Tom Kludt

Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Tom

When he takes over as moderator of "Meet the Press" next month, Chuck Todd will be charged with reversing the Sunday morning show's sagging ratings. If his boss has anything to say about it, he will also be expected to bring more "edge" to the struggling program.

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Not long after he addressed the brutal killing of American journalist James Foley earlier this week, President Obama hit the links. It's an annual summer ritual in partisan politics to criticize the President for enjoying recreation "while the world burns," but the volume of denunciations toward Obama's round this week was particularly striking.

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