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Wiretap: Doubling down

In Double Down, the authors of Game Change take on the 2012 election and tell the story of how Obama recovered (barely) from his Denver debate disaster. It's not as much fun as their take on Sarah Palin in 2008, but it's a good read.

Looking to settle score, GOP seizes on Reid gaffe

Moments before midnight on Friday, Marc Ambinder blogged at The Atlantic about some of the “juiciest revelations” in “Game Change,” a behind-the-scenes book on the 2008 presidential campaign by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. According to the authors, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was bullish on Barack Obama’s chances at becoming the first African-American president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”