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“First Draft of History” Event Announced

Invitations for the “First Draft of History,” a Newseum event sponsored by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute are being extended today. The invite-only, all on-the-record event will include interviews and panel discussions with folks like Larry Summers, Janet Napolitano, Michael Bloomberg, David Petraeus, Lindsey Graham and Eric Schmitt.

The October 1-2 event will also feature media heavy hitters as interviewers. Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams, Dan Rather, David Gregory, Chris Matthews, Maria Bartiromo, Chuck Todd, Chris Wallace and Jim Lehrer will represent the broadcast side. Print journos include James Bennet, David Brooks, Howard Fineman, Gene Robinson, Ron Brownstein, E.J. Dionne, Jeffrey Goldberg, James Fallows and Michael Kinsley.

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FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes from Today’s Press Briefing

While most of today’s class was your typical August snoozer – Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (somewhat liberally) estimated this morning that 90 percent of the WH is on vacay — a few items worth scribbling about amid the summer school doldrums:

Around the World: RG largely stuck to his previous comments on Lockerbie and Afghanistan, first affirming that the newly released 1988 Pan Am bomber should be treated as the “convicted mass murderer” he is and that the Libyans purportedly receiving him from Scotland’s so-called compassionate release should institute house arrest. He clarified POTUS’s afternoon remarks on WH contacts with the victims’ families, noting that the National Security Council was sure to inform them of the admin’s efforts to thwart the release. On Afghanistan, Gibbs said POTUS is “enormously proud” of the millions of Afghanis who overcame voter intimidation to cast ballots in today’s election, and that the WH is looking forward to the Sept. 3 preliminary announcement of election results.

“Oh Lester!”: While radio host Lester Kinsolving‘s questions are usually met with widespread groans or mocking chuckles (partly due to his consistently toting an outdated, Fisher Price-sized tape recorder and microphone), his reference today to an article in NYT‘s recent series on women in the military elicited an interesting dodge from the podium. Lester asked whether POTUS was supportive of having women in the military, and added a follow-up addressing their overseas quarters. Both queries were met with the same evasion: that the topic is “left appropriately to the Pentagon.” Lester’s pleas that POTUS is, in fact, the Commander in Chief did nothing to change the response. Sensitivity on the issue might be understandable, considering the WH’s similar stickiness with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell…

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Haddad Hosts Annual WHCD Brunch

This was the scene at Tammy Haddad‘s annual pre-WHCD garden brunch. Who wasn’t there?

To name a few we saw… John King, Dana Bash, David Gregory, Luke Russert, Betsy Fischer, Mary Matalin, Ed Shultz, Maureen Orth, Jon Meacham, Savannah Guthrie, Arianna Huffington, Mika Brzezinski, Andrea Mitchell, Jeff Zeleny, Erin McPike, Patrick Gavin, Ana Marie Cox (who we overheard say she has more followers on Twitter than watch “Morning Joe”), and on and on…

Celebs-wise: Christian Slater, Val Kilmer, Chace Crawford, Matthew Settle, Matthew Modine and Tim Daly.

Also Captain Richard Phillips, Janet Napolitano and Todd Palin, being walked around by Fox’s Greta Van Susteren.

Honorary co-hosts Susan Axelrod and Ann Curry made some remarks and Haddad led the crowd in a mass “Happy Mother’s Day” Twitter.


Matt and Tammy Haddad.

More pics after the jump…

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rudy Giuliani, Bob Woodward and NBC’s Chuck Todd.

  • Face the Nation: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), former MA Gov. Jane Swift (R) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).

  • This Week: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), McCain Victory chair Carly Fiorina, former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan and a roundtable with George Will, Democratic strategist Paul Begala, Time’s Jay Carney and ABC’s Claire Shipman.

  • Fox News Sunday: Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles (D), Alaska Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell (R-AK) and Karl Rove. The “Power Player” is Pentagon Memorial Fund president Jim Laychak.

  • Late Edition: Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Washington Times’ Tara Wall.

  • The Post Politics Program with Ed O’Keefe and Emily Freifeld: Segments of Bob Woodward‘s May 2008 interviews with President Bush, Retiring Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Jennifer Agiest and Chris Cillizza.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) will be interviewed by New York Times’ Edmund Andrews and Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Mark Whitaker, NBC News Washington Bureau Chief; Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal Constitution; Patrick Healy of the New York Times; and Katty Kay, BBC Washington correspondent.

  • Reliable Sources: Houston Chronicle’s Julie Mason, Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut, CNN’s Frank Sesno, St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans, Kansas City Star’s Aaron Barnhart and truTV’s Lisa Bloom.

  • Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: DNC communications director Karen Finney, Republican strategist Rich Galen, Roll Call’s David Drucker and Roll Call’s Emily Heil.

  • Fareed Zakaria’s GPS: New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens, Council on Foreign Relations managing editor Gideon Rose, NYU’s Moral Courage Project director Irshad Manji, and author Greg Mortenson.

  • This Is America with Dennis Wholey: Reg Weaver, former President of the National Education Association.

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, CNBC’s Erin Burnett, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham, Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, NBC’s Political Director Chuck Todd

  • Face the Nation: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-NC) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ana Marie Cox, Time.com, Roger Simon, Politico.com and Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Time Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief.

  • This Week: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and a roundtable with Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker, Time Magazine’s Jay Carney, ABC News Claire Shipman and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM), Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA), former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Glenn Hubbard and a panel with Brit Hume, Jill Zuckman, Bill Kristol and Juan Williams. The Power Player of the Week is Eli Manning.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq National Security Adviser, Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), Sen. Obama campaign supporter, Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform, Laura Tyson, former economic adviser for Pres. Clinton, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Clinton campaign supporter; Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, senior political analyst, TIME magazine, Jessica Yellin, CNN congressional correspondent

  • Chris Matthews Show: Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune; Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times; Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington correspondent; and John Heilemann of New York magazine

  • Reliable Sources: Eric Deggans, media critic, St. Petersburg Times, Michael Medved, conservative talk radio host, Byron Pitts, national correspondent, CBS News, Andrea Peyser, columnist, New York Post, Lloyd Grove, contributor, New York Magazine, Ali Velshi, CNN senior business correspondent, Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money”, CNBC, Steve Wilson, investigative reporter, WXYZ Detroit

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Markets, Anthony Ryan will be interviewed by Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Correspondent, Greg Ip, and Washington Post Economics Reporter, Neil Irwin.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin

  • This is America: A roundtable with Eleanor Clift of Newsweek, David Boaz of the Cato Institute, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, Fox News political analyst columnist Linda Chavez, TV news political analyst columnist Bob Franken, and Deborah Simmons of the Washington Times.

  • CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Bruce Josten from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Note: The guest lists for Tim Russert was unavailable.