TIME 100 Political Guide

Check out these 25 from this year's TIME 100

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Check out in print and online the 2013 TIME 100. Here’s 25 of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” that might be of interest to Swampland readers:

  • Sen. Rand Paul, by former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin
  • President Obama, by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, by Ginger Doherty, a fourth grader whose home was wrecked by Hurricane Sandy
  • Director of CIA John Brennan, by former director George Tenet
  • Artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z, by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  • China President Xi Jinping, by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
  • 15 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai by Chelsea Clinton, a special correspondent for NBC
  • NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, by Ted Nugent, rock star and gun-rights advocate
  • Satirist Bassem Youssef, by Daily Show host Jon Stewart
  • Europe’s Central Banker Mario Draghi, by IMF chief Christine Lagarde
  • South Korea President Park Geun-hye, by Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
  • Israel Finance Minister Yair Lapid, by Karl Vick, TIME’s Jerusalem bureau chief
  • Pope Francis, by New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan
  • California Attorney General Kamala Harris, by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Sen. Tom Coburn, by President Obama
  • Dissident Aung San Suu Kyi by former Secretary of State Madeline Albright
  • Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, by CEO of GE Jeffrey Immelt
  • Malawai President Joyce Banda, by Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Tech incubator Kai-Fu Lee, by Ariana Huffington of the Huffington Post
  • New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, by Karl Rove, senior advisor to former President George W. Bush
  • Supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un, by Barbara Demick, bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times
  • Vice President Joe Biden, by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
  • Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, by the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Education pioneers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, by bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel
  • First Lady Michelle Obama, by poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou

To view the entire TIME 100 list click here.