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Robert Draper

How A Shy Bishop Bergoglio Became Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion

When the name "Jorge Bergoglio" was called out in March 2013 to announce the new pope, the wider world knew little about the Argentinian Jesuit bishop...

Republicans Stink: Don't Ever Forget It

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Screw the country, but get us elected. That sort of thing is, was and will be the Republican agenda.

Gerson and Wehner: GOP Wins In 2010 'Now Seems More Like An Aberration'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Former Bush White House advisers Mike Gerson, who was W's top speechwriter, and Pete Wehner, who worked on policy and strategic initiatives, are out t...

Jason Linkins

NYT Magazine Publishes Must-Read On GOP's Failures | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Much has been written about the woeful campaign run by Mitt Romney and the now-widely lambasted gaggle of ancient consultants who've grifted and graft...

Paul Ryan, Other Republicans Need to Come Clean About the Night of Obama's Inauguration

Alvin McEwen | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Ryan and Mitt Romney claim to be America's comeback team, but that claim is extremely specious if Ryan helped to orchestrate something which put America in a position to need a comeback in the first place.

John Celock

Ex-GOPer: 'Why Is The Republican Party Crucifying Other Republicans?' | John Celock | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A moderate Republican Kansas state senator said reports of a GOP planning meeting on the night of President Barack Obama's inauguration helped finaliz...

Sam Stein

Robert Draper Book: GOP Leadership Plotted To Make Obama A One-Termer The Night Of His Inauguration | Sam Stein | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ...

Book: GOP Freshman Class Turned Into 'Monster' For Boehner

The Washington Post | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

Time and again last year, House Republican leaders faced a nearly in­trac­table opponent: the very freshman class that propelled them into the major...

Michael Calderone

Snubbed Time Mag Writer Blasts Romney Campaign | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Although Newt Gingrich may be surging lately, it's Mitt Romney who's stealing magazine covers this week. The former Massachusetts Governor...

Winners Lose

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The situation in Afghanistan is serious. We're getting "out-governed" by an enemy so ruthless it's bringing services to a desperate people ignored by ...

Bible Quotes on "Worldwide Intelligence Updates?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.

Donald Rumsfeld Remixes Christian Hymns for George W. Bush

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

GQ broke the story that Rumsfeld used cover sheets juxtaposing Bible quotes and war imagery for the top-secret intelligence briefings, but did you know he also rewrote the words to Bush's favorite hymns?

Rumsfeld's Crusade Memos

GQ | Robert Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the morning of Thursday, April 10, 2003, Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon prepared a top-secret briefing for George W. Bush. This document, known as the ...

Rumsfeld was Bush's Rasputin

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Rumsfeld is a smart man, who is familiar with American history, so it wouldn't be fair to accuse him of a senior moment when that whole separation of church and state thing flew out of his head.

Bush: "I Do A Lot Of Crying In This Job"

GQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Draper, author of the George Bush biography "Dead Certain," has written an article for GQ on the interviews that shaped the book. Some highligh...

In John Edwards' Country

Robert Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Draper

Six years ago, John Edwards was looking ahead, and with good reason. No Southern politician seemed to have a more glorious future.

Obama Has What It Takes (and It's Not What You Think It Is)

Robert Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Draper

To me at least, Obama doesn't do that convincing an impression of a socialist. He's much more convincing as Machiavelli.

Robert Draper: McCain Campaign "Disdainful" Of Blogging, "Believes That's Not What Journalism Ought To Be"

WWD | Irin Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anxiety about access has underpinned campaign coverage this cycle, be it John McCain's recently less cozy relationship with the press, the rollout of ...

McCain's Narrative Problem

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

His campaign seems based on one idea alone: because of who he is -- not what he has done as a senator, not what he wants to do as president, but who he is -- John McCain should be president.

Palin Voice Coach Billed As "Get Out The Vote" Expense

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From the Robert Draper piece: [A]n elegant ... woman sat alone at the far end of the bar ... Her name was Priscilla Shanks, a New York-based stag...

Seth Colter Walls

NYT Catches McCain Camp In Lie About Bailout Response | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leaked copies of Robert Draper's forthcoming New York Times Magazine exposé on the McCain campaign's many messages are already being picked apart by ...

Sam Stein

Explosive GQ Piece: McCain Tried To Upend al-Maliki Government | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An explosive piece in GQ Magazine alleges that in July 2007, John McCain urged President Bush to cut off its ties with the al-Maliki government in Ira...