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Google Debuts New DC Office Space

Last night’s grand opening party for Google’s new Washington offices was a sight to be seen for those who scored an invite (ours must have gotten lost in our Gmail).

Bloomberg’s Stephanie Green was there at the new ninth floor office space at 25 Massachusetts Ave. NW along with Rep. Darrell Issa and Sens. Chuck Grassley and Kay Hagan.

The new 54,000 square feet space fit for 110 employees boasts multiple dining areas, a video-game room, treadmill desks, and nap capsules.

For more on the space, Google’s lobbying efforts, the office’s display of Google Fiber, and more, click on over to Bloomberg.

Members of Congress, Media, and Athletes Headline Kastles Charity Classic

Last night at the Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center, the third annual Washington Kastles Charity Classic Set brought together members of Congress, national media and professional athletes to raise money for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Best Buddies, DC Public Education Fund, and Food & Friends.

In the end, Team Stripes won over Team Stars, 47-46 and a minimum of $5,000 was donated to each of the four charities, on top of yet to be tallied donations from ticket proceeds.

Participants included Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), former Louisiana Senator John Breaux, former director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Fox News’ Bret Baier and Ed Henry, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Bloomberg Television’s Peter Cook, former Washington Redskins Darrell Green, former Washington Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh, former Washington Redskins Brian Mitchell, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Josh Wilson, and chair umpire Jim Vance of NBC4.

The Atlantic to Explore Global Innovation in Abu Dhabi

The Atlantic today announced its first ever international event, slated for this fall in Abu Dhabi. ”What’s Next? Navigating Global Challenges with the Innovation Generation” is planned for November 5 and will address the ideas and leadership behind global innovation.

“Abu Dhabi is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the Middle East, the perfect place for our conference on global innovation,” said Bob Cohn, co-president and COO of The Atlantic.

The plan, as of now, is for a day-long conversation on best practices in international innovation, and to explore ideas and techniques for advancing global connectivity and cyber resilience, unmanned flight and vehicular technologies, STEM learning in the Middle East, clean energy, and international partnerships, among other topics.

Media inquires can be directed to Anna Bross.

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein on 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Resignation

Days before the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation, The Washington Post will bring together Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward; author of “Washington Journal” Elizabeth Drew; author of “Chasing Shadows” Ken Hughes; and WaPo columnist Ruth Marcus as moderator for an in-depth discussion on the fall of a president and a look at declassified White House tapes that offer new perspectives on how one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history came to be.

The conversation is slated for Wednesday, July 30, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Post headquarters and is open to the public. RSVP is required and can be done so here.

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— Alibaba and the 40 Thieves: Hard Questions about Chinese Internet Giant’s Planned IPO at the National Press Club, noon

— A Discussion Charlie Cook at the Newseum, 8 a.m.

 

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National Journal Hosts Charlie Cook on 2014 Midterm Elections at Newseum Tuesday AM

cdn-media.nationaljournal.comThere’s just a few spots left to attend tomorrow’s National Journal event with election prognosticator Charlie Cook on the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections. The editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and NJ columnist will dissect and share his predictions for the races whether they’ll mirror the landscape of today.

The convo is set for 8:30 am at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NY) and will also be live-streamed at http://www.nationaljournal.com/events. To attend in person, RSVP here.

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– POLITICO Playbook Lunch with Dick, Lynne and Liz Cheney, noon livestream.


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— Get {smart}: More Than a Blog: How to Build a Content Marketing Machine at the National Press Club, 9 a.m.

— The Secret Club That Runs The World: Inside the World of Commodity Traders at Politics and Prose, 7 p.m.

 

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‘Bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Draw Laughs at Playbook Cocktails

20140709_174638Last night also at the Newseum just prior to National Journal’s Political PursuitPOLITICO hosted Playbook Cocktails with the ‘bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in conversation with POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.

Equally substantive and funny, the due spoke on the topic of the REDEEM Act, an effort the two support to redefine the country’s criminal justice system; President Obama’s visit to Texas yesterday and whether he should visit the border; whether the duo could land a reality show; and a selfie taken on Booker’s iPhone.

In case you missed it in person or via livestream, check out the full Q&A or if you’re strapped for time, the Top 10 humorous quotes of the night, as compiled by POLITICO, after the jump. Read more

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