About John F. Harris
John F. Harris, co-author of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008, is national politics editor at The Washington Post.

His book, The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House, grew out of his experience covering the Clinton presidency from 1995 until its last day, January 20, 2001.

Harris, a native of Rochester, New York, and a graduate of Carleton College, with a major in American history, came to the Post as a summer intern in 1985 and has hung around ever since. He covered politics in Virginia, the U.S. military, and for the past decade has been a White House and politics reporter for the Post's national staff.

His stories on the presidency won two of the leading awards for White House coverage: the White House Correspondents Association's Aldo Beckman Award, and the Gerald R. Ford Award. He is an occasional panelist on the program Washington Week, and appears frequently on other television and radio shows.

In June of 2005 Harris became the Post's National Politics Editor, in charge of the paper's White House and elections coverage.

He lives with his wife, Ann O'Hanlon, and their three children in Alexandria, Virginia.

A collection of some of his Washington Post reporting is below:
John F. Harris
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Book Excerpts
Way To Win


Discussion Transcript
On Oct. 5 Washington Post national politics editor John F. Harris discussed his book and answered questions from readers.
Analysis
At first glance, three uproars that buffeted American politics in recent weeks have little in common.
 
Although saying he has no plans to run for president in 2008, former vice president Al Gore has nonetheless left the door ever so slightly ajar. It's a good bet that door will swing open a good bit wider come next May.
 
There was a time -- it's been decades now -- when politicians or pundits would call people "liberal intellectuals" and not mean it as an insult.
 
Rising public frustration with the Iraq war and low approval ratings for President Bush look to many Democrats like an opportunity for big gains with voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections.
 
Letter From a Clinton Reunion
This was supposed to be a day for history, not politics. Specifically, it was supposed to be a day to ruminate on the legacy of a certain former president who has managed to still be rather much in the news.
 
Back in their home districts, House Republicans lately have been getting hammered with hostile questions about President Bush's plans for Social Security. This past week, Rep. Jack Kingston (Ga.) offered a tutorial on how to handle the heat.
 
Bill Clinton Takes Spot On Global Stage (Post, June 1, 2005, Page A01)
 
Heeding the Past As She Looks To the Future: Centrist Strategy Shapes Hillary Clinton's Politics (Post, May 31, 2005, Page A01)
 
Fitter, Well-Rested Clinton Receives Humanitarian Award (Post, April 1, 2005, Page A08)
 
The Roosevelts, Kennedys, and Now the Bushes: Second Term Firmly Establishes a Dynasty and Eases Sting of 1992 Loss (Post, January 17, 2005, Page A01)
 
Clinton Urges Effort to Address Energy: He Sees Voter Backing for New Sources (Post, December 7, 2004, Page A02)
 
'04 Voting: Realignment -- Or a Tilt?: Political Parties Look for Answers (Post, November 28, 2004, Page A01)
 
Unity Shines in the Rain at Clinton Library Dedication (Post, November 19, 2004, Page A01)
 
At Opening of Clinton Library, Democrats to Talk Strategy (Post, November 15, 2004, Page A01)
 

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