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Samuel Popkin

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Samuel Popkin is a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of  The Candidate: What It Takes to Win -- and Hold -- the White House and the forthcoming The Republican Crack-up and the Future of Presidential Politics. He was a consultant to five Democratic presidential campaigns, including those of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

Samuel Popkin on KCRW

The President who's picked so many fights with so many people told Congress last night it's time for a change.

Lofty new rhetoric for a familiar message

The President who's picked so many fights with so many people told Congress last night it's time for a change.

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America's first black president was sworn in for a second term today, on the national holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barack Obama Begins His Second Term

America's first black president was sworn in for a second term today, on the national holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Samuel Popkin is a long-time political consultant and now political science professor at the University of California, San Diego.

Presidential Candidates Prep for Debate

Samuel Popkin is a long-time political consultant and now political science professor at the University of California, San Diego.

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