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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

His party seemingly on the cusp of a big victory, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) was ready on Tuesday to take some credit. The GOP's expected triumph could, of course, be traced back several months ago when Republicans in his home state narrowly chose incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) over tea party upstart Chris McDaniel.

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These days, most of Bill Maher's defenders are the same conservatives he's made a career out of ridiculing. The latest to have Maher's back is Mike Huckabee, who applauded the University of California, Berkeley for standing by its invitation for the comedian to speak at next month's commencement.

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In a promotional video earlier this month for a book that details alleged government intrusions with her computer, television and phone, former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson recalled a mysterious incident that occurred while she worked on a "Benghazi-related story."

As the data was wiped from her laptop at "hyper-speed," Attkisson said she managed to "get a tilted picture" of the hacking with her cell phone. Now it appears Attkisson is ready to share some of that footage.

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