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Woodward Wannabe Leaves Politico

Leaving so soon? Veteran reporter John Maggs has left Politico. He began covering economics for Politico in late September 2010. The Columbia grad was pegged as a Woodward wannabe for writing on his Facebook page, “Ever since ‘All the Presidents Men,’ it has been my dream to follow in Bob Woodward‘s footsteps, and now I am. Every day, I am going to be parking my car in the garage at 1401 Wilson Blvd, where Bob Woodward and Deep Throat met, on my way to my new job as an economy reporter on the White House team for Politico. Like Woodstein, VandeHarris has shaken things up. Cool to be a part of it.”

When we put in a call to him, a receptionist replied, “He’s no longer with the company.” But he can’t be too upset with Politico. This afternoon on his Facebook page he promotes a variety of stories from his former workplace.

His last story was published at 4:35 a.m. on Feb. 7. Before Politico, he worked in Washington for the New York-based Journal of Commerce. Weirdly his Facebook page makes it look like he works for National Journal Group, but we have confirmed that he does not. Rather he used to work there.

Politico management so far has no comment on the matter.

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Politico Adds Woodward Wannabe to WH Team

Politico has hired NJ‘s John Maggs to be a new economy reporter for the White House team.

Maggs  graduated from Columbia University.

Apart from stating, “Attention future employers: I am starting the church of the 3 pm Martini,” he also wrote on his Facebook page: “Ever since ‘All the Presidents Men,’ it has been my dream to follow in Bob Woodward‘s footsteps, and now I am. Every day, I am going to be parking my car in the garage at 1401 Wilson Blvd, where Bob Woodward and Deep Throat met, on my way to my new job as an economy reporter on the White House team for Politico. Like Woodstein, VandeHarris has shaken things up. Cool to be a part of it.”

(We’re assuming the martini idea is a joke.)

NJ Journos are Available — Like Brown’s Daughter

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Atlantic Media Political Director Ron Brownstein (shown above) uttered profound words Thursday night at National Journal’s swank party at the Watergate Hotel’s University Room, where a host of NJ scribes convened to strut their stuff for bookers.

“The bar is open, the most important words in politics,” Brownstein announced. After speaking for a little while, he remarked, “I feel like sitting here I’ve already completed more consecutive words than on “Hardball” without interruption.”

The party was intended for bookers to see potential on-air talent, so the joke of the night was that NJ reporters were “available”, like Sen-elect Scott Brown’s daughters.

Sitting in a row on stools, several scribes had a chance to introduce themselves and talk briefly about what he or she does on a daily basis.

At one point talk turned to the state of the Democratic Party in Congress. CongressDaily’s Erin McPike said a “forensic examination” was going on. The Hotline’s Editor-in-Chief Amy Walter chimed in, “More like a colonoscopy.” And Brownstein: “More like an autopsy.”

The parade of introductions continued:

NJ finance reporter Bill Swindell: “I’m paid to follow Barney Frank around.”

CongressDaily health care reporter Anna Edney: “It does feel like the last year of my life has gone down the drain with this race in Massachusetts.”

In attendance besides NJ people? CNN’s Sam Feist, CBS News Bureau Chief Chris Isham, Christine Delargy, Early Show senior producer Kerri Forrest, Tammy Haddad, who helped organize the event, Hilary Rosen, and producers for CNN’s Larry King.

The party was swarming with NJ scribes from CongressDaily and The Hotline such as The Hotline’s TV Editor Abby Livingston and Wake Up Call’s Maura O’Brien. Additionally, there was Hotline Executive Editor John-Mercurio, U.S. House reporter Rich Cohen, Reid Wilson, Marilyn Werber Serafini, Dan Friedman, Darren Goode, Shane Harris, Margaret Kriz Hobson, John Maggs, Tim Sahd and David Wasserman. In addition, NJ’s Spokesman David Miller and executive assistant Meredith Nettles.

No one from FNC or MSNBC showed, which was noteworthy considering they book so many guests.

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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and a roundtable with National Review‘s Rich Lowry, NPR’s Michele Norris, WaPo‘s Eugene Robinson and NBC’s Chuck Todd

CBS’ Face the Nation: Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell and Harvard University psychiatrist Dr. Alvin Poussaint, as part of the “Children of the Recession” series

ABC’s This Week: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen and a roundtable with Donna Brazile, NYT‘s David Brooks, WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne and ABC’s George Will

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), Karl Rove and “Power Player” Bugles Across America founder Tom Day

CNN’s State of the Union: Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Bill Maher, Chicago Tribune‘s Clarence Page, Washington Examiner‘s Chris Stirewalt, Time‘s Karen Tumulty

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: “Foreign Affairs” editor Gideon Rose, “The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global” Fawaz Gerges, WSJ‘s Bret Stephens, “The Geopolitics of Emotion” author Dominique Moisi, “Reimagining India” author Nandan Nilekani and former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: WaPo‘s David Ignatius, BBC’s Katty Kay, Time‘s Michael Duffy and AP’s Jennifer Loven

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s David Sanger, WSJ‘s Naftali Bendavid, Time‘s Karen Tumulty and NJ‘s John Maggs

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Roll Call‘s Keith Koffler, David Drucker, Jackie Kucinich and Emily Heil

Will update throughout the day as we learn them.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Obama senior advisor David Axelrod and a political roundtable of National Journal’s Ron Brownstein, WaPo’s Eugene Robinson, Politico’s Roger Simon and WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and a roundtable of Donna Brazile, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Rep. Barney Franks (D-MA)

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Gibbs, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and NBA Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Magic Johnson and NBA All-Stars Chris Paul and Grant Hill and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: PBS’ Gwen Ifill, Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni and Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson

Fox News Sunday: Axelrod, Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt and Moody’s Economy.com’s Mark Zandi

The Chris Matthews Show: Newsweek’s Howard Fineman, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, BBC’s Katty Kay and The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Obama economic advisor Larry Summers, Bloomberg’s Simon Kennedy and Margaret Carlson and National Review’s Kate O’Beirne

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: National Journal’s John Maggs, CNN’s Gloria Borger, Slate Magazine’s John Dickerson and ABC’s Martha Raddatz

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: American University presidential historian Allan Lichtman and Roll Call’s Keith Koffler