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Washington Post Columnist David Broder Dies

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Columnist David Broder in 2007.
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Columnist David Broder in 2007.

Broder was one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades. He was 81.

Broder won the Pulitzer for commentary in 1973 for his columns about the Watergate scandal.

Former Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee told the Post that Broder was "the best political correspondent in America. David knew politics from the back room up -- the mechanics of politics, the county and state chairmen -- whereas most Washington reporters knew it at the Washington level."

A blog post from NPR calls Broder "a frequent guest on NPR, where he was called on for his insights into elections and the political process."

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