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Hundreds of POLITICOs came together at Tuesday’s all-staff meeting at The Hamilton coined “Politico Presents: Where we are and where we’re going” and since, we’ve received mixed reactions from those in attendance. While some left energized and excited for POLITICO’s future, others described the ‘event’ as a “cult-like” experience.
The meeting, first reported by The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone, featured insight to the outlet’s European expansion in partnership with Axel Springer from editor-in-chief John Harris, CEO Jim VandeHei, and publisher Robert Allbritton.
In true POLITICO form, VandeHei interviewed Allbritton, who connected with staff by sharing stories of what he likes to do in his spare time: fly his new private plane. He also recalled childhood play dates at the White House with the daughter of President Jimmy Carter.
Mike Allen served as emcee. COO Kim Kingsley unveiled floor plans for its new Arlington office space. And recently named editor Susan Glasser spoke about other recent newsroom hires and displayed plans for an upcoming website redesign. Before dispersing to an open bar, Glasser moderated a panel consisting of Glenn Thrush, Carrie Budoff Brown, John Bresnahan, and new hire Michael Grunwald on their predictions for 2016.
The highlight for many though was a stylish new piece of wearable swag attendees walked away with.
It just leaves us wondering…where can we get one?
POLITICO editor Susan Glasser emailed staff this morning another recent hire to the Rosslyn-based politics news outlet. TIME senior national correspondent Michael Grunwald will join POLITICO Magazine as a senior staff writer and will serve as editor-at-large of a new POLITICO project to launch in early 2015 – The Agenda – to explore ‘the intersection of politics and policy.’
“He’s a unique talent in journalism, a policy wonk at heart who also happens to be great at writing about politics, a stylist with the digging skills of an investigative reporter,” Glasser wrote to staff.
Prior to TIME, Grunwald served as a Congressional correspondent, New York bureau chief, and national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, overlapping with Glasser’s tenure there. He is a George Polk Award recipient and has also written for The Boston Globe, The New Republic, and Slate.
See Glasser’s note to staff after the jump.
It’s Friday, almost the long Labor Day weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.
This week, we propose the latest issue of TIME magazine, and it’s special double issue that claims to answer “everything you didn’t know you needed to know.” Read more
Quotes of the Day
“I think the press is thin-skinned. They’re good at dishing it out and they’re lousy at taking it. …What they’re getting is a dose of medicine that they dish out with politicians everyday.” — Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning in reference to Attorney General Eric Holder hosting an off-the-record meeting with the media.
Important Q to Ponder: “Is the @nytimes saying they won’t talk to public officials off the record? Because I’m pretty sure they do every day.” — TIME Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald.
“I think I just got propositioned on Facebook from a woman in Africa.” — Don Irvine, Chairman of Accuracy in Media.
And now, your daily Bible verse
“A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17″ — Kim Hume, wife of FNC’s Brit Hume.
Story pitch that never came to fruition
“As an intern at @rollcall, I pitched a story on all the politics & journalism related bars to @brunodebbie. Never finished it.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.
Journo tells dad not to call C-SPAN
“I’ll be in the hot seat on @cspanwj at 8:30 live from Yahoo’s DC bureau. Watch here: cs.pn/e1vwvH (Dad, please don’t call in.)” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.
Anthony Weiner Dick Jokes Part I
Anthony Weiner Dick Jokes Part II
What’s a story about ex-Rep. Weiner without a penis metaphor? Haberman’s lede:
In the week since he took the New York City mayoral race by storm, Anthony Weiner has delighted in the media circus he single-handedly created. He has mixed it up with reporters and taunted longtime adversaries in the same manner that made him a liberal lightning rod in Congress.
Think you’re having a rough day? Here’s a story alert from ABC7: “One man is dead and dozens of cats have been transported to a local animal shelter after a house fire in Herndon.”
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This week’s cover of TIME features Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The story, by Michael Grunwald, delves into the “how Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP.” It touches on the senator’s stances on immigration, his rising profile and his stakes for 2016.
On his future and 2016: ”I’ve always viewed politics the following way: if you do a good job at the job you’re doing, you’ll have opportunities to do other things in the future. Maybe things you never envisioned.”
Read the piece.