Good Thursday morning. JOE SCARBOROUGH told the crowd at a Harvard Institute of Politics event last night in D.C. that he and MIKA BRZEZINSKI will get married “in Nantucket in the spring. But we don’t know because we gotta make sure that our kids are OK with it.” Scarborough joked they would get married in Nantucket if Bill Delahunt — the former congressman, who was in the audience — would promise to go.
THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY RIGHT NOW — BURGESS EVERETT and RACHANA PRADHAN: “Senate moderates sidelined in new Obamacare repeal bill: Centrist Republicans are still opposed to deep Medicaid cuts, potentially dooming the GOP effort to gut the health law”: “In a closed-door meeting of Senate Republican chairmen Wednesday, Lisa Murkowski ripped GOP leaders’ attempt to scale back Medicaid spending in their Obamacare repeal bill. The two matters were unrelated, she argued, because the Affordable Care Act did not change Medicaid spending levels across the entire program. The independent-minded Alaska senator was backed up by Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, a Republican generally aligned with leadership, according to senators and people familiar with the conversations. …
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“GOP leaders are set to unveil a new version of their health bill Thursday, but no major changes have been made to satisfy senators concerned about winding down Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and aggressive Medicaid cuts over the next decade. So even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struggles to keep restive conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on board, lingering concerns from moderates like Murkowski could signal the bill’s demise. McConnell needs 50 votes simply to open debate on the bill next week, and he is well short of that number, GOP senators said.” http://politi.co/2th881L
— BURGESS AND RACHANA are saying that far from passing the health care bill, Mitch McConnell can’t even get the votes to bring the bill to the floor. The Kentucky Republican has said — and we have written — that he’ll bring the bill up either way, which will force a tough vote for many Republicans. IF REPUBLICANS FALL FLAT ON THEIR FACE and fail to get 50 votes to open debate, the hope in Senate GOP leadership is that something starts to come together from the ashes of defeat.
— DEMOCRATS’ LATEST THINKING: Democrats are now starting to message that voting for the motion to proceed is a vote to repeal the bill. PER A DEMOCRAT INVOLVED IN HEALTH CARE: “McConnell is working overtime to just get the bill on the floor, knowing his odds of success will be much greater once he can use the amendment process to stitch together the votes he needs to pass it. There’s no bill he can announce now that will get 51 public endorsements, but he may be able to pressure enough people with amendments — some vote no on bill but yes on amendments and others vote the reverse. Given that, any GOP Senator who votes for the motion to proceed will have, essentially, voted for the repeal bill if it ends up passing.”
— THE TRUTH SERUM: One of the oldest thought experiments at POLITICO — dating back to the days when we were a newsroom of less than 100 people — is to ask each other what lawmakers would say about a particular topic if they were on truth serum. It was partially a joke, and partially a way to say, “come on, what do they really think?” Well, we’ve spoken to enough lawmakers off the record to know this: Republicans REALLY want to wrap up the health care discussion. Sure, they want to repeal Obamacare. But the conversation they’re having now is how many people are going to get booted off their insurance. That’s not good politics.
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP spoke off the record to the press pool on Air Force One to Paris for an hour, per pooler Maggie Haberman of the NYT.
TRUMP’S THURSDAY — The president is holding a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at 12:25 p.m.
FIRST FAMILY — “With Glare on Trump Children, Political Gets Personal for President,” by NYT’s Mark Landler and Maggie Haberman: “In private, President Trump sometimes addresses his adult children as ‘baby,’ a term of endearment tinged with a New Yorker’s wisecracking edge. And now that Mr. Trump’s babies have been swept into the vortex of his storm-tossed presidency, he is taking it personally. The fierce criticism of a meeting between Mr. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016 has left the president by turns angry, defensive and protective but ultimately relieved that for now, the worst appears to be over, people who spoke to him said Wednesday. …
“By midday Wednesday, the mercurial president was telling friends and advisers that he believed the situation had improved. ‘I think this is getting better,’ he said to one group of aides, hours before he was set to take off for a trip to France to mark Bastille Day. … Also under scrutiny is how forthcoming Mr. Kushner was with his father-in-law about the nature of the June meeting. He met with Mr. Trump to discuss the issue, according to advisers to the White House, around the time he updated his federal disclosure form to include Ms. Veselnitskaya’s name on a list of foreign contacts that Mr. Kushner was required to submit to the F.B.I. to obtain a security clearance. Mr. Kushner supplemented the list of foreign contacts three times, adding more than 100 names, people close to him said.” http://nyti.ms/2sSGpVJ
— AN IMPORTANT DETAIL: Kushner has added more than 100 names to the list of foreigners he spoke to.
–ALSO: JARED AND IVANKA’S NEXT TRIP — From Mark and Maggie: “Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, are not accompanying Mr. Trump to Paris. Instead they plan to attend the annual media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, sponsored by the investment firm Allen & Company. An official said the couple would pay for their own travel and lodgings.”
HOT VIDEO — Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan): “Mike Pence’s spks [Marc Lotter] refuses to answer whether Pence had meetings with anyone from Russia. Three times he was asked. Three times he refused” in a Fox News interview with Bill Hemmer. http://bit.ly/2t67XuU
— THIS RAISES a lot more questions than it answers. Weird.
— @kenvogel: “HOT TICKET: Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS (firm that facilitated Trump/Russia dossier) to testify next Wed. before @SenJudiciary Cmte”.
TRUMP SPEAKS — “Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer,” by Reuters’ Steve Holland: “Asked if he knew that his son was meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June last year, the president told Reuters in a White House interview: ‘No, that I didn’t know until a couple of days ago when I heard about this.’ … ‘I think many people would have held that meeting,’ Trump said. … ‘Many people, and many political pros, said everybody would do that.’ … In the White House interview, the president said he directly asked Russian President Vladimir Putin if he was involved in what U.S. intelligence says was Russian meddling in the presidential campaign and that Putin had insisted he was not. …
“‘I said, “Did you do it?” And he said, “No, I did not. Absolutely not.” I then asked him a second time in a totally different way. He said absolutely not,’ Trump said. Asked if he believed Putin’s denial, Trump paused. ‘Look. Something happened and we have to find out what it is, because we can’t allow a thing like that to happen to our election process. So something happened and we have to find out what it is,’ he said.” http://reut.rs/2t6foCk
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? — “Trump’s lawyers try to control unruly White House,” by Josh Dawsey, whose birthday is today: “Donald Trump’s legal team is trying to instill discipline on a West Wing not known for its discipline. The lawyers, people familiar with the internal discussions say, are reminding White House aides and the president that the stakes are higher now that a special counsel and Congress are scrutinizing their every move, that small indiscretions could turn into bigger issues, and that they have to follow rules they don’t like.
“Trump’s legal team is attempting to separate the president from Donald Trump Jr. and the son’s legal team on Russia matters, as well from Jared Kushner and his legal team, over concerns that the blurred lines could create unnecessary problems, according to these sources. They have tried to block Trump’s warring band of aides from joining meetings with his lawyers, warning that they could become witnesses or be forced to hire lawyers if they attend.
“Similar to his freewheeling governing style, Trump wants many people in the room for meetings and will sometimes ask lawyers for advice about people they do not represent, two West Wing aides said. At the same time, most West Wing aides don’t have lawyers yet and have sometimes asked lawyers not representing them for guidance.” http://politi.co/2uh0adg
THE PRESIDENT IN PARIS — THE WAY TO TRUMP’S HEART — “Trump loves a military parade — it’s one reason he’s heading to Paris,” by WaPo’s Jenna Johnson and James McAuley in Paris: “President Trump was not expected to attend France’s Bastille Day, which this year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. But then he learned there would be a military parade. French President Emmanuel Macron told Trump in a June 27 phone call about the event, which this year will feature U.S. and French troops marching through the historic streets near the Arc de Triomphe, fighter jets cutting through the skies above, and flags, horses and military equipment on display — the sort of spectacle that Trump wanted to stage at his own inauguration in January. Trump told Macron he would be there, according to a White House official, and French and U.S. officials rushed to schedule a last-minute trip that will last about 27 hours and include dinner at an opulent restaurant in the Eiffel Tower and a visit to Napoleon Bonaparte’s tomb.” http://wapo.st/2uc0Z7q
— FUN READ: “Trump in Paris: The curious case of his friend Jim,” by AP’s Vivian Salama: “For all things Paris, President Donald Trump’s go-to guy is Jim. The way Trump tells it — Jim is a friend who loves Paris and used to visit every year. Yet when Trump travels to the city Thursday for his first time as president, it’s unlikely that Jim will tag along. Jim doesn’t go to Paris anymore. Trump says that’s because the city has been infiltrated by foreign extremists. Whether Jim exists is unclear. Trump has never given his last name. The White House has not responded to a request for comment about who Jim is or whether he will be on the trip.” http://bit.ly/2vfEag6
2018 WATCH — “AP Exclusive: Senator profits from outsourcing he slams,” by Brian Slodysko in Indianapolis: “An Indiana senator railed against Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico last year, even as he profited from a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. Joe Donnelly, considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election next year, has long blasted free-trade policies for killing American jobs. … However, an arts and crafts business Donnelly’s family has owned for generations is capitalizing on some of the very trade policies — and low-paid foreign labor — the senator has denounced.
“For more than a year, Stewart Superior Corp. and its subsidiaries have been shipping thousands of pounds of raw materials to Mexico, where the company has a factory that produces ink pads and other supplies, according to customs records from Panjiva Inc., which tracks American imports and exports. The finished products are then transported back to a company facility in California, the records show. Stewart Superior, which also has an operation in LaPorte, Indiana, says on its website that the company’s Mexican factory ‘brings economical, cost competitive manufacturing and product development to our valued customers.’
“Although Donnelly’s brother runs the company, the senator previously served as a corporate officer and its general counsel before he was first elected to Congress in 2006. In a financial disclosure form he filed in May, Donnelly reported owning as much as $50,000 in company stock and earning between $15,001 and $50,000 in dividends on it in 2016 alone. ‘Joe is proud to support good companies that create quality Hoosier jobs, including Stewart Superior,’ Peter Hanscom, Donnelly’s campaign manager, said in an email to the AP. ‘Throughout his career, Joe Donnelly has always fought for a level playing field for the American worker, including a renegotiation of NAFTA, and he will continue to do so.’” http://bit.ly/2ucgM6m
COMING ATTRACTIONS — “Ryan tries to control growing movement to re-open war debate,” by Austin Wright: “House Speaker Paul Ryan met with anti-war Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee on Wednesday as he sought to take control of growing bipartisan demands for a new debate on the 16-year-old military fight against terrorism. Ryan and Lee had a ‘robust discussion’ on the House floor about an amendment she pushed through the House Appropriations Committee last month that would repeal Congress’ 2001 authorization for force against groups like Al Qaeda, Lee spokesman Christopher Huntley said.
“That vote was a surprising victory for Lee and was seen as a rebuke of the House Republican leadership, which has stymied past rank-and-file efforts seeking a new vote on the war authorization. After her meeting with Ryan, Lee said she believes House GOP leaders plan to strip her amendment from this year’s defense appropriations bill and replace it with a measure being crafted by Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.). The Cole provision would ask the Defense Department to spell out what it would want in a new war authorization. ‘They should not remove this from the bill,’ Lee said in an interview. ‘This was put in as part of the democratic process.’” http://politi.co/2tf5ObI
THE JUICE …
— SPOTTED YESTERDAY AT THE TRUMP HOTEL: Corey Lewandowski pacing while talking on his cell phone … Anthony Scaramucci holding court in the hotel lobby.
— FROM HADAS GOLD’S MORNING MEDIA: “Having made its name as a home for liberals and the blog posts of coastal elites, the recently renamed HuffPost is seeking to reinforce its new, less partisan image with a seven-week, 23-city bus tour through Middle America called ‘Listen to America.’ … Starting in September, a traveling party of rotating HuffPost staff members led by editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen will visit the cities, eschewing the coasts for the likes of Fort Wayne, Ind., Oxford, Miss., and Odessa, Texas. At each city, the site will host events, roll out planned stories with local media outlets, send out reporters to write about the communities and collect stories from residents ‘in their own words.’” …
“The announcement of the tour, which some sources told could cost nearly $1 million, (a spokesperson declined to comment on the cost) comes just weeks after the HuffPost newsroom was hit with some 39 layoffs as part of parent company Verizon Communications Inc.’s acquisition of Yahoo.” http://politi.co/2ulVaF6
BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK COVER — “New Lloyd, Same Goldman: The CEO survived the financial crisis and then cancer. Now he’s pushing a bold commitment to trading that’s out of favor in the industry,” by Dakin Campbell https://bloom.bg/2tM5DrP
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BEHIND THE SCENES — “Trump crafting plan to slash legal immigration,” by Eliana Johnson and Josh Dawsey: “Donald Trump and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically scale back legal immigration — a move that would mark a fulfillment of one of the president’s biggest campaign promises. Trump plans to get behind a bill being introduced later this summer by GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia that, if signed into law, would, 2027, slash in half the number of legal immigrants entering the country each year, according to four people familiar with the conversations. Currently, about 1 million legal immigrants enter the country annually; that number would fall to 500,000 over the next decade. The senators have been working closely with Stephen Miller, a senior White House official known for his hawkish stance on immigration. The issue is also a central priority for Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist, who has several promises to limit immigration scribbled on the walls of his office.” http://politi.co/2tha0HC
SCOOP — “Trump intervenes to grant rejected Afghan girls entry to U.S. for robotics contest,” by Nahal Toosi: “At the urging of President Donald Trump, U.S. officials have reversed course and decided to allow into the United States a group of Afghan girls hoping to participate in an international robotics competition next week, senior administration officials told POLITICO on Wednesday. The decision followed a furious public backlash to the news that the six teens had been denied U.S. visas. … ‘The State Department worked incredibly well with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that this case was reviewed and handled appropriately,’ Dina Powell, Trump’s deputy national security adviser for strategy, said in a statement.” http://politi.co/2ubYX7p
AT THE DEPT. OF EDUCATION – NYT A1, “Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear,” by Erica L. Green and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Investigative processes have not been ‘fairly balanced between the accusing victim and the accused student,’ [said Candice E. Jackson, the top civil rights official at the Department of Education]. Jackson argued, and students have been branded rapists ‘when the facts just don’t back that up.’ In most investigations, she said, there’s ‘not even an accusation that these accused students overrode the will of a young woman.’ ‘Rather, the accusations — 90 percent of them — fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right,’” Ms. Jackson said. Ms. Jackson later issued a statement clarifying that the conclusion was based on feedback from cases involving accused students, and even if complaints don’t allege violence, ‘all sexual harassment and sexual assault must be taken seriously.’” http://nyti.ms/2tLa7Pd
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TRUMP INC. — “State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver,” by WaPo’s Amy Brittain: “The State Department spent more than $15,000 to book 19 rooms at the new Trump hotel in Vancouver when members of President Trump’s family headlined the grand opening of the tower in late February. The hotel bookings — which were released to The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request — reflect the first evidence of State Department expenditures at a Trump-branded property since President Trump took office in January.” http://wapo.st/2vfv0jN
BEYOND THE BELTWAY — “Everytown claims state wins on gun control,” by Isaac Dovere: “While Republicans in Washington keep promising rollbacks of gun control laws — though so far haven’t taken action on any on it — Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety group is claiming another round of success in new restrictions passed on the state level. Much of that, the group points out, came with the support of Republicans and signatures of Republican governors. … Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee and Utah all passed new restrictions on firearms for domestic abusers. … According to a new ‘report card’ from Everytown out Thursday, that brings the total to 23 of states that have enhanced the laws around domestic abusers since 2013.” http://politi.co/2t6AcK0
SHOW ME THE MONEY — “Warren delivers strong fundraising haul,” by Massachusetts Playbooker Lauren Dezenski in Boston: “According to new numbers provided by her campaign to POLITICO, [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren raised $3.45 million between April and June, bringing her total cash on hand to $11.03 million. It’s the highest second-quarter fundraising haul announced so far, and follows a record-breaking first quarter which saw Warren bring in more money than any other Democratic Senate candidate.” http://politi.co/2tONYOA
— ELANA SCHOR: “Manchin raises more than $1.4m in second quarter”: He now “has almost $3.5 million on hand as two of his GOP challengers face a brutal primary battle. Manchin’s second-quarter fundraising more than doubles the $552,000 he took in during the first three months of the year, giving a major boost to the West Virginia Democrat — who also faces his own primary challenge from a liberal activist backed by a group of former Bernie Sanders aides.” http://politi.co/2uU2On9
CQ MAGAZINE — “The Fixers: Five Washington hands who have a knack for smoothing out the process,”: Featuring Rep. Morgan Griffith, Lisa Curtis, Ron Bonjean, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Nancy Jacobson http://politi.co/2tPfawp
MEDIAWATCH – “The Wall Street Journal Reorganizes Newsroom, Creates Senior Roles,” by WSJ’s Lukas I. Alpert: “The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday announced details of a broad editorial reorganization as part of its ‘WSJ2020’ review, creating a new leadership structure with the aim of transforming the 128-year-old newspaper into a mobile-first news operation. … The restructuring creates a number of new senior newsroom roles. Mr. Baker’s new reports will include editors for professional news, digital content strategy, strategic initiatives and a managing editor responsible for non-news matters such as finance and personnel. There also will be an editor of features, special content and events.” http://on.wsj.com/2uTXJv5
— PER HADAS GOLD’s MORNING MEDIA: ALEX PAPPAS has joined Fox News as a political reporter. He joins from the Washington Examiner and is also a Daily Caller alum.
SPOTTED at breakfast at the Four Seasons yesterday: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; former FERC commissioner Colette Honorable with Itron CEO Philip Mezey and former Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) talking the future of water, gas and electricity; Bill Kristol, Larry Linden, and Alex Flint talking a carbon tax. … Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and wife Hilary Geary last night at Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons — sitting next to each other in a booth.
OUT AND ABOUT — SPOTTED last night at the Harvard Institute of Politics event at the National Archives with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski as they begin their semester-long fellowship at the IOP: Dan Balz, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Lynn Sweet, Ann Compton, Jeff Trammel, Mark Iwry, David Rubenstein, former Rep. Bill and IOP director Delahunt (D-Mass.), Lois Romano, Sven Holmes, Maralee Schwartz, Robin Sproul, Torrie Clark, Sally Quinn, Penny Lee, Caitlin Legacki, Jeff Solnet, Emily Schlichting, Hanna Hope, Mark Isaacson, Luis Urbina, Marina and Joe McCarthy, Alex Wirth, Linda and John Della Volpe, Steve Johnston, Chris Farley, Susan Brophy, Lindsey Davis Stover, Phil Sharp.
LAST NIGHT AT THE FOUR SEASONS – THE CENTER FOR THE NATIONAL INTEREST’S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE DINNER – honoring Hank Greenberg. Henry Kissinger and Ret. Adm. Mike Mullen spoke.
SPOTTED: Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Dov and Deborah Zakheim, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, Sergio Gor, Matt Mowers, Diane Zeleny, Ambassador Richard Burt, Qatar Ambassador Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad al-Thani, Vietnam Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh, Finland Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, Veronique Rodman, Steve Clemons, Odeh Aburdene, Janet Langhart, John Hudson, Dimitri Simes, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, Michael Lind, Jacob Heilbrunn, Grover Norquist, Graham Allison, Richard McGregor, Angela Stent, Jane Harman, Lynn Nguyen, Sara Al Saadi, Ret. Gen. Charles G. Boyd, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Paul Saunders, Suhail Khan.
FRENCH AMBASSADOR GERARD ARAUD hosted a reception Wednesday evening to celebrate Bastille Day. Pic by Dan Schwartz of Kellyanne and George Conway, Araud, and Andrea Mitchell http://bit.ly/2uhTyeJ … Other scenes from the party http://bit.ly/2uhSgAh … http://bit.ly/2ulO8Qp
SPOTTED: Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Ret. Admiral Mike Rogers, Kellyanne and George Conway, Sean and Rebecca Spicer, John Bellinger, Sebastian Gorka, Melanne Verveer, Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit, Juleanna Glover and Christopher Reiter, Andrea Mitchell, Ben Chang, Esther Brimmer, Mark Penn and Nancy Jacobson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary, Tammy Haddad, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Ben Domenech, Elizabeth Drew, former Rep. Bart Gordon, Francesca Craig, Peter Reid, Caroline Scullin, Tracy Bernstein, Lauren Paige, Jordanian Ambassador Dina Kawar, Ted and Lady Booth Olson, Evelyn DiBona, Timothy Lowery, Michael Zingali, Lyndon Boozer, Kate Bennett, Conrad Cafritz.
TRANSITIONS – BUSH ALUMNI – BLAIN RETHMEIER has been hired by Brooklyn-based PR firm Ditto to open a West Coast office, based in San Francisco. He was most recently managing director of the corporate and crisis practice for the Western region at Edelman and also is a Bush White House and DOJ alum. http://bit.ly/2t6dUrL
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Thea McDonald, press secretary for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee (hat tip: Kristina Baum)
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Michael Cromartie, VP of Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directs Evangelicals in Civic Life, and Faith Angle Forum programs. How he got his start in Washington: “I came to D.C. right out of college and in my first job I served as research assistant to Charles W. Colson, who had recently been released from prison for Watergate related offenses. It was at that time that he founded Prison Fellowship, a national and international prison ministry.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2sTnpqd
BIRTHDAYS: Joe Lockhart, EVP of comms for the NFL (hat tip: Giovanna) … Tony Kornheiser is 69 … Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips … Anne Schroeder (h/t Blain Rethmeier) … Antoinette Rangel, law clerk at O’Melveny & Myers and an Obama WH alum … Aneesh Chopra, president of NavHealth and former Obama WH CTO… Eric Cromartie … Jill Pike, VP of GPG … Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is 66 … Kirk Wagar, president of Wagar Global and former U.S. Ambassador and chief of mission to Singapore (h/t Jon Haber) … Politico star Josh Dawsey is 27 … WaPo’s Devlin Barrett is 44 … Ella Decker … Cindy Hoffman … Patricia Brooks … Curtis Isakson … Will Dempster, the pride of 2140 G Street … Sarah Persitz, co-founder and COO of Bubby, is 32 (h/t Jewish Insider) … Celia Fischer, Clinton 92 and 96 alum and proud veteran of Pennsylvania and California wars (h/t Kiki McLean) … Ilona Cohen, former OMB general counsel and associate Obama WH counsel (h/t Sarah Hurwitz) … Julie Eddy, COS for Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) (h/t Justin Davey) …
… Heather Larrison, Jeb’s 2016 finance director … Gabrielle Seay … Mike Hais … Molly Hogan … Christina Roof … Rebecca Gaghen … Jon McClellan … Jennifer Goodman … Amanda Hunter … Keith Ashdown … Dennis Craig II of No Labels … Nick Newburger … Kerry Lynch … Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway … Cara Ann Mathis … Alex Vogel … Emma Rodriguez … CFPB comms director Jen Howard … Michelle Gaps … Casey Katims … Brent Appel … Dan Smith … Julie Eddy … Elizabeth Bagley … Lux Winderhof … Grace Van Cleave (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Steve Crawford … Becca Meehan … Hank Kruse … Harrison Ford is 75 … actor Ken Jeong is 48 … Steven R. McQueen (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 29 (h/ts AP)
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