The Chips Fall in Washington

Jim McManus visited Big Think today to talk about the poker habits of the men who have inhabited the White House.  The stories he told come from his new book "Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker." We'll post our video interview with him in the coming days. In the meantime, if you like poker, take a look at our conversation with female gamester Annie Duke.

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