The Scrum podcast promises to talk politics & media "from Beacon Hill to the Beltway," and this week we took that literally. David S. Bernstein gathered up a few "Bostonians in exile" at the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.-- Boston Globe Washington correspondent Matt Viser; and USA Today reporter Donovan Slack.
From the Boston Globe's cozy bureau high atop the State House (pictured), reporters Frank Phillips and Jim O'Sullivan churned out stories that could make the difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in election 2014.
Politics and journalism are like gin and vermouth, inextricably bound together in the cocktail of public life.
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