BULLETIN at 6:16 a.m.: “PARIS (AP) – French president thanks the US for coming to its aid 100 years ago during WWI, saying ‘nothing will ever separate us.'”
Good Friday morning. QUITE THE MOMENT. NYT’s Maggie Haberman, who is in Paris with the president, was tweeting that President Donald Trump was pulling up to the viewing stand at the Bastille Day parade as Trump was tweeting about the progress — or lack thereof — on repealing and replacing the health care law in the Senate.
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— WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID: at 3:57 a.m.: “Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved. I will be at my desk, pen in hand!” … at 4:05 a.m.: “So impt Rep Senators, under leadership of @SenateMajLdr McConnell get healthcare plan approved. After 7yrs of O’Care disaster, must happen!” … at 4:07 a.m.: “After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised!” … at 4:09 a.m.: “.@VP Mike Pence is working hard on HealthCare and getting our wonderful Republican Senators to do what is right for the people.”
— ONE THOUGHT, before we quickly hand it over to Burgess Everett and Jen Haberkorn: When we were up in the Capitol yesterday, an influential conservative House Republican was skeptical this would sail through his chamber if it passes the Senate. So we’d suggest, Mr. President, that you don’t wait at your “desk, pen in hand” for a bit. We’re not saying it will not pass the House, but it’s not yet even on the floor of the Senate.
WHERE HEALTH CARE STANDS … “Senate Republicans one vote away from Obamacare repeal failure,” by Burgess Everett and Jen Haberkorn: “Senate Republican leaders are praying that their fragile whip count holds over the weekend, as just one more ‘no’ vote would doom the party’s Obamacare repeal effort from even coming up for debate. Two GOP senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, said Thursday afternoon they will oppose a procedural vote next week to bring the bill to the floor.
“GOP leaders are putting immense pressure on about half a dozen other Republican senators not to join them and topple the entire effort. Another ‘no’ is enough to kill the bill, and would also likely lead to mass defections. … Undecided Republicans include Lee and Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Dean Heller of Nevada, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.” http://politi.co/2sWmnd2
— JUST LIKE WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY, the procedural vote to allow debate on the GOP health care is the real game. In other words: if Republicans are able to begin debate on the bill, most people think it will pass. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been pressing Republicans to get on board and amend the package on the floor. If the bill reaches the floor, McConnell is expected to offer a manager’s amendment, which could change parts of the bill in one fell swoop.
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WASHINGTON POST’S THE FIX has a cool whip list page http://wapo.st/2uq37ZA
SHOW ME THE MONEY — THE ‘POLAR PAYOFF’ — “GOP Health Bill Steers Cash to the Home State of a Reluctant Senator,” by Bloomberg’s Anna Edney, Hannah Recht and Laura Litvan: “Call it the Polar Payoff. Changes made to the Republican legislation to repeal large parts of Obamacare would send hundreds of millions of extra federal dollars to Alaska, whose Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski has been holding off from giving her much-needed vote to the bill. Under formulas in the revised legislation, only Alaska appears to qualify for the extra money. The money comes from the legislation’s $182 billion in funding meant to help stabilize insurance markets and help states provide coverage. Under the formulas, states — in this case just Alaska — with disproportionately higher premiums would get extra funds from that account.” https://bloom.bg/2tStd4D
TOP TWEETS — @jmartNYT: “Wow, Trump on AF 1: ‘What I’d like to do is a comprehensive immigration plan. But our country&political forces are not ready yet.’” … @NBCNews: “President Trump tells the French first lady that she’s ‘in such good shape’” http://bit.ly/2tPrXRb
ARTICLE OF THE DAY — “Trump’s legal team faces tensions — and a client who often takes his own counsel,” by WaPo’s Phil Rucker, Ashley Parker and Devlin Barrett: “The challenge for President Trump’s attorneys has become, at its core, managing the unmanageable — their client. He won’t follow instructions. After one meeting in which they urged Trump to steer clear of a certain topic, he sent a tweet about that very theme before they arrived back at their office. He won’t compartmentalize. … Compounding the challenges have been tensions between Trump’s and Kushner’s legal teams in a frenzied, siege-like environment. Senior White House officials are increasingly reluctant to discuss the issue internally or publicly and worry about overhearing sensitive conversations, for fear of legal exposure. … Trump’s eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., hired his own criminal defense attorney this week … [and] also is considering hiring his own outside public relations team. …
“Another question is who will pay the legal fees for the president and administration officials involved in the Russia inquiries. Some in Trump’s orbit are pushing the [RNC] to bear the costs … Although the RNC does have a legal defense fund, it well predates the Russia investigations and is intended to be used for legal challenges facing the Republican Party, such as a potential election recount. The RNC has not made a decision, in part because the committee is still researching whether the money could legally be used to help pay legal costs related to Russia. But many within the organization are resisting the effort, thinking it would be more appropriate to create a separate legal defense fund for the case.” http://wapo.st/2uYhbGX
PROPUBLICA’S JUSTIN ELLIOTT: “Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’”: “Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney on the Russia case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night. The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica’s story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: ‘Resign Now.’ Kasowitz replied with series of angry messages sent between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time. One read: ‘I’m on you now. You are f***ing with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back , bitch.’ In another email, Kasowitz wrote: ‘Call me. Don’t be afraid, you piece of shit. Stand up. If you don’t call, you’re just afraid.’ And later: ‘I already know where you live, I’m on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro.’” http://bit.ly/2tSEult
–KASOWITZ LATER APOLOGIZED: A spokesman sent ProPublica this statement: “Mr. Kasowitz, who is tied up with client matters, said he intends to apologize to the writer of the email referenced in today’s ProPublica story. While no excuse, the email came at the end of a very long day that at 10 p.m. was not yet over. ‘The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner,’ Mr. Kasowitz said. ‘I intend to send him an email stating just that. This is one of those times where one wishes he could reverse the clock, but of course I can’t.’”
JARED WATCH — “Kushner pushed for more aggressive defense of Trump Jr. meeting,” by Tara Palmeri: “Jared Kushner has been pressing other White House aides to more vigorously defend the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-linked lawyer that Kushner also attended, but has faced resistance from some of Trump’s top press aides, according to six sources familiar with the matter. Four White House officials and two outside advisers say Kushner wants the White House to more aggressively push out surrogates and talking points to change the narrative around the latest twist in the Russia scandal. …
“A source close to Kushner … said that while he doesn’t have an exact plan for an overall Russia response, he was angry that there wasn’t a more robust effort from the communications team. Kushner wanted them to complain about chyrons on cable news, call reporters to update stories with White House statements, and unleash surrogates immediately. He was angry that there were no talking points offered to surrogates, the source said. One senior administration official suggested that two aides from the communications shop be dedicated to updating chyrons.” http://politi.co/2ulbPI0
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PERFECT TIME FOR AN IVANKA/JARED GETAWAY! — CLICKERS – RECODE: “Photos: Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump are hanging out this week at an exclusive mogul retreat” – 12 pix http://bit.ly/2uYku0J
–THE DAILY MAIL — “Ivanka Trump beams as she networks with new billionaire friends at mogul summit while Jared hides from the cameras – and Rupert Murdoch attends without his vacationing wife” – 63 pix on one page http://dailym.ai/2ugbx5v
NOT SO FAST — “Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier will not testify before Senate next week,” by Josh Dawsey and Kyle Cheney: “The co-founder of a political and corporate intelligence firm behind an explosive dossier alleging Russian intelligence influence over President Donald Trump will not testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to two sources familiar with his plans. The committee on Wednesday announced a July 19 hearing that listed Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, as a witness. … But the request for Simpson to appear was voluntary, and it’s unclear whether the committee will seek to compel his testimony.” http://politi.co/2uYsxe5
COMING ATTRACTIONS — “House Dems plot to force Republicans to cast Russia votes,” by Austin Wright: “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other senior Democrats on Friday will announce a new, coordinated strategy to force Republicans to cast votes on issues related to President Donald Trump’s and his campaign aides’ alleged ties to Russia. Pelosi and senior Democrats on several key House committees will hold a news conference to announce the strategy, which is to introduce a series of so-called resolutions of inquiry, according to a Democratic leadership aide. Resolutions of inquiry are a rarely used tactic for forcing House votes. The resolutions are introduced in the House and request information from the executive branch.” http://politi.co/2vjqUqJ
CLINTON AND BUSH TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY — Via Reuters in Dallas: “‘He (Clinton) was humble in victory, which is very important in dealing with other people,’ Bush said at the event to mark a graduation at the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership among the Bush, Clinton, Lyndon Johnson and George H.W. Bush presidential centers. Clinton said: ‘If you want to be president, realize it’s about the people, not about you. ‘You want to be able to say ‘things were better off when I quit, kid’s had a better future, things were coming together.’ You don’t want to say, ‘God, look at all the people I beat.’” http://reut.rs/2t9L7Tc
BREAKING EARLY THIS MORNING — NYT’S ISABEL KERSHNER: “In an extraordinarily brazen assault, three men armed with guns and knives killed two Israeli police officers early Friday in the vicinity of what Jews call the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, Jerusalem’s holiest site for both faiths and an emotional and volatile focal point of the Israeli-Arab conflict. …
“Initial police reports said that the three assailants, assumed to be Palestinians, fled into the compound of Al Aqsa Mosque after the attack and were killed by police officers. The police announced that they had evacuated the compound of worshipers and closed it, and helicopters circled above the area after the attack.” http://nyti.ms/2tPJB7v
THE JUICE …
— WHAT TRUMP AND MACRON ATE LAST NIGHT — @markknoller: “What was for dinner at the Jules Verne tonight? Looks like the six course selection:” “Selection of pate … Tomato, Eggplant, Zucchini … Dover sole, spinach, Hollandaise … Filet of beef, brioche, souffle potato, truffle sauce … Warm strawberry w/ yogurt sorbet … Hot Chocolate souffle with chocolate ice cream”.
— SPOTTED LAST NIGHT AT CAFE MILANO: At three separate tables: Kellyanne Conway dining with Linda McMahon … Wilbur Ross with his wife Hilary and L.A. power lawyer Tom Gerardi and Erika Jayne, who’s on the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” … Bret Baier and Tripp Donnelly
— SPOTTED: MICHAEL FLYNN waiting for the 10:20 p.m. American flight from DCA to Providence, Rhode Island. Former HHS Secretary Tom Ridge was also on the flight, but our tipster says the two didn’t make eye contact as Flynn passed Ridge and boarded the flight.
ISAAC DOVERE talks with Jake and Anna about how Trump is changing the Washington game, their takeaways from the past year working on Playbook and their upcoming book in the latest “Off Message” podcast. http://politi.co/2tPNoS5 … Subscribe and listen http://apple.co/2e2dLvm
— AND THERE’S MORE: Jake and Anna talk with our producer Zach Montellaro about what it’s like to work on Playbook in a bonus audio briefing. Plus, a special message from Daniel. http://bit.ly/2vjMKuf
SNEAK PEEK: NEW YORKER COVER – BARRY BLITT illustrated next week’s magazine’s cover, titled “Grounded,” which shows President Trump twisting the ear of Don Jr. as they walk down Air Force One (with Jared making an appearance too). Blitt: “Tolstoy said that ‘happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ Somehow this seems to apply to the Trumps, particularly lately.” http://bit.ly/2ugoyvP
IN BEDMINSTER — “Eric Trump: President Donald Trump’s visit to U.S. Women’s Open is ‘TBD,’” by NJ Advance Media’s Matt Stypulkoski: “[D]espite saying he did not have time to speak with reporters, he did answer a brief questions about the golf course, the tournament and the possibility of a visit from the elder Trump before being whisked away by his staff. So will the president pay a visit? That’s still ‘TBD,’ Eric Trump said. … Back in May, Eric Trump – who serves as an executive vice president within the Trump Organization – promised that this year’s U.S. Women’s Open will be the ‘best tournament [the USGA] has ever had.’ And as of Thursday afternoon, he believed Trump National was living up to his word. ‘The week’s going great,’ Eric Trump said. ‘The course is beautiful. People are happy.’” http://bit.ly/2tSqvMu
WILD STORY — “‘Private’ video of Virgin Islands Democratic delegate posted online,” by John Bresnahan and Alex Isenstadt: “A ‘private’ videotape of the Virgin Islands’ delegate to Congress, Democratic Rep. Stacey Plaskett, which showed her husband naked and wearing makeup, was posted online Wednesday night but later removed, the freshman lawmaker said in a statement Thursday. A topless ‘selfie’ of Plaskett also was being circulated. Plaskett said in the statement that her computer had been hacked and someone copied personal ‘photographs and a private family video’ of her and her husband, Jonathan Buckney-Small. … One of the couple’s children makes an appearance in the video as well.” http://politi.co/2upM9L8
— DOJ PRESS RELEASE: “Two Former Employees of House Member Indicted On Federal Charges in Cyberstalking Case”: “Juan R. McCullum, 35, of Washington, D.C., was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyberstalking, and a co-worker, Dorene Browne-Louis, 45, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice. … According to the indictment, McCullum worked from April 2015 until June 2016 in the House member’s legislative office in Washington, D.C. Browne-Louis worked in the same office from January 2015 until April 2016. The indictment alleges that, during the course of his employment, McCullum offered in March 2016 to assist the House member in repairing the member’s malfunctioning, password-protected cellular iPhone by taking the device to a local Apple store. …
“The iPhone contained the private, nude images and videos. As alleged in the indictment, in July 2016, after McCullum left the House member’s staff, he engaged in a course of conduct that included creating a Hotmail account and a Facebook social media account, using a fictitious name, to distribute and post the private images and videos. Further, according to the indictment, he encouraged others on social media to redistribute the images and videos in the member’s congressional district.” http://bit.ly/2upLuJo
THE LATEST ON THE TRAVEL BAN — “New directive may expand Trump travel ban,” by Nahal Toosi and Ted Hesson: “President Donald Trump’s travel ban may soon extend to many more countries under new visa procedures described in a State Department cable to consulates. The new consular guidance, which the State Department sent out Wednesday, follows through on Trump’s March 6 executive order, which called for a worldwide review of visa security measures by the Department of Homeland Security. It’s unclear whether the cable’s strict vetting procedures will eventually supplant the administration’s ban on travel from six majority-Muslim countries … or whether even more restrictive vetting will be devised for those countries. … The tighter standards for granting visas will be implemented over a 50-day period, according to the cable. If nations do not comply after that time, ‘designated categories’ of travelers from those countries could be banned from the U.S., the cable said.” http://politi.co/2upTWIX
GARY D. COHN and H. R. McMASTER in the NYT, “The Trump Vision for America Abroad”: “Perhaps most important, President Trump affirmed on this trip that America First is grounded in American values — values that not only strengthen America but also drive progress throughout the world. America champions the dignity of every person, affirms the equality of women, celebrates innovation, protects freedom of speech and of religion, and supports free and fair markets. … America First is rooted in confidence that our values are worth defending and promoting. This is a time of great challenge for our friends and allies around the globe — but it is also a moment of extraordinary opportunity. The American delegation returned from the trip with tremendous optimism about the future and what the United States, our allies and our partners can achieve together.” http://nyti.ms/2uYvZFl
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FUN READ – NYT Business Day cover, “At Goldman, He’s David Solomon. At the Club, He Goes by D.J. D-Sol,” by Kate Kelly: “On a sunny afternoon in the Bahamas this month, dozens of beachgoers mingled and danced to a soundtrack mixed by a man using a Pioneer sound system on a platform at the local tiki bar. Nothing was unusual about this island scene — except, perhaps, the disc jockey: David M. Solomon, the co-president of Goldman Sachs, possibly the most powerful investment bank in the world, was the man at the controls. ‘Great fun this weekend spinning at Nipper’s in Great Guana Cay,’ Mr. Solomon, 55, wrote in a recent Instagram post accompanying video of the performance under his stage name, D.J. D-Sol. …
“Mr. Solomon’s love of spinning music suggests a youthful, unguarded side that is rare in the wealthy, button-down world of high finance. In recent years, he has performed regularly as a D.J., according to associates, mixing and tweaking electronic dance music for a live audience. … Mr. Solomon’s hobby has become a more or less monthly gig, with recent stops in New York, Miami and the Bahamas, all noted on the Instagram page. … Shortly after The New York Times called, the Instagram page was made private.” http://nyti.ms/2t9lFgC
MEDIAWATCH — “Leaked Documents Suggest Secretive Billionaire Trump Donors Are Milo’s Patrons,” by BuzzFeed’s Joseph Bernstein: “Leaked documents, including a promissory note and emails, as well as conversations with several people familiar with the matter, strongly imply that the Mercers funded [Milo] Yiannopoulos following his resignation from Breitbart News after video surfaced in which he appeared to condone pedophilia. Together, they suggest that the financiers of the new conservative politics aren’t simply interested in protecting their money, but in winning a brutal new culture war waged largely online.” http://bzfd.it/2uYsVcH
— “Trump’s off-the-record on-the-record toggle vexes reporters,” by Hadas Gold: “President Donald Trump has not held a wide-ranging news conference since February, instead choosing to keep his media interactions limited to handpicked interviews and short, four-question news conferences with foreign leaders. But … as he flew from Washington to Paris, Trump sat with reporters and held a roughly hourlong conversation. The reporters on the plane had been told it was off the record, and that’s how it was conveyed to the larger White House press pool.
“But during a photo spray with French President Emanuel Macron on Thursday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked a question which had apparently been asked during the flight. ‘POTUS asked your pooler why she didn’t use what he has said last night. Your pooler reminded him last night was off the record. POTUS asked if I had heard him say it could be on-record; your pooler replied truthfully no (co-poolers also were not under impression it was on-record, since [White House deputy press secretary] Sarah Sanders had declared it off record),’ Haberman wrote in her pool report. … A couple hours after Trump asked for the conversation to be put on-record, the White House released some excerpts. But they did not include two portions the pool had requested, which Haberman later provided separately to the email list.” http://politi.co/2t9V03h
— NYT: “Excerpts From Trump’s Conversation With Journalists on Air Force One”: ON CHINA AND NORTH KOREA: “A big thing we have with China was, if they could help us with North Korea, that would be great. … They have an 8,000 year culture. So when they see 1776 — to them, that’s like a modern building. The White House was started — was essentially built in 1799. To us, that’s really old. To them, that’s like a super modern building, right?”
— COMPARES HEALTHCARE TO MIDEAST PEACE: “We have a thing called healthcare. I’m sure you haven’t been reading about it too much. It is one of the — I’d say the only thing more difficult than peace between Israel and the Palestinians is healthcare.”
— THE ‘SOLAR WALL’: “Q: ‘You were joking about solar, right?’”: TRUMP: “No, not joking, no. There is a chance that we can do a solar wall. We have major companies looking at that. Look, there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border — the southern border. And there is a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good. … One of the things with the wall is you need transparency. You have to be able to see through it.”
–LENGTH OF THE BORDER WALL: “[I]t’s a 2,000 mile border, but you don’t need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural barriers. You have mountains. You have some rivers that are violent and vicious. You have some areas that are so far away that you don’t really have people crossing. So you don’t need that. But you’ll need anywhere from 700 to 900 miles.”
— HIS MEETING WITH PUTIN: “What I said, I asked him, were you involved? He said, very strongly — said to him a second time — totally different — were you involved? Because we can’t let that happen. … I told him. I said, look, we can’t — we can’t have — now, he said absolutely not twice. What do you do? End up in a fistfight with somebody, okay?”
— INVITING PUTIN TO 1600 PENN: “Q: ‘Do you think you’ll invite Putin to the White House?’” TRUMP: “I would say yes, yeah. At the right time. I don’t think this is the right time, but the answer is yes I would. Look, it’s very easy for me to say absolutely, I won’t. That’s the easy thing for me to do, but that’s the stupid thing to do. Let’s be the smart people not the stupid people. … It would be the easiest thing for me to say to Maggie and all of you, I will never speak to him, and everybody would love me. But I have to do what’s right.” The rest of the excerpts http://nyti.ms/2tSltiZ
SPOTTED: Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on the American Airlines flight from DCA to PHX Thursday evening … Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser dining in the bar area of RPM Italian last night … former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) riding a Citi Bike (without a helmet) in NYC yesterday at 7th and West 18th – pic http://bit.ly/2ulpoqY
TRANSITIONS — Mack McLarty III, chairman and co-founder of McLarty Associates, and former Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz have entered into a “strategic partnership” with energy consulting firm EJM Associates, a premier energy consultancy; the firm will provide McLarty Associates clients with advice on energy. http://politi.co/2sWsQEZ … Haley Dorgan is starting later this month as the media director at the Women’s Equality Center, a nonprofit that supports reproductive health and rights in the U.S. and Latin America. Yesterday was her last day as press secretary for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) …
… David Helfenbein has been named a senior adviser at strategic branding firm Main & Rose. He was most recently VP at DKC and is also a State alum. … The R Street Institute has hired James Wallner as a senior fellow and member of R Street’s Governance Project team and legislative branch capacity working group. He was formerly the group VP for research at the Heritage Foundation. … Ron Boehmer starts today as comms director for Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), where he’ll also work with the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He most recently was comms director for Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Ct.).
OUT AND ABOUT — SPOTTED last night at Hill Country BBQ for MavPAC’s members-only Mavericks Conference kickoff dinner: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.), and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.); Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Morgan Ortagus, Fritz Brogan, Chad VonLuehrte, Kathleen Rooney, Kevin Curran, Kenny Cunningham, Garrett Marquis, and Stef Webb. Washingtonian’s Elaina Plott’s report about what Graham said last night at the dinner http://bit.ly/2uYwj7j
— SPOTTED at The Path Forward Coalition’s summer reception on “The Future of Work” last night on the upper deck patio at Joe’s Seafood in D.C.: Broderick Johnson, Robert Doar, Steve Danon, Leslie Shedd, Ellen Davis, Bill Thorne, Lizzy Simmons, Jon Hixson, Matt Lathrop, Kathleen McLaughlin, Jennifer Millerwise Dyck, Mike Dubke, Brian Jones, Michael Meehan, Spencer Overton, Harry Holzer.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Sean Bonyun, longtime Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) aide and House E&C alum, and Meredith Mino Bonyun, founder of Prescott Strategies, recently welcomed Halston Thatcher. “He clocked in at 8lbs 11oz, and 22 inches long (with a full head of hair!). Big brother Prescott (pictured) is already taking his new responsibilities very seriously.” Pic http://bit.ly/2sWtmmp
— Dave Boyer, principal and healthcare practice director at BGR Group and Jen Boyer, senior health policy adviser at Senate HELP committee for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), email friends and family: “We’re excited to announce the arrival of Ms. Hartley Kathleen Boyer, who’s named after her grandmothers, Dave’s late mother Susan Hartley Boyer and Jen’s mom Kathleen Joan Petock. Hartley joined the party a little after 1:00 [Thursday] afternoon, weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches. She and Jen are both healthy and sleepy, and Hartley is enjoying all the new noises she can make, at max volume. As expected, the Beastie Boyers (Rufus and Bailey) are beyond eager to meet their new little sister in a few days.” Pics http://bit.ly/2uglwI3 … http://bit.ly/2tSlEKZ
— Marc Goldwein, SVP and head of policy at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Kim Goldwein, storyteller and social media associate at Georgetown Day School, have welcomed their first child Juliana Margaret Goldwein. Pic of Juliana in a Budget Hawk onesie http://bit.ly/2tP5hAy
SUNDAY SO FAR – NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) … Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). Panel: Tom Brokaw, Al Cardenas, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Danielle Pletka
— CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sen. Mark Warner … Jay Sekulow … Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Political panel: Susan Page, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ed O’Keefe, and Ramesh Ponnuru … Jeffrey Kluger
— “Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Rand Paul … Jay Sekulow. Panel: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, Mike Needham, Ezekiel Emanuel
— ABC’s “This Week”: Jay Sekulow … Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
— CNN’s “State of the Union”: Jay Sekulow … Sen. Mark Warner … Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Panel: Bakari Sellers, Alice Stewart, Ken Cuccinelli, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
— CNN’s “Inside Politics” (guest host: Nia-Malika Henderson): Margaret Talev, Karoun Demirjian, Jeff Zeleny, Manu Raju
— CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: William Browder … Mohammad Javad Zarif, PhD, former Foreign Minister of Iran
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: James Davis, president of In Pursuit Of, a “mission driven” for profit PR and marketing firm for the Koch Network, and EVP of marketing and comms at Freedom Partners. How he’s celebrating: “I have to take my two oldest girls to Georgia this weekend for summer camp and we’ll likely leave early Saturday morning. And honestly, with four strong daughters ranging from nearly 13 years to 19 months old, we live in the moment.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2ugMiQn
BIRTHDAYS: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a former RGA chair, is 58 (hat tip: Danny Diaz) … former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) is 5-0 … Martha Coakley is 64 … Brent Bozell, Media Research Center president … Gail Ross … lobbyist James Capalino is 67 … Politico’s Eliana Johnson … Mary Lee, a reporter for the new Politico Pro Legislative Compass product … Politico’s Daniel Strauss is 3-0. He’s celebrating on Bastille Day in Paris (h/t girlfriend Claire Tonneson, filing from France) … Teneo Strategy VP Brian Gregory is 27 … Ammon Simon, legislative counsel for Sen. Sasse … Mike Panetta … Julie Wood … ABC News’ Devin Dwyer, who’s going to Germany later this month on an American Council on Germany trip (h/t Jonathan Karl, whose daughter Emily was in an AP pic yesterday of a throng of journalists on Capital Hill http://bit.ly/2tm2D1C) … “Hardball” booker Nkechi Nneji, celebrating in Cartagena, Colombia (h/ts Annie Linskey and Ken Vogel) … Politico chief Europe correspondent Matthew Karnitschnig … Caroline Kelly … Jordan Sekulow, attorney, radio show host, and son of Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow, is 35 … Elizabeth Bennett … Corey Solow … Claire Grisolano … former Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) is 69 …
… Jose Andres is 49. He’s celebrating in Spain by walking the pilgrimage to Santiago with wife Patricia and their daughters (h/t Jorge Guerjada, whose favorite Jose Andres restaurant is China Chilcano) … Zeina Awad … Alison Kenworthy, associate producer at ABC’s “Good Morning America” … Richard Seline … Kiernan Majerus-Collins is 22 … WSJ Africa correspondent Matina Stevis … Naval Academy rising senior Nathan Bermel, who recently got back from doing climate research in the Marshall Islands (h/t brother Colby) … Edda Collins Coleman (hubby tip: Bernard) … Mike Casey, president and founder at Tigercomm … Dan Horowitz, LinkedIn’s director of advocacy and campaigns (h/ts Jon Haber) … Alex Lebow … Heather Colburn, celebrating by crushing her first Door County Sprint Triathlon on Saturday … Claire Grisolano … Brody Dickson … Pam Deardon … Brett Froyen … Ben Johnson (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … movie producer Scott Rudin is 59 (h/t AP)
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