Samuel P. Jacobs, former Associate Editor for NewsBeast, Newsweek’s front-of-the-book section, is Campaign Correspondent for Reuters. He has written about politics for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, The New York Observer, and The New Republic Online.

How Rick Perry’s love for merit badges started a beef with Mitt Romney and sparked the governor’s presidential campaign.

Obama’s former economic adviser is once again teaching at Harvard, where he had a tumultuous run as university president. In this week’s Newsweek, Samuel P. Jacobs talks to Summers about Romney, The Social Network, and tennis with Geithner.

The superstar GOP senator reveals he suffered sexual abuse in his new memoir. Samuel P. Jacobs on his new book and the beginning of Brown's re-election campaign.