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— National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Saturday at 10 a.m.
— “Anchorman: The Exhibit” Closing Day at the Newseum, Sunday at 9 a.m.
The Revolving Door
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Fishbowl Fun Fact
Charlie Chaplin’s body was stolen from its grave and held for ransom.
Front Page of the Day
On Monday evening, CNN’s Don Lemon aired an unauthenticated recording said to have captured gunshots near and at the time of unarmed Michael Brown’s shooting death by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. The recording was brought to CNN by Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney of an unidentified man who said he recorded the audio.
Interested in taking a tour of the White House but not so much in coordinating through your member of Congress or the long lead time required? Simplify and “visit” the public portion of the White House tour with its 15 second Hyperlapse, a smart phone app launched by Instagram on Tuesday to film time-lapse videos.
This week, the Washingtonian is hiring a web developer/digital analyst, while McMurry/TMG needs a managing editor for a travel website. CLASP is seeking a technical writer and editor, and The Pew Charitable Trusts is on the hunt for a communications officer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.
- Web Developer/Digital Analyst Washingtonian (Washington, DC)
- Managing Editor, Travel Website McMurry/TMG (Washington, DC)
- Technical Writer & Editor CLASP (Washington, DC)
- Communications Officer The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)
- Digital Media Ad Sales Rep/Account Executive FierceMarkets (Washington, DC)
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After addressing the US economy, ongoing violence in Ukraine, and the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a White House statement just after 4pm today, President Obama turned to the press corps for questions.
First up: NBC News chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd.
“I’m going to start with somebody I guess is now a big cheese, he’s moved on,” Obama quipped, referring to Todd’s new role as moderator of “Meet the Press. Todd will vacate his role as the NBC White House lead when he takes over “MTP” on September 7.
Obama: Russia responsible for violence in Ukraine (USA Today). Ex-gov, wife spent many nights together (WTOP). Arrest made in murder of man found in 2 bags in Laurel (CBS 9).
From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…
Roll Call staff writer Abby Livingston will moderate a 1st and 2nd district candidate forum in West Virginia on Friday, August 29. Republican Rep. David B. McKinley and Democratic state auditor Glen Gainer III in the 1st district and former Maryland GOP chairman Alex Mooney and West Virginia Democratic chairman Nick Casey vying for the 2nd district will discuss current state issues.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a front-row seat to West Virginia politics,” Livingston said in a Roll Call press release. “The Mountain State is the center of the political world this midterm cycle.”
Prior to joining Roll Call, Livingston was a producer for CNN’s “John King, USA” and writer for CNN’s Political Ticker. Possibly the biggest fan of Bruce Springsteen and the Texas Longhorns, Livingston regularly reps The Bad News Babes in the Congressional Women’s Softball game and was named MVP for the press team in June.
The forum is sponsored by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and will take place during the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit in Sulphur Springs, WV at 9:30am.
BuzzFeed’s John Templon yesterday published a piece on elusive phrases offered by White House press secretaries after analyzing 5,000 briefings dating back to the 1993 Clinton White House.
President Clinton’s press secretaries George Stephanopoulos, Dee Dee Myers, Jake Siewert, and Joe Lockhart led their counterparts from the Obama and Bush administrations in their use of “weasel phrases,” as described by BuzzFeed as “I can’t comment on,” “I’m not aware [of/that/etc.],” and “I don’t know.”
Per every 1,000 words, Stephanopoulos and Myers uttered 12.5 and 11.0 “weasel phrases,” respectively, compared to Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer at 3.4
Click through to BuzzFeed for a list of trends as well as each press secretary’s favorite – evasive – phrases.
At 1pm Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Josh Earnest will deliver a press briefing before the White House press corps.
Watch live, below.
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