Eleanor Clift, a Washington, D.C., correspondent for the online publication The Daily Beast, will present a lecture titled “Picking a President” at 7 p.m. April 13 in the Yockey Family Community Room of the Olsen Student Center on the Morningside College campus.
Eleanor Clift, a Washington, D.C., correspondent for the online publication The Daily Beast, will present a lecture titled “Picking a President” at 7 p.m. April 13 in the Yockey Family Community Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave., on the Morningside College campus.
Clift’s lecture will focus on the 2016 elections, which she says represent a titanic struggle between Democrats and Republicans with the presidency, the U.S. Senate, perhaps even the U.S. House of Representatives and the Supreme Court all up for grabs. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Clift is a Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow on the Morningside College campus April 10 through 14. While on campus, she will speak to several classes about journalism and politics and meet with groups of students and faculty. Her visit to the Morningside campus is funded through a grant from Humanities Iowa.
As The Daily Beast’s Washington correspondent, Clift writes about politics, policy and the partisan clashes that result from divided government. She previously worked for Newsweek, covering a variety of beats and acting as a key member of the magazine’s election team. After Newsweek merged with The Daily Beast, Clift wrote for both publications.
Clift also is a panelist on the syndicated talk show “The McLaughlin Group” and regularly comments about politics on MSNBC. She has appeared as herself in several movies, including “Dave,” “Independence Day,” “Murder at 1600,” and the CBS show “Murphy Brown.” She has written several books, including “Founding Sisters and the 19th Amendment” and “Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics.” She is also a co-author of “Selecting a President,” “Madam President: Blazing the Leadership Trail,” and “War without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics.”