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Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— 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

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Video Messaging Service Glide Authenticates Recording Aired by CNN

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 19.46.27On 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.

On Thursday, the video texting service Glide posted a note to it’s homepage under the headline “In the Moment: Glide Verifies Ferguson Shooting Recording.” A portion of it read: Read more

The White House Public Tour in 15 Second Hyperlapse

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.

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DC Jobs: Washingtonian, McMurry/TMG, CLASP

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  is on the hunt for a communications officer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Find more great DC jobs on the Mediabistro job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented media pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

President Obama on Chuck Todd: ‘Now a big cheese’

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.

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Afternoon Lede Check – 8.28.14

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…

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Roll Call’s Abby Livingston to Moderate West Virginia Candidate Forum on August 29

Abby LivingstonRoll 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 Highlights Evasive Phrasing in White House Press Briefings

BuzzFeedLogoBuzzFeed’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.

WATCH LIVE: Josh Earnest’s White House Press Briefing Thursday at 1pm

At 1pm Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Josh Earnest will deliver a press briefing before the White House press corps.

Watch live, below.

GW Law Professor’s FCC Approach to ‘Redskins’ Name Change

banzblueGW professor John Banzhaf has a plan to further efforts for a Washington Redskins name change.

Owner Dan Snyder has vowed not to change the name, but most recently, criticism of the use of the term has come from The Washington Post editorial board, who on Friday announced that they’ve banned the word from their vocabulary, and 50 US Senators, who in May, signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in support of a name change as many consider it disparaging to Native Americans. And in June, the U.S. Patent Office canceled 6 Redskins football team trademarks after it ruled the those in question were “disparaging to Native Americans,” which Snyder is appealing.

How exactly will Banzhaf do it? He told Broadcasting & Cable that he plans to challenge the radio station licenses of seven stations owned by Snyder’s Red Zebra Broadcasting. Read more

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