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David Salzer Broder is a well-known journalist for The Washington Post, a news organization he joined in 1966. He was born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and attended the University of Chicago, where he received both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in political science. After serving 2 years in the U.S. Army, he began his journalism career with the Bloomington Pantograph. From those modest beginnings, Broder became a staple for the coverage of national politics, writing a syndicated column (carried in more than 300 newspapers) read avidly by Americans from all walks of life. Prior to 1966, he covered national politics for The New York Times (1965–1966), The Washington Star (1960–1965), and Congressional Quarterly (1955–1960). He has written several popular books, including ...

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