From The Publisher: Aug. 24, 1992

Much like a strong presidential ticket, covering the White House for TIME requires teamwork, indefatigable energy and more than a dollop of personal chemistry. Which brings us to Washington correspondents Michael Duffy and Dan Goodgame -- the Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of the presidential beat -- who have been covering the Bush Administration together since Inauguration Day 1989. At first glance, they are, well, different from each other: the voluble, wisecracking Duffy is the inside-the-Beltway political junkie, while Goodgame, a Mississippi native and Rhodes scholar, is the laid-back outsider, always searching for the Big Picture.

Duffy and Goodgame were not...

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