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Talking Points Memo blogger to speak

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 8 p.m. McCosh 50
Josh Marshall, a Princeton alumnus who founded the popular political blog Talking Points Memo, will speak on the current political scene at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in McCosh 50. He will be joined in the discussion by Anthony Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History.

Marshall began publishing Talking Points Memo in November 2000 during the Florida recount in the U.S. presidential election. His website features a mix of original reporting, commentary and consolidation of other news reports. In February, Marshall received a prestigious George Polk Award for legal reporting for coverage of the firing of eight U.S. attorneys by the Department of Justice, which led to the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Marshall, who graduated from Princeton in 1991 and holds a Ph.D. from Brown University, has written for The American Prospect, Washington Monthly, The New Yorker, Salon.com, The Atlantic and the New York Post.

This event, which is designated as a Stafford Little Lecture, is part of the University Public Lectures Series.

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