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Talking Points Memo is the flagship blog of TPM Media LLC, which also publishes TPMmuckraker, TPMDC, TPMtv and TPMCafe. Founder and editor Josh Marshall began publishing Talking Points Memo during the 2000 Florida vote recount. The site specializes in original reporting on government and politics and offers breaking news coverage, investigative reporting, high profile guest bloggers and a book club.

Talking Points Memo is one of the most innovative political news organizations in the country. Media watchers consider TPM the site to watch as the news business transforms from the old world of print to the online digital future. In March 2009 TPM topped TIME Magazine’s list of 25 Best Blogs of 2009. “Talking Points,” wrote Time’s editors, “has become the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future.” And in September of 2009 The Atlantic listed founder Josh Marshall among the nation’s 50 most influential commentators.

Phi Beta Iota: If we had to pick one source of citizen-centered political news that represents clarity, diversity, and integrity, it would be this one.   Since we shy away from politically-oriented material and focus mostly on process, these folks get our vote as a righteous source of information.