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Major Garrett

Major Garrett is White House Correspondent for CBS News and Contributor to National Journal

Garrett comes to CBS from National Journal as White House & Congressional Correspondent.  Prior to that, Garrett was at Fox News, where he was the Chief White House Correspondent. During his eight years at Fox News, Garrett also covered Congress, two presidential elections, the war in Iraq and many other issues of national importance. White House officials describe him as one of the hardest working journalist in the West Wing, somebody they can trust to get it right.

Before joining Fox News, Garrett was a White House correspondent for CNN, covering Presidents Bush and Clinton. Prior to that he was a senior editor and congressional correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, where he reported on Congress and the impeachment of President Clinton. From 1990-1995, he was a congressional reporter for The Washington Times, and from 1995-1997, he was the newspaper's deputy national editor. Earlier in his career Garrett was a reporter for The Houston Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Amarillo Globe-News.

Garrett's also authored three books. His third, The Enduring Revolution (2005), was recently voted one of the best non-fiction political books of all time by readers of Chris Cillizza's Washington Post "The Fix" blog.

Most Recent Appearances

  • September 14, 2012
    The presidential nominees respond to the turmoil in the Muslim World
  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama
    June 22, 2012
    Immigration and the election; Eric Holder and executive privilege; Greece and G-20
  • May 11, 2012
    President Obama supports same-sex marriage; Richard Lugar's loss; al-Qaeda's bomb plot.
  • November 18, 2011
    U.S. foreign policy and politics; Gingrich surge in polls; Supercommittee, SCOTUS
  • September 30, 2011
    Chris Christie considers run; Obama-allies tension; stopgap bill; Al-Qaeda leader dead.
  • July 29, 2011
    Days before the debt deadline, Washington is still deadlocked. When will it end?
  • July 1, 2011
    Economic implications of debt battle, Bachmann's pres. campaign, SCOTUS term wraps up

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