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2012 Election

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The World is Watching

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

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Come On, Feel the Buzz

On Politico's brand of insider journalism.

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The Fate of the Senate Is on This Man

A profile of Montana Senator Jon Tester.

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Slugfest

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

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They Retort, You Decide!

The dark art of presidential debate prep.

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Joe Biden Isn't Finished

A profile of the vice president.

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The Square and the Flair

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

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The Anchor

A profile of Univision’s Jorge Ramos.

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Party Crasher

A profile of Ron Paul.

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Obama, Explained

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

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Bill Clinton: Someone We Can All Agree On

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

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The Path of the Righteous Man

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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How Many Stephen Colberts Are There?

A suburban dad. A fictional television blowhard. And now a political money launderer. How one funny guy became three.
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On the Ropes with Herman Cain

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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State for Sale

On the politics of North Carolina.

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Pimp My Ride

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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Leap of Faith

How Michelle Bachmann became a GOP front-runner.

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Romney Doesn't Scare Obama. This Guy Does.

A profile of GOP hopeful Jon Huntsman.

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How Chris Christie Did His Homework

On the evolution of New Jersey’s governor.

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Prodigal Son

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

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¿Qué Pasa, Lou?

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.