The White House

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Did Hope Change?

A profile of Eric Holder.

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Ending College Sexual Assault

On the president’s campaign to crack down on campus rape.

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When the Nerds Go Marching In

How a team of 40 engineers helped reelect Barack Obama.

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What Might Have Been

A profile of George McGovern.

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Bill & Hillary Forever

On the Clintons’ political future.

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The Hunt for "Geronimo"

How Barack Obama decided to green-light the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

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Slugfest

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

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Joe Biden Isn't Finished

A profile of the vice president.

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Obama vs. Poverty

As a young community organizer in Chicago, Barack Obama concluded that to make a real difference, he needed to gain power. A look at how that plan has worked thus far.

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Karl Rove: He's Back, Big Time

How the former Bush advisor is “reengineering the practice of partisan money management in hopes of drumming Barack Obama out of the White House.”

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The Second Term

On the complex nature of a presidential second term and what Obama would do if he wins one.

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40 Years After Watergate, Nixon Was Far Worse than We Thought

The Watergate reporters look back.

In the course of his five-and-a-half-year presidency, beginning in 1969, Nixon launched and managed five successive and overlapping wars — against the anti-Vietnam War movement, the news media, the Democrats, the justice system and, finally, against history itself. All reflected a mind-set and a pattern of behavior that were uniquely and pervasively Nixon’s: a willingness to disregard the law for political advantage, and a quest for dirt and secrets about his opponents as an organizing principle of his presidency.