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Pollsters Predict November Elections at Story Partners’ Election 2014: Pollster Preview

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Amy Walters, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Bloomfield, and Whit Ayres

Gloria Story Dittus hosted Story Partners’ Election 2014: Pollster Preview at her home Wednesday night, a conversation on the upcoming midterm elections. Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni moderated a discussion between Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, North Star Opinion Research’s Whit Ayres; and The Mellman Group’s Michael Bloomfield.

Walter, Ayers, and Bloomfield discussed specific Congressional races, offered their predictions, and answered questions posed by quests.

In attendance: CBS News’ Nancy Cordes; POLITICO’s Lauren French; CNN’s Katie Hinman; WaPo’s Paul KaneTIME’s Alex Rogers; Google’s Rob Saliterman; Amazon’s Steve Hartell; PhRMA’s Robert Zirkelbach; WellPoint’s Katie Zirkelbach; Exxon’s Jeanne Mitchell; Arch Coal’s Tom Altmeyer; Hogan Lovells’ Mike House; the U.S. Chamber’s Andrew Kovalcin; Southern Company’s Jeanne Wolak; NAPTP’s Mary Lyman; Missy Edwards of Missy Edwards Strategies; Cove Strategies’s Stephen Replogle; Tim Peckinpaugh of K&L Gates, API’s Eric Wohlschlegel; Greg Staley of U.S. Travel, SIFMA’s Lenwood Brooks and Carol Danko; and Story Partners’ Amos Snead, Andrew Fimka, Cameron Coursen, Gabrielle Beaumont, Lauren Culbertson, Patrick O’Connor, Grigsby Crawford and Olivia McDonald.

[Photo by Ben Droz]

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Weekend Show Preview – 10.5.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “FOX News Sunday,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on CBS, Univision’s “Al Punto,” and CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, on “FNS.”

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

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Don’t Wait Up Dear, Marco Rubio is Scintillating

Over the weekend Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter of Politico, published a nearly 2,000-word review in WSJ of two books on Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Huh? Why not for Politico? But worse: Martin apparently read the wonky books while honeymooning in Europe with his new bride, NBC “MTP” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer.

As Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris explains it, Martin writing the piece for WSJ involved standard operating procedure. “We don’t  typically do standard book reviews of the sort Jonathan wrote for the Wall Street Journal,” Harris wrote FishbowlDC. “Those guys had specifically solicited him to do this review and, following our policy for outside assignments, he asked for permission and in this case we gave it. I thought it was a very well-turned review of the Rubio books and I’ll confess to a momentary pang of ‘maybe we should have done this’ but in any event I’m glad he did it. My understanding is he read the Rubio books on his honeymoon—the last of the great romantics.”

But something worthy to note: Politico has lost several prominent reporters to WSJ. One was White House Correspondent Carol Lee in February of 2011. The other, media writer Keach Hagey in March, 2012. In the spring of 2010, Victoria McGrane left Politico and went to Dow Jones. By September she was — you guessed it — at WSJ. Also in 2010: Patrick O’Connor left Politico for Bloomberg. He, too, eventually wound up at WSJ.

Read Martin’s WSJ review here.

 

 

WSJ Picks Up Bloomberg‘s O’Connor

Note to readers: FishbowlDC reported this news via Twitter Wednesday afternoon, but here is the official announcement.

WSJ Washington Bureau Chief John Bussey sent this memo to Washington staff Wednesday afternoon with the subject line, “just a heads up,” to announce the new hire of Bloomberg’s Patrick O’Connor. O’Connor left Politico in March to move to Bloomberg News.

Congratulations to O’Connor!

The memo…

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Separated at Birth: Politico’s John Bresnahan And…

Politico‘s Capitol Bureau Chief John Bresnahan looks strangely similar to Samuel Gates O’Connor the newborn baby boy of Bloomberg’s Patrick O’Connor.

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Bloomberg’s Patrick O’Connor: ‘One Proud Papa’

Bloomberg News’s Patrick O’Connor and wife, Katie, welcomed a son into the world last week.

Samuel Gates O’Connor was born at 3:12 pm on Wednesday, April 21. He weighed seven pounds, nine ounces at birth and measured 21 inches long. He and Katie are both doing great. And his dad is one proud papa,” O’Connor reported to FishbowlDC in an e-mail.

Best wishes to the O’Connors. This photograph was taken just after Samuel’s birth.

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More on Bloomberg Hires

This just in from the Bloomberg newsroom:

Ellen Uchimiya joins [Bloomberg] from FNC, where she produced coverage on everything from Afghanistan to presidential elections, to run capital TV coverage. Larry Roberts, former business and investigations editor at WaPo who helped launch the HuffPost Investigative Fund, will run finance coverage and projects. Patrick O’Connor, an original hire as a congressional reporter for Politico, joins the Capitol Hill team along with Lisa Lerer, who has also starred at Politico and American Lawyer.”

The e-mail subject line was: Bloomberg Bulks Up

The Hill’s Jeff Young Bids Farewell and Prepares for Bloomberg

Celebration-Drinks-600.jpg Scribes and friends gathered Tuesday night at Post Pub for The Hill’s health care guru Jeff Young‘s going away party.

A list of those who turned up last night: Young’s brother, Tim, his girlfriend, Sommer Mathis (who writes the DCist). Only co-workers and former co-workers were invited. (Full Disclosure: I worked with Young for many years and was invited to the soiree. So this post is going to be free of snark because I don’t have a bad thing to say about the guy.)

Jim Snyder, Roxana Tiron, Ian Swanson, Alex Bolton, JT Rushing, Jordan Fabian, Kevin Bogardus, Walter Alarkon, Kim Hart, Sean Miller, Emily Goodin, Sam Youngman, and Silla Brush. Representing The Hill’s alumni were Greenwire’s Mike Soraghan and The Atlantic’s Chris Good. Remarked Young: “My once-and-future colleague Patrick O’Connor broke my heart — not for the first time — by failing to show up and there’s a special place reserved in hell for Jared Allen, who brushed it off to go play sports or something.”

Young reflected on his time at the newspaper.
“It’s been a hell of a ride these past five years, capped off the a year-plus of health care reform insanity,” he wrote to FishbowlDC. “Mostly, there are some people I’m going to miss when I’m gone. (On a smaller scale, I’m really going to miss my Mac and will have to suffer Windows for the first time in years.)

“At the same time, there are only two people left in this news room, not counting Hugo [Gurdon] and Bob [Cusack], who’ve been here longer than I have. That alone might be a sign that it’s time to try something new. I’m also very excited about what we’ve got cooking at Bloomberg and I can’t wait to get started.”

We wish Young the best in his new job.

Calderone to Leave Politico, Internal Memo Now Available

michael-calderone.jpg HuffPost is reporting that Politico’s media writer whiz Michael Calderone (whom we recently featured for the FishbowlDC interview) is leaving the publication for Yahoo News.

Congratulations to Calderone!

The scribe had no comment for FishbowlDC by press time, but if he weighs is on the matter, we’ll be sure to bring it to you.

“He is expected to leave Politico within a matter of weeks to join Yahoo News’ original content project, overseen by blogging editor Andrew Golis,” the site reports. “Chris Lehmann and “Cajun Boy” Brett Michael Dykes also recently joined the project. Calderone, who joined Politico from the New York Observer, has the rare distinction of being named both one of Keith Olbermann’s “Worst
Persons in the World” and one of Bill O’Reilly’s “pinheads.”

Calderone is among a number of journalists leaving the publication as of late that includes Pia Catton, Patrick O’Connor and Victoria McGrane.

Read the full story here.

UPDATE See internal memo from VandeHarris after the jump…

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Politico’s O’Connor to Bloomberg

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor moves to Bloomberg to cover regulation among other issues. There was a going away party for O’Connor Thursday night at Union Pub.

Congratulations to O’Connor.

As reported by Politico’s Mike Allen, a lengthy roster of journos attended the party.
See the list after the jump…

We hear Bloomberg is aggressively going after reporters from variety of Capitol Hill publications. Stay tuned…

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