By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; email@example.com) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; firstname.lastname@example.org)
AP for SUNDAY PAPERS – “Trump’s Path: How Trump can lock up GOP nomination before the convention,” by Stephen Ohlemacher: “It’s still possible for Donald Trump to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries on June 7. His path is narrow and perilous. But it’s plausible and starts with a big victory Tuesday in his home state New York primary. Trump is the only candidate with a realistic chance of reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the July convention in Cleveland. ... If Cruz and Kasich [can stop him from hitting the magic number], politicos across the country will have the summer of their dreams — a convention with an uncertain outcome.
“But Trump can put an end to those dreams, and he can do it without any of the 150 or so delegates who will go to the convention free to support the candidate of their choice. ... JUNE 7: This could be Trump’s D-Day. Or his Waterloo. Five states vote on June 7, with 303 delegates up for grabs. The biggest prize is California, along with New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana and New Mexico. The only state Trump can afford to lose is New Mexico ... Trump’s total: 1,238. Cue the balloons.” http://apne.ws/1Wxaftx
TOP TWEETS -- @BillKristol, yesterday: “I owe a lot to @rupertmurdoch. But the normalization of Trump by Fox/NYPost/WSJ is a disservice to his legacy and the country he loves.” @realDonaldTrump, this morning: “I will be interviewed on @foxandfriends ... I will be talking about the rigged and boss controlled Republican primaries!”
BREAKING -- “Sanders secures five minutes with Pope Francis,” by Gabe Debenedetti in Rome: “Sanders privately met with Pope Francis at the pontiff’s residence in Vatican City [this] morning before the pope left on a trip for Greece. [Sanders] was joined by his wife Jane, advisor Jeffrey Sachs, Sachs’ wife, and Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo — who translated — for a roughly five-minute meeting before Pope Francis left for a trip to Greece ...
“Sanders thanked the pope for his leadership on issues including the ‘moral economy,’ the struggle to help the marginalized, income inequality, and climate change, telling the pontiff his encyclical on the matter had made a large difference to public attitudes, according to Sachs. Francis thanked Sanders ... for coming and asked him to pray for him, before leaving for Lesbos ... to visit refugees. The encounter was unannounced and there were no photographs taken.” http://politi.co/1Shr3l3
--“Bernie’s fanboy moment,” by Gabe Debenedetti: “A meeting with Pope Francis Sanders gets what he came for on a Vatican trip that made many of his aides queasy.” http://politi.co/1NuceaP
SPOTTED IN L.A., by Todd Purdum: Tommy La Sorda and Sandy Koufax in a dugout box at Dodger Stadium for Jackie Robinson night. Also in the house on 69th anniversary of the fall of baseball’s color line: Rachel Robinson, 93 years young. Every player was wearing 42.
TOP TALKER -- NYT A11 (bottom of National page), “Broadway Success of ‘Hamilton’ May Have Saved Hamilton on the $10 Bill: Women may have to wait longer for a face on the front of currency,” by Jackie Calmes: “[After] Hamilton became a 21st-century rap-musical phenomenon, and a small coterie of history-minded Hamiltonians swelled by millions ... [Treasury Secretary Jack] Lew is leaning toward keeping Hamilton at the center of the $10 note and placing a vignette of female historical figures on the flip side. ...
“Lew is expected to simultaneously announce that a woman will be front and center on the more numerous $20 notes — displacing the (currently) less popular Andrew Jackson — and that one or more women will be on the $5 bill as well. ... [N]ew versions [of the $20 and $5 bills] would probably not enter circulation before the 2030s. ... [S]peculation about the Treasury secretary’s decision has angered some of the women who have awaited it most intently, an online group called Women on 20s.” http://nyti.ms/1Nu3yRG
COMING ATTRACTIONS – L.A. Times A1, below fold, “Rock ’n’ roll at full volume: Mega-concert with Dylan, McCartney and others is in works,” by Randy Lewis (online: “Coachella promoters look to book Dylan, Stones, McCartney and Young for mega-concert”): “It could rank as the classic rock concert of the century — six bands and performers who revolutionized popular music in the 1960s gathering in the Southern California desert over a single weekend in October. The company that stages the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is planning a three-night event featuring Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters ... Oct. 7-9 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio ...
“The six acts have never shared a billing before, and it also would be the first time that Dylan and ex-Beatle McCartney — ... widely considered the two most important rock acts of the 1960s — have played on the same bill, albeit on different nights. ... Plans are nearly complete, and an official announcement is expected in coming weeks.” http://lat.ms/22C4jPx
INSIDE THE WEST WING – “Obama’s final White House Seder will be late,” by Isaac Dovere: “Why is President Barack Obama’s final Seder different from all his other Seders? It won’t be happening on the right night ... [but rather] a little late. Obama’s nine-year tradition of hosting the Passover meal will be on hold while he’s overseas next week, traveling to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Germany. Next Friday, as Jews all over the world prepare to dig into their matzo and talk about the Pharaoh, the president will be at Windsor Castle having lunch with Queen Elizabeth.” http://politi.co/1VvAGAQ
TV TONIGHT – HBO’s “Confirmation” film, about Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, airs at 8 p.m. Trailer http://bit.ly/1Vv88rk ... NYT story http://nyti.ms/1qO8QTh
INSIDE THE SUPER PACS -- “Pro-Clinton super PAC ups swing state ad campaign to $90 million,” by Gabe Debenedetti, who flagged his story to us by saying “(Hi from Bernie’s plane, en route to the Vatican!)”: “The main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton is reserving $20 million more in television ad time beginning the day after California’s June 7 Democratic primary, meaning the group has now set down $90 million to air its anti-Republican message before any GOP candidate or group can respond.
“The move by Priorities USA Action to add to its existing August-through-Election Day ad buy in the pivotal swing states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia means the group will effectively be on the air non-stop between June — by which point Clinton’s campaign expects to have wrapped up its nomination fight against Bernie Sanders — and November 8. With the early ad reservations, the group is looking to lock in cheaper ad rates than any opposing organization will be able to get down the road.” http://politi.co/22A1mz4
OBAMA ALUMNI – Bobby Whithorne reunites with Dan Pfeiffer at GoFundMe: “He will serve as Director of Strategic Communications. GoFundMe’s already having a big impact in communities across the nation, and he’s excited to join this talented team and help tell GoFundMe’s story.”
--Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera has been appointed SVP of global public affairs at Estée Lauder. http://politi.co/1SQvEYY
WASHINGTON, INC.: LANNY DAVIS leaves LEVICK -- Politico Influence’s Isaac Arnsdorf: “Davis ... is starting a new law and PR firm called Davis, Goldberg & Galper, with partners Adam Goldberg (a former White House special associate counsel to President Bill Clinton) and Josh Galper (chief policy officer and general counsel for the technology company Personal). Eleanor McManus, previously a senior producer for CNN at ‘Larry King Live’ before joining Davis’ crisis communications practice in 2010, will come along to run the PR wing, called Trident DMG.” http://politi.co/1T9EpjC ... Subscribe to Politico Influence http://politi.co/2678eZ5
HOT CLICK -- “Clinton vs. Sanders vs. Trump: Who Is the True New Yorker?” by NYT’s Matt Flegenheimer: Grades based on accent, Attitude, Residency, Eating Patterns, Cheering Section, Planes, Trains and ... , Brooklyn Bona Fides, ‘Hamilton’. http://nyti.ms/1SHf3GP
AIR WARS -- “Tough new Sanders ad [titled ‘$200,000’] takes aim at Clinton,” by MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald -- The ad’s narrator: “While Washington politicians are paid over $200,000 an hour for speeches, they oppose raising the living wage to fifteen dollars an hour. Two hundred thousand dollars an hour for them. But not even fifteen bucks an hour for all Americans. Enough is enough.” http://on.msnbc.com/20IDo56 ... The ad http://bit.ly/1SHfuRw
VIDEO DU JOUR -- Liz Kreutz @ABCLiz: “Hillary Clinton wins a game of dominos at a senior center in East Harlem” http://bit.ly/1T9Jokf
2016 PLAYERS – “Sanders goes Hollywood: Aiming for a California upset,” by AP’s Michael R. Blood: “If Bernie Sanders can pull off an upset in California, it will be a story that got its start on Hollywood Boulevard. ... Sanders’ newly leased Los Angeles headquarters is where his campaign will ultimately go big or go home. Steering the effort is Michael Ceraso, a rangy, goateed 34-year-old who, seven months ago, was working as a deputy program director for Airbnb. He’d never run a statewide campaign. ... Ceraso broke into presidential politics in 2008 when he joined then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and last year managed a successful campaign for a local school board. His Twitter feed, a blur of posts about the campaign and tributes to basketball star Kobe Bryant, urges followers to ‘Stay Frosty Folks’ — slang for ‘keep cool.’” http://apne.ws/22A95Nt
--“Former Pro-Trump Super PAC Staffer Shopping A Book,” by BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray: “The author, Stephanie Cegielski, wrote a widely-shared essay for XoJane last month denouncing Trump and describing her time working for a now-defunct super PAC supporting the candidate. Cegielski’s agent, Ryan Harbage of the Fischer-Harbage Agency, said he had already brought her book proposal to publishers ... The working title for Cegielski’s book is ‘Trump Card: How Donald Played America.’” http://bzfd.it/1V7fTmG ... Her XoJane essay http://bit.ly/1T9Uxld
CAMPAIGNS, INC. – WashPost 2-col. lead, “50 donors with outsize impact: GAVE NEARLY HALF OF SUPER PAC FUNDS – Mixed results in presidential race so far,” by Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy: “Close to half of the money — 41 percent — raised by the groups by the end of February came from just 50 mega-donors and their relatives ... Thirty-six of those are Republican supporters who have invested millions trying to shape the GOP nomination contest — accounting for more than 70 percent of the money from the top 50. In all, donors this cycle have given more than $607 million to 2,300 super PACs ... That means super PAC money is on track to surpass the $828 million that the Center for Responsive Politics found was raised by such groups for the 2012 elections.” http://wapo.st/1RZc5l4
POWER PLAYBOOKER – “Why A GOP Lobbyist Is Giving Money To A Democratic Senate Candidate,” by HuffPost’s Arthur Delaney, Ryan Grim, and Paul Blumenthal: “A white Republican lobbyist has been giving money to Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), who is African-American, because, the lobbyist says, the Senate’s not diverse enough. Sam Geduldig first gave $200 to the Edwards campaign last year, an amount too low to appear on federal campaign finance documents. But now he’s giving more.
“‘I was lobbying the Senate the other day and I noticed Cory Booker was the only black Democrat,’ [said] Geduldig ... ‘The institution needs diverse senators, like the House. That’s why I am contributing.’ Geduldig served as a top aide to former House Speaker John Boehner before switching to the private sector in 2007. With a $400 donation on Thursday (for which he shared an email receipt with HuffPost), Geduldig said his total giving to the Edwards campaign has topped out at $800 so far.” http://huff.to/1Scbvgl
EDWARD SNOWDEN SONG -- “Jean-Michel Jarre records with Edward Snowden – after the Guardian brings them together,” by The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis: “The Guardian’s coverage of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks has had a wide variety of repercussions, but perhaps none are as improbable as the latest: a collaboration between the 32-year-old whistleblower and French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, on a techno track to be released this weekend. ... [The] piece with Snowden, called Exit, appears on his forthcoming album of collaborations, Electronica Volume II: The Heart Of Noise ... The collaboration ... features Snowden speaking, rather than singing.” With 6-min. music video http://bit.ly/1p4R0tD
ECONOMIST’s new cover, “Beautiful minds, wasted: How to deal with autism”. See the cover. http://bit.ly/1Ndz0c3 ... Read the editorial. http://econ.st/1V74ljp
CLICKERS – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker -- 10 funnies http://politi.co/1SfEF0c
--Mehlman Castagnetti’s new quarterly look at politics and policy has a page on “VEEP-stakes 2016,” going out on Monday http://bit.ly/1MxxGRc
SPOTTED: Al Hunt in seat 1B yesterday on a flight from Wake Forest to DC. Ann Compton narrates her inner monologue as she tried to confirm it was him without asking: “I am sure the handsome head of silver hair sitting in front of me is my friend of 37+ years Al Hunt but I don’t want to tap his shoulder during the flight safety instructions. ... OOOPS Not Al. He’s reading USAToday. ... OH WAIT It is him. Reading a Hastert story. And Sports pages. ... NOPE. Blue jacket doesn’t look like his style. ... WHOA! Elbow patches. And very sharp plaid shirt cuffs. ... UH-OH. NO. Flight attendant puts his computer bag in overhead for take off -- with an old-fashioned pager hanging out on a charge cord. ... YES, AL! It must be him. He was so gracious to her. ... HERTZ PAPERS Can’t read the customer name. ... OMG. Pulls out a book about Trump. ... D’OH! Right there. On his Starbucks cup. H U N T.”
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GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman
--“The sugar conspiracy,” by Ian Leslie in The Guardian: “In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?” http://bit.ly/1SfFZ3n
--“The Fight for the Future of NPR,” by Leon Neyfakh in Slate: “A slow-moving bureaucracy. An antiquated business model. A horde of upstart competitors. Can National Public Radio survive?” http://slate.me/1p4LuHA
--“At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction,” by Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley -- From Longform.org’s description of the story: “Restaurants that promise locally sourced ingredients are almost always lying.” http://bit.ly/1qMb8lQ ... Funny 3-min. Portlandia skit on “local” food http://bit.ly/23EwnaT
--“Deadly deal,” by Dallas Morning News’ Alfredo Corchado and Kevin Krause: “A drug kingpin’s plea with the U.S. triggered years of bloodshed reaching all the way to Southlake.” http://bit.ly/1SQdAy6
--“What ‘XOXO’ Really Means,” by Emma Rathbone in the “Shouts and Murmurs” column in The New Yorker: “A guide to interpreting e-mail sign-offs ... ‘Yours’: No one knows what the hell this means. ... ‘Thanks’: This is completely sarcastic.” http://bit.ly/1V8EYh9
--“Why Thousands of Americans Are Lining Up to Get Arrested in D.C. This Week,” by Ben Wofford in Rolling Stone: “Bernie Sanders-loving Democracy Spring protesters are trying to put sex appeal into good government.” http://rol.st/1SfEDp8
--“Why Are America’s Most Innovative Companies Still Stuck in 1950s Suburbia?” by Hunter Oatman-Stanford in Collectors Weekly: “When Apple finishes its new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, the technorati will ooh and ahh over its otherworldly architecture ... But few are aware that Apple’s monumental project is already outdated, mimicking a half-century of stagnant suburban corporate campuses that isolated themselves—by design—from the communities their products were supposed to impact.” http://bit.ly/1Sk4aAO (h/t Longreads.com)
--“I’m on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones,” by Malik Jalal in The Independent: “Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family.” http://ind.pn/1WvV83E (h/t TheBrowser.com)
--“The Paradox of the Elephant Brain,” by Suzana Herculano-Houzel in Nautilus magazine: “With three times as many neurons, why doesn’t the elephant brain outperform ours?” http://bit.ly/1Nt1hGn
MEDIAWATCH – MARGARET SULLIVAN in her final Public’s Editor blog post, “Five Things I Won’t Miss at The Times — and Seven I Will” – her final print column is tomorrow: “What I won’t miss: 1. The inherent tension of the job. ... 2. New York Times Exceptionalism ... 3. Defensiveness. ... 4. Articles that celebrate the excesses of the 1 percent ... 5. Articles or projects that seem to have ‘Prize Bait’ stamped on them. ... What I will miss: 1. Tips from the staff. ... 2. Styles stories that identify trends or, as I’ve been duly corrected, ‘observed phenomena.’ ... 3. The Best of Times. ... 4. Some world-class helpers. ... 5. Overall collegiality. ... 6. Strong support. ... 7. The readers.” http://nyti.ms/1qZKiXI
OUT AND ABOUT IN DALLAS – Bush-Cheney reunion! On Friday, many Bush-Cheney alumni attended a tour of the Bush Center and museum/exhibit space and last night alumni attended a number of off-site parties, held at nearby restaurants, hotels and other venues. The parties were held for alumni by the individual agencies they worked for or are affiliated with. Alumni of State, DoD, USAID and NSC gathered at one place for a party, and the Office of the Vice President held a party at another venue. Different parties were held under the auspices of Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004 campaign alumni; Office of the First Lady; Presidential Personnel; the Departments of Education, Justice, HHS, Commerce, Agriculture, Interior, Labor, Peace Corps, HUD, Transportation, and Energy. The Offices of Advance, Presidential Correspondence, and the President’s National Economic Council held parties as well.
TONIGHT, alumni will all gather at a dinner at the Bush Center. They’re expecting President and Mrs. Bush, VP and Mrs. Cheney to be in attendance at the dinner, along with Josh Bolten, Karen Hughes, Don Evans, Margaret Spellings, Andy Card, John Negroponte and Jeanne Phillips. Schedule of events http://bit.ly/1Ww8YD6 ... List of alumni attendees for reunion weekend http://bit.ly/1SQBPMK
OUT AND ABOUT -- Friends last night celebrated Ashley Chang’s March birthday and Ben Chang’s upcoming Monday birthday on the back patio at The Gibson, toasting his new role as a managing director in Burson-Marsteller’s U.S. public affairs and crisis practice. Folks from Phillips Collection also shared flyers for the Contemporaries Bash at Union Market on May 13 that Ben is both a DJ for and co-chair this year.
SPOTTED: Jonathan Capehart, Nick Schmit, Amb. Stuart Holliday, Dag Vega, Stephen Rademaker, Danielle Pletka, Heather Hurlburt, Rob Hendin, Halley Toosi, Dean Lieberman, Tara Maller, Matt Spence, Evelyn Farkas, Garance Franke-Ruta, Mikayla Bouchard, Athena Jones, Elise Labott, Bradley Klapper and Anna Engström Klapper, Nick Johnston, Lynn Sweet, Christina Sevilla, Tim Burger, Amb. Don Gips, Mark Tavlarides, Michael Hoare, James Barbour, Anastasia Dellaccio, Fran Holuba, Bernadette Meehan.
-- At their annual dinner last night at the Capitol Hilton, the Oregon State Society presented John Scofield of S3 Public Affairs with the prestigious “Webfoot Award” for meritorious service to all things Oregon. Pic http://bit.ly/23N7RRz
SPOTTED at the sailing-themed bar at the Fairfax hotel at Embassy Row on Thursday night at a pre-wedding party for Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin and ABC’s Ali Weinberg, who get married this weekend: Tim and Kiki Burger, Jamie Kirchick, Ali Dukakis, Alana Goodman, Eli Lake, Suzanne Kianpour, Blain Rethmeier, Dave Clarke, Margaret Chadbourn.
THE PRESIDENT’S WEEK AHEAD: “On Tuesday, the President will depart ... en route Ramstein, Germany on his way to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, the President will arrive in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the afternoon, the President will meet with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The President will remain overnight in Riyadh. On Thursday, the President will meet with leaders and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In the afternoon, the President will depart Riyadh and travel to London, United Kingdom, where he will remain overnight.
“On Friday, the President will have lunch with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom at Windsor Castle. In the afternoon, the President will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom. Afterward, the President will participate in a press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron. The President will remain overnight in London. On Saturday, the President will participate in a town hall discussion with British youth at the Royal Horticultural Halls. The President will remain overnight in London.
“On Sunday, the President will depart London and travel to Hannover, Germany. In Hannover, the President will have a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Afterward, the President will participate in a press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Hannover Messe Trade Fair Opening Ceremony. Later in the evening, the President will participate in a dinner with Chancellor Angela Merkel and business leaders. The President will remain overnight in Hannover.”
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Sarah Bloom Raskin, deputy secretary of Treasury, the highest ranking woman in US Treasury history, spouse of Jamie Raskin, congressional candidate for Maryland’s 8th (h/t Marina McCarthy, who was on time) ... (was Monday): Matthew Burrow
BIRTHDAYS: Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken (hat tip: Evan) ... Cantor alum Doug Heye, the pride of Lewisville, NC and a leading oenophile, celebrating with dinner with friends and hopefully some tennis (h/ts Ron Bonjean, filing from New Orleans, where he’s on “a top secret mission of international diplomacy and calorie free meals,” and Jack Klugman) ... Ann Romney is 67, celebrating with the family in La Jolla, Calif. where Gov. Romney will be cooking dinner tonight for the group (h/t their 23 grandkids) ... Patriots coach Bill Belichick is 64 (h/t Leibo) ... Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is 89 ... Scott Pastrick, president and CEO of Prime Policy Group and President Clinton’s DNC Treasurer, is 6-0 (h/t Casie Daugherty) ... Chuck DeFeo, VP of products at i360, an RNC and Bush-Cheney alum and the pride of Kansas City, is 42 ... Bart Jackson, assistant press secretary at the Dept. of Energy and proud Bay Area native (h/t Andrew Bates) ... Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) ...
... Jason Embry (10-gallon hat tip: Evan Smith) ... Sally-Shannon Birkle, U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior manager of media relations … Bradley Beychok, president at Media Matters for America, is 34 ... Matt Duckworth, VP of gov’t relations at Hart Health Strategies, and proud QGA, Prime Advocacy, and UGA alum, is 3-0 (h/t Teddy Tanzer) ... Virginia Coyne, executive editor at Washington Life Magazine (h/t Kevin Chaffee) ... Fran Holuba, a newly minted Politico where she’s director of social enterprise and a White House and NSC alum (h/ts Anastasia Dellaccio and Ben Chang) … Deborah Zabarenko ... A Reuters trio: Frances Kerry, Andy Sullivan and Anthony Boadle ... Zack Hubbard, associate at Great Hill Partners (h/t Jessica Church) ... 270 wunderkind Heather Purcell is 2-7 (h/t Lynda Tran) ... Fred Graefe ... Politico’s Aubree Abril ... Ramona Oliver, senior director for comms. at the National Education Association, formerly of MoveOn, SEIU, Emily’s List and DGA (h/t Sue Walitsky) ... Ted Anthony, director of AP’s Asia-Pacific news ...
... NBC News’ Mosheh Gains, an ABC alum ... Morgan Jones, LD with Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif) (h/t Jon Haber) ... Paolo Sacco of Ristorante Tosca … Jess Fuhrman … Andie Taverna, chief of staff at the Council of Economic Advisers … Lynn Schnurnberger ... Stephen Kessler … Geoff Middleberg ... Christopher Finan, CEO and co-founder of Manifold Technology and a White House cybersecurity alum ... Amy Kaslow, a Christian Science Monitor alum ... Brett Coughlin … Josh Goldstein … Matt Duckworth ... Jefferies’ Brian Bravo, a Credit Suisse alum, is 35 ... Annie Bardach ... Jim Hollis ... Howard Bauleke ... Jess Fuhrman ... Arlene Branca … Mary Taylor (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 69 ... singer Jimmy Osmond is 53 ... Martin Lawrence is 51 ... figure skater Mirai Nagasu is 23 ... actress Sadie Sink (TV: “American Odyssey”) is 14 (h/ts AP)
THE SHOWS, from @MattMackowiak, filing from Dallas, where he’s attending the Bush-Cheney alumni reunion:
--NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Pat McCrory; Reince Priebus; Debbie Wasserman Schultz; roundtable: Hugh Hewitt, April Ryan, Kathleen Parker and Chris Matthews
--ABC’s “This Week”: Hillary Clinton; Bernie Sanders; Trump campaign convention manager Paul Manafort; Cruz campaign delegate operations director Ken Cuccinelli; roundtable: Matthew Dowd, Roland Martin, Mary Matalin and Robert Reich
--CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Bernie Sanders; Reince Priebus; NIH Director Dr. Anthony Fauci; David Axelrod; roundtable: Amy Davidson, Ron Fournier, Clarence Page and Susan Page; release of new CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker polling from California and New York with CBS News’ Anthony Salvanto
--“Fox News Sunday”: Corey Lewandowski; Dr. Anthony Fauci; roundtable: George Will, Julie Pace, Laura Ingraham and RCP’s Rebecca Berg; “Power Player of the Week” segment with Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard
--CNN’s “State of the Union” (9am ET / 12pm ET): Bernie Sanders; John Kasich; Reince Priebus; roundtable: Bakari Sellers, Amanda Carpenter, Nina Turner and Andre Bauer (substitute host: CNN’s Dana Bash)
--Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” (10am ET / 9am CT): Trump campaign senior advisor Stephen Miller; New Gingrich; Nan Hayworth; Chuck Nash; roundtable: Ed Rollins, Al D’Amato and Mary Kissel
--CNN’s “Inside Politics” with John King (SUN 8am ET): Roundtable: Jonathan Martin, Molly Ball, Ed O’Keefe and Nia-Malika Henderson
--CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: (SUN 10am, 1pm ET): Foreign policy roundtable: Julia Ioffe, Ed Luce, Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and WSJ’s Bret Stephens; Zalmay Khalilzhad; author and NYT’s Charles Duhigg (“Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business”) and Google people operations analyst Julia Rozofsky
--CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: (SUN 11am ET): Michelle Fields; Jim Lehrer; roundtable: NPR’s Michael Oreskes, American University’s Jane Hall, The George Washington University’s Frank Sesno; recently resigned New York Observer reporter Ross Barkin; Pivit co-founder Jason Finch and Zignal Labs CEO Josh Ginsberg
--Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” (SUN 11am ET / 10am CT): USA Today’s Heidi Przybyla; Washington Examiner contributor Lisa Boothe; Juan Williams; John Roberts; Pando’s Sarah Lacy; Ron Fournier; Nina Totenberg
--Univision’s “Al Punto” (SUN 10am ET / 1pm PT) Raúl Grijalva; Luis Gutiérrez; immigration lawyer Ezequiel Hernàndez; daughter of human rights and environmental activist (Berta Càceres) Berta Isabel Zúniga Càceres; actor Gael García Bernal and director Jonàs Cuaròn; Venezuelan comedian Luis Chataing
--C-SPAN: “The Communicators” (SAT 6:30pm ET): Consumer Federation of America research director Mark Cooper and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies chief economist George Ford, questioned by Bloomberg BNA’s Lydia Beyoud ... “Newsmakers” (SUN 10am ET): Jim Jordan, questioned by AP’s Erica Werner and The Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio ... “Q&A” (SUN 8pm & 11pm ET): Author and investigative journalist Sally Denton (“The Profiteers”)
--MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton”: (SUN 8-9am ET): Michael Steele; Rick Tyler; First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray; Joan Walsh; Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch; Democratic strategist Tara Dowdell
--MSNBC’s “The Place for Politics”: (SUN 10am-12pm ET): Perry Bacon; WaPo’s Abby Phillip; SiriusXM host Mark Thompson (hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid live from DC)
--MSNBC’s “The Place for Politics”: (SUN 12-2pm ET): NYT’s Jeremy Peters; Kwame, Inc. president Kwame Jackson; Howard Dean; Michael Steele; GOP consultant Jeremy Camp; Iona College’s Jeanne Zaino (hosted by MSNBC’s Alex Witt live from New York)
--PBS’s “To the Contrary” with Bonnie Erbé: Patricia Arquette; roundtable: The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers, Young Democrats of America’s Atima Omara, Lara Brown and IWF’s Patrice Lee
--Bloomberg Radio’s “Politics, Policy and Power” hosted by Amy Morris and Alan Bjerga (SAT 6am, SUN 4pm) – Inaugural edition: Discussion of why Paul Ryan remains a Presidential hopeful, even when he isn’t with Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux; how two words added to an obscure regulation could change what’s in your gasoline; why the IMF meetings are more than a downtown traffic jam with Bloomberg’s Andrew Mayeda; how Wall Street could benefit from a Puerto Rico bailout
--SiriusXM’s “No Labels Radio” (SAT 10am ET & 6pm ET, SUN 1PM ET): No Labels advisory board member Ellen Tauscher moderates an in-studio panel featuring former Clinton adviser Mark Penn, Business Roundtable’s Matt Sonnesyn and NBC News’ Leigh Ann Caldwell, who will discuss the 2016 presidential election, U.S. immigration policy and tax season.