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On Wednesday, the always imposing National Economic Advisor to President Obama Gene Sperling will be among the panelists at The Atlantic‘s 2013 Economy Summit at the Capital Hilton on K Street. He is scheduled to personally threaten all journalists in attendance.
Other guests include: Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Paul Volcker, Americans for Tax Reform Prez Grover Norquist, Former Sec. of the Treasury Robert Rubin, Former Nat. Economic Advisor to President Bush Lawrence Lindsay, Fix the Debt Founder Maya MacGuineas, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Sheila Blair, Former Dep. Chairman, Federal Reserve Board Alice Rivlin, NYT Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt, Publisher of Naked Capitalism Yves Smith, Co-founder of The American Prospect Robert Kuttner, Sens. Joe Manchin, John Hoeven and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Interviewers and moderators include: The Atlantic‘s Steve Clemons, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, Financial Times‘ Edward Luce, WSJ’s David Wessel, The Atlantic Editor-in-Chief James Bennett, The Atlantic‘s Derek Thompson and NJ‘s Ron Fournier.
The event runs from 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., at which point there will be a “festive” reception. Drinks to include “Sequester on the Beach” and “Old Fashioned Debt on the Rocks.” (Only in Washington…)
To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-266-7338.
Here’s a journalist we can all root for: freelancer Nate Thayer.
Thayer fired back against The Atlantic this week after a new editor, Olga Khazan, formerly of WaPo, reached out and asked him to repurpose one of his posts gratis, saying it would offer him great exposure. Thayer then turned around and posted the entire exchange without telling Khazan he was doing so. And New York Magazine writes it up in a post that has us clamoring for more Thayer. Or, more New York Magazine’s Joe Coscarelli on Thayer, we’re not sure.
“I don’t need the exposure,” Thayer told NYM. “What I need is to pay my fucking rent. Exposure doesn’t feed my fucking children. Fuck that!” he said, explaining that he can’t afford to get online and steal his neighbor’s wifi.
Jason Grumet‘s Bipartisan Policy Center has managed to bring both parties together for one night in hosting “A Century of Service” to honor the public lives of former Republican Sen. Maj. Leaders and BPC Founders Howard Baker and Bob Dole. The event is Wednesday evening.
Among the VIP attendees: Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Pat Roberts, Sen. Lamar Alexander, former Sens. Tom Daschle, George Mitchell, Bill Frist, Trent Lott and many others will gather at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.
As the D’s and R’s come together, hopefully complaining about the elite or liberal media can wane for one evening only.
The invite-only GOP-honored soiree is expected to draw a host of journalists including Ron Brownstein and Ron Fournier of NJ, James Bennett, The Atlantic, Ann Compton and Jonathan Karl, ABC, Peter David, The Economist, Politico‘s Patrick Gavin and Reagan lover James Hohmann, Jim Engel, Fox, , Roll Call‘s Neda Semnani, The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz, Capitol File‘s Sarah Schaffer, The Examiner‘s Paul Bedard and Nikki Schwab, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, and CNN’s Kathleen Koch.
More details can be found on the homepage of the BPC’s website here.