Jane Mayer

Author and Writer for The New Yorker

Jane Mayer appears in the following:

National Politics With Jane Mayer

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

New Yorker staff writer and chief Washington correspondent Jane Mayer talks about news from DC.

Wednesday Morning Politics: What's Next For Citizen Trump?

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

We cover the latest in national news, including Trump's refusal to allow Biden's transition team to begin their work, and what's next for the outgoing president.

Dark Money and the Rise of Conservative Orthodoxy

Friday, May 31, 2019

Jane Mayer on the conservative billionaires who revolutionized American politics.

The Man Who Discovered President Trump's Ties to Russia

Friday, July 06, 2018

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer discusses her article on Christopher Steele, the spy turned investigator behind the famous memo about Trump's ties to Russia.

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'I Don't Want to See Another Man in This Position for 20 Years'

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Right after abuse allegations came out against Eric Schneiderman, Preet Bharara’s name was floated as a possible successor. Or, one of many highly qualified women could get the job.

Jane Mayer Reexamines the Man Behind the Steele Dossier

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer discusses her article on Christopher Steele, the spy turned investigator behind the famous memo about Trump's ties to Russia.


Parsing Pence

Friday, October 20, 2017

The New Yorker's Jane Mayer discusses Vice President Pence's ties to the Koch brothers and the influence he holds over President Trump.

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Jane Mayer on the Rise of Conservative Orthodoxy

Friday, May 05, 2017

Jane Mayer on the decades-old infrastructure created by conservative billionaires to help propagate conservative ideology and protect their interests.

How Billionaires Bankroll the American Political System

Friday, January 27, 2017

How do billionaires like the Koch brothers finance a tangle of conservative interests in our political system and for what purposes?

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The Tale of Two Trumps

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump's memoir, "The Art of the Deal," painted him as a deal-maker, but ghostwriter Tony Schwartz says he created a character for the book.

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An Incriminating Voicemail and a Failed Campaign Sting

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hear how does a self-described guerrilla journalist took down his own sting on a prominent donor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the hedge-fund billionaire George Soros.


How Billionaire Libertarians Control the American Political System

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jane Mayer reveals how billionaires like the Koch brothers have worked to fundamentally alter the American political system. 

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What McCarthy Means for Pro-Romney SuperPAC

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Jane Mayer, New Yorker staff writer, discussed the career of Larry McCarthy, one of the most successful negative-ad makers in history, who is now working for the pro-Romney SuperPAC Restore Our Future.

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Backstory: Art Pope, 2012, and Citizens United

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The landmark Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has changed the political landscape in battleground states. Jane Mayer takes a look at how Art Pope, an arch conservative billionaire, is reshaping North Carolina politics heading into the 2012 presidential race with the help of the ruling. Mayer’s article “State for Sale” appears in the October 10, 2011, issue of the New Yorker.


NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

Friday, June 10, 2011

A former National Security Agency employee who was charged with leaking classified information has brokered a plea deal just days before his trial was set to begin. Thomas Drake pleaded guilty to a minor misdemeanor charge, and will face no jail time. Had he been convicted of the ten felony counts he was indicted for in April under the 1917 Espionage Act, he could have served over 30 years in prison. Drake pleaded guilty to misusing a government computer to share classified information with someone not authorized to receive that information. 


Backstory: The Obama Administration's Crackdown on Leaks

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer describes how the Obama Administration is cracking down on leaks by prosecuting whistle-blowers. Her article, The Secret Sharer, appears in the May 23 issue of The New Yorker.  

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Billionaire Brothers

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer discusses Charles and David Koch, billionaire brothers who are waging a war against President Barack Obama. They have donated more than $100 million to right-wing causes; including the Tea Party. Her article “Covert Operations” appears in the August 30 issue of the New Yorker.

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The Trial

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer discusses Attorney General Eric Holder and the battle over the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Her article "The Trial" appeared in the February 15 & 22 issue of The New Yorker.

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Tortured Logic

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jane Mayer, staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals (Anchor; Reprint edition, 2009), revisits her reporting of the Bush administration's use of "enhanced" interrogation techniques, ...

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Old Habits Die Hard

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alan M. Webber, co-founder of Fast Company magazine and author of the new book Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self, talks about new ways to solve old problems – especially in these turbulent times.Jane Mayer on what we learn from the torture documents. ...