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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
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. 
Politics
Nov. 24 2014 5:35 PMGo Ahead, Blame MePresident Obama says he understands that the next Democratic nominee will need to distance herself from him. But will he really be able to take it?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 19 2014 10:36 AMBattle of the Slate Podcast Empire!
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 18 2014 5:40 PMThe Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn EditionSlate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 14 2014 11:57 AMThe “President Whisperer” EditionListen to Slate’s show about another challenge to Obamacare now headed to the Supreme Court, the battle over net neutrality, and the opposition to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Politics
Nov. 5 2014 6:13 PMBent but Not BrokenPresident Obama is open to working with the new Republican Congress—within limits.
Politics
Nov. 3 2014 7:23 PMThe Governing ClassWhy the fate of Republican governors matters most for the GOP brand. 
Political Gabfest
Oct. 31 2014 1:29 PMYou, The Gabfest, and a Hotel RoomWin tickets to attend a taping of the Political Gabfest, live from David’s Chicago hotel room. 
Politics
Oct. 29 2014 9:48 PMHow to Read the WavesWill there be a Republican wave? That depends. A guide to reading the political currents.
Politics
Oct. 24 2014 8:39 PMBad HabitsWhy October’s campaign attacks explain next year’s political dysfunction.
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AMWe Need More Ben BradleesHis relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 17 2014 12:40 PMThe “Is Amazon Evil?” EditionListen to Slate's show about the politicization of Ebola, how Republicans will run the Senate, and the war between Amazon and the publishing industry.
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 12:23 PMMaximum ChaosWhy control of the Senate likely won’t be decided on Election Day.
Politics
Oct. 13 2014 3:18 PMMidterm Mind GamesWith three weeks left, Republicans and Democrats are now engaged in psychological warfare.
Books
Oct. 8 2014 1:49 PMMonkey BusinessPolitical journalism got personal long before Gary Hart had an affair.
Holidays
Nov. 26 2014 10:47 AMDon’t Argue Over Thanksgiving Dinner!Solve these conundrums instead.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 21 2014 10:19 AMIs Thanksgiving a Liberal or Conservative Holiday?
Politics
Nov. 19 2014 8:31 AMThe PunisherObama came into office promising to bring people together. Now he leads with his fists.
Politics
Nov. 14 2014 3:49 PMSix Degrees of Jonathan GruberWhy the Republicans’ anger over the MIT professor’s statements about Obamacare is politically justified.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 7 2014 9:55 AMThe “Multitudinous States Incarnadine” EditionListen to Slate's show about why Republicans swept the midterms, what the results mean for both parties, and how liberal ballot measures survived the conservative wave.
Politics
Nov. 5 2014 3:52 AMO’BummerThe Republican Party ran against Obama, and the president lost big-time.
Politics
Nov. 3 2014 5:45 PMMastering the MidtermsThe questions that need answering on Election Day. 
Political Gabfest
Oct. 31 2014 10:54 AMThe “I’ll Disown You if You Marry a Republican” EditionListen to Slate's show about the final week of midterm campaign season, partyism and prejudice, and Gamergate.
Politics
Oct. 27 2014 10:14 PMThe One Thing This Election Will DecideRepublican victories will prove the president is unpopular. They won’t give Republicans a mandate to govern.
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PMLandslide LandrieuCan the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PMSmash and GrabWill competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 2:00 PMSweating the Small StuffWhy Gov. Rick Scott’s refusal to debate Charlie Crist over a fan goes all the way back to the most famous debates of all time.
Politics
Oct. 14 2014 4:44 PMThe Lesser of Two LessersWhich Kentucky Senate candidate was more disingenuous?
Political Gabfest
Oct. 10 2014 10:34 AMThe “Live in San Francisco Superfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about California’s sexual consent law, political television, and Silicon Valley’s impact on American culture.
Politics
Oct. 8 2014 12:21 PMHey! Do You Want to Save America? Give Me $5.Why political fundraising emails represent everything that’s wrong with our politics.

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Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.