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James Oliphant has covered politics, government, and legal affairs for most of his journalism career.  Before joining National Journal, he was a correspondent covering the 2012 presidential campaign for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, and also worked as a congressional and legal affairs reporter for those newspapers. He is a former editor-in-chief of Legal Times in Washington, where he also won awards for feature writing, and has been a contributing editor to American Lawyer magazine.  He began his career as a staff writer for the Miami Daily Business Review in Miami, Fla., where, as he likes to say, he lived on South Beach before it was cool. He holds a J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. 

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Her biggest problem won't be age, her campaign strategy, or GOP attacks. It will be that many voters lack faith in government.

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In the state where his last run turned to dust, the vice president faces a decision on 2016.

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From domestic politics to foreign policy, Obama and his aides frequently appear overtaken or overwhelmed by events.

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In states like North Carolina, Supreme Court candidates have had to become more like partisan politicians.

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Obama's nominee can get confirmed in December, though Republicans could exact revenge later.

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At-risk Democrats are telling voters and the media two very different stories. 

Why Won't Democrats Talk About Obama's Fundraising?

The president and his party are less than transparent about campaign cash.

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How Does Clinton Overcome Obama?

Her biggest problem won't be age, her campaign strategy, or GOP attacks. It will be that many voters lack faith in government.

Does Joe Biden Have a Future?

In the state where his last run turned to dust, the vice president faces a decision on 2016.

The Surprised President

From domestic politics to foreign policy, Obama and his aides frequently appear overtaken or overwhelmed by events.

When Cash Turns Judges Into Politicians

In states like North Carolina, Supreme Court candidates have had to become more like partisan politicians.

GOP Can't Stop a Lame-Duck Attorney General Pick

Obama's nominee can get confirmed in December, though Republicans could exact revenge later.

Why Bad Polls Are Good for Business

At-risk Democrats are telling voters and the media two very different stories. 

Why Won't Democrats Talk About Obama's Fundraising?

The president and his party are less than transparent about campaign cash.

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