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Tom Kludt

Tom Kludt is a News Writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. A former research intern and polling fellow for TPM, Tom served as assistant polling editor for TPM Media's PollTracker during the 2012 campaign. Before joining TPM, he worked on political campaigns and wrote for various publications in Minnesota and his native South Dakota. Tom graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota in May of 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and History. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Tom

Conservative media titan Matt Drudge keeps a pretty low profile, eschewing the television cameras in favor of the online medium he helped pioneer.

Unlike his peers, he operates out of Florida, not Washington or New York.

Some rare exceptions notwithstanding, his communication with the outside world is mostly limited to his often-cryptic tweets and the trollish headlines on his heavily trafficked aggregation website.

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Although he mounted a spirited defense of the prisoner exchange that secured Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told members of the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that the administration "could have done better" in its execution of the deal.

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