest
July 23 2014 2:45 PMWatch the Political Gabfest TapingSpy on David, John, and Emily during the July 24 recording of the Gabfest.
Politics
July 17 2014 12:16 PMRun, Elizabeth, Run!Why an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid would be good for all Americans.
Political Gabfest
July 4 2014 10:46 AMThe “You’re a Facebook Lab Rat” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the child immigration crisis, and Facebook’s controversial mood study.
Politics
July 2 2014 5:23 PMObama’s “So Sue Me” Taunt Has Bipartisan AppealIt’s music to the ears of Republicans and Obama aides alike. For Democrats in battleground states, not so much.
Politics
June 27 2014 5:55 PMWhere Did the GOP’s Foreign Policy Wise Men Go?
Politics
June 25 2014 10:45 AMCochran’s Mississippi Magic Thad Cochran’s surprise victory has one lesson: Political consultants, pollsters, and cutthroats are more important than ever.
Politics
June 20 2014 6:32 PMPaul Ryan Just Hammered the IRSAlmost everyone thinks the agency deserves it.
Politics
June 18 2014 5:43 PMUnder Old ManagementWhy the Tea Party’s victories will lead to disappointment.
Political Gabfest
June 13 2014 10:48 AMThe “Eric Cantor Sure Wears Beautiful Shoes” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Eric Cantor's shocking defeat, Hillary Clinton's new memoir, and California's teacher tenure case.
Politics
June 11 2014 12:41 AMHaunted HouseEric Cantor’s surprise defeat is a warning to all Republicans: Be very afraid.
Political Gabfest
June 6 2014 11:19 AMThe Go Ahead, Negotiate With Terrorists GabfestListen to Slate's show about the deal with the Taliban to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the EPA's new emissions regulations, and the bizarre runoff in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary.
Politics
June 4 2014 12:25 PMMississippi MudThe Republican Party’s civil war finally arrived, and it isn’t over yet.
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May 29 2014 5:30 PMAmerica’s Next DeciderHillary Clinton’s new book is about many things—but mostly why she is ready to be president.
Political Gabfest
May 23 2014 12:56 PMThe Gabfest Debates Reparations

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