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What’s my story? I am the Money & Politics columnist for Reuters Breakingviews, the newish commentary wing of Reuters. I’m also an official CNBC Contributor, where they call me “Jimmy P.”

Previously, I was the business editor and economics columnist for U.S. News & World Report. I’ve also written for The New York Times, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, USA Today, and Investor’s Business Daily. In addition, I have appeared numerous times on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, The McLaughlin Group, CNN, and Nightly Business Report on PBS. I am a graduate of Northwestern University and the Medill School of Journalism. In addition — twist my arm and I might give you some deets — I am a 2002 Jeopardy! champion. I can be reached james.pethokoukis@thomsonreuters.com. Also, follow me on Twiiter @JimPethokoukis

(And this great Reuters photo is of supporters listening to President Barack Obama speak at a fundraiser at Soundstage 30 at Sony Picture Studios in Los Angeles, California, April 21, 2011.  Shot by Jim Young.)