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The Buzz with Buzz

by Natalie Fertig

The Buzz with Buzz: Inside a political debate

The two or so hours of the political debate you see on TV are just a fraction of what’s become an all-day event for the candidates and the journalists. McClatchy Washington bureau Political Editor Steve “Buzz” Thomma goes behind the scenes of a po
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The two or so hours of the political debate you see on TV are just a fraction of what’s become an all-day event for the candidates and the journalists. McClatchy Washington bureau Political Editor Steve “Buzz” Thomma goes behind the scenes of a po

The Buzz with Buzz is all about how national politics impacts everyday Americans.

The Buzz is hosted by Steve "Buzz" Thomma, McClatchy Washington bureau political editor, who has been covering US politics Since the 1976 Jimmy Carter campaign.

October 20, 2015

What do Hillary’s emails and Monica Lewinsky have in common? Both were scandals discovered because Congress investigated a Clinton. As Hillary prepares to appear before the Benghazi Committee on October 22, McClatchy political editor Steven “Buzz”

November 4, 2015

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live on November 7, 2015, 11 years after his first gig hosting the weekend skit comedy show. Trump's second hosting appearance also comes in the midst of a battle between NBC (SNL's parent

November 17, 2015

Why is everyone always talking about 'campaign finance?’ Do political donations actually matter? Washington bureau political editor Steven "Buzz" Thomma and political correspondent David Lightman explain why those donations might go further in Con

December 7, 2015

Congress has extended its deadline to compromise on the budget before the government "shuts down." But when a government shutdown looms, the conflict is rarely about a "clash of values" — as McClatchy Bureau Editor Steven "Buzz" Thomma explains, i

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