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Patrick J. Buchanan

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Pat Buchanan, one of America’s leading conservative voices, is a political analyst and regular contributor on MSNBC.

BUCHANAN WAS ONE of the original hosts on CNN’s “Crossfire,” serving between 1982-1999, with time off to run for president three times. A senior advisor to three American presidents (Nixon, Ford and Reagan) and a presidential candidate himself during the ’92, ’96 and 2000 campaigns, Buchanan is one of the nation’s foremost conservative political figures.

He is a syndicated columnist, a radio commentator and author of several books including his most recent, “The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Our Civilization.”

Buchanan’s professional career began in 1962 when, at age 23, he became the youngest editorial writer for The St. Louis Globe Democrat. In 1966, he began his political career, when he signed on to be the first full-time staff member for Richard Nixon in what turned out to be Nixon’s comeback. Buchanan worked with Nixon during the 1966 and 1968 campaigns, as well as serving as special assistant to the president through the final days of Watergate. Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three American presidents — first Nixon, and then, in 1974, as special assistant to President Gerald Ford; and from 1985-87, he was White House Communications Director for President Ronald Reagan.

Since leaving the White House, Buchanan has become a columnist and commentator on three talk shows: NBC’s “The McLaughlin Group,” CNN’s “Capital Gang,” and CNN’s “Crossfire.” Buchanan has published articles in a wide range of publications, from Human Events and National Review to The Nation and Rolling Stone. He has also published five books, including two bestsellers, “Right from the Beginning” and “A Republic, Not an Empire.” In 1993, Buchanan founded The American Cause, an educational foundation based on the principles of freedom, federalism, limited government, traditional values, and a foreign policy that puts America first.

Buchanan was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University, and received his master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.