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Grammy-nominee Akon Joins POLITICO’s ‘Open Mike’

In the latest installment of POLITICO’s “Open Mike” series, Chief White House correspondent Mike Allen sat down with hip hop artist Akon, in town for the US-Africa Business Forum this week to promote Akon Lighting Africa.

The two, who many would expect be polar opposites, prove not in the highlight reel below.

“I think the United States probably may take the value of Africa just a little bit for granted,” said the Grammy-nominated Akon. “I think with the right partners, the right neighboring allies and the right support, Africa could be dominating. Because it has all the natural resources you can imagine, and if all the other countries actually got together and created unity, the dollar would be humongous.”

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Weekend Show Preview – 8.3.14

On Monday we gave you the ratings for the July 27 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Hillary Clinton on “Al Punto,” Valerie Jarrett on “Face the Nation,” Sen. Marco Rubio on “Fox News Sunday,” Texas Governor Rick Perry on “State of the Union,” and Peter Piot, MD, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly Joins ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on Interview with Dick Cheney

FOX News Channel’s Megyn Kelly joined Seth Meyers on “Late Night” Thursday and discussed her June interview with Dick Cheney in which she asked the former veep, “What do you say, to those who say, that you were so wrong, about so much, at the expense of so many,” following his op-ed with his daughter Lynn Cheney for the Wall Street Journal criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy in Iraq.

“That is what I do for a living,” Kelly told Meyers. ”It got a lot of attention and it was interesting because he, Liz Cheney and Lynn Cheney went on a political roundtable afterward and Mike Allen said, ‘Oh, you know Megyn Kelly at FOX News, no enemy to you, called you out in this fashion.’ And Mrs. Cheney said, ‘Of course she did. That is what journalists are expected to do.’ I really appreciated her saying that and I said on my own show, he is right, I’m not an enemy to Dick Cheney and I’m not a friend to Dick Cheney. I’m a journalist who has to ask tough questions and he came in and answered them.”

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The ‘Facts of Life’ According to POLITICO Playbook

facts-of-life-tv-1809This morning’s POLITICO Playbook offered some interesting “Facts of Life” that has us guessing. Just who is Mike Allen referring to in his morning newsletter?

Under the headline “PLAYBOOK FACTS OF LIFE,” Allen references an “annoying email” about a “friendly reminder” and goes on to offer advice on how best to remind someone of something without nagging.

We reached out to Allen – with the subject line “You Coming?” – for additional info on the circumstances behind the “annoying email” he received but he wouldn’t budge.

The post leaves us wondering, who did Allen meet with this morning that was preceded by an annoying “friendly reminder” of said meeting??

The “Facts of Life” via POLITICO Playbook:

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 13.48.30PLAYBOOK FACTS OF LIFE: An annoying email this a.m. reminded us that there’s nothing friendly about a “friendly reminder.” If you want to remind someone, try texting or emailing them with additional detail (“Just found out so-and-so will join”) — a way of reminding without nagging. At a restaurant, about five minutes after the reservation time (NOT before – no one wants to feel worse while already rushing), text your friend the table number or rough location. This is a little nicer to receive than: “You coming?” And it protects against the possibility that YOU’RE in the wrong place, or that they’re already seated elsewhere.

These are variations on the life lesson: At any given moment, we can make someone feel good, or feel bad. Human nature is to make them feel bad – they screwed up, or inconvenienced us. But it doesn’t cost any more to make them feel good. And the secret is: You do, too.

‘This Week’ EP Jonathan Greenberger Joins Mike Allen at POLITICO’s ‘Open Mike’

In the most recent installment of POLITICO’s “Open Mike” series, Playbook editor Mike Allen sat down with ABC’s “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger to discuss how the format of “This Week” has changed and how Greenberger ‘imagines’ the ‘viewer.’

“On some level, I imagine my parents,” answered Greenberger. “I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. My parents are still back there. They’re busy during the week and I know they care a lot about the news but I also know during the week, they don’t have a lot of time to invest in the news. So on Sunday morning when it’s a quiet time in the week, they can put on an extra pot of coffee and be a little reflective.”

 

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NBC Sources Tell Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove ‘Gregory is Toast’

Gregory_1.22Yesterday, the New York Post’s “Page Six” reported that David Gregory‘s tenure as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” may soon be coming to an end.

The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove wrote in a follow-up piece that, “In multiple conversations that I had with people inside and outside NBC after the item appeared, it was taken as a given that Gregory is toast.”

Grove’s analysis differs dramatically compared to what an NBC spokesperson told “Page Six’s” Emily Smith Tuesday night, saying, “We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did.” Read more

‘Bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Draw Laughs at Playbook Cocktails

20140709_174638Last night also at the Newseum just prior to National Journal’s Political PursuitPOLITICO hosted Playbook Cocktails with the ‘bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in conversation with POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.

Equally substantive and funny, the due spoke on the topic of the REDEEM Act, an effort the two support to redefine the country’s criminal justice system; President Obama’s visit to Texas yesterday and whether he should visit the border; whether the duo could land a reality show; and a selfie taken on Booker’s iPhone.

In case you missed it in person or via livestream, check out the full Q&A or if you’re strapped for time, the Top 10 humorous quotes of the night, as compiled by POLITICO, after the jump. Read more

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s First Interview with POLITICO’s ‘Open Mike’

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 13.05.53Not surprisingly, POLITICO is the first outlet to do an interview with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in his first day in the role for its “Open Mike” series. A teaser for the conversation between Earnest and POLITICO’s Mike Allen is out and answers the question as to what Twitter handle Earnest plans to use and how the White House press office has responded to technology advancements.

For the “Open Mike” teaser, click through the jump, and stay tuned for the full interview later today. Read more

Friends and Colleagues Celebrate Ken Vogel’s Big Money

photo 1Last night at Glen’s Garden Market, friends and colleagues came together to celebrate Ken Vogel‘s recent Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics. The evening was hosted by Mike Allen, Dan Berman, Jeanne Cummings, Ryan Grim and Elizan Garcia, Maggie Haberman, John Harris, Jonathan Martin and Betsy Fisher Martin, Laura McGann, Ben Smith, Rachel Smolkin, Liz Spavd, Howard Yoon and Victoria Lai, and Danielle Vogel.

POLITICOs from past and present were there, including CNN’s Chris Frates, WaPo’s Abby Phillip, NPR’s Juana Summers, NYT’s Bill Hamilton, WSJ’s Reid Epstein, POLITICO’s Manu Raju, Burgess Everett, Megan Chan, Marty Kady, Katie Glueck, and Byron Tau.

Highlight: Craft beers and an oyster bar. Big money, naturally.

POLITICO Hires ‘Citizen Journo’ Daniel Lippman for Playbook

fc8fef994c6d7779cb66a4310822f4dc_400x400POLITICO’s executive editor Rick Berke last hour announced the full-time hire of Daniel Lippman. Lippman was profiled by POLITICO Click (R.I.P.) in 2009 for his email correspondence with DC media often identifying corrections and grammatical errors and offering suggestions – this when he was just a 19-year-old student at GW.

Lippman is set to serve as a researcher/reporter, with primary duties helping Mike Allen on Playbook and Capital Playbook. He has interned for The Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, and Reuters.

See the full memo after the jump. CoNgRaTs Daniel! Read more

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