- Newsweek / Daily Beast contributor
- Panelist for The McLaughlin Group
- Award-winning author and columnist
Eleanor Clift is a contributor to Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast web site. She writes about politics and policy in Washington, and the partisan clashes that are the result of divided government. She is currently assigned to the White House where President Obama faces a difficult reelection. Clift has covered every presidential campaign since 1976 and brings her perspective to analyze the contest between a beleaguered incumbent and an opposition party torn between traditional economic conservatives and the upstart Tea Party.
Clift is a regular panelist on the syndicated talk show, “The McLaughlin Group.” She has appeared as herself in several movies, including “Dave,” “Independence Day,” “Murder at 1600,” “Rising Sun,” and the CBS series, “Murphy Brown.”
Clift and her late husband, Tom Brazaitis, who was a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, wrote two books together, “War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics” (Scribner, 1996), and “Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling (Scribner, 2000). Madam President is available in paperback (Routledge...
Clift offers an insider's view of Washington
You were a real hit at our National conference last week in Orlando. So many folks crowded around you after your remarks, I didn't get a chance to introduce myself. Our members appreciated your straightforward analysis of the current political scene.
Jeffrey J. Tarbert, Assoc. Exec. Dir., American Public Power Association (APPA)
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