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Eleanor Clift
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Journalist Eleanor Clift to Speak at Hamilton College

By Vige Barrie  |  Contact Will Leubsdorf '10
Posted November 1, 2009
Tags College Democrats Communication Government Newsweek
Longtime Newsweek reporter and editor Eleanor Clift will present “Politics in the Age of Obama” on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. Clift, who is also a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated The McLaughlin Report, will also answer questions from the audience. The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College Democrats.

Clift became Newsweek's White House Correspondent when Jimmy Carter was elected and held the position through Ronald Reagan’s first term. In 1985, she left Newsweek to cover the Reagan administration for the Los Angeles Times. A year later she returned to Newsweek and a new assignment as the magazine’s congressional and political correspondent, a position which she held for six years. She followed the campaign of Bill Clinton from its start, and in June 1992 was named deputy Washington bureau chief. After Clinton’s election in 1992, Clift returned to the White House beat for the first two years of the Clinton administration.

Clift is also a political analyst for the Fox News Network. She has appeared on many national television shows, including ABC's Nightline and Good Morning America, NBC’s The Today Show, CNN's Crossfire and PBS’s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Playing herself - as a member of The McLaughlin Group - Clift has appeared in several films, including Independence Day, Rising Sun, Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and Dave, as well as the CBS series, Murphy Brown.

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