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Ben Domenech        

Founder & Publisher of The Federalist

Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and as a media fellow at The Manhattan Institute. He writes a popular daily subscription email newsletter for political insiders, The Transom, which aggregates news and notes from around the web.

Domenech previously served as editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on politics and culture, and as a senior fellow for The Heartland Institute. He also served as speechwriter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, and as chief speechwriter for U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and interned for the White House speechwriting office under George W. Bush. An editor of multiple New York Times bestsellers, Domenech co-founded Redstate, a prominent site described by National Journal as the most widely-read conservative blog on Capitol Hill, and was for several years co-host of a daily center-right podcast, the Sam Adams award-winning Coffee & Markets. His writing has been published in The Daily Beast, Politico, Commentary, Reason, and GQ, and he appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. He divides his time between Virginia and New York.

Domenech has been working and writing on politics and public policy since 1998, when he was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a delegate to the White House commission on Social Security and retirement savings. In 2009 he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. In 2014 he was selected as a Lincoln Fellow by The Claremont Institute.

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Meghan McCain weds Ben Domenech - NY Daily News

Meghan McCain is a married lady. The “View” host and daughter of Sen. John McCain wed conservative pundit Ben Domenech Tuesday evening in Arizona. “ Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech were married today at the McCain family lodge in Sedona, Arizona,” a rep said in a statement to People. “The bride's father  ...

Ben Domenech

THE HEATHEN WE NEED. Evangelicals Are Born Again for Trump. Why are conservative Christians embracing a vulgar New York secularist? Because the battlefield of the culture war has suddenly and irrevocably changed. Ben Domenech. BLAME. Why the GOP Can't Have Nice Candidates. Want to know why Trump and ...

Ben Domenech: Many GOP Senators Would Like To Have A ...

Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, discusses the divide between Republican senators and President Trump on CBS's 'Face The Nation.' BEN DOMENECH: Republican senators, many of them would like to have a different constituency than the one they actually have -- but you can not dissolve the people and ...

Report: Son-in-law says John McCain told him to "take care" of his ...

John McCain's son-in-law tweeted that the ailing Republican asked him to "take care" of his daughter as he continues to battle an aggressive form of brain cancer . According to azcentral.com, Ben Domenech, a conservative writer who recently married McCain's daughter Meghan, had tweeted late Saturday "John hugged ...

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