MASSACRE ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP: MORE THAN 20 DEAD, 100 INJURED IN MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOOTING — LAS VEGAS SUN: “A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino opened fire Sunday on an outdoor music festival, killing at least 20 people — including two off-duty police officers — and wounding more than 100, authorities said.
“Officers confronted the suspect on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, across the street from the concert, and he was killed, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Authorities did not release the suspect’s name but said he was a local resident. Lombardo said police believe it was a ‘lone wolf’ attack but said they were looking for a roommate of the dead suspect as a person of interest.
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“Twenty-six people were admitted to the hospital, University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said. Of those, at least two died, 12 were in critical condition and the rest were being evaluated, she said.” http://bit.ly/2g1JLRN … 42 pix from the Las Vegas Review-Journal http://bit.ly/2xNDoZW
— @davidsakach: “Video courtesy of Drew Akioshi. He was attending the concert at mandalay bay when shooting started.” 2-min. video http://bit.ly/2ke0LZE … 1-min. video of the shooting and people fleeing http://bit.ly/2xRVWdv … @SchreiberEvan: “Harrowing video of mass shooting during @Jason_Aldean set of #Route91Harvest Festival in #LasVegas. #MandalayBay” — 20-second video http://bit.ly/2x7Nvfr
NBC NEWS is reporting the Las Vegas shooting suspect is Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada.
Good Monday morning — a very scary start to the week. SCOOP: MORE DISASTER MONEY — The Trump administration will ask Congress to approve another between $10 billion and $15 billion for the FEMA disaster relief fund this week, according to sources with knowledge of the request. We hear the magic number will be $13 billion. This is meant to begin to cover the cost of the spate of recent natural disasters, including the storm in Puerto Rico.
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ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING — NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young for “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.”
TROUBLE FOR TAX REFORM? — NYT: “Republican Tax Plan May Not Be Built to Last,” by Alan Rappeport: “Business leaders and conservative economists say a permanent reduction in the corporate tax rate, as opposed to a temporary, 10-year cut, is the best way to spur robust investment and job creation as well as generate the kind of economic growth Republicans say will pay for the tax plan.
“But a new analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center says the corporate tax cuts will cost nearly $7 trillion over the next two decades — $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years and another $4.1 trillion from 2028 through 2037. The hit would be somewhat offset by revenue raised from individual taxpayers over that same period — $470 billion over the next 10 years and an additional $1.4 trillion the next decade. But the entire package is expected to cost an estimated $5.6 trillion over the next 20 years — an amount that economists say would be hard to offset through economic growth alone.
“The ability to pay for the tax cuts matters because of Senate rules requiring legislation that adds to the federal deficit after a decade to expire. If Republicans can’t show that a long-term tax cut will be deficit-neutral, they will have to scale back the size of the corporate tax cuts, make them temporary or find another way to pay for them.” http://nyti.ms/2fJdYsc
— REALITY CHECK: If the corporate rate moves from 20 percent, it will be a problem for tax reform. The Trump administration has signaled to Capitol Hill that 20 percent is its best and final offer.
SUSAN GLASSER TALKS TO ZARIF — “Iran’s Foreign Minister Has Some Things He Wants to Say to Donald Trump”: “Despite President Donald Trump’s threats to blow it up, the Iran nuclear deal still has a ‘better than 50’ percent chance of surviving the next year, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif told POLITICO in an extensive interview detailing how his country will—and won’t—respond to Trump’s extraordinary campaign against the agreement the American president calls ‘an embarrassment to the United States.’
“Zarif called Trump’s harsh attack on Iran in his recent U.N. speech ‘the most insulting statement that had ever been made by any U.S. president against Iran since the Revolution.’ But he said it has backfired, isolating the United States and undermining its credibility ‘as a reliable negotiating partner’ on the world stage, and he vowed not to renegotiate the nuclear deal. If Trump tried to unravel it, Zarif said in the interview for The Global Politico, our weekly podcast on world affairs, Iran would consider everything from ‘walking away from the deal to somehow accommodating Europe.’ …
“‘The Europeans have made it very clear to us and to the United States that they intend to do their utmost to ensure survival of the deal,’ Zarif said, using some of his strongest public language yet for a series of backstage meetings that made clear what a striking gap Trump has opened up between the Americans and their closest allies.” http://politi.co/2hHBJBo … Full transcript http://politi.co/2g36Rrq … Listen to the podcast http://apple.co/2kAoZfH
DARREN SAMUELSOHN: “Robert Mueller has no comment”: “Robert Mueller is rarely seen and almost never heard. He doesn’t frequent popular restaurants, appear on television or even issue statements. When he meets in person with President Donald Trump’s lawyers, he does not visit the White House where reporters might notice. He instead summons them to the conference rooms of his southwest Washington D.C. office, whose specific location is among his many well-guarded secrets.
“In those meetings and others, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election strictly limits the number of outsiders who can attend. Militant about leaks, the former FBI director swears participants to a secrecy that they have honored to a remarkable degree. Reporters have long considered him among Washington’s toughest nuts to crack: ‘You’d be embarrassed to ask Bob Mueller for a leak,’ said the veteran journalist Steven Brill, who has written extensively about media coverage of special counsels. ‘It’d be like asking him to watch a porn movie with you.’ …
“But when a CNN crew chased him down a Senate hallway in June 00 ‘The president thinks it’s a ‘witch hunt.’ Is there any way you can respond to that?’ — the poker-faced G-man just stared ahead and kept walking. The moment illustrated the strange dynamic of Mueller’s mission. He is leading a highly secretive investigation into a president who publicly criticizes the probe on a regular basis. It also underscored what former colleagues, fellow prosecutors and people close to the investigation call Mueller’s calculated effort, in the face of a president who has contemplated his firing, to make himself as small a part of the story as possible.” http://politi.co/2fI4BJ5
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BULLETIN at 6 a.m.: “HAVANA (AP) – AP sources: US spies working under diplomatic cover in Havana among the first and most severely affected by attacks.” Story http://bit.ly/2xMTKlE
THE LATEST ON PUERTO RICO …
— “San Juan mayor in hurricane spotlight after Trump tweets,” by AP’s Danica Coto in San Juan: “In Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged capital, it seems Carmen Yulin Cruz is everywhere these days: handing out bags of ice, wading through chest-deep floodwaters, hugging people in need of comfort. Cruz has long won attention across the island for her hands-on style of leadership in San Juan. But this week she rose to international prominence as a target of Twitter attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump — including one tweet Sunday calling her and others ‘politically motivated ingrates.’ … A graduate of Boston University and Carnegie Mellon, she is also a former member of the island’s House of Representatives.” http://bit.ly/2x77rih
— POOL REPORT DU JOUR – AFP’s Michael Mathes, quoting Trump at the Presidents Cup golf tournament in Jersey City, New Jersey: “‘On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and… if you look today and you see what’s happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control, Puerto Rico. And the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last period of time with the hurricanes,’ Trump said before presenting the trophy to US captain Steve Stricker. ‘I want to just remember them, and we’re going to dedicate this trophy to all those people who went through so much, that we love, that are part of our great state, really a part of our great nation,’ Trump said. Back to golf: ‘Our team USA — wow did you play well.’”
THE PRINT EXCLUSIVE — TIM ALBERTA of POLITICO MAGAZINE speaks to STEVE SCALISE — “‘They Said I Was Within a Minute of Death’” http://politi.co/2wtfYb0
OVERSEAS — “U.S. Weighs Fate of Taliban Political Office, Prompting Internal Objection,” by WSJ’s Dion Nissenbaum: “The Trump administration is considering a plan that would aim to close the Taliban political office in Qatar, a move that triggered an unusual internal protest by State Department officials who said it would undermine U.S. interests in Afghanistan, according to current and former U.S. officials. A group of State Department specialists on South Asia filed the rare internal ‘dissent channel cable’ on Friday to urge that the U.S. keep the Taliban office open and launch more-intensive talks to end the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan … The memo was signed by a handful of officials … including some longtime State Department employees whose contracts with the department expired on Friday and weren’t renewed.” http://on.wsj.com/2x8Dfyy
— FT: “Catalonian president close to declaring independence: More than 760 people injured in clashes as Catalans defy Madrid over vote,” by Michael Stothard in Barcelona and Ian Mount in Girona: “Catalonia’s president has signalled that the region is on course to declare independence from Spain in the coming days after more than 2m people defied attempts by Madrid to halt Sunday’s referendum to back independence.
“Carles Puigdemont said that the region’s citizens had ‘earned the right to have an independent state’ after 90 per cent of the 2.26m votes cast — out of just over 5m eligible voters — were in favour of independence. ‘My government, in the next few days, will send the results of today’s vote to the Catalan parliament, where the sovereignty of our people lies,’ he said. The parliament had previously promised independence within 48 hours of a Yes vote. A declaration of independence would have no legal force, as the Spanish constitutional court has ruled the referendum illegal and invalid. Such a declaration was also likely to have no backing from the international community.” http://on.ft.com/2fK7FEq
ALEX BURNS in NYT MEN’S STYLE SECTION: “Zippy Amtrak Train Gets Tangled in ‘the Swamp’”: “Sebastian Gorka’s voice rippled with contempt as he announced, on behalf of Donald J. Trump, that the old Washington establishment was obsolete. Declaring it was time for ‘new ideas,’ Mr. Gorka, then a White House aide, packed disdain into a cryptic phrase that could have been borrowed from science fiction — a space-age update on the Bolsheviks’ ‘dustbin of history.’ ‘We’re not going to stay in the Washington bubble,’ Mr. Gorka proclaimed on television, ‘or the Acela corridor of wonkery.’ With its Asimovian name, wielded these days as a vaguely derisive epithet, the Acela might sound to an untrained ear like something exotic, even menacing. The reality is far more pedestrian: The Acela is a train.” http://nyti.ms/2wsZgIR
TRUMP’S MONDAY — Trump is meeting with governors from Kentucky, Mississippi, Maine and New Hampshire. He is also holding a working lunch with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and holding a dinner with GOP lawmakers.
THE JUICE …
— FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: RANDY BRYCE raised more than $1.5 million in the third quarter for his bid to oust Speaker Paul Ryan, according to a release provided in advance to Playbook. The campaign will also report more than $1 million cash-on-hand in a finance report due later this month. The average contribution to his campaign was $25.
— “Republican AGs hire Ryan operative for 2018 build-up,” by Scott Bland: “Zack Roday, who has been the press secretary and spokesman for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s political operation, will become the Republican Attorneys General Association’s first-ever communications director.” http://politi.co/2ws3IHL
— David Freedlander (@freedlander): “NEWS: former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo has joined Michael Grimm’s campaign for Congress”.
CUBS-NATIONALS SCHEDULE — Friday, Nationals Park, 7:30 p.m., TBS … Saturday, Nationals Park, 5:30 p.m., TBS
FOR YOUR RADAR — AP at 5:53 a.m.: “BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) – Palestinian prime minister arrives in Gaza for ambitious attempt to reconcile rival Palestinian factions.”
FOGGY BOTTOM WATCH — “Should Rex Tillerson Resign? The president has yet again humiliated his secretary of state. Here’s why it probably doesn’t matter whether he stays or goes,” by Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolosky in POLITICO Magazine: “In our combined 50-plus years at the State Department, neither of us ever witnessed as profound a humiliation as a sitting president handed his secretary of state Sunday morning. … Even if they’re playing good cop-bad cop, this is a shocker: Donald Trump is basically announcing that any negotiations with North Korea are worthless.
“This not only undercut Tillerson personally, but also undermines U.S. interests and the secretary of state’s sensible decision to talk to the North Korean regime. To make matters worse, all of this is occurring while Tillerson is in Beijing to prepare for the president’s trip to China next month—so the president kneecapped his own top diplomat in front of America’s chief rival in Asia.” http://politi.co/2yDfT5b
ON THE WORLD STAGE — “Kim Jong Un’s Nephew Was in Danger After Father’s Killing, North Korean Group Says,” by WSJ’s Alastair Gale: “When Kim Jong Nam, the exiled half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, was killed with nerve gas in a Malaysian airport on Feb. 13, it was evident who might be targeted next. His 21-year-old son, Kim Han Sol, had similarly criticized the regime in Pyongyang, which was suspected of carrying out the attack. The son’s bloodline made him a potential threat to the Kim dynasty. What followed was a secretive scramble by a group of North Korean dissidents to get Kim Han Sol, his mother and sister out of their Macau home and fly them to safety in a secure location. …
“The U.S., China and the Netherlands provided assistance with travel, visas or other aspects of the plan, according to the group. … Other nations refused to give assistance. Among them was Canada, a decision that reflected its sensitive negotiations to free a Canadian pastor imprisoned in North Korea.” http://on.wsj.com/2xUUKXe
— “2 women plead not guilty in N. Korean scion’s assassination,” by AP’s Eileen Ng in Shah Alam, Malaysia: “Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show.” http://bit.ly/2fJMq63
— “A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer,” by WaPo’s Joby Warrick: “Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named Jie Shun was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded by heavy tarps. Armed with this tip, customs agents were waiting when the ship entered Egyptian waters. They swarmed the vessel and discovered, concealed under bins of iron ore, a cache of more than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades.
“It was, as a United Nations report later concluded, the ‘largest seizure of ammunition in the history of sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.’ But who were the rockets for? The Jie Shun’s final secret would take months to resolve and would yield perhaps the biggest surprise of all: The buyers were the Egyptians themselves.” http://wapo.st/2keecsM
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VALLEY TALK – NEW YORK MAGAZINE COVER — “Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is? The same company that gives you birthday reminders also helped ensure the integrity of the German elections,” by Max Read: “Facebook has grown so big, and become so totalizing, that we can’t really grasp it all at once. Like a four-dimensional object, we catch slices of it when it passes through the three-dimensional world we recognize. In one context, it looks and acts like a television broadcaster, but in this other context, an NGO. … Over the past year I’ve heard Facebook compared to a dozen entities and felt like I’ve caught glimpses of it acting like a dozen more. I’ve heard government metaphors (a state, the E.U., the Catholic Church, Star Trek’s United Federation of Planets) and business ones (a railroad company, a mall); physical metaphors (a town square, an interstate highway, an electrical grid) and economic ones (a Special Economic Zone, Gosplan).
“For every direct comparison, there was an equally elaborate one: a faceless Elder God. A conquering alien fleet. There are real consequences to our inability to understand what Facebook is. Not even President-Pope-Viceroy Zuckerberg himself seemed prepared for the role Facebook has played in global politics this past year. In which case, how can we be assured that Facebook is really safeguarding democracy for us and that it’s not us who need to be safeguarding democracy against Facebook?” http://slct.al/2xQYR61 … The cover http://bit.ly/2x9M3E6
–“AP source: Facebook to turn over Russia-linked ads,” by AP’s Mary Clare Jalonick: “Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016 presidential election and are linked to a Russian ad agency. Company officials will meet with the House and Senate intelligence committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee to hand over the ads … It is unclear whether the ads will eventually be released publicly. Several lawmakers — including Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel — have said they believe the American public should see them.” http://bit.ly/2x9w6hn
KNOWING ERIC TRUMP — “THE PRESIDENT’S SON: HOW ERIC BECAME A TRUMP,” by City and State New York’s Frank Runyeon: http://bit.ly/2xUSpLY
MEDIAWATCH — RACHEL MADDOW PROFILE — “The Storyteller: How Rachel Maddow constructs a narrative,” by The New Yorker’s Janet Malcolm: “Maddow is widely praised for the atmosphere of cheerful civility and accessible braininess that surrounds her stage persona. She is onstage, certainly, and makes no bones about being so. She regularly reminds us of the singularity of her show (‘You will hear this nowhere else’; ‘Very important interview coming up, stay with us’; ‘Big show coming up tonight’). Like a carnival barker, she leads us on with tantalizing hints about what is inside the tent …
“Her performance and those of the actors in the commercials merge into one delicious experience of TV. ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ is a piece of sleight of hand presented as a cable news show. It is TV entertainment at its finest. It permits liberals to enjoy themselves during what may be the most thoroughly unenjoyable time of their political lives.” http://bit.ly/2x9mDqp
— “Google Plans to Help News Publishers Increase Subscriptions: Search engine to end ‘first click free’ policy that upset industry; new subscription tools in works,” by WSJ’s Jack Nicas: “Google is rolling out a package of new policies and services to help news publishers increase subscriptions, a move likely to warm its icy relationship with some of the biggest critics of its power over the internet.” http://on.wsj.com/2xKTlCU
— CLICKER – VANITY FAIR: “The New Establishment: In 2017 it seems that everyone is in everyone else’s business, and the list foreshadows the coming battles as various industries, and the titans who captain them, increasingly weave together into one.” The full list http://bit.ly/2fCXAFT
SPOTTED: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife yesterday at Radici in Eastern Market … RNC finance director Richard Walters yesterday at the St. Regis, which is the site of an RNC gala today and tomorrow … Gayle King in line at Shake Shack in Union Station on Friday afternoon … Sean Spicer on Friday night at Bullfeathers … Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Delta 1358 from Salt Lake to Dulles, sitting in first class in seat 4A – Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) was in 1C, “in shorts and sandals no less,” per our tipster.
WEEKEND WEDDINGS — MSNBC/NBC political analyst Elise Jordan and Vanity Fair digital director Mike Hogan recently eloped to the NYC Clerk’s office. “Mike’s father Jack Hogan was witness to the quick nuptials, and Vanity Fair photographer Justin Bishop took incredible photos. The Daily Beast’s John Avlon and CNN’s Margaret Hoover surprised the newlyweds over the weekend with a sunset cruise around Sag Harbor and Shelter Island. Danny Shea, head of global expansion at Thrive Global, introduced us. WeWork director of public affairs and Christie alum Lauren Fritts captured it all.” Fritts’ 90-second video http://bit.ly/2yCm2yK … Instapic http://bit.ly/2fDVVQo
— Eric Koch, a managing principal in the New York office of Precision Strategies and alum of Melissa Mark-Viverito and Hiltzik Strategies, on Saturday married Sonia Moghe, a field producer in New York for CNN. Pool report: “It was an outdoor, beachfront Hindu wedding in Cape Cod along the Nantucket Sound at sunset. Eric rode in on a horse, as is customary in Hindu weddings, and afterwards the couple did their first dance to ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry. They handed out bottles of Bovis Olive Oil, from Eric’s family’s olive orchard in Kalamata, Greece, and dined on Greek and Indian food.” Pics http://bit.ly/2yRoCBx … Eric on a horse http://bit.ly/2xLZSKV … NYT announcement http://nyti.ms/2xJGQHE
SPOTTED: Sara Sidner, Amelia Adams, Lis Smith, Max Pomeranc, Naeem Douglas.
— API’s tax lobbyist and HungryLobbyist.com owner Brian Johnson on Saturday married 1776’s director of marketing Morgan Gress at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in D.C. “It’s not lost that a tax lobbyist got married on Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, days after the tax reform blueprint 2.0 was released, with a reception at the home of the President (Woodrow Wilson) who was responsible for codifying the modern day tax code, with koozies that read ‘Joint Tax Filing Ceremony’ with the code section for married couples jointly filing,” a tipster emailed us. Pics http://bit.ly/2xRIhTB … http://bit.ly/2yBhnwI
SPOTTED: Surya Gunasekara and wife Mandy Gunasekara, who played the piano during the wedding ceremony, Patrick Gleason, Peter Cherukuri, Andrew Mills, Page Gress, Ashley Summers, Nika Nour, Georgette Spanjich, Ashley Wolos, Kate Nolan.
IN MEMORIAM — Family and friends gathered to remember GOP pollster and strategist Arthur Finkelstein Sunday at his family’s estate in Ipswich, Mass. The gathering was hosted by his husband and partner of 51 years, Donald Curiale, and his daughters Molly and Jeni, with surviving brothers Ronald and Barry Finkelstein. Beth Myers emceed with other speakers including Ari Fleischer, JoAnne Barnhart, former Sens. Al D’Amato (R-N.Y.) and Connie Mack (R-Fla.), former Republican N.Y. Gov. George Pataki, David Cornstein, Barbara Fiala and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who flew in from Tirana.
“All celebrated Finkelstein’s genius, skill, humor, and famous quirks (untied necktie, dinners at Peter Luger’s, and trademark greeting regardless of time, ‘Good Morning’),” one attendee emailed us. “Messages read from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Retrospective video produced by (Trump media man) Larry Weitzner and Niles Barnhart.”
TRANSITIONS – MediaDC has hired Jillian Anderson as associate publicist. She previously worked as a network booker for Newsy and is a Fox News alum. … Brandt Anderson is leaving as legislative director for Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and joining Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s office handling his Senate Armed Services Cmte./Defense and veterans policy work.
BIRTHDAYS OF THE DAY: Dave Walker, candidate for Connecticut governor and former comptroller general of the U.S. and head of the GAO, is 66. A fun fact about him: “I’m in two Halls of Fame: the Accounting Hall of Fame which is international and in Columbus, Ohio and the Internal Audit Hall of Fame in Orlando, Florida. A second fun fact is I used to work for the Miami Dolphins when I was in high school. I probably had the best high school job in America. I did statistics, did bed checks and issued fines if the players were late and I did whatever the head coach and Bob Griese wanted me to do. Griese was the quarterback for the undefeated Super Bowl team, although when I was with the Dolphins, it was in their formative years, not their undefeated Super Bowl year.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2g2QRpd
— Barry Bennett, president of Avenue Strategies, former senior adviser to the Trump campaign and former Carson campaign manager. How he got his start in politics: “I needed a job in college and a cute girl next door got me an interview at the Reagan campaign in Ohio. The rest was a series of poor personnel decisions by others.” Q&A: http://politi.co/2xNgn9B
BIRTHDAYS: Cathy Isaacson … Courtney Hazlett … Doug Andres, press secretary for White House press corps for Speaker Ryan, is 33 (hat tip: his future fellow podcast stars) … N.Y. Republican State Chairman Ed Cox is 71 … Politico’s Lindsey Mertz … John Donnelly, COS for Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) … Marlena (Baldacci) Militana, CNN alum now at Highwire PR in Chicago … AP auto writer Tom Krisher is 6-0 … Alex Fullman … Michelle Sara King, president and CEO of King Consults, celebrating with a friends at Emissary … Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is 63 … Bloomberg’s Lisa Fleisher … NYT’s Lynsea Garrison …
… Bloomberg’s David Gura … Rosie Quick … Greg Scanlon … Danita Ng … Annie Keating … Emerson Eichler of Wells Fargo … Joey Kalmin … NYPIRG leader Blair Horner … Ken Bazinet … GOP fundraiser Mackenzie Smith … Deanna Ballard … Lauren Belive, federal gov’t relations at Lyft and an Obama WH and OFA alum … Susan Lamorra … Lauren Pfeifle Willis … Minhas Majeed Khan … Jacklin Rhoads, press secretary for Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) … Shelley Fryer … Julie Burton … David Wilhelm is 61 … Emmett Beliveau (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)
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