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When the Embassy’s Rockin’…

Suspicious Package- WaPo‘s Tom Toles, Christina Sevilla of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Bryan Greene and LAT‘s Josh Meyer- performed at the Danish Embassy Friday night, across the street from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s house (she no-showed). The event was in advance of the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December and the band dedicated one of its last songs The Beatles’ “Come Together” to its cause.

Adoring fans included Dick Keil, Anu Rangappa, Juleanna Glover, Kiki Ryan, Brian Walsh, Doug Heye, Mark Paustenbach, Sasha Issenberg, Wendy Gordon, Jill Collins, Lauren Vicary, Kenny Day, Adam Zagorin and Allan Lengel, among others. The after-party continued at the Darlington House on Dupont Circle… there we were joined by Matthew Cooper, Polson Kanneth and Amy Holmes, to name a few.

More photos after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 01.30.09

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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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Question of the Day

With all the revolving door action taking place at Portfolio in recent months…do Washingtonians need to wonder whether our own Matthew Cooper will stick around?

Froomkin On Cooper

From washingtonpost.com:

    Former Time reporter Matthew Cooper writes in his new magazine about his own personal travails as a witness in the Scooter Libby case.

    He evidently sees himself as quite the martyr. (At one point, describing his thinking about the possibility of going to jail to protect sources Libby and Rove, he writes: “I could do the full Mandela.”)

    Cooper describes all sorts of tensions involved in being a celebrity reporter for a corporate behemoth, caught between a special prosecutor and promises of confidentiality to top presidential aides.

    But he doesn’t seem to have been the least bit troubled by his failure to do his job — if you consider the job of a journalist to inform the public, or at the very least not willfully misinform the public.

    There is no sense in this piece that Cooper ever felt the urge to report his way out of his bind — and find some way to tell the public what really happened. By contrast, in this October 2003 story, for instance, his magazine reported: “White House spokesman Scott McClellan said accusations of Rove’s peddling information are ‘ridiculous.’ Says McClellan: ‘There is simply no truth to that suggestion.’”

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Portfolio.com Goes Live

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Check it out here and don’t forget to admire the cartoon of Washington’s very own Matthew Cooper.

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Portfolio Set To Launch

Portfolio is set to launch on April 24 (with Matthew Cooper leading the charge down here in Washington).

Some interesting articles to get you ready:

  • Conde Nast Portfolio: Quietest Launch of the Year

  • Conde Nast’s Portfolio might be the last big magazine launch ever. So why are so many people hoping it fails?

  • “News media and politics: an uneasy union”

    From the LATimes:

      Some of America’s most prominent political journalists are, quite literally, wedded to the 2008 presidential race: Their spouses work for one of the candidates.

    The connections listed in the piece:

  • Los Angeles Times political reporter Ronald BrownsteinEileen McMenamin, chief spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain.

  • Portfolio’s Matthew CooperMandy Grunwald, (chief ad strategist in Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign)

  • Fortune’s Nina EastonRuss Schriefer (media strategy for McCain).

  • NBC’s Campbell Brown “will continue to cover politics after her husband [Dan Senor] rejected overtures to join the campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.”

  • Libby Jurors Taking Their Time

    Yes, that’s right: Still no verdict.

      Jurors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby indicated yesterday they remain focused on whether Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff lied to the FBI about a July 12, 2003, conversation with Matthew Cooper, then a reporter for Time magazine.

      In a note to the presiding judge late yesterday afternoon, jurors asked three questions about how they should decide whether Libby is guilty of making a false statement to investigators about his conversation with Cooper.

      After sending the note, the jury concluded its ninth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. During that time, it has sent U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton five questions about Libby’s statements to the FBI regarding his conversation with Cooper.

    Journos Heading To Court

    From “In CIA leak case, reporters will be key witnesses“:

      Prosecutors want to show that Libby lied to investigators about his conversations with journalists regarding outed CIA officer Valerie Plame, and they are expected to rely on former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper and NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert to make their case.

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