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Bloomberg Hires Obama Aide to Step Up D.C. Exposure

Bloomberg L.P. today announced that Meridith Webster, a senior-level aide in the Obama Administration, joins the company as Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Her new position on Bloomberg’s senior communications team is intended to increase Bloomberg’s exposure in Washington, New York and globally.

Webster arrives to the company from the White House, where she was Senior Adviser to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and to interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse. Her current lengthy title is: Deputy Director of Government Reform for Competitiveness and Innovation in the Office of Management & Budget.

Webster’s ties to the Obama Administration run deep. She was Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. UN Ambassador Susan Rice after working on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team’s national security and energy and environment policy working groups.

At her new post, she will report to Rick Powell, Chief Communications Officer for Bloomberg L.P. and also work closely with Kevin Sheekey, Global Head of Communications and Government Relations and Chairman of Bloomberg Government.

More noteworthy details… Webster took Sarah Feinberg’s place at the White House when Feinberg went to Bloomberg. Then Feinberg went to Facebook.  And now Webster is taking her spot at Bloomberg.  Guess Webster will go to Facebook when Feinberg moves on again.

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TIME Toasts “40 Under 40″

Gloria Borger, Michael Crowley, Mike Allen

Despite election distractions, TIME‘s “40 Under 40″ party brought out a surprisingly charming and interesting crowd last night.  Nearly half of the mag’s 40 featured rising stars and roughly 200 attendees joined TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel for sushi, cocktails and conversation at Zentan restaurant in the hip Donovan House hotel.

Representing the White House were Jen Psaki, Reggie Love, Dan Pfeiffer and Macon Phillips who mingled with guests like CNN’s Gloria Borger, Yahoo’s Michael Calderone, MTP EP Betsy FischerMichael Steel, Politico‘s Mike Allen, Roll Call’s Jackie Kucinich, Brad Dayspring, Taylor Griffin, TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small, Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman, Sarah Feinberg and Kevin Madden.  Also spotted was a gimpy Tammy Haddad on crutches.  When asked about her injury, Haddad joked, “my husband was chasing me around the house.”

In addition to an impressive list, the event offered an open bar with three specialty drinks like the popular ”Iced Tea Party” and the “Blue State Fizz” that helped lubricate party tensions while guests chattered about the upcoming midterm elections.

Honorees (idenitified by nifty “40 Under 40″ lapel pins) in attendance included:  Brendan Steinhauser, Jeremy Bash, Nathan Daschle, Jared Polis, Ben Rhodes, Cedric Richmond, Jay Webber, Carte Goodwin, Ellie Hill, Benjamin Jealous, Adam Kinzinger, Rachel Kleinfeld, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, Stephanie Schriock.

Richard Stengel on stage.

All photographs by:  Julie Fischer McCarter for TIME  

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Journos Flock to Conde Nast Traveler Fete

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L: Glenn Ballard, Christine Delargy, Christina Sevilla and Jay Newton-Small R: Valerie Jarrett.

Hoards of journalists came out to the Washington Hilton last night to celebrate DC with Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The fete was inspired by the May issue featuring First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover.

Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska and Vice President and Publisher Chris Mitchell hosted notable media types such as Chris Lehmann, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox, ABC’s Rick Klein, “America’s Morning News” host Amy Holmes, Politico’s Amie Parnes, Patrick Gavin, James Hohmann and Jonathan Martin, CBS’ Christine Delargy, TIME’s Jay Newton-Small, NBC’s Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Bloomberg’s Sarah Feinberg, Laura Ingraham, NPR’s Michele Norris and Lauren Vicary.

And though Valerie Jarrett was the guest of honor, she wasn’t the only White House rep on hand. Also in attendance were the First Lady’s Chief of Staff Sharon Sher, Communications Director Camille Johnston, Press Secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld and Ebs Burnough from the White House Social Office.

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Christina Sevilla, Lauren Vicary, Tammy Haddad.

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L: Amy Holmes with Anne Schroeder Mullins R: Jay Newton-Small with Rick Klein.

Bloomberg Snags Feinberg from Rahm

Sarah Feinberg, Special Assistant to WH Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will leave the White House to take a gig as Bloomberg’s director of communications and business strategy.

PRNewser.com has more on Feinberg’s new role here.

Tammy Haddad Hosts Toast to Dan Pfeiffer

From today’s Playbook by Mike Allen: “Tammy Haddad saluted Dan Pfeiffer, the new White House communications director, with a flash-mob buffet supper of salmon and bow-tie pasta with capers and olives. (Ask David Greenberg how many powdered-sugar brownies he hoarded downstairs.) Tammy’s toast to Dan included love for his bride, Sarah Feinberg. Tammy surprised Al Hunt, aglow from interviewing Secretary Geithner, with a birthday cupcake from Marvelous Market (chocolate/chocolate, with two candles and a candy cane). The candles almost melted down when Howard Fineman interrupted with a toast to Tammy.”