About the Author
Mike Allen is the chief White House correspondent for POLITICO and the author of the renowned daily political tip sheet, POLITICO Playbook. Previously, he served as White House correspondent for Time and spent six years at The Washington Post, where he covered President Bush’s first term, Capitol Hill, campaign finance, and the Bush, Gore, and Bradley campaigns of 2000.
Evan Thomas is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers John Paul Jones and Sea of Thunder. He was an editor and writer for Time from 1977 to 1986 and for Newsweek from 1986 to 2010. In 1999 he won a National Magazine Award for his writing on the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He is currently Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton and a regular panelist on the syndicated public affairs TV show Inside Washington.
POLITICO is a nonpartisan, Washington-based political journalism organization that serves as the one-stop shop for the fastest, deepest coverage of the president, Congress, and the 2012 presidential race. POLITICO’s journalists break news and drive conversation about the White House, Capitol Hill, and Washington lobbying, plus the intersection of politics with Wall Street, the media, and personalities.