The 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Staffs of The San Diego Union-Tribune and Copley News Service with notable work by Marcus Stern and Jerry Kammer, for their disclosure of bribe-taking that sent former Rep. Randy Cunningham to prison in disgrace.

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Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents (left to right) George Condon, Jr., Marcus Stern, Karin Winner and Jerry Kammer with a 2006 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.

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Awarded to James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times for their carefully sourced stories on secret domestic eavesdropping that stirred a national debate on the boundary line between fighting terrorism and protecting civil liberty.

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Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents James Risen (center) and Eric Lichtblau with a 2006 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.

Finalists

Also nominated as a finalist in this category was: Michael Moss of The New York Times for his tenacious, thoroughly researched stories on the bureaucratic inertia that led to the fatal injury of American soldiers in Iraq who lacked protective armor.