16 Political Commentators to Watch on Twitter

Excellent analysis in 140 characters or less.

Tweeting Heads - Some of the most insightful analysis these days comes from this group of commentators who cut their political teeth in a variety of forums, including newsrooms, campaigns and the White House. In 140 characters or less, these politicos will keep you in the loop. ?Joyce Jones (Photos from left: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) 

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Tweeting Heads - Some of the most insightful analysis these days comes from this group of commentators who cut their political teeth in a variety of forums, including newsrooms, campaigns and the White House. In 140 characters or less, these politicos will keep you in the loop. –Joyce Jones (Photos from left: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) 

@keithboykin - Keith Boykin is a New York Times best-selling author and a veteran of two presidential campaigns who writes commentary for BET.com and appears on CNN and MSNBC. (Photo: Keith Boykin/Facebook)

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@keithboykin - Keith Boykin is a New York Times best-selling author and a veteran of two presidential campaigns who writes commentary for BET.com and appears on CNN and MSNBC. (Photo: Keith Boykin/Facebook)

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@finneyk - Karen Finney is a political analyst for MSNBC. She writes for political newspaper The Hill  and is a former Democratic National Committee communications director. (Photo: REUTERS/Gus Ruelas)

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@finneyk - Karen Finney is a political analyst for MSNBC. She writes for political newspaper The Hill  and is a former Democratic National Committee communications director. (Photo: REUTERS/Gus Ruelas)

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@perrybaconjr - Perry Bacon is an editor for thegrio.com and a former congressional and White House correspondent for The Washington Post and Time magazine. (Photo: Courtesy of ABC NEWS)

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@perrybaconjr - Perry Bacon is an editor for thegrio.com and a former congressional and White House correspondent for The Washington Post and Time magazine. (Photo: Courtesy of ABC NEWS)

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@jbouie - Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer for The American Prospect. (Photo: Facebook) 

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@jbouie - Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer for The American Prospect. (Photo: Facebook) 

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@donnabrazile - Donna Brazile is a veteran Democratic strategist and became the first African-American woman to serve as campaign manager for a presidential campaign when she took charge of former Vice President Al Gore's White House bid. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

@ron_christie - Republican Ron Christie, founder and CEO of Christie Strategies, previously served as a deputy assistant to former Vice President Dick Cheney.  (Photo: Courtesy of BookTV)

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@ron_christie - Republican Ron Christie, founder and CEO of Christie Strategies, previously served as a deputy assistant to former Vice President Dick Cheney. (Photo: Courtesy of BookTV)

@geedee215 - Gene Demby is the founder of PostBourgie.com, a blog on race, politics, media and popular culture. (Photo: Facebook)

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@geedee215 - Gene Demby is the founder of PostBourgie.com, a blog on race, politics, media and popular culture. (Photo: Facebook)

@keligoff - Keli Goff, political correspondent for theroot.com, frequently appears on MSNBC and CNN. (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Keli Goff)

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@keligoff - Keli Goff, political correspondent for theroot.com, frequently appears on MSNBC and CNN. (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Keli Goff)

@niawapo - Nia-Malika Henderson is a political reporter for The Washington Post and frequently appears on MSNBC, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, and Fox. (Photo: Facebook)

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@niawapo - Nia-Malika Henderson is a political reporter for The Washington Post and frequently appears on MSNBC, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, and Fox. (Photo: Facebook)

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Troublesome Words  - ?If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!#superbowl,? Roland Martin tweeted on Feb. 5, a message that was immediately denounced by GLAAD and other critics, who called the tweet homophobic. The advocacy group initially called for the CNN hosts? resignation, but it seems both Martin and GLAAD hope to smooth things over, as Martin met with the group in Los Angeles on Feb. 14. In a statement on its website, GLADD wrote, "The introduction is the beginning of an open and honest dialogue. Both parties came away with a better understanding of one another and look forward to continuing this dialogue." (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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@rolandsmartin - Roland Martin is a CNN contributor and commentator for TV One. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

@zerlinamaxwell - Zerlina Maxwell writes for The New York Daily News, thegrio.com and Ebony magazine.  (Photo: Facebook)

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@zerlinamaxwell - Zerlina Maxwell writes for The New York Daily News, thegrio.com and Ebony magazine. (Photo: Facebook)

@bmockaveli - Brentin Mock writes for The Nation and Colorlines.com. (Photo: Facebook)

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@bmockaveli - Brentin Mock writes for The Nation and Colorlines.com. (Photo: Facebook)

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@thereidreport - Joy Ann Reid is managing editor of thegrio.com and an MSNBC contributor.  (Photo: Joy Reid/Facebook)

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@thereidreport - Joy Ann Reid is managing editor of thegrio.com and an MSNBC contributor. (Photo: Joy Reid/Facebook)

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@jamalsimmons - Jamal Simmons is a principal at The Raben Group consulting firm and has worked for the Clinton, Gore, and Obama campaigns.  (Photo: Facebook)

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@jamalsimmons - Jamal Simmons is a principal at The Raben Group consulting firm and has worked for the Clinton, Gore, and Obama campaigns. (Photo: Facebook)

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@toure - Touré Neblett is a co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle political talk show. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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@toure - Touré Neblett is a co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle political talk show. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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@thejuanwilliams - Juan Williams is a Fox News analyst and columnist for The Hill. (Photo: Courtesy of ABC NEWS)

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@thejuanwilliams - Juan Williams is a Fox News analyst and columnist for The Hill. (Photo: Courtesy of ABC NEWS)

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