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PUNCHBOWL NEWS is a membership-based news community founded by journalists and best-selling authors Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, and co-founded by veteran Capitol Hill reporter John Bresnahan. Punchbowl is the Secret Service nickname for the Capitol. Our credo is Power, People, Politics. We’ll focus relentlessly on the people in Washington who make decisions, and on the news and events that will move political markets. Punchbowl News events will bring you closer to the news, and help you better understand Washington’s leadership. Join the community today.

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Timely deep dives into political players in the news. Find out what drives them, who they are aligned with in the Capitol and industry and what matters for their personal politics.