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HuffPost Names Attendees of Off-the-Record Meeting with President Obama

The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone named a group of reporters and columnists President Barack Obama met with – off-the-record – prior to his Wednesday night statement on ISIS.

“The group, which met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in an off-the-record session, included New York Times columnists David Brooks, Tom Friedman and Frank Bruni and editorial writer Carol Giacomo; The Washington Post’s David Ignatius, Eugene Robinson and Ruth Marcus; The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins and George Packer; The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg and Peter Beinart; The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe; Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll; The Wall Street Journal’s Jerry Seib; and The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky, a source familiar with the meeting told The Huffington Post.”

The New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker first reported on Saturday the meeting’s happening, not naming those in attendance, and clarifying that “people unaffiliated with The Times” contributed to his report.

For more, click on over to The Huffington Post.

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New Faces on ABC ‘This Week’ Roundtable

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Gillian Tett, Financial Times

This Sunday we will see some new faces on the roundtable.
They are as follows:

ROUNDTABLE
George Packer
The New Yorker
Gillian Tett
Financial Times
John Harris
Politico
Michael Gerson
WaPo
Former Bush Speechwriter

Morning Reading List, 12.18.08

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Kaplan Changes TNR Role, Will Launch New Journal

FishbowlDC has learned that New Republic Senior Editor Lawrence Kaplan is stepping down as a staffer at the magazine, although he will remain a contributing editor.

Kaplan will be launching a new, DC-based foreign policy quarterly journal called “World Affairs,” which will include such authors as Christopher Hitchens, David Rieff and George Packer.