Good Sunday morning! Here’s a meeting that will raise eyebrows. President-elect Donald Trump is huddling with Hollywood power broker Ari Emanuel today. Yes, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother. Trump’s meetings start around noon today. Other huddles include: Peter Kirsanow … conservative writer John Gray … billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross … N.J. Gov. Chris Christie … former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani … BET founder Robert Johnson … hedge fund magnate David McCormick … former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon … House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) … Ret. Gen. John Kelly.
WHAT’S ON TRUMP’S MIND on Sunday morning -- at 6:22 a.m.: “The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior” … at 6:44 a.m.: “Numerous patriots will be coming to Bedminster today as I continue to fill out the various positions necessary to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” … at 8:26 a.m.: “I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?”
-- NOTE: We’re not commenting on this incident either way, but Jake saw Hamilton and he loved it -- in a completely non-partisan way. Daniel also saw it, but unfortunately slept through most of it. Anyway, moving on.
SNL’s COLD OPEN – VP-elect Mike Pence (played by Beck Bennett) visits President-elect Trump (Alec Baldwin) at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. – Pence: “We have a few problems. The Democrats are already pushing back on our illegal immigration act because they say finding 11 million illegal immigrants is going to be hard.” Trump: “Impossible, probably.” Pence: “And then they say it’s going to be even harder to deport them.” Trump: “So maybe let’s not do it.” ...
Pence: “Let’s move on to Obamacare. As you know, 20 million people use it and it sounds crazy but a lot of them like it.” Trump: “Keep it, let’s just keep it. ... And Mike, you’re going to do everything, right?” Pence: “Yes sir.” Video http://bit.ly/2fu9lfZ
ONE NON-MEDIA CRITIQUE TWEET FROM TRUMP -- “General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General’s General!”
-- “Ret. Army Gen. Jack Keane Says He Declined Offer To Be Defense Secretary,” by NPR’s Bill Chappell: “President-elect Donald Trump asked him to serve as secretary of defense, retired four-star general Jack Keane tells NPR’s Rachel Martin — but Keane declined the offer, citing personal reasons. Keane says he recommended retired generals James Mattis and David Petraeus for the job.” http://n.pr/2gaV0pW
Per the pool report: Trump, Pence, Reince Priebus and Kellyanne Conway attended Sunday service at Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminister, N.J.
SUNDAY BEST -- “Pence: Trump to push repeal of Obamacare,” by Patrick Temple-West: “‘Decisions have been made by the president-elect that he wants to focus out of the gate on repealing Obamacare and beginning the process of replacing Obamacare with the kind of free-market solutions that he campaigned on,’ [VP-Elect Mike] Pence said.” http://politi.co/2fugtZT
-- MARTHA RADDATZ interviewed SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER on “This Week.” RADDATZ: “What’s the message?” SCHUMER: “We shouldn’t just do a little thing about college, we should make college affordable for everybody and make sure that everyone gets out of college debt free. We need dramatic change in the trade laws. We should close all of these loopholes, carried interest and other things. Now many of these issues actually Donald Trump supported in the campaign. We’re going to challenge him to work with us on those issues and not work, go against them and break his promise to the blue collar worker because the republican leadership or republican establishment doesn’t like them.”
-- ON A MANDATE -- RADDATZ: “Republicans now have both chambers of Congress, the presidency, the majority of state houses and the majority of government … Isn’t that a mandate?” SCHUMER: “No. Look. As you know Democrats got a majority of the popular vote, Hillary did. So it’s not a mandate and when he’s opposed to our values, we’re going to go after him tooth and nail. For instance we’re not going to let him repeal Dodd Frank or the rules we’ve put in place to limit Wall Street. They’re going to regret the day they try to repeal the ACA. So when we oppose Trump on values or this presidency takes a dark divisive turn, we’re going to do it tooth and nail.”
JAKE TAPPER had Reince Priebus on “State of the Union.” TAPPER: The city of Los Angeles got $500 million from the federal government last year. Will that money be cut? And when will that happen? Day one? PRIEBUS: “I think this is a matter of negotiation. I think it’s something that the Trump administration, myself and others included that are the appropriate levels of government, will deal with. But certainly I can’t imagine that too many Americans are watching this and thinking that it’s a good idea for a city to allow for blanket amnesty, ignoring federal law, and then saying now give me $500 million. No, that’s not the way life works, and I think that the Trump administration is going to explore this issue and I think resolve some of these major problems happening all across the country.”
ABOUT YESTERDAY -- “Trump, Romney have ‘far-reaching conversation’ at meeting,” by WaPo’s Katie Zezima: “Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney, once a fierce critic of the president-elect who is now being floated as a potential pick for secretary of state, on Saturday afternoon, setting aside the friction between the two men and signaling a willingness by Trump to entertain different points of view on foreign policy. Romney appeared to warmly shake hands with Trump, each man gripping the arm of the other, as he arrived at Trump’s New Jersey golf course. The two exchanged pleasantries, with Trump placing his hand on Romney’s back, and disappeared behind a large brown door with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
“After the meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, Romney said the men had a ‘very thorough and in-depth discussion’ regarding ‘the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of real significance.’ Romney said that he and Trump exchanged views and that he looks forward to the new administration. Trump said of the meeting: ‘It went great.’” http://wapo.st/2g84R2d
IF YOU READ ONE THING… -- “Donald Trump Meeting Suggests He Is Keeping Up His Business Ties,” by NYT’s Eric Lipton in D.C. and Ellen Barry in New Delhi on A20: “President-elect Donald J. Trump met in the last week in his office at Trump Tower with three Indian business partners who are building a Trump-branded luxury apartment complex south of Mumbai, raising new questions about how he will separate his business dealings from the work of the government once he is in the White House. A spokeswoman for Mr. Trump described the meeting as a courtesy call by the three Indian real estate executives, who flew from India to congratulate Mr. Trump on his election victory. In a picture posted on Twitter, all four men are smiling and giving a thumbs-up.
“‘It was not a formal meeting of any kind,’ Breanna Butler, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, said when asked about the meeting on Saturday. One of the businessmen, Sagar Chordia, posted photographs on Facebook on Wednesday showing that he also met with Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump. Mr. Trump’s children are helping to run his businesses as they play a part in the presidential transition. Ms. Butler and Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump, declined to comment when asked on Saturday if the meeting with the Trump family members included any discussion of Trump businesses in India or expanding that business.” http://nyti.ms/2fQpIEg … Pic of the three businessmen and Trump http://bit.ly/2g94MZH
ANOTHER MUST READ -- NYT A1, “High in Tower, Trump Reads, Tweets and Plans,” by Ashley Parker and Maggie Haberman: “Donald J. Trump sits high in Trump Tower in New York, spending hours on the phone with friends, television personalities and donors to ask if they know people to recommend for his cabinet. He joins a daily morning transition meeting with his family and staff, but still maintains the routine that sustained him during the campaign: starting his day at 5 a.m. reading The New York Post and The New York Times, then switching on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ whose co-host Joe Scarborough he once publicly savaged but now often seeks out for advice. ...
“President Obama ... has held out hope that the gravity of the presidency will change the former reality show star. But people close to the 70-year-old president-elect say that he has such long-held habits formed by fame, wealth and the freedom to have done whatever he wanted that they remain skeptical, at least for now, that he will transform to fit the constraints of the White House. ... Transition officials say the meeting with Mr. Romney, a moderate Republican who was the party’s nominee for president in 2012, may not have been simply for show.
“They say that Mr. Trump believes that Mr. Romney, with his patrician bearing, looks the part of a top diplomat right out of ‘central casting’ — the same phrase Mr. Trump used to describe Mike Pence before choosing him as his running mate. ... The Trump International Hotel in Washington, just five blocks from the White House, could also take on an outsize role in the Trump administration. His children may stay there when they come to the nation’s capital, and there is chatter that it may supplant Blair House, which traditionally hosts foreign dignitaries visiting the president.” http://nyti.ms/2gwcfG6
HILL WATCH -- “Schumer on Trump: ‘He was not my friend’: In a POLITICO interview, the minority leader addresses his relationship with the incoming president and the outlook for 2017,” by Burgess Everett, John Bresnahan and Elana Schor: “There’s a lot of talk about Chuck Schumer’s long relationship with Donald Trump in New York bearing bipartisan fruit in Washington next year. But Schumer says he was never as close to Trump as the president-elect has claimed. ‘He was not my friend. We never went golfing together, even had a meal together,’ Schumer told POLITICO in an interview Friday, two days after he was elected Senate minority leader. ‘He’s called me, we’ve had civil conversations a couple of times. But I’ve got to see what he does.’” http://politi.co/2fHA6k5
THEY LIKE HIM! -- “Alt-right celebrates Trump’s election at D.C. meeting,” by Katie Glueck: “Just down the street from the Trump Hotel and six blocks from President-elect Donald Trump’s soon-to-be White House, the alt-right movement gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue and declared victory Saturday. ‘Donald Trump’s campaign was the first step towards identity politics in the United States,’ cheered Richard Spencer, the president of the National Policy Institute, an arm of the alt-right, at an afternoon press conference. ... The meeting attendees — an overwhelmingly white and male audience, with many sporting closely cropped faux hawk-like haircuts, though one was spotted wearing a yarmulke — gathered in the atrium were an engaged group, often booing journalists asking questions ... [I]n the room, some applauded when the Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi website, was mentioned.” http://politi.co/2ft1NKC
DEEP DIVE -- “For Trump adviser Stephen Bannon, fiery populism followed life in elite circles,” by WaPo’s Matea Gold, Ros Helderman, Gregory S. Schneider and Frances Stead Sellers: “Friends, family and even now-critical former colleagues said the image of Bannon as a bigot is wrong, and miss what really drives the 62-year-old, who was infuriated when people like his father, a longtime phone company worker, saw their retirement funds shrink because of the 2008 financial crisis. Bannon’s longtime personal assistant is an African American woman, and he has extended family members who are Jewish, they note. For Bannon, the mission is to ignite a broader populist movement — even if that means tolerating extremist viewpoints, associates say. ‘He is not a racist,’ said Julia Jones, a self-described ‘Bernie Sanders liberal’ who was Bannon’s screenwriting partner for 16 years. ‘I think he is using the alt-right for political purposes.’” http://wapo.st/2fd40bT
REMEMBERING GWEN IFILL -- “Thousands of Mourners Celebrate Gwen Ifill’s Tenacity and Grace,” by NYT’s Yamiche Alcindor: “The funeral became a reunion of Ms. Ifill’s large family and a gathering of luminaries. Michelle Obama, the first lady; Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama; and Donna Brazile, the interim [DNC] chairwoman, sat alongside a number of prominent journalists, including Dorothy Gilliam, Chuck Todd, Roland Martin and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. While many stood to speak about Ms. Ifill’s life, recordings of her own interviews and speeches that she gave were sprinkled throughout the service.” http://nyti.ms/2ffKAqj
MICHAEL HIRSH, “Team Trump’s Message: The Clash of Civilizations Is Back: From Bannon’s defense of the ‘Judeo-Christian West’ to Flynn’s attacks on Muslims, some nat sec experts fear the incoming Trump administration believes America is at war with Islam—and that it won’t end well”: “[T]he incoming president, Trump, appears open to the clash-of-civilizations idea—one that fits neatly with his view of an America that rejects ‘globalism,’ tightens up its borders against immigrants, and bans most new Muslims from coming in until they can be ‘vetted.’ ‘I think Islam hates us,’ Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper last March. While he said he was speaking of radical Islam, he added: ‘It’s very hard to define. It’s very hard to separate. Because you don’t know who’s who.’ For the Trump team ... Muslims appear to be guilty of radical sympathies until proven innocent. That approach, some scholars say, will be a terrible mistake, 15 years into what is already seen by some as a ‘Forever War.’” http://politi.co/2fRmj82
TRANSITION WATCH -- “N.H. police chief may be in line for Trump administration post,” by the Boston Globe’s Laura Crimaldi: “The incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump has been in talks with the police chief [Nick Willard] in Manchester, N.H., about a possible law enforcement position ... [T]he New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester ... said Willard could be asked to fill roles at the Office of National Drug Control Policy or the US Department of Justice.” http://bit.ly/2gse5Hp
--“Cubs’ [Todd] Ricketts up for top spot in Trump administration,” by Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet: “Ricketts met a little less than an hour [on Saturday] with Trump and Pence and the two most powerful men in the incoming Trump White House, chief of staff designate Reince Priebus and incoming senior adviser Stephen Bannon. ... Ricketts, 47, is a Wilmette resident whose business background fits, if not as a commerce secretary, in a senior post as an economic adviser or as an undersecretary or agency head. ... During the 2016 GOP primary season, the GOP Ricketts clan led a charge to stop Trump.” http://bit.ly/2g82sVj
BREAKING – “Merkel said she wants to run for fourth term as German chancellor: sources,” by Reuters’ Andreas Rinke and Madeline Chambers: “Angela Merkel told top members of her party on Sunday that she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election ... after months of speculation about one of the world’s most powerful women. Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the conservative is seen as a stabilizing force in Europe amid uncertainty caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.” http://reut.rs/2g74z7Z
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Maui, Hawaii:
--“China’s Great Leap Backward,” by James Fallows on the cover of the December Atlantic: “The country has become repressive in a way that it has not been since the Cultural Revolution. What does its darkening political climate—and growing belligerence—mean for the United States?” http://theatln.tc/2fafc9m ... See the cover http://bit.ly/2g5Tvfb
--“The Shame of Work,” by John Danaher in The New Rambler, reviewing “The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work,” by David Frayne: Unemployed people “live in constant dread of the perennial dinner party question: what do you do?” http://bit.ly/2fOz83j ... $24.65 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2g4MNm3
--“How Two Trailblazing Psychologists Turned the World of Decision Science Upside Down,” by Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair, in an adaption of “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” (out Dec. 6): “After his book Moneyball became a best-seller, Michael Lewis learned that many of the ideas it presented to the general public had actually been introduced decades earlier by a pair of Israeli psychologists: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. ... Lewis investigates their story, and the intense bond between these radically different men.” http://bit.ly/2fqT1gc ... Pre-order -- $27.50 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2g80bY0 (h/t Longreads.com)
--“The Most Effective Weapon on the Modern Battlefield is Concrete,” by John Spencer for the Modern War Institute: “Concrete is as symbolic to their deployments as the weapons they carried. No other weapon or technology has done more to contribute to achieving strategic goals of providing security, protecting populations, establishing stability, and eliminating terrorist threats.” http://bit.ly/2gpGa21 (h/t TheBrowser.com)
--“On ‘faithless’ (but democratically faithful) electors,” by Lawrence Lessig on Medium: “Electors were meant to be circuit breakers, when democracy went nuts. Our democracy has not gone nuts. A majority voted for a perfectly sane, and eminently qualified candidate for President. So too should the electors.” http://bit.ly/2eQu5Co
--“What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class,” by Joan C. Williams in Harvard Business Review: “A few days’ paid leave ain’t gonna support a family. Neither is minimum wage. ... What [white-working class men] want is what my father-in-law had: steady, stable, full-time jobs that deliver a solid middle-class life to the 75% of Americans who don’t have a college degree. Trump promises that. I doubt he’ll deliver, but at least he understands what they need.” http://bit.ly/2g7GoYU
--“‘We’re called redneck, ignorant, racist. That’s not true’: Trump supporters explain why they voted for him,” by LATimes’ Mark Z. Barabak and Nigel Duara: “His victory brought euphoria, relief. Edith Gatewood, 72, felt like twirling across the floor of her home in a Denver senior complex. Norman Gardner, 67, who runs a mobile home park in Shelbyville, Tenn., wanted to go outside and holler at the moon.” http://lat.ms/2fgIFSf
--“The Mirror Effect,” by Ian Mortimer in Lapham’s Quarterly: “How the rise of mirrors in the fifteenth century shaped our idea of the individual.” http://bit.ly/2gpFDgm
--“How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts,” by John Rosengren in December’s Atlantic: “Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.” http://theatln.tc/2faBJmn(h/t Longform.org)
--“The intellectual and the talk show host: [William F.] Buckley’s regular presence on Carson’s ‘Tonight,’” by James Rosen, editor of “A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century,” in the LA Times: “Inevitably, there arose between the two TV titans occasional friction. It wasn’t that Buckley expected Carson to have read the latest book he was promoting; far from it. ‘The safest assumption in the trade,’ Buckley wrote in Esquire in 1976, ‘is that the host of a talk show has not read your book.’” http://lat.ms/2ftVrL6 … $16.32 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2g6RkEk
--“The Real Spectre,” by John Hooper in 1843 Magazine: “The ’Ndrangheta is the least heralded of Italy’s three great mafias. But, as John Hooper reports, it’s by far the most successful internationally.” http://bit.ly/2gpKdve
--“I Fooled the World into Thinking I Was a Successful EDM DJ—For an Art Project,” by Nadja Brenneisen in Vice: “After starting my adult life as a promoter, it didn't take long before I started to despise this drug-addled world in which everything is superficial, in which men are in the driver’s seat, only accepting women on flyers in underwear and where drugs are like the fuel which keeps the engine running.” http://bit.ly/2g5Nzmh
--“The road to Ward 17: My battle with PTSD,” by Reuters’ Dean Yates: “Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t just for soldiers. After years of covering war and tragedy in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for Reuters, it happened to me.” http://reut.rs/2g4CD4S
--“Football in America,” by Greg Bishop and Michael McKnight in Sports Illustrated: “Anger and elation, fear and fascination, hatred and love, all coexisting. ... In 2016 the sport of football, like this country, finds itself somewhere between a crossroads and an existential crisis. SI spent an entire month traveling the U.S., interviewing hundreds of people touched by the many tentacles the game stretches through society.” http://on.si.com/2g7KNep
--“No Sleep Till 2020: Artists and Activists Plot the Opposition” – The Village Voice: http://bit.ly/2fOCnYo
--“America’s Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future,” by Garrett Graff in December’s Wired: “America’s top spy [James Clapper] is a 75-year-old self-described geezer who speaks in a low, guttural growl; his physical appearance—muscular and bald—recalls an aging biker who has reluctantly accepted life in a suit.” http://bit.ly/2g7MuII
--“Three Days in America” – Wired: “Seven fatal shootings. Millions of witnesses on social media. An oral history of 72 hours that rocked the nation.” http://bit.ly/2g5PLul
NOAH REMNICK, David Remnick’s son, was just named a Rhodes Scholar. He “graduated from Yale College in 2015 with a B.A. in History. Since then, he has been a James Reston Fellow and reporter for the New York Times. ... At Oxford, Noah intends to do an M.St. in American History and a Master of Public Policy.” Lauren Jackson, who has worked for CNN, and Morgan Mohr, a former intern for First Lady Michelle Obama’s office, were also named to the program. Full list and bios of the 32 new Rhodes Scholars http://bit.ly/2fRn4OG (h/t Khan Shoieb)
SPOTTED: Mindy Finn last night at DAR Constitution Hall for Louis CK ... former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, racing through the streets of Tucson, Ariz. yesterday in the city’s annual charity bike ride, El Tour de Tucson – pic http://bit.ly/2g94r9m … Ruth Marcus and Maureen Dowd chatting on the 9 a.m. American Airlines shuttle to New York Sunday morning.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD -- Chris Perine of Chemonics International and Missy Edwards, founder of Missy Edwards Strategies, welcomed “James Falco Perine on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10:39 A.M. weighing in at a very healthy 9 lbs 4 ounces and 21 inches. James is named after his maternal grandfather James Izard Sills of Tunica, Mississippi and his great grandfather Falco Toppi Isacco of Palena, Italia. He is very healthy, happy and we are both over the moon.” Pic http://bit.ly/2fRdrQ8
ENGAGED -- WVGOP chairman Conrad Lucas proposed to his girlfriend LeFlore Barbour on Saturday afternoon at the Peabody Hotel. Pool report from Seth Wimer: “Barbour is a niece to former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. They met at an RNC meeting at the Peabody in May 2014 and were introduced by RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day while the bride worked at the RNC for Day after working for Reince Priebus. LeFlore currently works on the campaign side for WV Rep. Evan Jenkins and Conrad, in addition to chairing the WVGOP, is a lobbyist with the firm Capitol Resources.” Pic http://bit.ly/2ft2C5W
OUT AND ABOUT -- SPOTTED at last night’s toast to the 2016 political press by David Chavern and the News Media Alliance at Juleanna Glover’s house: Courtney Weaver, Ken Vogel, Kevin Cirilli, Anne Gearan, Indira Lakshmanan, Doug Heye, Jen Hing, Tammy Haddad, Becca Glover, Jim Acosta, Sarah Wildman, Sam Feist, Robin Sproul, Sarah Feinberg, Michael Hirsh, Kevin Chaffee, Sarah Feinberg, Heidi Przybyla, Cathy Merrill, Patrick and Anne Gavin, Carl Cannon, Francesca Chambers, Nikki Schwab, Henry Schuster, Rich and Michell Leiby.
-- Michael Moroney and Francesca Chambers welcomed journalists and operatives in a party called ‘Back to the Swamp’ last night. SPOTTED: Byron Tau, Carolyn Fiddler, Ben Garmisa, Marcy Stech, Kaylie Hanson, Daniel Swartz, David Hauptmann, Evangeline Christine, Neil Grace, Nikki Schwab, Heather Swift, Emily Goodin, Heidi Przybyla, Igor Bobic, Julie Grace Brufke, Katie Watson, Kelsey Rupp, Will Rabbe, Eddie Scarry, Renee Courtland, Sahil Kapur, Sean Hackbarth, Billy and Teresa McMorris, Brendan Kownacki, Caitlin Carroll and Eric Reller.
--BBC’s Suzanne Kianpour celebrated her 30th last night at Adams Morgan Afghan restaurant Lapis with newbies near and far. SPOTTED: Walter Cronkite, Jr., Neil Grace, Nikki Schwab, Sean Weppner, Lauren Culbertson, John Arundel, Megan Wilson, Brendan Kownacki, Andrea Coronado, Molly Weaver, Jake Cusack, Andrew Rafferty, Walt Cronkite, Hannah and Brad Klapper, Sara Durkin and James Rosen, Nick Kalman, Kelley Hudak.
-- Sen. Bob Casey and upwards of 15 members of his 2006 election team held a 10 year reunion in Philadelphia last night. Lots of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty songs were played. Old colleagues from across Pennsylvania, D.C., NYC and California came by.
TRANSITIONS -- Brianna Puccini has been promoted to communications director for Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer. Chanse Jones is now their press secretary. Puccini is a then-Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Frank Wolf alum.
BIRTHDAYS: Judy Woodruff … Vice President Joe Biden is 74 … former U.N. Amb. John Bolton is 68 … Charlie Cook, the pride of Shreveport, Louisiana ... Beth Foster (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Politico’s Sushant Sagar, Dan Goldberg, Ian Kullgren and Jeff Amster ... Philip Ewing, national security editor at NPR, a Phil Elliott classmate at Ohio ... Jay Lefkowitz ... Don Baker is 84 ... ABC News’ Ryan Struyk (h/t Arlette Saenz and other colleagues) ... Carlton Owen, president and CEO of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities ... Cecelia Prewett, SVP at SKDKnickerbocker, former FTC and Hill staffer and a “Bachelor” junkie, per her Twitter (h/ts Jon Haber) ... Matt Miller ... Jayne Sandman, principal at BrandLinkDC ... Julie Hyman, senior markets correspondent for Bloomberg TV, the pride of Baltimore and a former Paris resident (h/ts Ben Chang) ... Shawn Hils, a DNC research alum ... Devorah Adler, founder of Beehive Research ... Aaron Harison, president of the Washington Free Beacon … Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) is 57 ... Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) is 37 ...
... Brian Reisinger, Ron Johnson’s campaign comms. director, is 32, celebrating by deer hunting at home on his dad’s farm in the land of arguably the biggest Senate upset of 2016, Wisconsin, where he shot a 10 pointer – pic http://bit.ly/2g7HlQF ... Courtney Corbisiero, the digital director in Wisconsin for the Hillary campaign, and alum of 270 Strategies, Bruce Braley in 2014, and Obama 2012, is 26 -- her “Obamacare birthday” (h/t Greta Carnes) … John Darnton ... Linda Bowman (h/t Claude Marx) ... Vincent Coppola ... Elizabeth O’Connor ... Ciara Torres-Spelliscy ... Toni Nissi ... Jenevieve Newman Beavers … Nikki Buffa, deputy COS at Interior … Robert Edmonson … Parita Shah, a Commerce alum now COS at the Millennium Challenge Corporation … Alex Navarro-McKay, a managing director at BerlinRosen ... Alexis Weiss … New Hampshire’s Al Baldasaro ... Ciara Torres-Spelliscy … Bo Derek is 6-0 … Joel McHale is 45 (h/ts AP)