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New York’s John Heilemann to Host David Axelrod at 92nd Street Y

Attention all you politicos out there: New York magazine’s John Heilemann is hosting a conversation with President Obama’s senior strategist David Axelrod at the 92nd Street Y. Heilemann knows his stuff: He covers politics for New York and is the author of the fantastic book Game Change, about the 2008 election. In other words, this will be fun event.

We’re not saying that Heilemann will ask Obama to save the Knicks, but you might want to be there just in case he does.

Tickets are on sale now.

[H/T: Daily Intel]

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HuffPo Launches Denver Local Site

HuffPostDenver.jpgYesterday, The Huffington Post launched its third locally focused site HuffPost Denver, just over a month after Howard Kurtz revealed that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod‘s son Ethan Axelrod had snagged the role of the site’s editor.

Our sister blog WebNewser reports that HuffPost Denver will feature “Colorado-targeted news and a group blog including contributions from Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, author and historian Dr. Patricia Limerick and former Sen. and presidential candidate Gary Hart (D-Colo.).”

The site will also include content from local partners, including The Denver Westword, The Watch in Telluride and The Grand Junction Free Press.

In July, Kurtz revealed in hi Washington Post column that Axelrod had been named editor of HuffPost Denver straight out of college, to the surprise of many including Westword reporter Joe Tone.

“It’s not a shock, obviously,” Tone said of Axelrod’s appointment. “That [HuffPost Denver] will be manned by a 22-year-old college grad with no professional journalism experience who’s barely (if ever) lived in Denver — and who happens to be the seed of the President’s top offensive coordinator — is certainly an interesting play.”

Earlier: White House Advisor’s Son Joins HuffPost In Colorado

Related: HuffPo Launches New York Page

White House Advisor’s Son Joins HuffPost In Colorado

FishbowlDC reported last night that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod has a reason to be a proud papa today. His 22-year-old son, Ethan Axelrod, has managed to snag a highly coveted job in journalism right out of college, working for the Huffington Post as the editor of its new local edition in Denver.

“I’ve been interested in journalism for a while,” Ethan told The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz, who got the exclusive on the story. “I heard through my father that they were expanding, so I applied for it.”

HuffPo’s Denver page will be similar to the New York edition, which launched at the end of last month. It will debut in September, Kurtz said.

Meanwhile, on of the Denver page’s competitors, the Denver Westword was not shy about voicing its thoughts on Ethan’s new gig.

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Shots From Today’s Daily Beast Inaugural Brunch

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The Daily Beast and Morning Joe crews jointly hosted a well-attended (though tricky to-get-to courtesy of a myriad of road blocks) brunch this morning at the Council on Foreign Relations building. While plenty of bold-faces mingled the room imbibing “Obamimosas” and quiche, the star of the hour had to be David Axlerod whose hand everyone wanted to shake.

We bumped into Peggy Noonan who told us that after the pilot on her US Airways flight from New York yesterday came on to announce they were departing for Washington D.C. the entire plane had burst into applause.

Jay Carney
, who is departing Time to be Joe Biden‘s director of communications showed us his transition Blackberry (they get a new one next Tuesday) and said that there will be no AIMing in the Vice President’s office, either (Joe will have to give up his Berry, also). He also said that he doesn’t foresee himself coming back to news reporting after his stint in the government, though “maybe as a columnist.” Of course what journalism will look like in four to eight years is anyone’s guess! Pics from the brunch after the jump.

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