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Biden’s long and painful path to Democratic presidential nomination

Filed in "Barack and Joe", Interviews by on September 20, 2020

Interviewed for the PBS NewsHour’s Democratic convention coverage. See the interview here.

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ABC Radio National: Will Joe Biden be the next President of the United States?

Filed in "Barack and Joe" by on June 14, 2020

Joe Biden has emerged as the Democratic nominee for the United States Presidential race in November. But he’s run twice before and both times been defeated soundly. Why did he win this time and how did he gain the support of African American voters? Listen to the conversation here. 

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Newsweek: Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Bromance Didn’t Start Off Well, New Book Reveals

Filed in "Barack and Joe" by on June 14, 2020

The much-lauded “bromance” between former President Barack Obama and his second-in-command Joe Biden did not begin as an easy friendship, a new book about the pair has revealed, with Obama once reacting to a Biden speech by sending a note to his adviser saying: “Shoot. Me. Now.” Read more here. 

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Cheddar: The New Book Exploring The ‘Bromance’ Between Barack Obama And Joe Biden

Filed in "Barack and Joe" by on June 14, 2020

Steve Levingston, author of ‘Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership’ talks the new book, and why the relationship between the former President and Vice President wasn’t always so strong. Watch the interview here.

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Washington Post: Can Biden rebrand himself as anything other than Obama’s wingman?

Filed in "Barack and Joe" by on June 14, 2020

The candidate owes his political revival to the former president.

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Washington Post: Biden transformed the vice presidency. Whom can he pick to follow his lead?

Filed in "Barack and Joe", Uncategorized by on June 14, 2020

He worked tirelessly to advance Obama’s agenda. He’ll want someone to do the same for him.

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Washington Post: The Poignant But Complicated Friendship of Joe Biden and Barack Obama

Filed in "Barack and Joe" by on June 14, 2020

Biden is running for president partly based on their relationship. What was it really like?

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New York Times: How Martin Luther King Persuaded John Kennedy to Support the Civil Rights Cause

Filed in "Kennedy and King" by on July 2, 2017
New York Times: How Martin Luther King Persuaded John Kennedy to Support the Civil Rights Cause

Early in this absorbing history, Steven Levingston tells the story of John F. Kennedy’s telephone call to one Coretta Scott King two weeks before the 1960 presidential election.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Men of the movement

Filed in "Kennedy and King" by on July 2, 2017
Winnipeg Free Press: Men of the movement

John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were two men from dramatically different backgrounds, different experiences and different perspectives.

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TIME: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Phone Call That Changed History

Filed in "Kennedy and King" by on June 25, 2017
TIME: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Phone Call That Changed History

Before dawn, on Wednesday, October 26, 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was sleeping in a prison cell in DeKalb County, Georgia, when sheriff deputies aimed their flashlight beams into his face and barked at him to get up.

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