Daniel Libit is a native New Mexican who writes about national politics for CNBC.com and elsewhere. He previously was a contributing writer for National Journal and a staff reporter for The Daily and Politico. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post magazine, New York Times, Chicago magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, Esquire.com, Huffington Post, New Republic, and Deadspin. He lives in Chicago. You can contact him here or follow him on Twitter.