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TOP 10: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sexism, the Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand/TODAY

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sexism, the Senate: “Women’s voices need to be heard.”–today.com–9/8/14–Photo: TODAY

Eleanor Clift On Gabrielle Giffords And The Washington She Knows

Eleanor Clift

UPDATE 10/1/13: A wonderful article by Eleanor on her career at Newsweek–The Magazine That Was–My Final Issue after 50 Years at Newsweek

By Pamela Burke/January 30, 2011

Twitter: @EleanorClift

Eleanor Clift is a well known Washington journalist whose insider reporting appears in Newsweek and the Daily Beast. You’ve probably seen her as a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated show “The McLaughlin Group” firmly holding her own with the other vociferous panelists.

Her recent article “The Gabrielle Giffords I Know” in the Daily Beast recently caught my eye. The story that began as a memorial and ended as a tribute appeared the day the Congresswoman was shot. Eleanor recalled remarks Rep. Giffords had made the week before on two panels she shared with her at Renaissance Weekend in South Carolina.

“Gabby’s attitude makes us appreciate our public servants. The last election cycle or two they’ve been the object of such animosity.” Eleanor Clift

I wanted to ask Eleanor about this personal story and get her reflections on Giffords and the country as the weeks have passed. She was kind enough to offer her observations… [Read more…]