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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New York Times columnist Gail Collins weighs in on outlandish things politicians have been saying recently, for the latest installment of our series How Did Politics in America Get So Weird? Then, Nate Silver looks at incumbents running for re-election, and why so many of them may be at risk of losing their seats. And Pulitzer-prize winning historian and journalist Garry Wills talks about his life covering great events and the people at the center of them.

Gail Collins: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

New York Times columnist Gail Collins joins us for another installment of our series, looking at the outlandish things politicians have been saying and doing lately: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

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The Big Picture: Incumbents

Our election series The Big Picture takes a look at the incumbents running for re-election and why many of them may be at risk of losing their seats. Nate Silver, of the New York Times' blog FiveThirtyEight, joins us to discuss some of the most heated races in the nation.

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Garry Wills: Adventures of an Observer

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and journalist Garry Wills discusses his life, career, and how remaining an outsider has let him maintain contacts and friendships across the ideological spectrum. In his latest book, Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer, he writes frankly about deeply personal issues, including his devotion to his wife, his troubled relationship with his father, his strong Catholic faith, and gives descriptions and impressions of presidents and other important figures he has dealt with over five decades.

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Guest Picks: Garry Wills

Read some of Garry Wills favorite picks!

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