Jules Witcover Bio

Jules Witcover

Jules Witcover has reported and analyzed the news from Washington and around the country for more than half a century. His column, "Politics Today," is syndicated by Tribune Media Services.

As a reporter and columnist, Witcover offers a candid examination of national politics and American foreign policy. He has covered every presidential campaign and national political convention since the early 1960s, has written a dozen books and co-authored five others on politics and history, including "No Way to Pick a President" and "Party of the People: A History of the Democrats." His latest book is "Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew."

Witcover was among the first columnists to question the rationales for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a year before it occurred, and since the Democratic takeover of Congress, he has called on the new majority to take more aggressive steps to end the war, and to challenge President Bush's efforts to extend executive power in wartime.   

He is a winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence from Society of Professional Journalists. He lives with his wife in Washington, D.C.

Jules Witcover Samples

Netanyahu casts a pall over US-Israeli relations

WASHINGTON -- The recent series of events involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress, his election-eve disavowal of a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israel dilemma and his subsequent election backtracking on i...

Cruz zeroes in on his base

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the first Republican hopeful to formally enter the race for his party's 2016 nomination, is not one for subtlety.

Bibi's bait-and-switch on Palestine

WASHINGTON -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory -- won on the strength of his temporary promise never to approve a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel -- was akin to pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

Democrats have a weak bench should Hillary falter

WASHINGTON -- The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account has brought undesired attention to her pre-candidacy for president.

Curtis Gans, a man who changed the course of history

WASHINGTON -- In high-stakes politics, sometimes the action of a little-known player drastically alters the chessboard with significant results.

For Hillary, the past is prologue

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton must have experienced deja vu the other day, facing a demanding press bombarding her with questions about her penchant for privacy.

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