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David S. Broder dies at 81; Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
David S. Broder dies at 81; Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist

David S. Broder, one of the nation's leading political reporters and a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1973 for distinguished commentary about the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 81. Broder, a longtime columnist at the Washington Post, died Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington, Va., from complications of diabetes. In a statement, President Obama described Broder as "the most respected and incisive political commentator of his generation." Broder, who continued to write his column despite failing health, served as a mentor to countless colleagues. His professorial mien helped earn him the unofficial title of dean of the political press corps, and he gained considerable...

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