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K Street Confidenial Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
About Birnbaum
Jeff Birnbaum joined The Washington Post in March 2004 where he pens a column on lobbying every other week and also writes feature stories about the intersection of business and politics.
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Prior to joining the Post, he spent seven years as the chief of Fortune magazine's Washington bureau and two years as a senior political correspondent for Time. Before joining Time in 1995, Birnbaum worked for The Wall Street Journal for 16 years.
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On television Birnbaum is a political analyst for Fox News Channel and is a regular panelist on PBS's Washington Week. He is also a commentator for public radio's Marketplace.
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He is the author of The Money Men, which examines campaign fund-raising and was published in 2000. His other books include Showdown at Gucci Gulch, written with Alan Murray, The Lobbyists and Madhouse.
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A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Birnbaum is married with three children. He graduated as an English major from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977.
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