Congressional Correspondent

Tumulty knows how to milk a story -- and the cows Color: Karen Tumulty.

Two things to know about Karen Tumulty, who was one of the main reporters on this week's cover story about minority whip Newt Gingrich -- and who wrote the accompanying story about House Speaker Tom Foley -- are that in her apprentice years as a journalist she acquired an MBA from Harvard and once covered a cow- milking contest by entering it. Plenty of reporters prove their tenacity by tracking down politicians in rest rooms, coaxing home numbers from prosecutors or outdoing fire fighters on lost sleep. Tumulty has done that; but her toughness reflects a quiet ability to get to...

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