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Google Explores ‘Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election’

IMG_20141015_190840Last night at Google’s new DC headquarters, the tech giant hosted “Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election” as part of its DC Talks series.

The conversation on November’s Senate races was moderated by ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. The panel consisted of Matt Canter, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee deputy executive director and his National Republican Senatorial Committee counterpart Matt Lira as well as Brad Dayspring, NRSC communications director, and DSCC’s political director Anne Caprara.

In attendance: TIME’s Jay Newton Small and Zeke Miller; Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta and Jon WardRoll Call’s Tom Williams; Google’s Rob Saliterman, Natasha Sachs, and Ashley Wiers; Target Victory’s Scott Sendek and Zac Moffatt; NRC’s Sara Sendek; Bully Pulpit’s Jen Nedeau (just named to PRNewser’s Real Top 14 PR Twits for 2014); USTP’s Christina Sevilla; Tim Burger; Kyle Downey, and Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

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Bloomberg Politics Toasts ‘With All Due Respect’

Kittner_20141007_5422Tuesday night at Teddy and the Bully Bar, Bloomberg Politics hosted a watch party for its recently launched “With All Due Respect.”

TVs in the bar aired the program, hosted by Game Change and Double Down authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which almost no one paid any attention to. Rather, guests noshed on short rib tacos and fried chicken and waffle sliders and welcomed the open bar.

In attendance: Reggie Love; Burson’s Dag VegaTIME’s Jay Newton-Small and Zeke MillerNational Journal’s Jeff Cartwright and Alex Seitz-Wald; Yahoo’s Olivier Knox and Garance Franke-RutaWaPo’s Nia-Malika HendersonPaul Kane, and Ben Terris; Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur; POLITICO’s Mike AllenDaniel Lippman, Lauren French, Alex Byers, and Hadas Gold; USTR’s Christina Sevilla; Alan BjergaEmma AngererNate Tibbits, Dave WeigelCraig Gordon; Meridith Webster; Pam Stevens; Josh Green; Margaret TalevIndira LakshmananLisa Lerer; and Elizabeth Chmura.

A Toast for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Recent Publication of Off the Sidelines

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Last night at the home of Connie Milstein and J.C. de La Haye St. Hilaire, friends and Washington media gathered to toast Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on her recent publication of Off the Sidelines. Milstein introduced Sen. Gillibrand, who offered remarks and signed copies for attendees.

In attendance: CBS’s Rita Braver, MSNBC’s Andrea MitchellTIME’s Jay Newton-Small, ABC’s Polson Kanneth, CNN’s Matt Dornic, Tammy Haddad, SKDKnickerbocker’s Kelley McCormickKyle Volpe, POLITICO’s Daniel LippmanUS News’ Nikki SchwabThe Hill’s Judy Kurtz, Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta, Jack and Susanna Quinn, Karen FinneyKathleen Sebelius, Gen. George Casey and wife Shelia, Bob Barnett, John Coale, Mark Ein, and Jayne Sandman.

POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue

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Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.

The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.

POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura IngrahamScott ReedLawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)

Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
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HuffPost’s Jon Ward Set to Join Yahoo News

Jon-Ward-pictureAfter 3.5 years with The Huffington Post, Jon Ward is headed to Yahoo News as a senior political correspondent, POLITICO’s Hadas Gold reported Monday.

Yahoo News’ editor-in-chief Megan Liberman told POLITICO, ”Jon has it all — great reporting and storytelling instincts, deep sources, a talent for writing distinctive, news-making stories, the respect and admiration of his peers. We are thrilled to have him join Yahoo’s growing news and politics team.”

Ward shared with Fishbowl via email, “Every time I talked with someone from Yahoo, from Megan to Danny to Garance to Matt and on, I was struck by much of a common mission we have, to try to craft stories that are interesting, different (yet on or connected to the news) and well told. They’ve got quality journalists like Olivier and Chris and Meredith who I know and have worked with in the past, and big names like Katie Couric and Mike Isikoff who are doing high impact stories on a national and international scale. I feel like they’re in a unique position and trying to build something really unique, with a CEO who is being really aggressive in trying to position the company for growth and success. I’m just excited to be part of it.”

Top Tweets on SCOTUS Rulings

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued two final rulings in its term, in the cases of Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

A 5 – 4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Court ruled that closely held for-profit corporation can’t be required by the government to provide contraception coverage. Also in a 5 – 4 vote, the Court limits power by states to compel public employee contributions to unions.

Some of the morning’s most interesting Tweets on the rulings.

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Washington Journos Read From Their Favorite Children’s Books

20140327_185301 Last night, 826DC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, hosted “An Evening with Washington Journalists and Their Favorite Children’s Books” at Bobby Van’s Grill. Big names in DC media – CNN’s Dana Bash, POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush, SiriusXM’s Julie Mason, Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta and WaPo’s Helena Andrews – sat before a crowd of adults reading their favorite children’s book. Thrilling, right?

Here’s how it went down…

5:45 - Arrive early, and I’m starving! Alas, 15 minutes until any food is presumably brought out.

6:00 - CNN’s Lauren Pratapas arrives just before food is brought out. Food or Lauren? To avoid being rude, I hold court with her for 10 minutes.

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6:10 - Abruptly end conversation with Lauren in order to get a snack. Great spread of apps including – no joke – the best nachos I’ve ever had. You know how there’s always some chips without melted cheese? Ya, that’s not the case with these. Best. Nachos. Ever.

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Women Ruled Zentan for 2014 Series Launch

10001385_748690051810766_1034168253_nLast night, POLITICO, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation kicked off the “Women Rule” series for 2014 at Zentan. The cocktail reception brought together participants from last year’s series and invited them to share their aspirations for the coming year. The event also featured Zentan’s Executive Chef Jennifer Nguyen, a contestant on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay.

The first “Women Rule” event is scheduled for late March in DC – more details are expected soon. The series will also host events in New York City and San Francisco this year, capping off with an end-of-year conference in Washington.

1904150_748690041810767_1961860382_nIn attendance: CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Gloria Borger, Erin McPikeMichelle Jaconi, and Kristen Holmes; NBC’s Betsy Fischer Martin and Kasie Hunt; MSNBC’s Karen Finney; Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus: Larry King’s producer Carrie Stevenson; WJLA’s Autria Godfrey and Jummy Olabanji; Time’s Jay Newton Small; Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta; InTheCapital’s Sophie Pyle; BitchesWhoBrunch.com’s Cori Sue Morris (since it’s the weekend, wa-la, bitcheswhobrunch.com!); Emily’s List’s Marcy Stech; SKDKnickerbocker’s Jill Zuckman; Kim Oates from the House Radio-TV Gallery; Brunswick Group’s Su-Lin Nichols; the White House’s Tara McGuinness; Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran; Komen’s Kiki Ryan; Kate Bake’s Katelyn Sornik; Tracy Sefl; Gloria Dittus; and Mindy Finn.

1528463_748689968477441_335092248_nAs well as sponsors, including POLITICO’s Kim Kingsley, Lois Romano, Beth Lester Sidhu, Christine Delargy, Jessie Niewold, and Peter Cherukuri; the new head of the Tory Burch Foundation Bari Mattes (her first week in the position!); and Google’s Jesse Suskin, Sam Smith and Mistique Cano.

Photos by Rod Lamkey Jr.

Garance Franke-Ruta Joins Yahoo News as Washington Editor

Garance Franke-Ruta joins Yahoo News as Washington Editor the company announced today. In her new role, Franke-Ruta will work with Yahoo News’ team of reporters to further develop and grow original content and political news coverage.

Franke-Ruta was most recently with The Atlantic where she was a senior editor covering national politics.

“Garance has the creativity, passion and experience that Yahoo News needs to break news and create conversation with our political coverage,” said Megan Liberman, editor in chief of Yahoo News, in today’s announcement. “She also happens to be one of the smartest and most social media savvy political journalists in the business. I am delighted to have her guiding our Washington bureau.”

Franke-Ruta has also worked at The Washington PostThe American Prospect, the Washington City PaperThe New Republic and National Journal magazines. She was named one of the top 140 Tweeters of 2013 by TIME magazine and in 2012 led the Atlantic politics team, editing coverage that contributed to TheAtlantic.com receiving the 2013 National Magazine Award for Best Website.

Yahoo recent hires include tech columnist David Pogue, Yahoo News editor in chief Megan Liberman, national political columnist Matt Bai, and the addition of Katie Couric as Yahoo News’ Global Anchor.

Morning Chatter

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TAN MOM IMPERSONATOR?: “In DC at @hilaryr’s dinner with the fabulous @diananyad.” — HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, referring to CNN Democratic analyst Hilary Rosen. 

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“Press aide annoyed after Cuccinelli gets 3 questions about the shutdown in a row, asks if ‘anyone has a new question’” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

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“Oh dear. Someone appears to need healthcare right now behind Obama.” — Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor, The Atlantic.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 5:19 a.m. (!!!!!)

Confessional I.

“I’ve reached the point where if I don’t tweet for a day, I get calls/texts wondering if I’m alive.” — Free Beacon‘s Lachlan Markay.

imagesOn Bob Lewis’ firing from AP

“Hoping @TerryMcAuliffe calls @AP and asks them to rescind firing of Bob Lewis.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

From WaPo‘s Erik Wemple: “Incorrectly asserting that someone lied to a federal investigator — especially when that someone is competing in a gubernatorial race — is nothing short of a high journalistic crime.” There’s some defense of Lewis too. And a request to speak with AP higher-ups which, well, isn’t happening. See the whole story here.

At 8:21 a.m. today: “Do you think @AP’s Bob Lewis deserved to be fired for the McAuliffe gaffe? 1-866-55-PRESS @bpshow” — WaPo‘s Clinton Yates.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture: “Heading back down to do second segment this am @GMA. This one on murder of nfl star Sean Taylor.” — Mediaite founder Dan Abrams.

Confessional 2.

“Made a mistake on MSNBC this am. Said no one beta-tested Ocare site. Should have added ‘until a week before launch.’ And thanks to the folks at PunditFact for holding me to account on that.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

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Anonymous hater to FishbowlDC: “If you took the audience of the Bill Press show and the audience of the Michael Smercornish show, would there be enough for a touch football game?”

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