2012 Election

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The US election as witnessed by 25 reporters in 23 countries.

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On Politico's brand of insider journalism.

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A profile of Montana Senator Jon Tester.

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A tale-of-the-tape breakdown of the 2012 presidential debates.

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The dark art of presidential debate prep.

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A profile of the vice president.

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On Mitt Romney’s top strategist—a steroid-dabbling, screenwriting bon vivant.

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A profile of Univision’s Jorge Ramos.

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A profile of Ron Paul.

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Taking the measure of the president, with a view to history.

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An interview with the former president about the upcoming election and American consensus.

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A profile of Rick Santorum published early in his final campaign for the U.S. Senate, a race widely considered a stepping stone to the White House before he lost.

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A suburban dad. A fictional television blowhard. And now a political money launderer. How one funny guy became three.
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Whoever wants to enchant America’s conservative base as well as independents looking for a steady hand amid economic upheaval must try to grasp what has carried Cain this far — what not only shields him from spectacular attempts at self-immolation but also, with each incident, seems to make him stronger. Why, with this candidate, do the laws of physics seem not to apply?
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On the politics of North Carolina.

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Notes from the campaign trail in Nevada with Ron Paul.

Part of Longform.org's guide to the 2012 GOP field at Slate.
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How Michelle Bachmann became a GOP front-runner.

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A profile of GOP hopeful Jon Huntsman.

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On the evolution of New Jersey’s governor.

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Is Mike Huckabee the GOP’s best hope in 2012? Mike Huckabee’s not so sure.

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According to Lou Dobbs, we’re wrong about his stance on illegal immigrants, wrong about why he quit CNN, and wrong about his presidential aspirations. Well, we might actually be right about that last thing.