Jonathan Alter

MSNBC

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Jonathan Alter is an author and analyst with MSNBC. Among his many books are  The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of HopeThe Promise: President Obama Year One and The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.

Alter is a former columnist for the Daily Beast, and former senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine.

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