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Center for Politics Scholars

Paul Begala

Resident Scholar

Paul Begala is a political contributor for CNN, where he is part of the political team that has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. In addition to appearing on-air, Paul writes commentary for Begala is the author of six books about politics, several of which were New York Times bestsellers. Begala burst on the political scene in 1992 as a senior strategist for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. He served as Counselor to the President in the White House, helping coordinate policy, politics, and media.