James A. Barnes

James A. Barnes is a writer based in Washington, D.C. He is a former political correspondent for National Journal.

  • Can Anyone Stop Hillary? Absolutely
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    Can Anyone Stop Hillary? Absolutely

    The former secretary of state may still be the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, but she hasn't done much to help her cause lately.

  • The South Won't Save Newt Gingrich

    The Florida primary results reveal the problems the former House speaker faces in trying to resurrect his campaign in his native region.

  • Political Insiders Split Over Palin's 'Crosshairs'

    National Journal asks political insiders whether Palin's target map was inappropriate

  • Political Insiders Give Thanks

    This story was updated on Nov. 24 at 1:15 p.m. with new responses.As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we asked National Journal's Political…

  • Hillary in 2008?

    James A. Barnes and Peter Bell, reporters for National Journal, regularly poll more than a hundred political insiders—selected for their campaign experience, political knowledge, and ties to key voting blocs. Recently, for The Atlantic, they asked about the presidential prospects of Hillary Clinton. A list of poll participants can be found at the bottom of this article

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