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John McCain Headlines CNN and NJ’s ‘Politics on Tap’

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John McCain, CNN’s Jake Tapper, and NJ’s Ron Fournier

Last night at Sixth Engine, CNN and National Journal hosted “Politics on Tap,” a joint interview by CNN’s Jake Tapper and NJ’s Ron Fournier’s of Sen. John McCain preceded by a panel discussion with CNN’s Peter Hamby and Brianna Keilar and NJ’s Michelle Cottle on pressing political issues.

The former presidential hopeful covered a lot of topical ground, including the downed Malaysia Airlines flight earlier that day, immigration, Israel and Iraq.

Asked by Tapper who from the Republican Party could run against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, McCain said, “I think we have a long list of people that could defeat Hillary Clinton. I think that Chris Christie is one. Jeb Bush is another. John Kasich is another. We’ve got some very successful governors that have done very well in their states that I think once exposed to the American people could be very competitive.”

For more, click on over to NJ and “The Lead,” and stay tuned to CNN for broadcast of some of the night’s conversation.

CNN’s Jake Tapper Speaks to WSJ Reporter in Gaza on Strike that Left 4 Children Dead

On this afternoon’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” the CNN host spoke over the phone with The Wall Street Journal’s Middle East correspondent Nick Casey for what proved to be a very intense interview.

Casey was located near where a recent strike took place in Gaza that left several dead, including four children.

“Their names were Ismail, Mohammed, Zw-Karia, and Ahed,” Tapper said during the program. “They were 8 years old, 10, 10, and 11. One moment they were playing soccer on a beach. The next, they were dead. Forget for a moment what you think of Hamas or the Netanyahu government. Forget the questions you have about the tactics or the prospects of peace. Just think for one second about four little boys going to the beach to play soccer and being killed. Killed by the Israeli Military…And while you’re thinking of these Palestinian boys, maybe also take a moment to think about the Israeli children killed by Palestinian terrorists in this conflict. Say for instance, the kidnapped three teenage boys, one of them with American citizenship. Is there room in your heart for all seven of these boys, Jewish and Palestinian alike?”

See Tapper’s interview with Casey, below.

Team ‘Press Pass’ Prevails at National Journal’s Political Pursuit

Winning team "Press Pass"

Winning team “Press Pass”

Last night at the Newseum, National Journal hosted its sixth annual Political Pursuit, a “game show” on political trivia with members of Congress, the press that cover them, and political “insiders.”

The evening was co-moderated by National Journal Editor-in-Chief and President Tim Grieve and Hotline Editor-in-Chief Scott Bland. Team “Press Pass” won the night with 290 points and consisted of Bloomberg News’s Greg Giroux, Roll Call’s Shira T. Center, The Washington Post’s Paul Kane, The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin, and Los Angeles Times’ Mike Memoli. Read more

CNN and National Journal to Host ‘Politics on Tap’ with Sen. John McCain

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 15.41.52Look out BuzzFeed Brews. There’s a new beer drinking news platform in town.

CNN and National Journal are joining forces to explore the midterm elections the best way possible…with a cold one in hand.

Dubbed “Politics on Tap,” the program will feature an interview by CNN’s Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper and NJ’s Ron Fournier of Sen. John McCain followed by a panel discussion with CNN’s Peter Hamby NJ’s Michelle Cottle, and CNN’s Brianna Keilar on the growing divide in the Republican Party and how the changing face of the GOP and Congressional leadership may impact this November’s midterm elections.

Slated for next Thursday at Sixth Engine, the invite (which hasn’t gone out yet) is a steal in that a-the topic is definitely interesting and b-who doesn’t want to drink with this crowd. Only thing that could make it better is if Rep. Aaron Schock were involved.

We’ll be there, and hope to see you there, too!

See the invite – sans RSVP dets (sorry) – after the jump. Cheers! Read more

CNN’s Jake Tapper Explores ‘Why Won’t Washington Work’

featured_assetOn today’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on CNN, the host will launch his new series “Why Won’t Washington Work,” exploring seemingly simple solutions to problems that get bogged down in Washington red tape.

The series, expected to continue over the next several months, will kick off with a conversation between Tapper and USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah on “why a 1.5 billion dollar budget still isn’t enough to feed the world’s hungry.”

SPOILER: Because more than half the money goes to satisfying archaic rules about who and where the food can come from.

Check it out, today at 4pm, on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”

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CBS News Toasts to 50 Years with Bill Plante

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As if there wasn’t enough going on in DC last night (the Congressional Women’s Softball Game, 826DC’s ‘How to Make it in This Town’ convo with CNN’s Jake Tapper and NYTimesMark Leibovich, and the Big Money book party for POLITICO’s Ken Vogel) CBS News hosted a party to celebrate White House Correspondent Bill Plante’s 50 year career at the network.

Friends and colleagues gathered at Jose Andres’ Oyamel to fete Plante, a known foodie and wine connoisseur. Highlight (for him): He was gifted with a rare 1964 Chateau Pichon Baron-Pauillac.

Guests included CBS News President David Rhodes, Chairman Jeff Fager and Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham. as well as Nancy Cordes, Major Garrett, Bob Orr, Chip Reid, and Julianna Goldman.

Jake Tapper and Mark Leibovich Interview Each Other on How to Make it in This Town

Photo credit: Janet Donovan

Jake Tapper. Photo credit: Janet Donovan

Wednesday night at Hogo, 826DC hosted an event on “How to Make it in This Town” with New York Times best selling authors Mark Leibovich (This Town) and Jake Tapper (The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor). The two sat down and spoke about and interviewed each other on their careers in Washington since the 1990s.

And in case the conversation wasn’t satiating enough, 826DC coordinated drink specials in honor of the evening’s guest speakers. For Tapper, there was “That Old Fashioned” – stag, vanilla syrup, and crazy bitters. Guests could also order the Leibovich, a Red Stripe tall boy, or the Full Leibovich, paired with a shot.

Prior to the evening’s formality, FishbowlDC had the chance to chat with Tapper, who offered some fodder as to how Leibovich can make it in this town after writing This Town. The CNN host joked, “Apologies. Lots and lots of apologies,” and later added, “He’s one of the best writers in modern journalism.”

Asked what it takes for anyone young to make it big, he added, “Here’s my advice for anybody, about anything. Work really hard. That’s the key to everything. Nobody wants to hear that because everybody wants to learn the trick – learn everyone’s middle name, show up ten minutes early for work – whatever. If you work really, really hard, and you’re good, and you’re constantly improving, that pays off.” Read more

CNN’s Jake Tapper Joins Seth Meyers, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Sits Down with Jimmy Fallon

Looking for a laugh? Look no further than tonight’s comedy lineup where CNN host of “The Lead” Jake Tapper will sit down with Seth Meyers for his “Late Night” program. No clue yet as to what the topic of conversation will be but expect some jabs at the news anchor’s media career and March coverage of the missing plane.

Also running the circuit – Chris Christie will join Jimmy Fallon as a guest on “Tonight.” The New Jersey Governor has been a joke line for Fallon, most recently surrounding criticism of Bridgegate. On past programs, Fallon quipped ”Christie was furious when they blocked the bridge because he thought they said they were blocking the fridge” and “Christie apologized and promised the bridge will stay open for cars, trucks, and the buses he’s throwing his staff under.”

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“Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs on NBC at 12:35am. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” precedes Meyers at 11:35pm, also on NBC.

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