Travels From: New York
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April 18, 2013
With a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, what is Obama’s legislative strategy for a second term? How do senior strategists in both parties see the political landscape? And how will all these storylines converge and interact tomorrow and in the future? Mark Halperin uses his more than 20 years of experience covering national politics and government to explain it all with insight, wit, insider knowledge and no punches pulled. With an eye on what the latest political maneuvering means for big business, international relations, the American economy and the average citizen, Halperin weaves behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the top players in American politics with his trademark rigorous analysis of policy, politics and the media.
The 2008 American presidential election captivated the nation and the world. But behind all the town halls, stump speeches, turbulent debates and 24/7 news coverage, the true story of what really happened has been told for the first time in the New York Times #1 best-seller Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. Co-author Mark Halperin brings to life the high human drama of the presidential candidates and their spouses who fought for the White House. Halperin vividly recounts the emotion and the humor, the suspense and the scandal, the amazing twists and history-making moments that defined our present and changed our future.
The dynamics behind the 2008 presidential campaign have changed the face of politics forever. Based on their New York Times #1 best-seller Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann share their gripping account and never-before-told stories from the campaign trail. Already being hailed as “the Woodward and Bernstein of the early 21st century,” Halperin and Heilemann look ahead in helping audiences understand what the 2008 contest—and the character traits that the campaign revealed in President Obama, Secretary Clinton, Sarah Palin and the rest—will mean for the future of American electioneering and governing.
His New York Times #1 best-selling book Game Change demonstrates Mark Halperin’s unmatched sources at the senior levels of both political parties and his ability to spotlight the substance, drama and consequence of modern politics.
Called “the insider’s insider” by The New York Times and “the high priest of establishment political journalism” by Politico, Mark Halperin is one of America’s most respected political reporters. As the senior political analyst for TIME magazine and the former political director of ABC News, Halperin has covered national politics and government for more than twenty years, including six presidential campaigns. He appears regularly on broadcast and cable television programs, including NBC’s Meet the Press and PBS’s Charlie Rose, on which he is the most frequent guest in the show’s history. Halperin is also senior political analyst for MSNBC, with weekly appearances on Morning Joe, Hardball and other MSNBC programs. Halperin is a down-the-middle, lifelong journalist who is as insightful—and humorous, decoding President Obama’s legislative agenda for his second term to the future of the Republican Party. His best-selling book, Game Change, which he co-authored with New York magazine’s John Heilemann, 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, winning five Emmy awards including one for outstanding TV movie and five Golden Globe nominations and winning two awards including one for best miniseries/TV movie. Halperin and Heilemann’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.