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Hats Off To Talking Points Memo


Josh Marshall and crew run one of the best blogs on the internets, and kudos to everybody over there for recently winning a Polk.

From NY Times:

Of the many landmarks along a journalist’s career, two are among those that stand out: winning an award and making the government back down. Last week, Joshua Micah Marshall achieved both.

On Tuesday, it was announced that he had won a George Polk Award for legal reporting for coverage of the firing of eight United States attorneys, critics charged under political circumstances. The “tenacious investigative reporting sparked interest by the traditional news media and led to the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,” the citation read.

Also last week, the Justice Department put him back on its mailing list for reporters with credentials after removing him last year.

Also, if you don’t visit TPM Election Central on a daily basis, you’re really missing out. Its consistently insightful commentary is always a must read.