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Howard Fineman, Veteran Political Journalist and TV Pundit, Dies at 75

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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Howard Fineman, a witty, encyclopedic political reporter who dominated the fast-evolving world of Washington journalism for nearly 40 years, moving effortlessly from daily news coverage to the pages of Newsweek magazine to cable news punditry and later to the frontiers of online journalism, died on Tuesday at his home in Washington. He was 75.

The cause was pancreatic cancer, his son, Nick, said.

After beginning his career at The Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky in the early 1970s, Mr. Fineman arrived in Washington in the late ’70s, writing first for The...

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