Happy Friday. A POWER DINNER — SPOTTED: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump eating last night at downtown hotspot Tosca with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson. Jackson, the former administrator of the EPA, is Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives. She is also on the board of the Clinton Foundation.
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BREAKING THIS MORNING — AP in Moscow — “Kremlin says Putin-Trump call set for Saturday” — “The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to speak by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend.” http://apne.ws/2kAegSU
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PEACE IN PHILLY — Republicans didn’t come out of their retreat in Philadelphia with a grand plan — they really never do. But they feel like they’ve notched one big victory: President Trump seems generally supportive of a key element of their tax plan. Border adjustment is a plan that taxes imports instead of exports. Republicans haven’t had an easy time explaining it. Trump nodded toward it in his speech to the GOP and then, later, Sean Spicer suggested it would be the mechanism to pay for the wall with Mexico. He later backed off of that, saying there are many ways to pay for the wall. But that doesn’t mean that this plan won’t be part of overall tax reform. The fact remains: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — through lots of backchannel chats with Trump — seems to have succeeded in bringing the Hill and White House together on tax reform. For now.
— READ THIS — WSJ’s Richard Rubin: “Trump Tax Idea for Wall Echoes House GOP Plan: House Republicans bank on border-adjustment proposal to help pay for deep cuts in corporate and individual income-tax rates”. http://on.wsj.com/2jY91ct
— “GOP airs old grievances in private Pence meeting,” by Rachael Bade in Philadelphia: “Congressional Republicans used a private audience with Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday to rehash years-old political controversies — even suggesting Pence fire the IRS commissioner, according to sources in the room. At the GOP retreat here in Philadelphia, a handful of the House’s most conservative lawmakers peppered Pence with questions on topics ranging from the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack to the 2013 IRS tea party-targeting scandal. One member also applauded President Donald Trump’s insistence that widespread voter fraud occurred during the 2016 election, offering up congressional help in any investigation. It’s a sign that while Republicans might control the levers of power in Washington, some are having trouble moving on from old run-ins with the Obama administration.” http://politi.co/2jbni8v
DEPT. OF THIS AIN’T EASY — “Trump’s first wall to overcome: Congress,” by Burgess Everett and Rachael Bade in Philadelphia and Josh Dawsey in D.C.: “President Donald Trump ordered Senate and House Republicans here to get to work: new trade deals, new construction projects, an Obamacare repeal and replacement, filling a Cabinet and a Supreme Court seat and reforming the tax code. But the business mogul-turned-president is getting a reality check from Congress, which can’t just wave through his agenda. Each piece of legislation Trump wants to pass will be a major lift on Capitol Hill — and much of it will spark fierce Democratic resistance — meaning it will take weeks or months of negotiation to come together. ‘It’s a new world when you have 535 people on your board of directors,’ said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) in an interview. ‘Donald Trump is a man of action. He wants things done and done yesterday. We like that about him, but Congress was not set up to act like that.’” http://politi.co/2jE0Lh0
INSTAPIC DU JOUR — @repkevinmccarthy: “Thank you for all the birthday wishes and cakes” — Pic of McCarthy, his wife Judy, Speaker Ryan and Janna http://bit.ly/2jEb6t3
OUR CHAT WITH PAUL RYAN — Thank you to everyone who RSVPed for our Playbook Interview this afternoon with Speaker Paul Ryan. We had to close the registration because we’re expecting a packed house. But the event will be livestreamed here at 3 p.m. http://politi.co/2kAbkSh. We’re going to get a download from Ryan about the GOP retreat and try to help you understand what to expect for the next few years in D.C.
HAPPENING TODAY — MARCH FOR LIFE — “‘March for Life’ set for Friday: What you need to know,” by CNN’s Sophie Tatum. http://cnn.it/2jlIGDl VP Pence is scheduled to speak around 12:15 p.m
MCCAIN’S MOMENT — John McCain’s got his swagger back. The Arizona Republican has been relishing his role as Trump’s tormentor. Over the past several days, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman has publicly broken with Trump over his voter fraud claims and reports that Trump was considering reinstating torture and panned his OMB pick over military spending and votes to shut down the government. And while some of his colleagues are giving Trump latitude on building a wall on the Mexico border, McCain said Thursday he won’t support it without seeing more details and continues to have concerns with Trump’s relationship with Putin.
— WHY THIS MATTERS: Not a lot of Republicans are willing to go toe to toe with Trump for fear they’ll end up battered and bullied by the president and his loyal army of followers. But the 80-year-old former Republican presidential nominee just got re-elected. He clearly doesn’t like Trump or his policies and isn’t afraid to tell everyone about it.
WHAT TWITTER IS READING — “Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd,” by WaPo’s Karen Tumulty and Juliet Eilperin: “On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director Michael T. Reynolds received an extraordinary summons: The new president wanted to talk to him. In a Saturday phone call, Trump personally ordered Reynolds to produce additional photographs of the previous day’s crowds on the Mall, according to three individuals who have knowledge of the conversation. The president believed that the photos might prove that the media had lied in reporting that attendance had been no better than average. Trump also expressed anger over a retweet sent from the agency’s account, in which side-by-side photographs showed far fewer people at his swearing-in than had shown up to see Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.” http://wapo.st/2jE2O4F
COMING ATTRACTIONS — NYT A1, “Trump Will Call for a Pentagon Plan to Hit ISIS Harder, Officials Say,” by Michael R. Gordon, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt: “The White House is drafting a presidential directive that calls on Defense Secretary James N. Mattis to devise plans to more aggressively strike the Islamic State, which could include American artillery on the ground in Syria and Army attack helicopters to support an assault on the group’s capital, Raqqa, officials said. President Trump, who is to make his first visit to the Pentagon as commander in chief on Friday, will demand that the new options be presented to him within 30 days, the officials said. During the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump repeatedly said that he had a secret plan to defeat the Islamic State, but he also said that he would give his commanders a month to come up with new options. The White House is also expected to press for a review of the United States nuclear posture — one that retains all three legs of the nuclear arsenal with weapons aboard bombers and submarines and in underground missile silos — as well as a review of how to achieve the president’s goal of fielding a ‘state of the art’ antimissile system.” http://nyti.ms/2jlug6f
TROUBLE FOR THE NEGOTIATOR-IN-CHIEF — “Trump’s Big Gamble: Luring Countries Into One-on-One Trade Deals,” by WSJ’s William Mauldin: “President Donald Trump is betting big that he can harness U.S. strategic and economic heft to press other countries into one-on-one trade deals, a sharp reversal from recent U.S. policy to negotiate sprawling regional agreements that cover broad swaths of the global economy. The strategy reflects the view of a confident deal maker that trading partners will come to the table ready to make enough concessions to Washington to justify meaningful bilateral deals — and that other economic blocs won’t seize the moment to expand and integrate further, crowding out the U.S. … Still, it is too early to declare the death of multilateral deals around the globe. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said this week that Berlin doesn’t want to start bilateral talks ‘just because they pursue a nationalist policy on the other side of the Atlantic.’ As part of the European Union, Germany and other member states can only negotiate trade agreements as a part of the broader bloc. Meanwhile, China is forging ahead with broad trade negotiations in Asia while a bilateral investment treaty with the U.S. remains stalled.” http://on.wsj.com/2jlFBTH
NOPE — NYT A1, “Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut,’” by Mike Grynbaum: “Just days after President Trump spoke of a ‘running war’ with the media, his chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been ‘humiliated’ by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as ‘the opposition party’ of the current administration. ‘The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,’ Mr. Bannon said in an interview on Wednesday. ‘I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. ‘The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.’ …
“‘The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign,’ Mr. Bannon said. ‘Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: They were outright activists of the Clinton campaign.’ (He did not name specific reporters or editors.) … ‘The paper of record for our beloved republic, The New York Times, should be absolutely ashamed and humiliated,’ Mr. Bannon said. ‘They got it 100 percent wrong.’ He added that he has been a reader of The Times for most of his adult life.” http://nyti.ms/2kA2iJ0
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour): “Sorry, what country are we in?” … @lizzieohreally: “Reporting is not opposition. It is my job and constitutionally protected right.” … @TheLeadCNN: “.@jaketapper: Reminder that the president’s top aide just told NYT that the press should keep its mouth shut. No.” 10-second video http://bit.ly/2kabtPy … WSJ’s Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ): “Steve Bannon says media should ‘keep its mouth shut.’ Castro, Putin, Erdogan, and Xi all feel the same way!”
— MOOK DITCHES LEADING AUTHORITIES: Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, has dropped the speaking bureau Leading Authorities. A source close to Mook emails: “The first Robby knew about marketing materials from Leading Authorities claiming that he and Corey Lewandowski were ‘teaming up’ was when he saw the BuzzFeed story. As the firm acknowledged, it was there idea and he never ok’ed it. While he’s in high demand as a speaker, he was beyond livid about this and has terminated his relationship with the firm entirely.”
— PEREZ RAISES $$: Tom Perez gathered roughly 250 people Thursday night for a fundraiser for his Democratic National Committee chair race. SPOTTED: Former Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris, Emily Loeb and Katie Johnson, Mary Beth Maxwell, D.C. councilmember Kenyon McDuffie, Scott Mulhauser, immigration activists Lorella Praeli and Jorge Ramos, Stephanie Valencia, Alex Hornbrook, Adrienne Elrod and Christina Reynolds.
— BUZZ: Several Republicans are wondering whether Peyton Manning will run for Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) seat when he retires. GOP insiders say Alexander won’t run for another term in 2020.
— NOT SO FAST: Not everybody is on board with a border tax. The Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity is out with a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady opposing it, calling it a tax on American consumers. http://bit.ly/2kysZh4
— IT’S OFFICIAL: As Playbook first reported on Saturday, Shealah Craighead will be President Trump’s chief White House photographer: http://politi.co/2ka0W6Y
TRUMP’S SCHEDULE: He’s holding a trade and commerce meeting in the morning, taping his weekly address, sitting for his portrait and meeting with Reince Priebus. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May then comes to the White House for a meeting, lunch and a joint press conference. Afterwards Trump visits the Pentagon for the first time as president and meets with the joint chiefs of staff. Later in the afternoon, Trump is signing an executive order — presumably related to his claims of voter fraud.
— JUST WONDERING … Congressional Republicans screamed bloody murder when Barack Obama used executive action. They have said they are OK with Trump using it as long as he’s undoing what Obama has done. He’s expected to go beyond that today, when he signs something relating to his claims of voter fraud. When will Republicans get sick of it?
TV WATCHER IN CHIEF — President Trump had a printout of the “Morning Joe” graphic featuring the recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll on his desk when he had ABC’s David Muir in the Oval Office. We previewed the numbers exclusively on “Morning Joe.” The photo http://bit.ly/2ksFuaD
WSJ ED BOARD HITS TRUMP – “Trump’s Little Mexican War”: “Donald Trump’s path to the Presidency as an outsider always implied on-the-job-training. This week’s lesson: The world is not a Republican primary. President Trump’s Twitter broadsides against Mexico have unleashed a political backlash that has now become a diplomatic crisis with a friendly neighbor. Mr. Trump fancies himself a negotiating wizard, but in this case he is out-negotiating himself. … Mr. Trump is a foreign-affairs neophyte, but he is already learning that nations can’t be bullied like GOP candidates or CEOs. They have their own nationalist political dynamics and when attacked they push back. Mr. Trump said as a candidate that he’d treat America’s friends better than Mr. Obama did, but his first move has been to treat Mexico like Mr. Obama treated Israel.” http://on.wsj.com/2kA0xYl
— WHAT REPUBLICANS ARE READING — WSJ’S KIM STRASSEL: “A GOP Regulatory Game Changer: Legal experts say that Congress can overrule Obama regulations going back to 2009.” http://on.wsj.com/2jYhrRd
R.I.P. OBAMACARE — “Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads,” by Paul Demko: “The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucial final days of the 2017 enrollment season, according to sources at Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill. Even ads that had already been placed and paid for have been pulled, the sources told POLITICO. … It is also halting all media outreach designed to spur signups in the days leading up to the deadline. Emails are no longer being sent out to individuals who visited HealthCare.gov, the enrollment website, to encourage them to finish signing up. Those emails had proven highly successful in getting stragglers to complete enrollment before the deadline.” http://politi.co/2jwppm1
TOP TWEETS — Andrew deGrandpre (@adegrandpre): “SECDEF Mattis dropped in on the Pentagon press corps a few minutes ago. Told us he likes to be called Jim. Enough of this Mad Dog business.” … @ElizLanders: “NEW from @mj_lee: @newtgingrich says his wife @CallyGingrich is under consideration to be Pres Trump’s ambassador to the Holy See.”
THE NEW ADMINISTRATION — “Cruz’s Former Chief Of Staff To Serve As Trump’s Conservative Liaison,” by The Daily Caller’s Russ Read: “Paul Teller, who served as Cruz’s chief of staff from early 2014 to July 2016, is expected to head congressional conservative relations for the new administration. The new role will put Teller in charge of ensuring that conservative congressmen in the House Freedom Caucus, Republican Study Committee and Senate Steering Committee are on board with the administration’s most important new policies.” http://bit.ly/2jbioID … Flashback — “GOPers chant ‘fire him’ at staffer,” by John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman, July 27, 2011. http://politi.co/2jbiwrC
–“Petraeus’s ‘Favorite Intelligence Officer’ Joins National Security Council Staff,” by The Weekly Standard’s Michael Warren: “Derek Harvey, a former senior intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been tapped as the senior director at the NSC for Middle East issues. … Harvey was previously the director of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Center of Excellence at U.S. Central Command under General Petraeus.” http://tws.io/2jlF7gt
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TRUMP’S CABINET — “For A Glimpse At The Billionaire Class, Check Out Betsy DeVos’s Finances,” by BuzzFeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy: “DeVos and her husband, Dick, are billionaires, and their marriage brought together two massive Midwestern family fortunes. … The web of Betsy DeVos’s vast wealth touches nearly every state in the union, from Hawaiian forests to Texan oil towns. It stretches across the old and new economies: Via both direct investments and investment funds, she and her husband disclosed stakes in Whole Foods, CorePower Yoga, and a company that makes energy bars out of crickets. They also reported a more than $1 million stake in Theranos, the troubled blood-testing startup, and an investment in Sportsman Tracker, a mobile app for hunters that monitors weather conditions and lunar movements to “determine your species-specific peak kill times.’” http://bzfd.it/2kA2Oqu
— K-FILE: “Andrew Puzder in 2015 discussing Trump: GOP can’t be ‘bigoted, anti-woman, anti-immigrant party’,” by CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski: http://cnn.it/2jwaQi8
POLITICO MAGAZINE FRIDAY COVER — MICHAEL GRUNWALD, “Trump’s Yuge Week One: What really mattered, and what didn’t”: “Most of Trump’s initial actions won’t have much direct impact on public policy, but many of them suggest huge changes are on the way. … What seems properly hyped is the overall sense that America is careering into strange uncharted territory. With so much jaw-dropping news breaking at such a rapid pace, it can be hard to distinguish the real historical hinge points from the momentary furors. So here is a guide to the first seven days of the Trump administration, rating everything that’s been done on a 1-to-10 scale according to its substantive policy effect now—and its potential significance for the future.” http://politi.co/2jbd3Rv
MEDIAWATCH – LAST NIGHT IN CHICAGO: “Ann Marie Lipinski of Nieman Foundation, David Rhodes of CBS News, and Jeff Zucker of CNN came together to discuss journalism in the Trump era. The conversation was moderated by IOP Visiting Fellow Matt Bai, national political columnist at Yahoo News.” Video http://bit.ly/2kzVK9e
–@KendallBreitman: “personal news: after an incredible 1.5 years at @bpolitics and #WADR, I’m excited to be headed to @msnbc to work as a segment producer!”
FUTURE OF NEWS — SCOTUS Chatbot: POLITICO launches Facebook Messenger chatbot in anticipation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee reveal next week. Get access to breaking news alerts on the Supreme Court nominee process and interactive profiles of top picks. Try it out or message us on our Facebook Page. http://m.me/politico … POLITICO’s Facebook page http://bit.ly/2kzVxTB
SPOTTED: Kellyanne Conway (in a light blue dress) grocery shopping this week at a Safeway in northwest D.C. … House of Cards actor Michael Kelly yesterday at the Capital Grille having lunch … Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) in a middle seat in coach headed to DFW on American … George Little at Casa Luca eating Italian comfort food “to try to overcome his disgust over Trump’s appearance at the CIA and his suggestions that the U.S. should engage in torture,” according to a source present at the restaurant. George acquired a special affection for Italian food when working for Leon Panetta. … SPOTTED at White Ford Bronco in Philly last night: Team McCarthy contingent of John Leganski, Alex Gourdikian, Matt Sparks, Mike Long, Matt Lira, Kelly Dixon, James Min and Team McCarthy friends Parker Polling, Maurice Lewis, Jesse Walls, Matt Bravo, Andrew Meyer, Jake Kastan, Brendan Buck and AshLee Strong.
SYLVIA MATHEWS BURWELL, Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary, was named the 15th president of American University. http://bit.ly/2ka9KtO
TRANSITIONS — FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Rebecca Mark, a senior adviser to House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), is leaving to become the head of government relations for Cruise Automation. GM bought Cruise for more than $1 billion last year. … Meghan Dubyak, most recently Joe Biden’s press secretary, is joining Georgetown as associate vice president for strategic communications. … Michael Moroney is heading to FleishmanHillard where he’ll be an account manager in their public affairs practice starting Monday. He was previously senior director for public affairs at Story Partners Story Partners and late last year was featured on PR News” “Rising PR Stars 30” list. …
… Meredith Jones, former communications director for Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) is starting on Monday as press secretary for Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). She’s an alum of Gov. Robert Bentley’s office and Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office. … Alexandra Veitch, a former Obama White House, DHS and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staffer, has joined cybersecurity firm CSRA as their vice president of government relations. … Thomas Doheny joins the firm as director of media relations. Doheny most recently was comms director for Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.). Jay Hauck will oversee all internal and external communications for the company as director of comms and chief marketing officer. http://prn.to/2jYiY9X
HILLARY ALUMNI — Ian Sams, a veteran of HFA comms in Brooklyn who most recently was a regional communications director for the campaign, has joined the nascent gubernatorial campaign of Tom Perriello in Virginia as communications director. He is also a DNC and Senate alum. Remi Yamamoto, HFA Virginia’s regional press secretary in Richmond and a Precision alum, will be the campaign’s press secretary.
ENGAGED – Randon White, director of programmatic development at POLITICO, recently got engaged to Caitlin McFall, a commercial property manager and freelance writer in D.C.: “Caitlin and I met at the University of Oregon in 2009 … at a mutual friend’s party. She didn’t remember my name when we crossed paths the next day, but we began dating soon after, and have been together for the past seven years. For my proposal, we travelled to San Francisco to visit our close friends from college – the same mutual friends from when we met – where we surprised her at the Marin Headlands, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.” Pic http://bit.ly/2kAhExc
WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Christine Jacobs, deputy comms director of the Kresge Foundation and Neil Sroka, comms director of Democracy for America, on Tuesday welcomed Frances Emilion Sroka! “Frankie … is named after Frances Perkins — champion for the rights of working people, the leader of the fight for Social Security, & the first woman to ever hold a cabinet position in the United States. Her middle name is in honor of St. Emilion, an 8th Century Breton monk who established a hermitage in a cave outside of Bourdeaux. Last May, some prayers were said on the well-known fertility bench in that hermitage on that Christine prayed and, 9 months later, Frankie’s here.” Pic http://bit.ly/2jE56R8
SUNDAY SO FAR — “Fox News Sunday”: Kellyanne Conway … Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). Panel: Karl Rove, Julie Pace, Dana Perino, Charles Lane.
–CNN’s “State of the Union”: New York Mayor Bill De Blasio. Panel: Bakari Sellers, Ana Navarro, JD Vance, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
–NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) … Tom Brokaw. Panel: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Friedman, Michael Steele, Kim Strassel
–ABC’s “This Week”: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) … ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Robert Gates. Panel: Kristen Soltis Anderson, Dan Balz, Audie Cornish, LZ Granderson.
–CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Panel: Molly Ball, Hugh Hewitt, Jamelle Bouie, and Peter Baker.
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Marisa Bellantonio of Waxman Strategies turned 25 – she celebrated with friends last night at Oyamel (h/t Stephanie Benedict) … Hauwa Otori, an alum of The Internet Association
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: GQ special correspondent Keith Olbermann is 57, who’s having dinner with some friends and celebrating “the fact that I’m not traveling like a fugitive” like last week – read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2kAq7jI
BIRTHDAYS: Howard “Extreme” Mortman, C-SPAN’s indefatigable comms director, is 5-0 (hat tip: Jeremy Art) … Chief Justice John Roberts is 63 … Yahoo News’ Holly Bailey, the pride of Oklahoma City … Meredith Kelly, DCCC comms director … Ed Schultz, now a host on the Russian government-funded English-language RT channel, is 63 … Ben Kramer, an O’Malley Iowa alum now J.D. candidate at UVa. law school … Raul Juste Lores, former D.C. bureau chief for Brazil’s largest paper, Folha de Sao Paulo, now in Sao Paulo reading Playbook every day as editor at large at Folha de Sao Paulo (h/t Ty Trippet) … Jess Wood, senior policy advisor for EdCounsel and alum of UCLA and TFA (h/t Ali Musa) … Roxane Philson, ONE Campaign’s chief marketing officer … Connie Partoyan, president of Direct Impact … Chelsea Patterson, LA for Rep. Trent Franks (h/t J.C. Derricks) … Kitty Bartels Di Martino, senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group … Jared Favole, senior director at Hamilton Place Strategies and a WSJ alum, is 34 … Saul Carlin, former head of publisher development at Medium and a Politico alum … former Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is 74 … Erin Lindsay, a digital strategist and managing principal at Precision Strategies, who mostly served for three years in the first-ever WH office of digital strategy as deputy director of online engagement (h/t Tom Zigo) … former Rep. Zack Space (D-Ohio) is 56 …
… Jake Goldman, VP for comms at Vice Media and a former Bloomberg alum (h/t Kam Mumtaz) … Morry Cater, founder and principal of bipartisan firm Cater Communications, which works on energy and climate issues … Bush 43 WH alum Jay Hein, now president of Sagamore Institute … Nick Swezey … Julia Kimani Burnham … Jamal Ware … Nomiki Konst, investigative reporter at The Young Turks … Brian Harvey Hogue, Bush WH alum, now CEO of Arable Media … Seth Green, executive director of Youth & Opportunity United, is 37 … CAP’s Matt Lee-Ashley, an Interior alum … Josh Teitelbaum, a Commerce and Steve Israel alum … Peter Long … Laura Vecsey … Scott Backer, senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton … film producer Mark Joseph … Stephen Steacy … Amy Rice … Victoria Pfeiffer Metz … Nancy Guthrie … Heath Clayton of Deloitte … Carter Wood … Politico alums Judy Shapleigh, Teresa (Walker) Williams, Christina Ciammaichelli and Nathaniel DiRenzo … John Miyasato, founder of Crossroads Campaign Solutions … Steve Vilmain … Rick Ridder … Jennifer Olenchek … Isley Gold … Rob Cornelius, formerly of W.Va. GOP … Jeff Hale … Tennis player Marat Safin is 37 (h/t AP)
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