Good Saturday morning. @realDonaldTrump at 8:17 a.m.: “I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!”
— HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW, MR. PRESIDENT: Republicans control both chambers. The two parties agree on little when it comes to health care. Top Republicans — including your White House — sent signals that it opposed a bipartisan health care negotiation between Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) in the Senate. You’ve threatened to stop Obamacare stabilization payments. If you want a deal with Democrats, it’s going to require you abandoning long held positions, which, of course, is possible. But remember: you’ll need cooperation of the majority, which doesn’t like to feel cut out. And you might need 60 votes. And, remember: many who were opposed to the previous health care bill want an open process. Cutting a deal with Schumer isn’t an open process. ALSO, FROM A DEMOCRATIC AIDE: “Particularly after the birth control decision yesterday, the administration has to stop sabotaging the law before anything real can happen.”
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SCHUMER’S TAKE: “The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told the president that’s off the table. If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions. A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs.”
— WHERE THE HEALTH CARE FIGHT STANDS: “Health-Care Standoff in Washington Raises Stakes of State-Level Fights,” by WSJ’s Stephanie Armour: “The collapse of the Republican effort to overhaul the health-care system and the resulting standoff in Washington has pushed the fight to the states, where a brewing conflict over Medicaid is shaping up as the next battleground. The Trump administration is expected to rule soon on Kentucky’s push to impose work requirements and other rules on Medicaid enrollees, as other states line up to follow suit. Democrats say that would weaken the program.” http://on.wsj.com/2xpDM48
ALSO ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND: “Trump cites FCC equal time rule in dig at ‘unfunny’ late-night comedians,” by Brent Griffiths: “President Donald Trump mused Saturday morning about whether he and his fellow Republicans should receive equal time on TV due to what he sees as consistently unfair coverage from late-night comedians. ‘Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very ‘unfunny’ & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?’ Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday. He later added: ‘More and more people are suggesting that Republicans (and me) should be given Equal Time on T.V. when you look at the one-sided coverage?’
“Trump appears to be referencing the FCC’s equal time rule, which applies to broadcast TV and radio stations, not cable TV. More importantly, the provisions only apply to a legally qualified candidate for public office, so it’s unclear how this would apply to the president, who is not up for re-election until 2020. The president also seemed to be inferring that the equal time provision would apply to commentaries, like Jimmy Kimmel’s monologues on health care. It is unclear how this would fall under equal time, since the rule is usually invoked when a candidate appears on the program or is granted some other form of free air time.” http://politi.co/2z5HRYj
COMING ATTRACTIONS — PUERTO RICO NEEDS CASH: The governor of Puerto Rico has been calling Washington because the government is in a serious cash crunch. Tax revenue is non-existent at the moment and there are fears the government could shut down, according to multiple Capitol Hill sources involved. The White House is aware of the issue, and Treasury is taking the lead, our sources tell us. This potential cash infusion would be in addition to the disaster relief money Puerto Rico needs. The need to keep ponying up massive amounts of money to help fund relief in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and potentially Louisiana could become contentious on Capitol Hill. Republicans have in the past pushed to cut spending to cover the costs of funding bills like these.
ANNIE KARNI: “Kelly hasn’t returned former chiefs of staff’s messages: The former Marine general has charted his own path in the White House, largely keeping his own counsel rather than leaning on his predecessors”: “When John Kelly was named White House chief of staff in July, one of his predecessors in the job, Rahm Emanuel, called his office to wish him luck and offer himself as a resource. Bill Daley, another former chief to President Barack Obama, sent him a note with the same message: My line is open if you need anything.
“Neither message was ever returned. In his first two frenetic months on the job, the retired four-star Marine general and former homeland security secretary has had minimal contact with the small club of people who have served as gatekeepers to a president before him.” http://politi.co/2kytmt5
— THIS MIRRORS WHAT WE HAVE HEARD on Capitol Hill. Republicans have told us calls to Kelly frequently go unanswered for days, or even weeks. One lawmaker told us it’s easier to get in touch with the president than his chief of staff.
BOSTON GLOBE’S ANNIE LINSKEY on PAGE ONE of the Saturday paper — “John Kelly: The Boston native in charge of bringing order to President Trump’s White House” http://bit.ly/2fZyJzK
WAPO — “Nearly six dozen charter and military flights by Cabinet members, mapped” http://wapo.st/2xpij6j
IF YOU READ ONE THING – DEXTER FILKINS in The New Yorker, “Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point: Will Donald Trump let the Secretary of State do his job?”: “Before taking office, Tillerson ran a corporation whose reach and success have few rivals in American history. In government, he has been uncomfortably subordinate to an unpredictable man. ‘I think running a Fortune 500 company is a whole lot easier than working as a Cabinet official, running foreign policy for the United State government,’ a senior Trump Administration official told me. ‘It’s two different worlds. You cannot be God. The big, dirty secret about Washington is that no one has a lot of power in this town, O.K.? Even the wannabe Machiavellis don’t do well in this town.’ …
“According to the senior Administration official, Nikki Haley, the U.N. Ambassador, is seen as the most effective diplomat in the crisis; twice she has rallied unanimous support for tighter sanctions at the U.N. Security Council, despite the members’ reluctance to discomfit China. ‘Nikki’s getting it done,’ the official told me. ‘She’s bringing home the bacon.’ This has apparently fed an enmity between Tillerson and Haley. ‘Rex hates her,’ the official said. ‘He f***ing hates her.’” http://bit.ly/2y5IW4s
SUICIDE PACT, WHAT SUICIDE PACT? — A source close to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is throwing cold water on the report that Mnuchin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are part of an agreement that if one of them leaves the administration, all three would leave. “He is not part of any suicide pact. He enjoyed working with the president on the campaign and is honored to serve in his cabinet,” the source said.
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THE NEW SWAMP — “Report: Trump-tied lobbyists cash in on their connections,” by AP’s Tami Abdollah: “Records through Aug. 31 showed at least 44 registered federal lobbyists with ties to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence. These firms have collectively billed nearly $41.8 million to clients — seven of the 10 most lucrative being foreign interests, according to the analysis of federal lobbying disclosure filings.
“Clients have included the owner of a private equity group that received government approval to take over the major for-profit college chain University of Phoenix, and the directors of Wells Fargo, which has faced increased government scrutiny after its workers created bogus accounts for unwitting clients. Others include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the governments of Afghanistan, Kenya, Iraq, Guatemala and Malaysia, and Moise Katumbi, the opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” http://bit.ly/2ghHORs
2018 WATCH — “Arizona Sen. Flake’s vulnerability feeds GOP Senate concerns,” by AP’s Michael Balsamo and Brian Melley in Phoenix: “Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s re-election race is becoming a case study in the GOP’s convulsions between the establishment, a furious base and angry donors. After bucking Donald Trump in a state the president won, Flake is bottoming out in polls. Yet Republicans look like they may be stuck with a hard-core conservative challenger who some fear could win the primary but lose in the general election.
“A White House search for a candidate to replace former state Sen. Kelli Ward in the primary appears to have hit a wall. And now conservatives want to turn Arizona into the latest example of a Trump Train outsider taking down a member of the GOP establishment. … Despite discontent among some Republicans over Ward, Bannon met with her last week at a conservative conference in Colorado Springs to encourage her campaign, according to a Republican official who demanded anonymity to disclose the previously unreported private meeting.” http://bit.ly/1ckcXew
FOR YOUR RADAR — “North Korea preparing long-range missile test: RIA cites Russian lawmaker,” by Reuters’ Jack Stubbs in Moscow: “North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday. Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee, and two other Russian lawmakers visited Pyongyang on Oct. 2-6, Russia’s RIA news agency reported.
“‘They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the west coast of the United States,’ RIA quoted Morozov as saying. ‘As far as we understand, they intend to launch one more long-range missile in the near future. And in general, their mood is rather belligerent.’” http://reut.rs/2yOpeHr
FOR YOUR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS — “Hurricane Nate forms, heads to central Gulf of Mexico” – AP: “Hurricane Nate gained force as it continues rapidly moving over the central Gulf of Mexico early Saturday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast over the weekend. Louisiana and Mississippi officials declared states of state of emergency and Louisiana ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its expected landfall Saturday night or early Sunday. Evacuations began at some offshore oil platforms in the Gulf. Mississippi’s government said it would open 11 evacuation shelters in areas away from the immediate coast.” http://bit.ly/2hVf7O1
ON LAS VEGAS … — “Investigators Probing Whether Others Were in Las Vegas Gunman’s Suite,” by NBC News’ Tom Winter and Pete Williams: “Investigators are trying to nail down whether anyone else was in the hotel suite reserved by the Las Vegas gunman during the time he was registered there, multiple senior law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation into the shooting told NBC News. The investigators are puzzled by two discoveries: First, a charger was found that does not match any of the cell phones that belonged to Stephen Paddock … And second, garage records show that during a period when Paddock’s car left the hotel garage, one of his key cards was used to get into his room. There are several possible explanations for these anomalies, the investigators say, but they want to get to the bottom of it.” http://nbcnews.to/2y55rWx
PLAYBOOK METRO SECTION — “Obama Will Join Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase,” by Washingtonian’s Elaina Plott: “Former President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to join Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Washingtonian has learned. It’s the second country club he’s joined since leaving office; in May … he joined Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Columbia’s board revealed the news in a letter to members on Thursday. ‘Following careful deliberation, the Board of Governors voted to extend an invitation for Honorary Membership to former President of the United States Barack Obama,’ reads an excerpt shared with Washingtonian. ‘We have received official word from Mr. Obama of his acceptance of our invitation.’” http://bit.ly/2kxRIDg
— ALSO A MEMBER OF COLUMBIA: Tony Kornheiser, a frequent Obama golf partner.
UGH, THE NATIONALS — Game 2 vs. Chicago Cubs, 5:30 p.m.
STORY OF THE DAY — YASHAR ALI in HUFFPOST: “TV Journalist Says Harvey Weinstein Masturbated In Front Of Her”: “Harvey Weinstein once trapped a woman in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated, she says. The accusation comes a day after Weinstein was the subject of a bombshell New York Times report that revealed that he has settled at least eight sexual harassment claims.
“The incident took place a decade ago, according to Lauren Sivan, who at the time was a news anchor on a local cable channel in New York, Long Island 12. She says the experience left her shocked, and that while she told friends privately what happened, she remained quiet because she was in a long-term relationship and fearful of the power that Weinstein wielded in the media.” http://bit.ly/2xobB5I
— NYT’S BROOKS BARNES: “Without Harvey Weinstein, His Company Faces Uncertain Future” http://nyti.ms/2fZQJde
AT FIRST STREET — “Trump supporters eager to ‘drain the swamp’ help fill Republican Party coffers,” by WaPo’s Matea Gold: “Fueled by a string of fundraising appeals from President Trump to his supporters, the Republican Party is on track to raise more money from small-dollar contributions than it has collected in more than a decade. The influx of cash from Trump’s base is helping the GOP amass a major advantage as the parties prepare to battle for control of Congress in the 2018 elections, with the [RNC] pulling in nearly twice as much money overall as its Democratic counterpart this year. … This year, more than $40 million of the $68 million in direct contributions to the RNC by the end of August came in donations of $200 and less — nearly 60 percent of contributions.” http://wapo.st/2fZuzIo
THE TRUMP FAMILY — “In book, Ivana Trump relives divorce from future president,” by AP’s Jonathan Lemire: “A new book from Donald Trump’s first wife pulls back the curtain on a tumultuous period of the president’s life, including the messy divorce that was splashed across New York’s tabloids for weeks. Ivana Trump, who was married to the real estate magnate from 1977 to 1992, writes in ‘Raising Trump’ that she knew her marriage was over soon after a day in December 1989. ‘This young blonde woman approached me out of the blue and said ‘I’m Marla and I love your husband. Do you?’ writes Ivana Trump. ‘I said ‘Get lost. I love my husband.’ It was unladylike but I was in shock.’ … But she and the president have returned to far warmer terms. She writes that they speak about once a week and that she encourages him to keep using Twitter.” http://bit.ly/2y6h7IN
WHAT LANGLEY IS READING — “CIA vet replaces controversial official for national security post,” by Nahal Toosi, Daniel Lippman and Bryan Bender: “President Donald Trump has placed a Central Intelligence Agency veteran in a key White House post that has been a point of friction with the CIA. Michael Barry took over as the National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence programs in recent weeks, sources in and outside the Trump administration said. He replaces Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a controversial official who left in August after clashing with some CIA officials, as well as national security adviser H.R. McMaster. … One … former intelligence official said he knows ‘for a fact’ that Barry has served in the CIA.” http://politi.co/2fSpaiB
VALLEY TALK – “Behind Tesla’s Production Delays: Parts of Model 3 Were Being Made by Hand,” by WSJ’s Tim Higgins in Fremont, Calif.: “Tesla Inc. blamed ‘production bottlenecks’ for having made only a fraction of the promised 1,500 Model 3s, the $35,000 sedan designed to propel the luxury electric-car maker into the mainstream. Unknown to analysts, investors and the hundreds of thousands of customers who signed up to buy it, as recently as early September major portions of the Model 3 were still being banged out by hand, away from the automated production line, according to people familiar with the matter. … Automotive experts say it is unusual to be building large parts of a car by hand during production. ‘That’s not how mass production vehicles are made,’ said Dennis Virag, a manufacturing consultant who has worked in the automotive industry for 40 years. ‘That’s horse-and-carriage type manufacturing.’ …
“In a statement, a Tesla spokeswoman declined to answer questions for this article and said, ‘For over a decade, the WSJ has relentlessly attacked Tesla with misleading articles that, with few exceptions, push or exceed the boundaries of journalistic integrity. While it is possible that this article could be an exception, that is extremely unlikely.’ The Journal disagrees with the company’s categorization of its journalism.” http://on.wsj.com/2xprMul
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— “Anger, questions at USC after second medical school dean departs over inappropriate behavior,” by L.A. Times’ Sarah Parvini, Paul Pringle and Harriet Ryan: http://lat.ms/2fZ1NHy
MEDIAWATCH — “Dianne Brandi, the Fox News Loyalist Who ‘Knows Everything,’ is Stepping Aside,” by Vanity Fair’s Gabe Sherman: On Friday “the network said in a statement that Brandi is taking a ‘voluntary leave’ from the company. … Insiders theorize that her roadmap of where the bodies are buried may have protected her. But lately that protection has been weakening. … At a funeral this August for former Fox head of graphics Rich O’Brien, Brandi told colleagues that she expected to leave the network. ‘She’s been saying she’s unhappy,’ the colleague said. ‘She said there’s no leadership at Fox. And she’s been named in suit after suit. It’s miserable.’” http://bit.ly/2yNX4w4
— “Bannon ally wants to turn government media agency into ‘legacy’ for former Trump adviser,” by CNN’s Hadas Gold: “Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a former investigative reporter who has ties to Bannon, was tapped by the White House for a position within the [Broadcasting Board of Governors] over the summer. … Shapiro has told colleagues that his goal is to turn the entire [BBG] into a ‘Bannon legacy,’ according to three sources within or familiar with the agency. He has also said he believes the Castros have infiltrated the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.” http://cnnmon.ie/2gio404
— “A Conversation With Bret Baier, the News Guy at Fox News,” by The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins: “The Special Report anchor on the “tough year” his network has had, attacks on the media, and his ongoing struggle to book an interview with President Trump.” http://theatln.tc/2y0ih6R
— ROB GIFFORD has been named managing editor of CBSN.
— Joe Ruiz has been hired by CNN Politics to be senior weekend editor. He most recently has been NPR’s weekend editor in charge of digital coverage.
DANIEL’S POSTCARD FROM THE NEW YORKER’S TECHFEST – MICHAEL LYNTON, chairman of Snap and former head of Sony, in a Q&A on Friday with David Remnick: “I think there is room in legislation for what is to be done about privacy. … Going back to when Brandeis was a professor at Harvard, before he sat on the Supreme Court … and his partner’s daughter was — it was right when photography started coming into newspapers, and his daughter was photographed going into a party that was put into the Boston Globe …
“And he was outraged, and Brandeis wrote, at that time in the Harvard Law Review, a long piece on privacy, and how photography and new electronic devices would create a real problem for privacy going forward, and that … something had to be done with legislation to deal with that. Now, subsequently, nothing has been done, but I think maybe we need to go back and look at when this whole thing first began and revisit it and try and understand whether you can just leave it be the wild west, or you in some way shape or form respect people’s privacy.”
— FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR GINA MCCARTHY, in a Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: “I think if we can realistically remind people that you don’t need to be seeing pollution to understand that it impacts your health and your kid’s future. … I don’t know of any Republicans that don’t want clean air, clean water and safe places for their kids to go to school and play outside. I don’t see them rushing to want to live on the fence-line of a refinery where you don’t know what the quality of the air is. … My fear is that more hurricanes and more intense storms may be the price for that delay.”
CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker — 14 keepers http://politi.co/2yOJ5WS
GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from New York:
— “How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds,” by Nicholas Carr on the cover of WSJ’s Review section: “Research suggests that as the brain grows dependent on phone technology, the intellect weakens.” http://on.wsj.com/2hU3ozg
— “No Enemies,” by Jacob Dreyer in Even Magazine – per Longreads.com’s description: “For a generation of Chinese intellectuals, the events of 1989 were a chance to erase the ghosts of the past. But what happens when your side loses? When the entire country moves backward, not forward? Jacob Dreyer tells the story of modern China through the lives of four men: visual artists Xu Bing and Ai Weiwei, novelist Mo Yan, and activist Liu Xiaobo, who died this year in captivity.” http://bit.ly/2hS68gc
— “Broken Windows,” by George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson in the March 1982 issue of The Atlantic: “The police and neighborhood safety.” http://theatln.tc/2yN0DTw
— “The French farmer smuggling migrants in the Alps,” by Daniel Trilling in the New Statesman: “He has found himself at the centre of Europe’s migration crisis – but is he a hero or villain?” http://bit.ly/2wD9kiy
— “Philosophers Who Like Stuff,” by Emrys Westacott in Humanities magazine – per ALDaily.com’s description: “Philosophers have criticized luxury for a long time. But the consensus has always had its critics: the philosophers who like stuff.” http://bit.ly/2y6lx2T
— “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights,” by Rachel Aviv in The New Yorker: “Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.” http://bit.ly/2xZLhf1
— “Can This State Be Saved?” by The Weekly Standard’s Alice Lloyd: “Connecticut has dug itself into a deep economic hole; David Walker senses political opportunity for an accountant.” http://tws.io/2hVjEQf
— “Preet Bharara Is Now in the Trump-Opposition Business,” by Andrew Rice in NYMag: “The prosecutor and his entrepreneur brother are trying to build a media empire for the resistance era. First step: a podcast.” http://nym.ag/2y0jrQ1
— “Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For,” by Caroline Winter in Bloomberg Businessweek: “The company’s operation in Michigan reveals how it’s dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws.” https://bloom.bg/2hRBXG1
— “How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety,” by Rachel Monroe in The New Yorker: “Aromatic oils have become big business. But are they medicine or marketing?” http://bit.ly/2fRc6dm
— “A Former Superagent Bets Big on a More Diverse Hollywood,” by Calvin Baker in the NYT Magazine: “After years as the industry’s top African-American talent agent, Charles D. King is building an audacious new production company — with a vision for bringing long-neglected stories to the screen.” http://nyti.ms/2yuyJ2j
— “Jackie Chan’s Plan to Keep Kicking Forever,” by Alex Pappademas in GQ: “Jackie Chan is in his 60s now. His stunts aren’t as insane as they once were, but he’s back on American screens with a killer new revenge flick called The Foreigner (Jackie vs. evil James Bond!). So GQ sent Alex Pappademas to Beijing to interview the king in his castle—a vast martial-arts complex as awesome and over-the-top as Jackie Chan himself.” http://bit.ly/2wCaR8k (h/t Longform.org)
— “Mayonnaise, Disrupted,” by Bianca Bosker in the Nov. Atlantic: “How did Josh Tetrick’s vegan-mayo company become a Silicon Valley darling—and what is he really selling?” http://theatln.tc/2z4GCZt
— “The Mind of John McPhee,” by Sam Anderson in the NYT Magazine: “A deeply private writer reveals his obsessive process.” http://nyti.ms/2giJrhC
SPOTTED at last night’s Nats game: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Sean Spicer, Jake Sullivan, Anita Dunn and Bob Bauer, David and Ann Castagnetti, Steve Rosenthal, James Carville, Luke Russert, and Erik Smith with sons Dolan, Henry and Mack.
–@SteveScalise: “What a memorable birthday! I threw the first pitch at tonight’s @Nationals vs. @Cubs #NLDS game!” 26-second video http://bit.ly/2y0MKo0
ENGAGED — OBAMA ALUMNI — Fran Holuba, who runs the boutique consulting firm Chief Social Architects and is a Politico and Obama NSC alum, got engaged yesterday to entrepreneur Giuseppe Lanzone, founder of Peruvian Brothers, the D.C. food truck enterprise. “He planned a surprise trip to Paris while we were in Europe visiting his family for a wedding in Lugano, Switzerland. We met in D.C. right after he had finished the 2012 Olympics in London. … [W]e had both been asked to work this political cartoon event as guest bartenders at Malmaison before it opened to the public. He was very shy and asked me how to cut limes and we’ve never stopped laughing about that since.” Pic http://politi.co/2xZbXiy
WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Starlee Coleman, the Goldwater Institute’s D.C. press and government affairs rep, and Michael Coleman, D.C. bureau chief for the Albuquerque Journal and a board member of the Regional Reporters Association, recently welcomed their first child, Autumn Belle Coleman. Pic http://bit.ly/2fTabVy
HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY to Melissa Kelly, deputy chief of staff and comms director for Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) and David Kelly, principal at Storm King Strategies and Bush 43 DOT and NHTSA alum
BIRTHDAYS: Chris Krueger of Cowen & Company … Emily Davis, deputy assistant USTR for public and media affairs … GWU professor Sean Aday is 5-0 … Suz Redfearn … DNC chairman Tom Perez is 56 … NYT’s Charlie Savage, a Pulitzer Prize winner … Roll Call photog Tom Williams is 43 … Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, celebrating by “going dancing—at a dance hall that only gets lively after 2 a.m. Then a couple very dry martinis” (hat tip: Caitlin Graf) … Lt. Col. Oliver North (ret.) is 74 … Barbara E. Martinez … Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) is 62 … Mark Orlowski, executive director and founder of the Sustainable Endowments Institute … Brandon Hurlbut, Obama WH and DOE alum now co-founder of Boundary Stone Partners … CNN’s Elizabeth Hartfield … Bill Sweeney, staff director for the Senate DPCC …Todd Weiler … Kate Berner … Arie Lipnick, principal at Macadamia Strategies … Jay Korff … MTA chair Joe Lhota …
… Alice Lloyd, staff writer at the Weekly Standard, celebrating in Aruba (h/t Jenna Lifhits) … Adam Fetcher, comms adviser and speechwriter at Patagonia … Jacqueline Murphy … Politico Europe’s Anca Gurzu … Patricia VanDyke … former Interior deputy secretary David J. Hayes, “who recently launched the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center to help support state Attorneys General who are fighting against regulatory rollbacks and other actions” (h/t Kendra Barkoff) … David Gellman of Federal Advocates (h/t Allison Turner) … Jackie Murphy … Holly Arthur … Allison Worsham … Gavin Carson … Stephen Jackson … Karen Maria Duca … Jeffrey Blount … Dinah Abrahamson … James Ramsey … Catherine Jaynes, the Bush Institute’s director of evaluation and research … James Ramsay … BP’s Tara Napier Harrison … Jen Hengstenberg … John Hedgecoth … Mary Cox (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)
THE SHOWS, by @MattMackowiak, filing from Oranjestad, Aruba:
— “Fox News Sunday”: National Rifle Association executive director Chris Cox … Steve Wynn. Panel: Gillian Turner, Julie Pace, Tom Rogan and Juan Williams
— CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) … Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Panel: Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santorum, Mary Katharine Ham and Karina Jean-Pierre
— NBC’s “Meet the Press”: OMB Director Mick Mulvaney … Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) … House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). Panel: Kristen Welker, Carol Lee, Eugene Robinson and Hugh Hewitt
— CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) … National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre … Mary Ellen O’Toole and Fran Townsend … Adam Winkler. Panel: Jeffrey Goldberg, Susan Page, David Leonhardt and Ramesh Ponnuru
— ABC’s “This Week”: Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) … Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.). Panel: Matthew Dowd, Geoff Bennett, Jeanne Cummings and Susan Glasser
— Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”: Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) … David Clarke … Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) … Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas). Panel: Al D’Amato and Rich Lowry
— Fox News’ “MediaBuzz”: Shannon Pettypiece … Mollie Hemingway … Marie Harf … James Rosen … Shelby Holliday
— CNN’s “Inside Politics” with John King: Abby Phillip, Karoun Demirjian, Michael Warren and Sara Murray
— CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: David Frum, Thomas Friedman and Leah Libresco … Akhil Amar … former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer
— CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: Panel: USA Today editor in chief Joanne Lipman, American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan and Sentinel Newspapers executive editor Brian Karem … Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron … Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) … Charlie Sykes
— Univision’s “Al Punto”: Las Vegas massacre survivor Maritza Flores … Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) … San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz … former Puerto Rico Attorney General Jose Fuentes … White House Policy and Interagency Coordination Director Carlos Diaz-Rosillo … Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) … chef Jose Andres
— C-SPAN: “The Communicators”: WhiteScope founder and security researcher Billy Rios … CanBusHack founder and DEF CON’s Car Hacking Village’s Robert Leale … FBI Las Vegas Division Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse … “Newsmakers”: Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA), questioned by The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe and The Los Angeles Times’ Sarah Wire … “Q&A”: New York Magazine’s Wil Hylton
— PBS’ “To the Contrary”: Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, Independent Women’s Voice senior policy analyst Patrice Onwuka and former Judge and federal prosecutor Debra Carnahan
— Washington Times’ “Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher or listen
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