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Matt Bai

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Thrown for a Curve in Rhode Island

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling needed funding for his ambitious video-game startup. Rhode Island politicians needed jobs and a vision for how to transform the state’s beleaguered economy. The story of a $75 million bet gone bust.

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Did Barack Obama Save Ohio?

The Buckeye State’s fortunes and the fight for credit.

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The Framing Wars

How “grand metaphors” drive politics.

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Obama vs. Boehner: Who Killed the Debt Deal?

Lessons learned about Washington from investigating how the “grand bargain” fell apart.

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Scott Ritter's Other War

How the former U.N. weapon’s inspector and “loudest and most credible skeptic of the Bush administration’s contention that Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction” ended up embroiled in an Internet sex scandal involving underage girls.

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How Chris Christie Did His Homework

On the evolution of New Jersey’s governor.