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Amanda C. Elliott

Less than a week before Election Day 2014, Democrats in South Carolina finally got what they’ve long been waiting for: proof that dirt on Senator Lindsey Graham does, indeed, exist. No one expected it to affect his re-election, but the…

Washington is a city full of dueling egos, a kind of bubble of exaggerated self-awareness. But it’s where Raul Labrador, the forty-something immigration lawyer-turned-Congressman, has made his bed. There is something brutally honest about Labrador. And it’s not just that…

Raul Labrador, fresh off his failed bid to become Republicans’ House majority leader, doesn’t know what he’s going to do next, but that doesn’t seem to bother him. In terms of his job as a congressman from Idaho’s first district, it’s back…

During an interview I conducted back in April with Rep. Trey Gowdy for a profile that would appear in this very magazine, I asked the amiable South Carolinian if he had thought about challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham in his Senate…

Summer in the south can be a soul-crushing experience. In South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District especially, the humidity traps still heat and mosquitoes, made worse by the torturous proximity of cool mountains to the west, and breezy ocean to the…

“Good luck,” Robert Novak told me on my first day working for him. Short, succinct, and to the point — that was the Bob Novak way. At the time I thought it to be an odd greeting, but I quickly…

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