The Daily Rundown
updated 1/8/2013 3:56:30 PM ET 2013-01-08T20:56:30

Politics loses one of its best biographers. Chuck Todd says goodbye to a giant of journalism - Richard Ben Cramer.

Some sad news today for all of us who love politics and reporting – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer has died. From the tributes pouring in – from former colleagues, journalists who knew him, and journalists who didn’t - it’s clear how many people he inspired.

UPDATE: Vice President Biden’s office gave The Daily Rundown this statement.

Jill and I were terribly saddened to hear of the passing of Richard Ben Cramer. It is a powerful thing to read a book someone has written about you, and to find both the observations and criticisms so sharp and insightful that you learn something new and meaningful about yourself. That was my experience with Richard. He was an unmatched talent who set an enormously high bar for political journalism. I will miss him. And Jill and I will keep his family in our hearts and our prayers.

Video: Remembering Richard Ben Cramer


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