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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.

Political Gabfest
Jan. 30 2015 11:41 AMThe “Can You Buy a President for $889 Million” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Koch brothers’ $889 million commitment to the 2016 elections, the Supreme Court’s death penalty case, and Jonathan Chait’s essay about political correctness.
Politics
Jan. 28 2015 7:16 PMThe Fighting HawkeyesWhy Hillary Clinton needs to fight hard for Iowa.
Politics
Jan. 23 2015 7:09 PMIowa’s Early BirdsRepublican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 1:36 AMA Man in FullPresident Obama delivered a strong partisan speech that roiled Republicans even as it sought to win over everyone else.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 16 2015 1:37 PMThe “Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Romney 2016, and Obama’s community college initiative.
Politics
Jan. 13 2015 12:39 PMWhy Romney Wants to RunHe genuinely believes the third time could be the charm.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 9 2015 10:42 AMLe “Je Suis Charlie Hebdo” ÉditionListen to Slate's Political Gabfest about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the new Republican majority in both houses of Congress, and the decline in NYPD policing.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 2 2015 10:04 AMThe “Year’s Best Gabfest” EditionListen to three of the best Gabfest segments from 2014.
Politics
Dec. 19 2014 6:46 PMFast and LooseIt’s amazing how much the past 40 days have changed the president.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 19 2014 9:36 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Truth About Santa EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss Santa Claus and holiday gifts that will get your kids to make something, not stare at a screen.
Politics
Dec. 17 2014 5:26 PMIs Jeb Bush Ready to Run?His early moves are smart. But does he have the temperament for the modern campaign?
Politics
Dec. 15 2014 6:11 PMJeb Bush Wants You to Read His EmailAnd that may be just the beginning of a very different presidential run.
Politics
Dec. 10 2014 3:09 PMThe Refreshing Candor of Mitch McConnellHe may be cold-blooded, but the new Senate Majority Leader may be exactly what the Senate needs.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 5 2014 11:34 AMThe “I’m Pregnant, Don’t Fire Me!” EditionListen to Slate's show about recent grand jury non-indictments, Young v. UPS, and whether passing Obamacare doomed Democrats.
Politics
Dec. 2 2014 3:37 PMThe GOP’s Ferguson MomentWhy a Republican presidential hopeful may want to go to the center of the storm.
Education
Jan. 29 2015 4:55 PMTo the Teacher Who Changed My LifeThank you.
Politics
Jan. 25 2015 10:19 PMBest in ShowWisconsin’s Scott Walker outshines the competition in Iowa.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 23 2015 10:42 AMThe “Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the State of the Union address, the Supreme Court’s marriage equality cases, and the depiction of LBJ in the movie Selma.
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 11:39 AMHurry-Up OffensePresident Obama feels confident and emboldened heading into the State of the Union. Of course, so does the Republican-controlled Congress. 
Politics
Jan. 15 2015 2:37 PMWhy Rand Paul Hopes You Too Will Run for President
Politics
Jan. 9 2015 5:32 PMThe Warren CommissionIn a new focus group, voters agreed about one thing: Elizabeth Warren is one of the most intriguing contenders for 2016.
Politics
Jan. 6 2015 7:01 PMLeader of the PACJeb Bush moves a step closer to announcing his 2016 presidential bid—and keeping his promise of running a very different campaign.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 26 2014 3:40 PMThe “2014 Conundrum Show, Live in Chicago” EditionListen to the hosts of Slate's Political Gabfest tackle tough ethical, philosophical, and political questions.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 19 2014 10:46 AMThe “Why Close Guantánamo When You Can Open Havana?” EditionListen to Slate's show about normalizing relations with Cuba, Jeb Bush’s presidential exploration, and the year in online outrage.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 18 2014 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Holidays
Dec. 17 2014 2:41 PMHave Yourself a Tactile Little ChristmasGift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 12 2014 10:26 AMThe “America’s National Shame” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the CIA torture report, the fallout from Rolling Stone’s UVA story, and The Colbert Report’s legacy.
Politics
Dec. 10 2014 11:37 AMWho’s Afraid of the Torture Report?No one.
Politics
Dec. 3 2014 7:25 PMA Blast From the PastCan Jeb Bush survive his own party?
Political Gabfest
Nov. 28 2014 11:27 AMThe “No True Bill” EditionListen to Slate's show about the refusal to indict Darren Wilson, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court, and the GOP’s strong presidential field. 

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