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FP’s Ex-Hounshell to Politico?

FP‘s ex-Managing Editor Blake Hounshell, who announced that he was leaving the magazine Friday after six and a half years, was spotted across the river at Politico that very same day.

We’re not PI’s, but rumors are swirling that he could secure a job at Politico and follow in the footsteps of Susan Glasser, who also recently resigned from FP as Editor-in-Chief.

FP’s Managing Editor Flew the Coop

Indeed, lots of changes at Foreign Policy Magazine as of late. Another one we just learned of is Managing Editor Blake Hounshell, who announced Friday that he was leaving. This comes on the heels of Susan Glasser‘s departure as Editor-in-Chief, as well as the losses of Josh Rogin to The Daily Beast and Kevin Baron to Atlantic‘s Defense One. Word on the street is Hounshell’s resignation involved Glasser’s leaving and subsequent move to Politico. We’re told it was his choice to leave.

As we announced earlier today, Foreign Policy held a meeting this morning to announce a bunch of new hires and promotions, including Wired‘s Noah Shachtman as Executive Editor of News.

Hounshell’s Twitter bio no longer includes any mention of Foreign Policy. “I decide to leave FP after six and a half wonderful years working with amazing colleagues and contributors,” he told FishbowlDC. “Very excited for my new projects. Stay tuned.”

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“More on the dinner. No word on the vegetables. From a White House official: The menu tonight includes Alaskan halibut and peach pie.”David Shepardson of the Detroit News‘ Washington Bureau in a Tuesday night White House Pool Report. Dinner was President Obama with a bipartisan group of female senators.

Online brawl narrowly averted

The would be criminals: WCP Editor Mike Madden and Daily Download Editor-in-Chief and Daily Beast Contributor Lauren Ashburn

MADDEN: “Anonymous New York Times staffers say paper’s first female editor is difficult to work with: politico.com/story/2013/04/… Gee, what a surprise.”

ASHBURN: “And a man wld be…?”

MADDEN: “That was my point.”

ASHBURN: “Got it; was piling on to fact that men seen as effective, women as beyatches.”

MADDEN: “Right.”

Speaking of NYT Editor-in-Chief Jill Abrams… “Just had a moment of affirmation when I realized no one I follow buys this ‘tempestuous, impossible woman editor’ nonsense. #TeamJill” — Greg Greene, formerly New Media Outreach Director for the DNC.

More praise for NBC’s Pete Williams (a.k.a. God)

“What sets Pete Williams apart among Washington/media figures is that when he suddenly became very famous he didn’t seem to take notice.” — Elizabeth Drew, contributor to the New York Review of Books and former Washington Correspondent of The New Yorker.

And now, an alarming tweet from the libs over at ThinkProgress: “If we want to help prevent sexual crimes, we should teach kids to accurately identify their genitalia.” Read here if you dare.

An admission…

“I’m going to admit something that’s been bothering me for awhile now: I think the Lumineers are annoying and Ho Hey makes me cringe.” — ReutersAmanda Becker.

The Observers

“So. Boston bomber suspects, apparently able to blow up a marathon & evade being IDed for 4 days. But don’t know how to carjack a guy.” — National Journal‘s Elahe Izadi.

“Seems weird that people are still debating how to question Tsarnaev, since he’s already pretty much admitted everything.” — Blake Hounshell, Managing Editor of Foreign Policy magazine.

Unimportant Question to Never Ponder: “Will @anthonyweiner be fully clothed in his mayoral ads?” — Donald Trump. Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

BREAKFAST AT ABC’s THIS WEEK: HuffPost-AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington: “French toast, home fried potatoes, sausage patties and bacon in the ABC green room. Seriously?” Host George Stephanopoulos replied, “Sorry, Arianna, I ate all the Greek yogurt.”

On Margaret Thatcher’s passing

“Margaret Thatcher was the first politician I ever met. She was a wonderful person and a great leader.” — FNC Contributor and RedState Editor Erik Erickson.

“Obviously, everyone should relate Thatcher’s death to something in American politics, and then tweet it, because that is a Good Thing to Do.” — Politico‘s Tony Romm.

“Over-under on # of people who will write interesting columns about what Thatcher meant to them: 4″ — Politico‘s Alexander Burns.

Music editor ties the knot

“En route to the church to marry my best friend, @mabinty. #weddingday.” — WCP‘s Marcus Moore, who married Mabinty Koroma.

Violent dream talk.

“I’m killing people off in my dreams right and left this week. Sorry, everyone. I don’t like it either.” — Photographer and blogger Laurie White.

Weekend TV Watching

“This episode of Cops takes place in Portland. The squad car pulls over a naked man on a bike who is ‘protesting global warming.’” — Politico’s Byron Tau.

“Watching ‘Point Break’ with Alex Pappas. It’s his favorite movie.” — The Daily Caller’s Will Rahn regarding he and his colleague, Alex Pappas.

Tschida’s exotic vacation to southeast Asia

“Long airport layover, so sign up for ‘foot massage.’ 90-year-old man comes in says please take off trouser but please leave underwear on.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida. And unfortunately, upon returning home, Tschida falls ill: “Back from the jungle and all day long I go from chills to sweat. Sure hope it’s the D.C. weather and not dengue fever. But with my luck?”

Editor throws caution to wind

“Went to the P St. Whole Foods after 2pm because YOLO” — Foreign Policy magazine Managing Editor Blake Hounshell.

TV anchor admits culinary weakness and a reader panics that Politico Playbook has been nixed today. Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“No one cares what’s said on Sunday talk shows, Martha.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the ABC “This Week” roundtable, joking to host Martha Raddatz. The joke is in reference to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton‘s remarks before Congress last week in which she said appearing on Sunday talk shows is not her preferred way of spending her Sunday mornings.

Reporter robbed of copy of Advise and Consent

“To whoever stole the $3 copy of Allen Drury’s Pulitzer-winning but out-of-print Advise and Consent off my doorstep: I hope you enjoy it.” — Kasie Hunt, political reporter, NBC News. Hunt told FishbowlDC the book was in a box from Amazon. So far, no leads.

Senator’s parents are named what

“In his opening remarks, Biden took note of the presence of the senator’s parents, Moon and Verna Landrieu, as well as many of their nine children and 37 grandchildren. ‘I love these Landrieu family gatherings,’ he said.– A weekend White House VPOTUS Pool Report referring to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

Comedian puts McCain on level of Applebees

“Dear @ThisWeekABC : Bragging about an ‘Exclusive’ interview w/ @SenJohnMcCain is like bragging you scored a table at Applebees.” — Lizz Winstead, comedian and co-creator of “The Daily Show.”

The Geek Squad

“Sitting behind @daveweigel. I can see his computer screen. It’s just a waterfall of raw code like in the matrix.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg in reference to the most wildly popular Boybander around town outside WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. Slate‘s Weigel was spotted at the National Review summit Friday night, where he was standoffish.

Important Q to Ponder: “Which interview serves up more softballs to Obama, TNR or 60 minutes?” — Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine.

Time for better dreams?

“My dream on my next trip to New York: meeting @chrislhayes. My likely reality: missing #uppers because I stayed up too late.” — Jesse Taylor, founder and editor of Pandagon.net. He was previously an internet consultant for Jerry Springer‘s political group, Make Ohio Blue.

Journo irritated by weather

“What the hell is that symbol on Monday, & why will it be 70 one day, snowing 2 days later?”– PBS Political Director Christina Bellantoni.

Spotted: Radio host for 94.7 FreshFM Tommy McFly in the toiletries isle at Target in Columbia Heights.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Anyone else realize New York is sexist? If there’s a Man-hattan shouldn’t there be a Woman-hattan???” — Ron Meyer Jr., spokesman for American Majority Action.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Convo Between Two Journos… Read more

Memo to CNN: Free Ali Velshi!

Throughout the relentless storm last night, reporters in Washington and beyond expressed deep concern for CNN’s breakout star, Ali Velshi, who spent much of the day and night knee and waist deep in water. On his birthday, no less. At one point shirtless pranksters joined him in the water. TVNewser has the video. Let’s hope the network gave him a change of clothes.

“Ali, I’m glad to see you in one piece, quiet frankly,” remarked CNN’s Soledad O’Brien to Velshi early this morning in an interview with the correspondent who appeared to be in the exact outfit he wore last night — dark sports pants, red pullover, sneakers, baseball cap.

“CNN, please let Ali Velshi live.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“I’m going to collect donations to help Ali Velshi with what is undoubtedly a serious case of swamp foot. #aliisahero#10hoursinthewater.” — Will Cain, CNN Contributor and columnist for TheBlaze.com.

“Why is CNN having Ali Velshi standing in the middle of a barren intersection?” — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.

“Dear CNN, et al: get your reporters out of the water. You look stupid.” — NationalReviewOnline Contributor Greg Pollowitz.

“Now CNN is making Ali Velshi stand in the hurricane during a commercial break so they can come back to him afterwards. Amazing.” — Washington City Paper Editor Mike Madden at 4:14 p.m. At 10:30 p.m. Madden added, “CNN, seriously. You have tortured Ali Velshi enough. Whatever he’s done, he will never do it again. Let him go inside.”

“I’ve concluded that Ali Velshi has the world’s strongest legs, and a brilliant sound man.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.

“ALI WE GET IT. IT’S BAD OUT THERE.” — Politico‘s Kate Nocera (who couldn’t get away from all-caps messages throughout the night.)

“I really want to hear Chris Christie’s reaction to what Ali Velshi is doing right now.” — NPR Elections Producer Arnie Seipel.

“Amazing reporting by Ali Velshi from Atlantic City under terrible conditions. (It’s also his birthday.)” — CNN Senior Digital Producer Steve Krakauer.

“Why can’t CNN just put a hologram of Ali Velshi in the middle of all that water?” — Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine.

“I’ve never had a desire to stand in the middle of a storm to tell someone else not to come outside. I can do that from a studio! LOL” — CNN Contributor Roland Martin.

Foreign Policy Invades Kindle with New eBook

Foreign Policy (FP) announced yesterday the publication’s first leap into the wild, new world of eBooks.  Both a brand-building exercise and experiment with new revenue channels, the publication if offering their real-time book  “Revolution in the Arab World” through the Kindle bookstore and via their website for $4.99. 

FP EIC Susan Glasser, who co-edited the eBook, says the idea is to “help readers understand the upheaval in the Mideast – as it’s happening.”

Glasser’s co-editors for “Revolution in the Arab World” were FP managing editor Blake Hounshell and George Washington University professor Marc Lynch, the co-editor of The Mideast Channel on ForeignPolicy.com.  There are contributions from authors ranging from noted Egyptian writers Issandr El Amrani and Ashraf Khalil to bestselling authors such as Robert Kaplan and leading U.S. policy experts like Aaron David Miller.

We’re told FP hopes to sell 10,000 copies of their 217-page publication.   To get the news, views and insight into the upheaval in the Arab world as it’s happening, check out FP’s “Revolution in the Arab World” on Kindle here or on ForeignPolicy.com here.

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