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Newsweek Editor Eleanor Clift Featured Speaker at NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting

Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor at Newsweek, is a featured speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore. She will address America’s current political situation as well as the impacts of a new politically engaged population.

August 15, 2012, Downers Grove, IL –Newsweek contributing editor Eleanor Clift is a featured speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, September 16-17, in Baltimore, MD.  Currently assigned to report on the policy and politics of the current administration, she will bring sharp insight to the potential impact of November’s presidential election.

Clift writes about the Washington power structure, the influence of women in politics, and other issues.  Her speech will focus on how President Barack Obama’s re-election or the election of former Governor Mitt Romney will transform how Washington does business, re-sets its priorities, and confronts major challenges facing the country.  She will also address what the impact will be of a new politically engaged population.

She became a contributing editor for Newsweek in September 1994. As a reporter in Newsweek's Atlanta bureau, Clift covered Jimmy Carter's bid for the presidency.  She followed Carter to Washington to become Newsweek's White House correspondent, a position she held until 1985. Clift began her career as a secretary to Newsweek's National Affairs editor in New York.  She was one of the first women at the magazine to move from secretary to reporter.  Her column, Capitol Letter, is posted each Friday on

The NationaLease Annual Meeting unites speakers, industry experts, representatives from NationaLease companies, and exhibitors to find workable solutions for issues such as improving customer service, reducing operating costs, making the most of national accounts, and NationaLease membership.

Information about sponsorships or exhibiting at the Annual Meeting, as well as attendee registration, is available at the NationaLease Annual Meeting Website or by contacting Kate Barnes at 856.382.4701 or at

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Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, is a featured speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore.
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