Tom Murse was a contributing writer for About.com's U.S. Government Information section from August 2010 through September 2011.
Tom writes about local, state and federal government for a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania. He previously worked at newspaper bureaus in Washington, D.C., where he covered Capitol Hill, and Harrisburg, where he wrote about state government and politics.
By Tom Murse:
My goal as a contributing writer for About.com was to cut through the spin and clutter of Washington to help readers clearly understand the substantive issues of the day.