Todd Purdum

Todd Purdum appears in the following:

The Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Journalist Todd Purdum, recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in his new book An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which details the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made The Civil Rights Act a reality.

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Todd Purdum

Monday, January 21, 2013

Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, looks at what we can expect from the president’s second term in office. Read his latest here.


Todd Purdum on the Election

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, talks about how the presidential campaigns were run and what he expects the outcome of today’s election to be.

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CEO in Chief

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Vanity Fair national editor, Todd Purdum, looks at the theory that business experience is important for a president.

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Todd Purdum on D.C. Dysfunction

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, went to Washington to figure out just why things are so dysfunctional. He profiles the Obama West Wing in the latest issue.

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It Came from Wasilla

Monday, July 06, 2009

Vanity Fair national editor Todd Purdum on how the John McCain–Sarah Palin campaign, a match that seemed so right, ended up going so wrong. His article "It Came from Wasilla" is in the August issue of Vanity Fair.

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Best Political Writing of 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

2008 has been a remarkably rich year for political reporters. Leonard talks to Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, John Heilemann of New York Magazine, and Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair. All are included in the new collection Best American Political Writing 2008.

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The Field on the Right

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair national editor, surveys the field of Republican presidential hopefuls. 

Read Todd Purdum's profile of John McCain from the February issue of Vanity Fair.