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Afternoon Lede Check – 9.19.14

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Weekend Show Preview – 9.21.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include former CIA deputy director Michael Morell on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on “FOX News Sunday,” and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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AP’s Sally Buzbee Outlines 8 Ways the Obama Administration Blocks Coverage

ap_logoThe Associated Press’ Erin Madigan White highlights ways the Obama administration actively blocks information from the media, as outlined by AP Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee.

From the administration’s air strikes on ISIS to Guantanamo Bay, Buzbee recently outlined eight ways the administration prevents media from covering current events at a meeting with the American Society of News Editors.

A few examples:

1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off — there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won’t even say what country the S. bombers fly from.

5) Day-to-day intimidation of sources is chilling. AP’s transportation reporter’s sources say that if they are caught talking to her, they will be fired. Even if they just give her facts, about safety, for example. Government press officials say their orders are to squelch anything controversial or that makes the administration look bad.

Read the full list here.

#LOL Téa Leoni

At the POLITICO Playbook Lunch last hour, star of CBS’s new series “Madam Secretary” Téa Leoni joked about who from American politics her character emulates.

h/t to POLITICO Video EP Christine Delargy via Instagram

NYTimes’ Trip Gabriel to Political Team, Jennifer Steinhauer Named Mid-Atlantic Bureau Chief

New-York-Times-LogoThe New York Times’ Washington bureau chief and political editor Carolyn Ryan and national editor Alison Mitchell announced to staff today that national correspondent for the Mid-Atlantic region Trip Gabriel will join the outlet’s political team and that Jennifer Steinhauer has been promoted to Mid-Atlantic bureau chief.

“What Trip loves, more than anything, is politics. And he writes about it beautifully, from Eric Cantor’s collapse to Governor McDonnell’s family bribery scandal,” wrote Ryan and Mitchell in an email to staff. “That’s why we are delighted that Trip is joining the political team, which was his home during the 2012 presidential cycle and will be again for 2016. We will turn to Trip as the race for the White House gets underway.”

Steinhauer has covered Congress for the Times for the past four years, and prior to that served as its Los Angeles bureau chief.

Magazine Cover of the Week: National Journal’s ‘Battle for Your Brain’

unnamedIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, FishbowlDC presents the latest issue of National Journal and its exploration of “The Battle for Your Brain.”

In the upcoming issue, NJ’s Brian Resnick “lends his own brain to science as he investigates what makes us see the world through a red or blue lens, and how activists, politicians and scientists are working to get around it,” as previewed by the magazine.

For more, look to newsstands this weekend, for the piece online come Sunday, or in the teaser below.

 

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WATCH: Playbook Lunch with Cast, Producers of CBS’s ‘Madam Secretary’

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 10.35.09Last night at the U.S. Institute of Peace, CBS premiered its new series “Madam Secretary” ahead of its network debut Sunday, September 21 after “60 Minutes.”

Today as part of POLITICO Playbook Lunch, Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman will interview cast members Téa Leoni and Tim Daly and producers Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman on the series that chronicles the life of a female Secretary of State, as portrayed by Leoni.

For those not able to attend, check out the POLITICO livestream, beginning at 12:10 pm.

Animal Health Institute Names Winners of 2014 Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill

Rep. Denham and 2013 winner Lily

Rep. Denham and 2013 winner Lily

Last night at the Cannon Caucus Room, the Animal Health Institute announced the winners of its Cutest Pets competition (for which FishbowlDC editor Nick Massella served as a judge) at AHI’s Pet Night on Capitol Hill. Winners hailed from the offices of Sen. Boxer, Rep. Mike Honda, and Sen. Warren and were “unveiled” by  Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-CA) dog “Lily,” a 2013 winner.

Hundreds packed into the room for one of Capitol Hill’s favorite annual events and posed for pictures with celebrity pets including Marti, who plays “Sandy” in the upcoming remake of “Annie” and Orion, who plays “Buttercup” in “The Hunger Games” (Rumor has it Jennifer Lawrence actually likes the fluffy cat…and there are actually two of them. Kinda like the Olsen Twins.).

In attendance: Story Partner’s Trudi Boyd, Amos Snead, Lauren Culbertson, Jen Voss, and Elyse Petroni, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), AHI’s Ron Phillips and Rich Carnevale.

Vice to Partner with OurTime to Push Voter Registration

logoVice and OurTime, a non-profit organization that drives Americans to vote, have partnered in the run up to the 2014 midterm elections, POLITICO’s Hadas Gold reports.

Included on Vice political coverage will be an embedded tool to assist Americans in registering to vote, with a goal of “250,000 young voters before the November elections,” Vice and OurTime told Gold.

“Millennials live and breathe online, and no two organizations understand that better than OurTime.org and VICE,” said OurTime.org co-founder Matthew Segal via POLITICO. “We are thrilled to partner with media company that reaches millions of young Americans each week and is committed to engaging them in the issues that matter most to our country. This is a tremendous day for OurTime.org’s voter registration efforts, as we look forward to not only meeting, but exceeding our goals for 2014.”

For more on the partnership, click on over to POLITICO.

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