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Allbritton and VandeHarris Make VF’s “New Establishment 2009″ List

Politico‘s Robert Allbritton, John Harris, and Jim VandeHei join the ranks of Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett and Eric Schmidt (though we question his #5 ranking we suffered through Gmail glitches for hours yesterday) for the first time this year on Vanity Fair‘s annual top 100 Information Age powers list.

By our count, Allbritton and VandeHarris (sharing #84) are the only true DC’ers to make the list- other media types include faux-newsman Jon Stewart (48), PBS’ Charlie Rose (60), CBS’ Leslie Moonves (58), NBC Universal’s Jeff Zucker (61), CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett (sharing 69), NYT‘s Bill Keller (75), Fox News’ Glenn Beck (81), NYT‘s Frank Rich (83), TMZ’s Harvey Levin (85), HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington (88) and NYT‘s Paul Krugman (93).

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FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes From Today’s Press Briefing

<bI Don't Really Wanna Fight No More: The briefing room cooled considerably from yesterday’s >exchange over how Press Secretary Robert Gibbs helps orchestrate the presidential newsers, as today’s class opened with a detailed discussion of how not to omit the press from tonight’s dunk tank fun at the WH luau for Congressional members and families. Fox’s Wendell Goler lobbied for video of Bobby G’s dunk tank performance, and a tentative deal was reached to offer charity money for a video. (Several reporters offered moderately low-dollar bids.) Gibbs pledged to throw in some free pitches from the press, and advised the corps to “pick your best arm.” Tryouts TBD….

Gambling Against Omaha: One of the (several…) briefing delays was due to POTUS’s Rose Garden comments on climate change, as a dramatic vote looms in the House. Gibbs had no details on whether POTUS had spoken recently with Warren Buffett, whose outspoken criticism of the bill might derail the effort. “We like where we are now, and I’d bet on the president,” Gibbs said.

Immigration Nation: Claiming again that he owns no crystal ball (methinks the Gibbs doth protest too much?), Gibbs declined to make a WH promise on getting immigration done this year, as a bi-partisan group of 30 members climbed down from Capitol Hill to help “launch a policy conversation,” as the WH statement reads. He did make clear, though, on the potential for a 2009 bill: “We’d like that.”

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Morning Reading List, 09.15.08

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Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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