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WATCH: Playbook Lunch with Cast, Producers of CBS’s ‘Madam Secretary’

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 10.35.09Last night at the U.S. Institute of Peace, CBS premiered its new series “Madam Secretary” ahead of its network debut Sunday, September 21 after “60 Minutes.”

Today as part of POLITICO Playbook Lunch, Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman will interview cast members Téa Leoni and Tim Daly and producers Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman on the series that chronicles the life of a female Secretary of State, as portrayed by Leoni.

For those not able to attend, check out the POLITICO livestream, beginning at 12:10 pm.

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Susan Glasser of Being Named POLITICO Editor: ‘I am honored and totally blown away’

Susan Glasser, who early Thursday morning was named editor of POLITICO, followed up on a memo to staff issued by the Rosslyn-based political news outlet’s CEO Jim VandeHei, editor-in-chief John Harris, and COO Kim Kingsley.

“I want to say that I am honored and totally blown away by the opportunity to become POLITICO’s Editor,” writes Glasser to staff. “There is an inspiring and clear vision for the next stage of POLITICO’s growth, both here in Washington and far far beyond the Beltway in Brussels and elsewhere, and it’s going to be a big and engaging project to support it.”

Read Glasser’s full memo to staff after the jump. Read more

POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue

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Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.

The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.

POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura IngrahamScott ReedLawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)

Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
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Former BuzzFeed Viral Politics Editor Benny Johnson to Join National Review

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Former BuzzFeed viral politics editor Benny Johnson dropped some post-plagiarism scandal career news today.

“Honored to be joining National Review as their Digital Director on Monday,” he posted on Facebook Saturday afternoon.

First reported in this morning’s POLITICO Playbook, National Review editor Rich Lowry told Mike Allen, “Benny made a terrible mistake. But he has owned up to it and learned from it. He’s a talented journalist, with obviously a lot to contribute. He knows he’s joining a storied institution at NR, and we look forward to his helping us carry on our mission across all platforms.”

 

Hey Isn’t That POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman Profiled in this Month’s Capitol File

Daniel LippmanIsn’t that Daniel Lippman, the POLITICO researcher/reporter that assists Mike Allen with Playbook, in this month’s issue of Capitol File?

It is, and full disclosure, was written by FishbowlDC editor Nick Massella.

Lippman was profiled in the DC glossy for his new-ish gig at POLITICO, the same outlet that wrote about him in 2009 as a GW student in regular correspondence with members of the White House press corps, pointing out misspelled names, broken hyperlinks, etc.

And yet that wasn’t his first time being interviewed as the focus of an article. In 2005 – at the age of 15 - The New Yorker did a “Talk of the Town” piece on him after having his question answered during several of the Bush administration’s ‘Ask the White House’ web forum. Read more

David Gregory to Reflect on Jewish Faith in New Book

Former host of “Meet the Press” David Gregory is expected to publish a book on his Jewish faith in 2015, first reported in this morning’s POLITICO Playbook.

“David and I began discussing a potential book about his personal faith and the spiritual journey people take in their lives,” Simon & Schuster Publishing Group president and publisher Jonathan Karp told Mike Allen‘s morning tipsheet. “We came to terms on the contract in 2011 and have been working together on the project since then.”

Karp went on to explain that the book will not serve as a memoir to Gregory’s six years as “Meet the Press” host or 20 year career with NBC News.

“Let me emphasize that this book has always been intended as an exploration of an aspect of David’s life that viewers rarely see in his journalistic work,” said Karp in Playbook. “The book was never intended as a memoir about his career. That objective hasn’t changed and will not change. This book will be about the inner spiritual journey many of us take in our lives.”

Last Thursday, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced that Gregory would be replaced as host of the network Sunday morning public affairs program by Chuck Todd.

Uber Lands Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe

David Plouffe, the former campaign manager of President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential bid, was today named SVP of policy and strategy for Uber.

In an interview with POLITICO’s Mike Allen, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick referred to Plouffe’s new role as Uber’s “campaign manager,” likening ‘big taxi cartel’ as ‘the incumbent’ and Uber as ‘the challenger.’

“City Councils are voting on Uber all the time, and we have state legislatures voting on us, on the regular,” Kalanick told Allen. “And there are even some referendums.” Read more

ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton to Retire Sept. 10

ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton will leave her role with the network and retire on Sept. 10, POLITICO Playbook reported this morning. Her final day marks 41 years with the network, covering seven presidents.

Disney/ABC Television Group co-president Ben Sherwood offered Mike Allen for his morning newsletter, “Our first reaction when she shared the news: ‘Say it ain’t so.’ Our next: ABC News has been blessed every single day since she first walked in the door in 1973. We love her, we thank her, we wish her the very best, and we know she’s going to have a blast with Dr. Hughes and her wonderful family. She will always have a home in our White House booth and ABC News.”

POLITICO’s ‘Open Mike’ Series with Ready for Hillary’s Mitch Stewart

In the latest installment of POLITICO’s “Open Mike” series, the “Playbook” editor sat down with Mitch Stewart, a senior adviser to Ready for Hillary.

Stewart, who also worked on the Obama for America campaign, admits that he’s never even met Clinton, and hopes that she’d like him. In the video, Mike Allen asks what would happen to Ready for Hillary should the former Secretary of State decide not to run, how the 2016 election will differ than 2012, and about the super PAC’s supporter database.

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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 40 Years After Nixon Resignation for ‘Playbook’

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In this morning’s POLITICO Playbook, Mike Allen included email and phone correspondence with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the hours and minutes leading up to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

“We were aware that we had a real role in what had happened,” Bernstein told Playbook by phone. “My feeling was just one of total awe. The nation had gone through this, and now it seemed it was finally going to end. … The whole system worked. The press had done its job.”

Read the full correspondence on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, here.

Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

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