As assistant managing editor at Newsweek since April 1991, Evan Thomas has guided the magazine's overall coverage and written more than a hundred cover stories. He served as Washington bureau chief from 1986 to 1996 and is the author of the 1996 campaign chronicle, Back from the Dead: How Clinton Survived the Republican Revolution. He makes regular appearances on the "Today Show", "Meet the Press", "Charlie Rose", and "Imus in the Morning". His other books include Robert Kennedy: His Life and most recently the bestselling John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy.
Covering the Democrats are Eleanor Clift, one of Washington's best-known political reporters and a regular on "The McLaughlin Group" and Jonathan Darman,a 2002 graduate of Harvard (and son of Reagan aide Richard Darman). Covering the Republicans is Kevin Peraino, who most recently reported the invasion of Iraq with the Third Infantry Division. Coordinating the coverage is Peter Goldman, longtime senior writer at Newsweek.