WATCH: David Corn Talking “Showdown” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

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Mother Jones‘ DC bureau chief David Corn appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday morning to discuss his new book, Showdown, which gives an inside account of President Obama’s battles with the GOP, beginning with the game-changing 2010 midterm elections and ending with the beginning of the 2012 campaign season. Corn was joined on the panel by Joe Conason, editor-in-chief of The National Memo, to discuss the lame duck session, the failed Grand Bargain, the Tea Party, and more.

We’ve published two excerpts from Showdown: one about the tense night at the White House during the bin Laden raid and another about Obama’s plan to win reelection.

David Corn is Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories, click here. Follow him on Twitter.

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