Michael Duffy is the Washington Bureau Chief and an executive editor of TIME. He directs the coverage of presidents, politics and national affairs for both the magazine and TIME.com. He joined TIME in 1985 as a Pentagon correspondent and in the 25 years since has covered the Congress, the White House, national politics and national security. Duffy, who has written more than 50 TIME cover stories, has won the Gerald R. Ford Award for reporting both on the White House (1994) and defense and national security (2005). He is the co-author, with TIME?s Nancy Gibbs, of The Presidents Club, which was published in April 2012 by Simon & Schuster.