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Ari Melber
Emmy-winning journalist, Host of "The Beat with Ari Melber," MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Attorney... and writer of this newsletter! (Past: Correspondent for The Nation, Politico columnist, U.S. Senate, bylines: NYT, WashPo, The Atlantic.)
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