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Weekend birthdays: Hugo Gurdon, Maria Stainer, Eric Boehlert, Meg Reilly, Bennett Roth. Today: Rachel Sklar, Judd Legum. Thirty years ago today, Golda Meir passed away. 15 years ago, Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law. Most of you would vote for Arlen Specter over Chris Matthews. A year ago this weekend The Washington City Paper started its cuts. Kudos to Doug Heye for saying “ridiculous” on Fox News Saturday. Cold out? try this. “Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of the online news and opinion Web site The Huffington Post, is the 2008 Media Person of the Year, according to the annual election held by I Want Media.” DipNote asks, “Do you twitter? You can follow a diplomat in real-time and learn more about America’s public diplomacy by catching the ‘tweets’ of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Colleen Graffy.” TVNewser’s Gail Shister writes, “For a guy who has busted moves with Karl Rove and Mary J. Blige, David Gregory kept both feet on the ground today in his first interviews as moderator of NBC’s venerable ‘Meet the Press.’ In fact, Gregory’s stay-on-message answers were so vanilla, so predictable, they would have sparked a blaze of pointed follow-up questions from the White House press corps’ ‘firebrand in the front row.’” Politico’s The Arena asks, “What’s the best political book you’ve read in the past year? Bonus: Suggested reading for Bush in retirement and Obama in the White House.” Wonkette has tales from “A Robert Gibbs Party, And Then A Reason Party!” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I am just feeling really sad today. I miss it so much.”
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