Joe Conason is a veteran political journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of The National Memo, and editor-at-large of The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. His articles have appeared in Harpers, Esquire, The Nation, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Politico, The Guardian, The New York Observer and He is the author of It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush; Big Lies: The Right-wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth; and (with co-author Gene Lyons) The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill Clinton. He lives in New York City.

Mocking predictions that he'd be sidelined or prove an irritant to his wife, Clinton is back in business, kicking off his annual meeting this week with an address from Obama.