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‘Kissing the Ring’ – Face The Nation’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

105748_0258Bigwig politicians, reporters and DC socialites, all showed up Monday night to the Newsuem in downtown Washington to honor Bob Schieffer and 60 years of exceptional journalism by Face The Nation. In something rarely seen in Washington, the evening began with a moment of agreement and lightheartedness between partisans.

“I’ve had 101 appearances on ‘Face the Nation,’ which exactly matches my age,” joked Senator John McCain, ”The first time I was on, … Bob … and I had an in-depth discussion about the aviation policies of Calvin Coolidge. … I have been on a number of shows. Always I’m reluctant to do so, I’m sure you know. [Laughter.] … I want to thank Mary Hager, who has been with Bob as his producer for all this time. … For a very short statement, I think next is the Vice President. That will be interesting. [Laughter.]”

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What’s on a Former President’s Bucket List? Bill Clinton Dishes to Mike Allen

Even former presidents still have items waiting to be checked off their bucket lists apparently.

On Saturday, former President Bill Clinton sat down for an interview with Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas and gave a rundown of his bucket list…and no, being First Man was not among the items he chose to disclose.Politico mike allen

“I would like to ride a horse across the Gobi Desert to the place where people think Genghis Khan is buried in Mongolia. I would like to do that. I would like to climb Kilimanjaro before it has no snow because of climate change. That’s something I’d really like to do. I would like to go to Namibia where my daughter and son-in-law went on their honeymoon and see the oldest desert on Earth,” Clinton said.

“The President of Namibia called me once and he said, “I came and met with you early in your term and you’ve never been here.  You came to Africa, you went all over the country.  Why don’t you come here?” I said, “Because you don’t have enough problems. You’re too well-governed.” And I said, “You know, as the American President, you’ve got to go someplace where there’s something you can do, and you don’t need us.” So I’d like to go there and see that desert. Those are some of the things that are on my bucket list.”

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POLITICO’s Election Night Coverage

POLITICO revised logoPOLITICO is gearing up for Tuesday’s midterm elections, with its coverage billed “POLITICO LIVE 2014,” to be anchored via live stream by chief White House correspondent and “Playbook” editor Mike Allen. Programming will launch at 8 pm, with an hour to feature analysis by John Harris, Susan Glasser, Maggie Haberman, and Glenn Thrush, among others, including Manu Raju in Kentucky and Anna Palmer in Louisiana.

The Rosslyn-based political news outlet will continue its online election night coverage at the top of every hour, with streams of victory and concession speeches in key races, and county-by-county election results on a dedicated page in its “Election Central.” POLITICO has also created a Twitter list, comprising tweets from 33 of its political reporters.

Allen’s “Open Mike” series recently added exclusive interviews with DNC CEO Amy Dacey, RNC chief-of-staff Mike Shields, and DGA executive director Colm O’Comartun.

POLITICO All-Staff Meeting Described as ‘Cult-Like’

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.

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The highlight for many though was a stylish new piece of wearable swag attendees walked away with.

We highly anticipate seeing this t-shirt worn proudly by the Kool-Aid sipping staff of the Rosslyn-based political news outlet. There’s no better way to subtly declare plans for world domination than fitting your army in a stylish new work sponsored gym shirt.

It just leaves us wondering…where can we get one?

Bloomberg Politics Toasts ‘With All Due Respect’

Kittner_20141007_5422Tuesday night at Teddy and the Bully Bar, Bloomberg Politics hosted a watch party for its recently launched “With All Due Respect.”

TVs in the bar aired the program, hosted by Game Change and Double Down authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which almost no one paid any attention to. Rather, guests noshed on short rib tacos and fried chicken and waffle sliders and welcomed the open bar.

In attendance: Reggie Love; Burson’s Dag VegaTIME’s Jay Newton-Small and Zeke MillerNational Journal’s Jeff Cartwright and Alex Seitz-Wald; Yahoo’s Olivier Knox and Garance Franke-RutaWaPo’s Nia-Malika HendersonPaul Kane, and Ben Terris; Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur; POLITICO’s Mike AllenDaniel Lippman, Lauren French, Alex Byers, and Hadas Gold; USTR’s Christina Sevilla; Alan BjergaEmma AngererNate Tibbits, Dave WeigelCraig Gordon; Meridith Webster; Pam Stevens; Josh Green; Margaret TalevIndira LakshmananLisa Lerer; and Elizabeth Chmura.

Saturday Night Toast for Newly Appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith

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Mikey Dickerson, Megan Smith, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Kara Swisher, Lucky Carney

Saturday night at the home of Hilary Rosen, colleagues, friends and family gathered to toast Megan Smith, the recently appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President.

Guests were welcomed at the door to flights of champagne and proceeded into the residence to a table of gourmet delectables and passed hors d’oeuvres.

The high level crowd included Hunter Biden and Kathleen Biden, Kara SwisherBob Barnett and CBS News’ Rita Braver, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and husband Mark Bailen, FLOTUS Communications Director Maria Cristina “MC” González and husband Miguel FerrerWalt Mossberg and Edie Mossberg (Walt and POLITICO’s Mike Allen both had iPhone 6s), Vicki Kennedy, NIH’s Dr. Tony Fauci, Amb. Lloyd HandJeremy Bash and Robyn Bash, Campbell Spencer, director of the White House Visitors Office Ellie Schafer, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service Mikey DickersonNYTimes’ Carl Hulse, Vanity Fair’s Maureen OrthGreta Van SusterenAl Hunt and Judy WoodruffAndrea Mitchell, and Ed Henry and Shirley Henry.

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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.

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.”

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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.”

 

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