Washington Post Legend David Broder Has Died

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Columnist David Broder of the Washington Post speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios November 2, 2008 in Washington, DC. Broder discussed topics related to the upcoming presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press) Photo: Alex Wong/2008 Getty Images

Broder, known as the "dean of the Washington press corps" because of the influence he wielded and the respect he commanded, has passed away from complications of diabetes at 81. [WP]