Eleanor Clift covers politics for The Daily Beast. A regular panelist on the McLaughlin Group, she has also appeared as herself in several movies, including "Dave," "Independence Day," "Rising Sun," "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," and the CBS sit-com, "Murphy Brown."

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