Travels From: New York
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April 3, 2013
March 21, 2013
With the 2012 elections behind us, John Heilemann surveys the battlefield, explaining how all sides see the upcoming issues facing America and their strategies and solutions to solving the looming fiscal crisis to reducing the deficit. Drawing on his two decades covering American politics and policy, Heilemann offers both an insider’s take, bringing audiences into both parties’ war rooms, and a far-seeing analysis of this moment of political and economic upheaval. With bracing candor and sparkling wit, Heilemann connects the dots between events in Washington and the larger forces outside the Beltway, takes on the big questions — How will President Obama govern in his second term? What is the future of the Republican Party? And what about the Tea Party? — and explains the repercussions for governing in the months and years to come.
As Washington remains locked in a state of paralysis and the economy struggles to recover from the Great Recession, much of the American public is convinced that the country is experiencing something close to total system failure. In this presentation, John Heilemann explains the factors and forces that have brought us to this place of acute partisan polarization and economic stagnation, laying blame at the feet of Democrats and Republicans alike. But all is not lost. The American electorate is nowhere near as messed up as its governing institutions, and as they demand a new way forward, one is on the horizon—which Heilemann lays out with his customary passion, enthusiasm, and sense of humor.
The dynamics behind the 2008 presidential campaign changed the face of politics forever, but 2012 is shaping up to be just as historic. The coauthors of the New York Times #1 best seller Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin offer a no-holds-barred presentation that encompasses both elections, sharing never-before-told stories from the campaign trail then and now. Already being hailed as “the Woodward and Bernstein of the early 21st century,” Heilemann and Halperin take you behind the scenes of President Obama’s re-election campaign and the operations of his Republican rivals; discuss the forces that will shape not just the outcome in November but American politics and governing for years to come; and even offer a preview of the Game Change sequel on which they are currently at work—and which is sure to be an even bigger blockbuster than the original.
One of America’s most respected political reporters and commentators, whose #1 national best seller Game Change showcases the high human drama of the 2008 presidential campaign, John Heilemann offers his wit, savvy and insider’s take on the Obama Administration and politics in America.
As New York magazine’s national affairs editor and an MSNBC political analyst, Heilemann offers unmatched insider access and a keen-eyed perspective on the broader forces shaping the electoral landscape. In his must-read “Power Grid” column, he takes readers behind closed doors from Washington to Wall Street. Heilemann is the co-author, with Mark Halperin, of Game Change, the definitive work on the 2008 election. Game Change has garnered wide-spread acclaim - HBO Films adapted the book for a movie debuting in March 2012 to an impressive 2.1 million viewers making it one of HBO’s most successful original movies ever. The HBO movie received 12 Emmy nominations and won five Emmy awards including one for outstanding TV movie. It also received five Golden Globe nominations. Heilemann and Halperin’s new book about the 2012 Presidential campaign, Double Down: Game Change 2012, will be published November, 2013. HBO has optioned the rights to the new book for a movie. Heilemann’s book, Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era, was honored by BusinessWeek (among others) as one of the best books of 2001. With over 20 years of experience covering the front lines of politics and the corporate world for The New Yorker, Wired and The Economist before coming to New York, Heilemann discusses not just government but the interplay between economics, business and Washington with insight and historical perspective and a look at what is ahead for the Obama Administration and the Republican Party. He appears regularly as a commentator on The Chris Matthews Show, Morning Joe, Hardball and Charlie Rose.