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Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson reportedly got 'handsy' at the 'Dawson's Creek' reunion in April! Now a new report claims they've rekindled their past romance! — Here's what's really going on! A post shared by Joshua Jackson (@vancityjax) on May 10, 2020 at 10:41am PDT He continued: “Thank you for making me a father . For trusting me enough to embark on this journey together. Katie Holmes was recently spotted in Milan for the Spring 2020 Fendi fashion show. She had her arm linked with a mystery man on Thursday, September 19, just four weeks after she split with ... I’ve been a fan of Katie since her Dawson’s Creek days and this is pretty shocking for many reasons. The homewrecking narrative could have been avoided if she was more discreet like she was with Jamie, they could have pretended they didn’t start dating until after he broke up with his fiancée, the PDA is giving me major Tomkat vibes. Photo credit: Getty. Dawson’s Creek fans around the globe must be giddy with glee — almost 20 years after the popular 90’s show first aired in 1998, Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes’ on ... Today marks 11 years of being married for Katie and I. I thought I'd share with you 11 things I love about Katie. Last night on our date night, I pulled this list out and read it to her. This one's a little edited, but you'll get the idea. Katie said yes. This may seem like a small thing and after being married for 11 years it is probably obvious, but she could have said no. Let’s take a look at Katie Holmes past relationships, exes and previous hookups. Past Relationships. Katie Holmes was previously married to Tom Cruise (2006 – 2012). She has been engaged to Chris Klein (2003 – 2005). Katie Holmes has been in relationships with Joshua Jackson (1998 – 1999). Joshua Jackson has been in relationships with Alyssa Julya Smith (2018), Shafia West (2017), Diane Kruger (2006 – 2016), Rosario Dawson (2002 – 2003), Brittany Daniel (1999 – 2000), Katie Holmes (1998 – 1999) and Margot Finley (1996 – 1997). Katie and her ex-husband Tom Cruise share a daughter, Suri, who celebrated her 12th birthday on Wednesday, April 18. She has been rumored dating Jamie Foxx since 2013, though they have never ... Ex-Jets receiver Joshua Bellamy is charged after 'taking $1.2million in COVID-relief loans and splashing $104,000 on jewelry, Gucci and Dior' How Lily bloomed again: Allen struggled to overcome ...

All Album Releases for Summer (June - August) of 2020

2020.09.22 02:31 NoYeezyAtWeezyHeezy All Album Releases for Summer (June - August) of 2020

Below is a list of all the albums and EP's that were released in June through August. If there are any I missed or anything you think should be added, let me know and I'll gladly add it because I'm sure there are many I have missed. I've linked all of the ones that there have been album discussions if you would like to go leave your thoughts or rank the album. Also leave a comment below if one or multiple albums stood out to you for the month. Enjoy!

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Dissolver No. 7 - Star Spangled Punch
Oak Grove - Must You Have Love Handles Before You Have a Handle On Love?
Victor Camozzi - Black Dog

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2019.10.02 00:37 JustOneMoreTake [RESOURCE] Scriptnotes 420 - The One with Seth Rogen

This episode was hilarious. It also had a lot of great insight about Comedy writing in general. Here's my extensive recap (all of it simply had to be included):








Seth remembers an anecdote with Judd Apatow during his time on ‘The Boys’. Seth would get back his proposed episode script all marked up with notes. Seth would ask: “Do I have to do all this stuff?’ and Judd would say ‘Well, yeah. It’s my show.’ Judd was also helping him on the side with notes on the Superbad screenplay. So Seth asks: ‘What about on Superbad?’ “On that one you can do whatever you want.’ This is mine, that is yours. Basic lesson on work-made-for-hire.


John, Craig and Seth consider 4 current stories to see if they would make good films.

‘Someone’s Gotta Tell the Freakin’ Truth’: Jerry Falwell’s Aides Break Their Silence by Brandon Ambrosino

Mysterious Oregon Cattle Killings, Mutilations Alarm Ranchers by Diana Kruzman

An 82-year-old Man Slipped Past Doormen in Upscale Buildings for Years and Stole $400k in Jewelry, Police Say by Madeline Holcombe and Joshua Girsky

Hustlers’ “Naked Guy” on Being the Go-To Guy for Nude Stunt Work by Jeffrey Bloomer

Top choice: The Hollywood Burglar


EP 419 - Professionalism
EP 418 - The One With David Koepp
EP 417 - Idea Management & Writers Pay
EP 416 - Fantasy Worldbuilding
EP 415 - The Veep Episode
EP 414 - Mushroom Powder
EP 413 - Ready To Write
EP 412 - Writing About Mental Health and Addiction
EP 411 - Setting it Up with Katie Silberman
EP 410 - Wikipedia Movies
EP 409 - I Know You Are, But What Am I?
EP 408 - Rolling The Dice
EP 407 - Understanding Your Feature Contract
EP 406 - Better Sex With Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
EP 404 - The One With Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror)
EP 403 - How To Write a Movie
EP 402 - How Do You Like Your Stakes?
EP 401 - You Got Verve
EP 400 - Movies They Don't Make Anymore
EP 399 - Notes on Notes
EP 398 - The Curated Craft Compendium
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2019.06.18 13:02 avfcpieface Log of ARK IoT AMA with Simon (sleepdeficit) - 13th June 2019

The next Developer AMA's will take place on Thursday 20th June
ARK Explorer: Michel (10:00 UTC)
ARK CORE: Joshua (20:00 UTC)
Join Slack:
Hello, Arkies!
Welcome to the IoT AMA :arkspinner:

Late last year, we released the first IoT compatible SDK’s in the Crypto space with the help of our community.

Since then, we have been focused on improving features & performance, and extending support to more devices.

We’ve been in contact with various IoT manufacturers, vendors, and projects. Testing new IoT hardware/software solutions, and exploring partnerships :shushing_face:

We have also been hard at work exploring and building materials to introduce ARK & IoT to public/private sector industries and commercial operations (think Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Logistics, Secure Access, etc). Katie and Kai have been doing some ridiculously impressive stuff behind the scenes in this regard too. You guys will be very happy with the results :+1:
More info later this year ( _*SOON*_ ™ )!

What I’m working on now:
- Refactoring C++ Crypto Transactions.
- Improving testing and maintainability across the C++ SDK’s.
- Building and introducing a new “Platform Support Package(PSP)” pattern (similar to BSP’s in Google IoT and RTOS).

What I’m working on next:
- More IoT board support.
- Feature Plug-ins (webhooks, bip39, signing algorithms, RFID/NFC modules, etc).
- Proof of Concept IoT projects along with more tutorials and guides—including Hackathon Workshop materials!!

tl;dr Skynet won’t stand a chance.

Even after this AMA, feel free to tag or DM me with any questions or thoughts. (edited)

alessio // fun
Thanks for the ama, @sleepdeficit. I honestly know almost nothing about IoT so can you give us some real world examples of how you see Ark being used in IoT?

Thanks for stopping by @alessio // fun

Like I told @Sam [ARK Team] a bit ago, just think of them as tiny specialized computers with underdeveloped security that will be everywhere. lol

Really, anywhere you think automation needs security, IMO.
IoT devices are going to be everywhere, user data should not. When you look closer at IoT, you see some of the biggest limitations to its adoption are things blockchain solves.

That said, I could easily see ARK & IoT being used anywhere from Point of Sale, to Shipping Logistics/SCM, to environmental and safety sensors.

A firefighter needs to be certain the data they're receiving is valid and correct--for instance.

spghtz ( / civseed)
Hey, I'm really interested in the Pinephone(more generally a Linux phone running an alternative to Android) right now, and I'm wondering if there will be an aim in support for an Ark Wallet for alternative platforms like KDE Plasma Mobile? (edited)

Thanks for the question, @spghtz ( / civseed)
There's nothing currently planned, and I'm not familiar that particular platform; though my big goal with ARK IoT is to support as many platforms as possible by using a solid and extensible interface with easily-implementable platform support packages that make porting to a given environment much less cumbersome.

I'll make a note and be sure to read up on this!
Thank you again!

Rudy (dutchdelegate)
Could you tell us a bit more about how vendors or potential partners you guys talk with see Ark? For example, are they thinking of deploying their use case on Ark or what are the features they would like to see before considering an Ark chain?

Heeeey! How ya been, @Rudy (dutchdelegate)?

That's an excellent question;
it's also one I can't give details on :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
I CAN tell you this has been a big focus lately, with a big marketing push in the pipeline.

We're very much looking forward to working closely with projects and companies across multiple industries; but you'll have to wait until later this year for the deets

Rudy (dutchdelegate)
I've been good thank you Simon :smile: I was not really fishing for names or anything, but I was more interested in what those projects (or people) had to say about Ark and maybe you could share some of the feedback they have about Ark. If they haven't had any feedback, then that's okay I guess :grin:

skeuo (superskeuo)
Which boards are you looking to support next? For my project I'm looking for the smallest wifi board possible. Featherboard is already great but there's a few smaller. (edited)

Thanks for the question, @skeuo (superskeuo)!

I'd like to see the Uno run the full C++ SDK.
Current tests have seen times taking as long as several minutes just to generate a signature.
I want to take a look as using secure modules to help take of all that.
Ledger even has something interesting the works:

The ESP8266, I'd like to improve support on.
There is essentially a replacement coming though, the ESP32-S2. So That will be fun to look at.

Particle is a big one one that will be coming soon-ish.

There are several small platforms I'd like to take a look at, and one of our community members is exploring support for Python-based IoT

More a wish-list item, I'd love to see support in the future for FPGA IoT too.

My favorite is the Adafruit ESP32 Feather, honestly.
As a development board, it's beautiful. It has some really nice security features I'd like to explore too.
The plain module can be obtained for about 1/4 the price of the feather as well.

That said, I'm always down for trying to support another board. If you ever see any interesting, send it my way :thumbsup:
Particle Company News and Updates
Particle is a fully-integrated IoT platform that offers everything you need to deploy an IoT product.

Just curious to know if you guys are working or thinking to work on an node-red ARK library?

Hi @Bert
I've been thinking about the prospect of a node-red blockly interface ( for a while, if that's what you mean.
No work has been done on that though.
See Deployer v4 :trollbounce:

When ARK door lock? (edited)

When I convince @PJ to fork and change the name to Ark_Lock :trollbounce:

Azazel The Fox
Can I get an ELI5 primer on IoT and what it means in the Ark Ecosystem. I have a fledging understanding but what is this going to look like from the top down? (edited)

Well, I can only really give my perspective on things and aren't necessarily speaking "for" the team or community atm... but I think IoT is the killer use case for Blockchain.

When I first learned about cryptocurrency and how it works, I pictured it as machine money anyways. I still love how it's a divestment in unchecked monetary systems and see it as something everyone will use; but I think most of it will be "under the hood".

My mom ultimately doesn't care what "chain" she's using, she just wants to pay for her item safely and with minimal effort.

That said, IoT will be everywhere. User data should not.
When you look at the shortcomings of IoT/automation/communications/payments, ARK & IoT just makes sense.

ARK tech means more companies can explore easy-to-use tools that launch secure custom chains tailored for their use-case.
Many of those use-cases will undoubtably require an IoT aspect.
I'm obviously bias, but it seems like a natural "marriage" to me.

Thank you for the excellent question, @Azazel The Fox!

Munich (ARKLand Delegate)
Hey @sleepdeficit! I also know almost nothing about IoT :smile: My understanding is that IoT devices would mostly “read” the blockchain, waiting for input, but they can also sign and send transactions as well, correct? In that case, how would you deal with having to store a passphrase in the IoT device so it could sign transactions? Or are IoT devices meant to just operate in read-only mode?

Great question!
How ya been, Vinnie?!

Yes, the safest is obviously just reading the chain.
As far as key storage, there are secure modules and hardware we are looking at (including

In an environment that matters, the security of the privatekey is essential :thumbsup:

Azazel The Fox
What he said :point_up_2::skin-tone-2:

cam (cams_yellow_jacket)
@sleepdeficit, I've noticed you kind of like the deathcore/ death metal videos and music I've shared. What is your favorite genre? Ive noticed you shared a more punk aligned song before, are you into hardcore then? What subset of hardcore if so?

cam (cams_yellow_jacket)
Also, can you share how you define "internet", "of" and "things" :stuck_out_tongue:


How do we trust these after they evolve consciousness :smiletroll:

Lars [ARK Team]
Black mirror :trollark:

what do you want to keep out? Or maybe you want to keep something in? (edited)

Marc (cryptology delegate)
@PJ put a webcam on the vending machine and I’ll hook ArkTippr up to it
CANDY command

Actually, I need suggestions for the live stream. I was actually going to post in General for suggestions. Last month I did some work with raspberry pi livestream. I need to try again with youtube
Does anyone have a good suggestion for camera / decoder setup for livestream for a reasonable price?

Marc (cryptology delegate)
Have it feed chickens

It’s actually not a bad idea. Interactive live stream, you pay with ARK to do something :hmmm:

My next silly demo was going to be my tomato plant paying the water pump. It would show machine to machine payment

Write your name/message?!

I had that demo where the screen displayed smartbridge a few months ago. Once I get better livestream setup I will bring it online


Marc (cryptology delegate)
I’ll hook it up, DM me when ready

will do!

Marc (cryptology delegate)

Sam [ARK Team]

Alex Barnsley [ARK Team]
is this still an AMA? :trollbounce:

alessio // fun
Leave or remain, @Alex Barnsley [ARK Team]?

it’s IoT related :danstop:

Alex Barnsley [ARK Team]
i’m joking :danstop:

I know :danstoprev:

I just want to say that so far I think the guys did a great job with the C++ SDK. It is really easy to use. This library will be amazing for hackathons, University, hobby, prototypes

That really means a lot, @PJ!
Thank you!

That's exactly what I want out of my work!
This stuff is hard. Ridiculous sometimes even...
There's a steep learning curve here, but we can fix that :thumbsup:

Azazel The Fox

What were you thinking in regards to IOT on FPGA?

Beyond having to learn more about it, the prospect of what and where FPGA may offer benefits is interesting.

It's really a big area that I've only barely scratched the surface on, but I can see the need for many of it's strong-suits in relay/node communication/activity and sensor analysis.
Big down-the-road "effort" atm, but one I'm definitely paying attention to.

Thanks for the question, @PJ

Were you just thinking about using FPGA for acceleration of calculations ? (edited)

That would be one area I can see, yes :thumbsup:
I think things like FPGA could play a big role in data handling and communications.
Again, I've only scratched the surface on what FPGA has to offer.

Munich (ARKLand Delegate)
Doing good Simon! I That looks very promising, excited to see how Ark IoT will co-op with such hardware tech _soon_ :tm:

Not a problem, @spghtz ( / civseed)!
Thanks again for stopping by!

alessio // fun
Thanks for your ama @sleepdeficit :gym:

Sam [ARK Team]
You fully caught up @sleepdeficit or still responding? :smile:


And, right on :fist:

This stuff also kind falls more under marketing and operational/organizational stuff too, so it's not always something I deal with directly.

In general, the responses I'm aware of have been mostly positive, with the only hesitance from one of the companies being that they weren't quite ready to dip their toes into the world of Blockchain just yet.
I personally think that will change in the future, but that's purely speculation on my part.

gj @sleepdeficit

Thanks for stopping by, @alessio // fun!
Keep up the awesome security work too!!
Very impressive, brotha!

Thank you and thanks for stopping by, @Drakeler!!
I think that about catches me up :joy:

Big thanks to all of you for stopping by and offering some really good questions!
It was lots of fun, and I hope I answered all of your questions!

Big thank you to @Sam [ARK Team] for helping me with this AMA too!

p.s. You can always tag me or hit me up via DM!
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2019.04.17 22:20 CheshireSolves Two-Man Mystery Hunt: Bloom Goes The Dynamite (Update 10)


It is Wednesday, my dudes.
Over the last couple of months, Tuesdays have gone from being very open in my schedule to very busy. I'd guess that if I end up doing a Tuesday update again, it'll mostly be to borrow an extra day for the next week. I'm still not used to being half-asleep when I'm writing in the morning, though.
In the meantime, this is update 10? Sometimes, I forget how much time has passed since we first started. They say time flies when you're having fun, but it's probably also because I'm falling into patterns.
In the meantime, we've been banging our heads against the wall in Holi and taking breaks solving literally anything else because it somehow looks easier.

Tales of a Partially-Awake Shire

A Note About True and False²

I'd consider this to be among the best logic puzzles that were intended to be at least a little challenging this year, for a reason I'll get to in a few sections.
That being said, I didn't know that this was based on a puzzle from 2002. (Syntax, if you never did the original, you should try it sometime.)
Another thing that I found kind of amusing was that by creating True and False², you may have made the original puzzle somewhat harder.

A Tale About Caressing

Considering that this whole blog could probably be titled "A Tale About Caressing", it feels really weird for me to actually single out Caressing in the "tales" section.
One of the main reasons that Caressing gets referenced so often is because I find it easy to use the word "caress" whenever there isn't really a word for something. Whether it's elegant or suggestive depends highly on the reader and the context. Picking an arbitrary word to use for every conceivable purpose, though, is generally considered pretty weird.
I tried to remember where I read that someone did something notable with an arbitrary "arc word" the last time I had stories about things we'd already solved, but it didn't come to me until this week. It was when I read about the designs for the GIPF project, a series of very abstract strategy games.
"Kris Burm is a fanatic climber. The idea of Gipf came to him while climbing a mountain in Germany. It comes from the German "Gipfel", the top of a mountain. During the climb the word "Gipf" became something more than just the top of the mountain. Burm said that "give me a gipf" could mean "can I have a light for a cigarette". In the progress of making the game, Burm got aware that this game concept would become the highlight of his game designs. So it became a personal 'top of the mountain'."-- from Wikipedia, April 2018
Incidentally, I've compared Caressing to climbing a mountain in the past, even though "caress" probably isn't another German word for the top of a mountain.

Puzzle-Specific Notes (Solved)


This was almost entirely Syntax's doing. He did most of the grids that weren't Masyu by the time I started working on this, and I only started on it because he got burned out on Masyu. It didn't take long for me to burn out on Masyu, either.
The reason for our Masyu fatigue is more of a general problem with standard grid logic this late in the Hunt. If you have a logic puzzle where the rules are very well-known, and you give as little information as possible to the solvers in hopes of it being more difficult, then the best strategy for solving it becomes indistinguishable from guess-and-check. (This is why I was so impressed by Bubbly, too-- it almost completely avoided that issue while still being hard.)
We eventually found an online Masyu solver so we could get stuck on extraction instead.
Some of the expressions that came out of these grids were really weird, and "Mine That Bird" sent me into a tangent reading about oddly-named racehorses. I thought that whoever named a horse "Mine That Bird" was crazy at first, but that's apparently pretty normal for horses. In fact, it seems like the practice of having the running horses double as running gags dates back centuries. Potoooooooo was born in 1773, and is probably far from the oldest one. The Wikipedia page listing 1773 racehorse births is as far back as it goes, though. I'm still stumped as to why Wikipedia goes into such great detail about this topic in the first place.
Back on track. We got "GO PLUG INTO GILBERT". Googling this gave us a lot of results like this one about a type of electrical plug named Gilbert.
It took a long time to figure out what Gilbert even was. Even when Syntax got the bright idea to look up Gilbert as if it was something in Ulysses, it gave him a bunch of results about a football player named "Ulysees [sic] Gilbert III".
Obviously, he eventually found the Gilbert schema, since this is in the "solved" section. Neither of us knew much about Ulysses before this puzzle, but we now know even less about it-- I'm no longer even sure if James Joyce himself could understand his own books.

Broken Concentration

There was a disclaimer about this earlier, but I'll repeat it: Broken Concentration was actually one of the first puzzles that we worked on this year. For some reason, we decided to start in Bloomsday. I didn't know that the puzzles were supposed to get more difficult in the later rounds. (When everything's "hard" to you, then it's difficult to say what's "harder".) I didn't even know that Bloomsday was supposed to be last. Hell, I thought that Bloomsday was about flowers, and that Patriots' Day was a fancy Boston name for the Fourth of July.
I remember Syntax mapping out the way the flowers should have moved, and saying that it was tedious to do so. Then he got the first 20 or so moves written down (he always clicked the uppermost remaining square as the first part of his moves, with being farther left as a tiebreaker.)
When we came back to this, it took a while for us to find where we put the sheet of paper with our work on it. We didn't do anything digitally until Presidents' Day (where Turtle Power! and State Machine both killed that streak by necessity.)
While we both went through the whole game and tried to figure out what the next pair should be at first, this ended up being one of the situations where Syntax and I differed the most. I was a lot faster at getting through all of the clicks to the end of the game, but he was a lot better at predicting where the next flower should have been. (This wasn't unexpected-- typically, I'm better at having random things committed to memory on knowledge-based puzzles, while he's a much better strategist for anything that takes a lot of logic.)
I'd say that this was a fun break from the normal puzzle types that come up here, and that it stands out among all of the paper-and-pencil puzzles. The Galactic hunt gave me the impression that I couldn't marathon through a lot of these in a row, though. The more topical puzzles are a good thing.

Circulatory System

Holi has been very rough for us. This was our only solve from the entire round this week.
This doesn't come with much of a story, either. I print, Syntax draws, we convert, Syntax doesn't think that it's possible to make six loops, Syntax thinks that it's possible to make six loops, Syntax makes six loops.
I said last week that we were more-or-less out of crosswords that we could do in one sitting, so it would be easier to have stories, but alas, crosswords are not the only puzzles that are difficult to write about. However, I will re-emphasize that most of the weirder logic puzzles in the later rounds have been very cleverly designed and quite fun.
What this did confirm is that we have absolutely no idea what to do with any of our answers from Holi, since EMBOLI doesn't really look similar to any other answer line besides maybe AFRICA.


I'd consider this to be among the most difficult puzzles in the Hunt this year.
Even after knowing that I had to overlay the puzzle onto the credit scroll, that wasn't easy to actually do. In fact, it wasn't even apparent at first how to extract an answer. Just looking at the coordinates in the source code didn't really spell anything.
I settled on diagonalizing the I AM GROOTs, which was the right idea. Unfortunately, this involved a lot of math with the precise sizes of the characters in the puzzle, which was difficult for me to estimate. I consistently got this to be "PI______", but couldn't spell anything more without a ton of guesswork.
In the end, I just assumed that you were all sadistic enough to make this the partner of Caressing. I assumed that RO and NS had to be in the next five letters in order, and got the answer quite fast.
Wait, N?
After trying them both and getting a wrong answer and a right answer, I accidentally typed "SINGLES BARNS" instead of "SINGLES BARKS" into our spreadsheet for the VA-AR meta. That was very wrong; it became apparent when I tried to figure out what a pike tree was, and instead I found out that it wasn't. True to form for anything Caressing-related, we had a wrong letter. However, it was a very lucky wrong letter; the only mistake that could have led me to the correct answer with my assumptions would have been replacing that particular letter with an N.
Even though the topic of this puzzle is quite opaque, I don't know if it's the worst example of a puzzle relying on obscure knowledge this year. Watching the movies is the most obvious first step, and it's the correct one.

Touring The Nation

Because I AM GROOT fell, this was next on my list to tackle in the same night, since there was a 50/50 chance of it being relevant.
One of our attempts to overlap the grids (with the second grid inverted) spelled out "THEILSCPEER". I took it to be a mistake on our part and read "THEILS PEER". Henri Theil was an economist, so I was looking for an economist named Joshua, hopefully with a seven-letter last name. That obviously didn't work, so I tried to find a seven-letter economist that he'd ever worked with and came up with "HURWITZ". "HURWITZ" had to be a plant to contain some weird letters of the alphabet.
"HURWITZ" was not the answer.
However, it did cause me to realize that our remaining Arbor Day answers contained every letter except Z among them. I sent Syntax a message about it, and promptly fell asleep.
I woke up to the message that Touring the Nation got backsolved to "CITIZEN" and that we know how the Bloomsday meta works.
While we were almost certainly close to the end of Touring the Nation, Syntax did point out that we haven't solved the Bloomsday meta or actually proven that it goes there yet, so I couldn't look at what the last step was supposed to be. As a result, I'm still in the dark about it.
This left us with one Arbor Day puzzle left that had to feed Pi Day...


"You can try 'STATIONS OF THE CROSS' on every puzzle in Arbor Day besides Delightful. I want to understand Delightful first." - me, two weeks ago
"This is probably just going to solve to 'STATIONS OF THE CROSS' or something stupid, because it's by far the most likely puzzle left to have an 18-letter answer." - me, one week ago
"Don't put that into Delightful yet." - me, over the weekend, playing Pokémon Go with Syntax behind a local church where they have all fourteen stations constructed in the woods as Pokéstops
When I said those things, it wasn't proven that Delightful would feed anything. I wanted to get at least a little close to solving it before we tried to backsolve it.
After solving everything else in Arbor Day, though, it felt silly to not try to close the round. Our first idea about the 18-letter answer for Pi Day ended up being correct.
I still don't understand Delightful and I haven't peeked at the solution. This is because I was enjoying myself matching the yoga poses to the mats, since that's probably the first step. I'll probably comment more on this when I try to do it legitimately on a slow week, because backsolving this still kind of felt sad. Weird spatial puzzles are kind of my thing.
The faux Dutch words don't appear solvable without more information; the holdup here was probably that I was trying to use them as the first step before looking at the mats.
Anyway, backsolving this caused us to solve every puzzle in Arbor Day.


I was worried that this would be one of the hardest things in the Hunt; we first saw it before we officially started our journey.
I didn't know about the origins of the name "Setec Astronomy" when I started this year, either-- I'd assumed that Setec was some professor or department at MIT. I did, however, know about Too Many Seacrest, a puzzle from 2013 about a very similar concept.
Instead of realizing the clues were cyclical and then solving this in the same way as Too Many Seacrest, I just threw a lot of different anagrams or near-anagrams of "Setec Astronomy", such as "ROSEMARY CONTEST" and "TOO MANY SEACREST" itself, assuming that one would be the answer. When we finally unlocked Bloomsday, I felt like an idiot.
We do tend to unlock the creative tasks in bunches, it seems, since we got to the instructions on this and A Bunch of Ripoffs back-to-back. It's been told to me that this wasn't really planned, since the task submissions are often used for filling holes for problematic answer lines or replacing puzzles that didn't work.
It did, however, create some ambiguity over what our team name actually was. This would rarely be an issue in practice, but since we aren't officially a team, we also don't get some of the nicer perks. Like a name.
There were several suggestions being tossed around as to what we should anagram:
  • "The [email protected]@line Syzygy", our team name during the Galactic Puzzle Hunt; whether "[email protected]@line" is to be anagrammed like "Caroline" or "Coraline" was also debated
  • The phrase "Two-Man Mystery Hunt"
  • A list of the people on our team, such as "Cheshire and Syntax", which is slightly shorter for us than for most of the real teams
  • Something else
Our solution was the fourth one. For all of you who didn't see our actual submission, it was something along the lines of:
is an anagram of
Behind the scenes, we had problems anagramming "The Coraline Syzygy" without referencing "YYZ". "Syzygy" is not kind to anagrams. We also had a few options for "Cheshire and Syntax", but we (and the online anagram tools) kept getting distracted by pulling out words like "caress" and "index". Syntax decided that "YYZ eggs" was the basis a good idea, and started to make some. It was a bit too late when we realized that we weren't supposed to have an extra letter in our team name like the puzzle, and I couldn't just add a "G" for no reason. So, I spent a good amount of time making a long enough team name to accurately describe the picture. Then, I had to spend a good amount of time lengthening the team name some more to get more vowels.
To all of you who tried to guess what we'd send in, we apologize. You had a lot better of ideas than we did (I got sent the lines "LAZY CYGNET HOSIERY", "ZANY CHEESE TRILOGY", and "CRAZY EYESIGHT ONLY".)

State Machine

This has been open forever, despite being the first puzzle I attempted in Presidents' Day. I remember it being a slow day interning, so I did all of the algebra and logic to tell what states went where, on paper, in one go. That part was, against all odds, completely correct. Now, as for actually using the equations...
I assumed that you just needed to use every equation at the same time until you got a vector of mostly zeroes and either values between 1 and 26 or indices into the states.
My first attempt was on Syntax's laptop that same day in MATLAB. I made up a complicated formula that took in the adjacency matrix of the US and a lot of matrix inverses. That gave me a valuable lesson: just because something's high-tech or complicated doesn't mean it actually works. Sometimes, I'm blissfully stupid when it comes to actually applying math in real life. If there's an approach to State Machine that requires matrix multiplication, then I can't think of it. Even if it does exist, it's probably slower and harder to implement than the more obvious steps.
Next, I tried it in a spreadsheet. Every cell would just apply the appropriate equation to the cell to its left; the rows were the same as in the original puzzle. I had to make a typo somewhere, because that didn't work. I scrapped it and tried it again, but I probably made a different typo. I decided to do it again, but just copying the equations over and using the "find and replace" command on the symbols. This didn't work because I neglected to correct the generations after the first one.
I tried a lot of other things at this point, because I assumed the right approach was wrong. Most notably, I tried applying the equations sequentially instead of simultaneously, with the states in a number of different orders.
Eventually, Syntax stepped in. He coded something in C# that would hopefully work, but he forgot that using the "=" assignment operator in C# between arrays would reassign the pointer and not the values. Then, he corrected his program to work by taking each column of things in the puzzle as an individual step (so the equations would take between 3 and 9 generations to complete.)
At some point, he also realized that the order of the states in his code was based on the symbol guide I made when I started, and that it was not the order of the rows in the puzzle. He spent a good chunk of time making a "Rhode Island-order to Arizona-order converter".
After giving up on the column-by-column approaches, he decided to change the program back to just applying the equations, mostly out of boredom. It got to the right answer in three generations. We were floored.
Needless to say, after two months of almost-correct-but-criminally-negligent solutions, it's really relieving to have this complete. We still aren't sure whether a "Katie bar" is a thing, or if "bar" unqualified can be a food item, but that's a question for another day.

Running for Office

Holy fuckamoly. The beast is dead.
This probably took more man-hours than anything else in the Hunt; oddly enough, the only thing I can think of that could have potentially taken longer is State Machine. It was very clear that this would be difficult, if not impossible, to solve remotely with no connections to anyone on the MIT campus. Combining that with Syntax's aversion to puzzles involving MIT made a situation where this didn't even get started until a couple of weeks ago.
There's a lot that happened for us to get this answer line, so I'll break it down step-by-step.

Stop 1: Campaign Kickoff!

This wasn't the first step I attempted-- I did a lot of work trying to crack the "cryptogram" in step 6 and the dropquote in step 8, brute-forcing the options on steps 2 and 7, and a little bit of trying to identify the names in step 9. None of those things worked (other than getting 4-5 correct last names from step 9.)
Just before Galactic started, I decided to see if I could just look up which rooms on campus had a capacity of 551. I quickly found out that the only candidate was room 26-100. That meant that all I needed to do was find where somebody took a picture in the lobby, and I could move on.
After an hour or so of looking, I found this video tour, and became heartbroken. I was looking for a little piece of text or a caption on one of the pictures on the wall. Those things are small enough that I had no hope unless someone happened to go through the lobby to document the pictures themselves.
Eventually, I did the only thing I could think of.
While my campaign kickoff wasn't very energetic or popular, it did attract the attention of Setec's location scout, who was responsible for the designs of many of the puzzles written about the campus. He was very gracious, and sent me a close-up of every picture in the lobby, and those pictures told me that I needed to have a voltmeter to get elected.
Lesson learned: If you're planning on running for office, it's a good idea to be involved with the community.

Stop 2: Advisors!

This was among the fastest stops for me. That's because MIT considers the mural in question to be public art. (Some art is less art than other art, though; there's a number of things on campus that I'd assume would be on the List site but aren't.)
While I never found a picture that gave me all of the figures in full detail, I got enough of them from what I saw to get told to run to the Stata Center.
Lesson learned: If you go by the images that are available online of MIT, you find out that it's famous for being a top art school.

Stop 3: Fundraising!

The Stata Center is, by no small margin, the most well-documented building on Campus that does not border the Infinite Corridor. There are dozens of video or photo tours of the building.
And yet nobody seems to ever use the front door.
I'd seen a ton of videos that got my hopes up for walking through the Gates Entrance, only to suddenly cut off or go through one of the unnamed side doors. The Dreyfoos entrance is certainly very popular, too. I spent three hours looking at various pictures and videos. I knew what the wall to the left of the names looked like. I knew what the wall to the right of the names looked like, complete with the tail ends of a couple of lines.
Just as I was about to give up, Google linked me to a stock photo of the outside of the building from Getty Images. This inspired me to check whether they also had stock photos of the inside of the building.
Sure enough, typing in "Stata Center" gave me four pages of stock pictures. They had a single miracle shot that had the correct wall. And this became the only point in history where someone thanked Getty Images for existing.
Even then, the actual names were blurry as hell. Being able to read enough of them to spell out "attics of pavilions" took some effort.
Lesson learned: Get comfortable around large, unpopular corporations. You can't get into a higher office without their support.

Stop 4: Endorsements!

This was another quick one. Google gave me enough information to figure things out right away.
...except I didn't know what to do with that information. I tried indexing into the actual names. I tried seeing the departments that actually were housed in those directions. I even tried to solve this like Caressing. That never works.
It took me a couple hours to remember that the pigpen cipher was a thing that may or may not be associated with pig farmers. Oops.
Lesson learned: Even though it may be difficult to remember that places like North Dakota exist, there are still people there who can vote for you.

Stop 5: Branding!

I won't even bother to link to Here-There, the piece that this section is referencing. This was the only stop where I found reliable and complete information on my own, to the point that there wouldn't really be a difference between me and the real solvers. Google gave me tons of pictures of it, and that even neglects its status as public art. Actually finding what parts of the lines would line up was a little tougher, but it was still simple.
As an aside, the name "Rotch" just sounds wrong to me. Unclean. Not befitting of a library. It sounds like something that Bart Simpson would call into Moe's. "Has anyone seen Mike Rotch?"
Lesson learned: All of your branding needs can be accomplished in 15 minutes or less if you just copy down an already-existing piece of artwork.

Stop 6: Social Networking!

At some point while I was looking at step 5, there was a conversation similar to what follows.
Syntax: "Isn't it kind of stupid to work through everything when you can just solve the cryptogram in step 6 by itself?"
Cheshire: "I don't think it's a cryptogram. Do you think I wouldn't have tried?"
Syntax: "Well, it looks like a cryptogram."
Cheshire: "We aren't getting a 45-letter answer from one of these. They're just giving me the names of buildings."
Syntax: "Then what is it?"
Cheshire: "..."
Syntax: "....."
Cheshire: "....."
Syntax: "........"
Cheshire: "........"
Syntax: "......................"
Cheshire: ".....[caressing]-A, I'm [caressing] stupid."
I tried to solve part 4 in a caress-the-dots manner not realizing that could possibly be the case for this step. The flavor text made this painfully obvious in hindsight.
Now, finding the dots I was supposed to caress was a lot harder. It took at least 15 minutes for me to find pictures of an art exhibition that coincidentally showed a small piece of the lines on the door.
Finding pictures of Rotch's door was surprisingly simple after that point, but none of them had any of the lines on it. That's because MIT's libraries rebranded themselves last year, so any picture older than that wouldn't have the details I needed to be seeing.
This was another case where Google didn't bring me to the answer directly. After a few more hours of looking, I decided to scroll through the social media profiles of MIT's libraries until I found this tweet.
Because that picture cuts off the very top of the door, I still didn't have complete information. Even missing one dot when you're drawing letters can be a huge issue.
It ended up not being that bad, though. Because the same dots were reused multiple times, it was a little bit like solving a system of equations. Except for instead of balancing equations, you're solving for everything being legible.
Lesson learned: They talk about social networking in politics like it's a noble way of moving yourself forward, but it mostly is only productive when it involves Caressing and well-timed Rotch movements.

Stop 7: Campaign Rally!

This was, by no small margin, the most difficult of the steps for me.
I got the expression "ICE ARENA" out of the previous section. Within the first ten minutes of looking, I figured out that whatever I needed was tiny, not permanent, or not visible from the rink. I guessed that it would be in the lobby, but apparently, when most people film things at an ice arena, they like to point their cameras at the rink for some reason. The lobby might as well have not existed.
I spent at least four hours looking for events that might have photographed the lobby at some point. I also had to go back a couple of times and make sure I got the right thing out of step 6. Having this follow "connect the dots but we erased a third of the dots" wasn't great.
Eventually, I looked up your figure skating club, and found some pictures they had from a competition in 2017 on Facebook. Here's the album. It is left as an exercise to the readers to find which picture I saw the sign in.
This was fairly difficult even after I had the sign. Part of it was because of the odd spelling of the final phrase. A lot of it was because I was interpreting the figures differently from the author (particularly about the "jumping" part.) A couple of these are still ambiguous to me because the figures are in front of windows-- I had no idea which side of the windows I was supposed to view it from, and a couple of the instructions (particularly the "do they look reflective" part) could be completely different if the back side was painted differently.
Lesson learned: While a campaign rally on ice may seem like a good idea for publicity, it will all just end in a mess that takes a long time to clean up. Also, it's a bad idea to rent an arena for your rally when you only have three supporters.

Stop 8: The Big Speech!

This is about the point where it was no longer possible for me to find good evidence of what I needed to see. I spent about two and a half hours looking for pictures of W20's basement, and after barely finding any that weren't taken inside the businesses down there, I called back in to your location scout. Chances are, even if I knew exactly where to look, it would have been a lot of small text.
I got my answer fairly promptly again. Doing a dropquote when you're given the entire original quote barely feels like a puzzle at all, but here we are.
While I thought that this would be a quote about equality, the notion of it being about women and men escaped me. This is mostly because one of the missing letters is the "W" in the first word.
I'd consider this segment possible to solve remotely without an accomplice on campus-- I almost got enough of the right words in order before my actual run at this to get Google to return the correct quotation-- but it requires the solver to scrap the notion that they should actually look for something on campus at all. So, it's only really doable if the entire context of the puzzle is ignored.
Lesson learned: While being supportive of everyone is the best option, ignoring your entire platform to focus on gendered issues is a great move in times of necessity.

Stop 9: The Voters!

I'd tried to find pictures of the wall outside 10-250 for step 1 before I put in any serious thought to this puzzle, and completely failed. This obviously was going to be a ton of text, so I didn't even try to look for more pictures before I asked to have them taken.
For some reason, this felt even worse than I imagined once I saw the sheer number of names that were on the wall. This was one of the most time-consuming steps, even though it was the only step where I didn't spend any time trying to find pictures.
Not only that, but the one-letter words being "N" and weird things like "PREZ" being in the message made me think that there was a layer of encoding on top of it all.
I feel like this was a good last step for the puzzle, and it was obviously the most difficult to do once you had the right information. But, for me, it was actually easier than a lot of the other steps.
Lesson learned: Selling yourself to individual voters would take way too much time to ever be practical. Marketing yourself to groups of two to five voters instead does NOT fix that problem.

Stop 10: Counting The Ballots!

Well, not really stop 10. The extraction here was a huge sticking point for me.
If you draw straight lines between the stops, it forms a very tight star shape around the Green Building without ever going through it. Not only that, but the last four stops are all in a line pointing to it. The number of rows of windows is roughly equal to the number of presidents MIT has had. The number of columns is roughly equal to the number of subproblems in Running for Office. There were a ton of options.
I had to actually ask if there was a temporary setup there that was required for the puzzle. There wasn't. Then I asked for pictures of the lobby. I didn't get anything that appeared solvable (though I did try to "solve" what I got.)
I was stuck. I kept getting nonsense expressions ending in "cave" no matter what method I was using to pull words from the intro texts, but the CAVE in E40 wasn't relevant, either. It looked like I was going to have a strong finish just in time to write about this two weeks ago, but Running for Office ended up being buried among the two rounds we unlocked.
Syntax was the one to save the day.
He finally took a look at my indexing after he finished State Machine. Sure enough, I was counting an acting president that never was an official president in my list of MIT prezzes, plus a couple of other random errors. He instantly got the right message about the floor list, except without the word "newest". I called in for the Green Building floor list. Within a couple of minutes, he corrected himself. I called in for the mit.nano floor list. Then, I found a map of mit.nano, saw that the Cave was a thing on it, and randomly guessed things on the same floor as the Cave until "cleanroom" clicked. Whew.
I know that calling in 5+ times on the same puzzle in rapid succession is usually very poor etiquette, but at the same time, my experience on this entire puzzle was probably nothing like what it was supposed to be.
The next day, I got congratulated for figuring out the answer without any more help. Then I got sent the floor list that I should have seen. Sure enough, it was completely unambiguous. The words "The Cave" were on it, directly underneath the word "Cleanroom".
I have to give a lot of thanks to your scout for putting up with me on this and taking so many high-quality pictures, and to everyone else who gave suggestions for how we should handle Running For Office. Our journey is probably all downhill from here.
Lesson learned: Even if you never do reach the office that you're seeking, don't be embarrassed to ask for a little help from your friends.

Puzzle-Specific Notes (Unsolved)

Apparently, there's a 40,000 character limit to Reddit posts. I'm putting these in a comment, because typing them out here caused me to exceed that.


Christmas: 6/6, ⭐ (Nobel Laureate)
Halloween: 17/17, ⭐ (Starbucks Lover), proven anomaly (A Killer Party)
Thanksgiving: 14/16 (missing Jukebox Hero and Your Wish is My Command), ⭐️ (Cross Campus)
Valentine's Day: 16/17 (missing The Treehouse of Crossed Destinies), ⭐ (Caressing)
President's Day: 11/12 (missing Safety Training), ⭐ (State Machine)
New Year's: 10/13 (missing Art Tours, First You Visit Burkina Faso, and Taskmaster), ⭐ (Display Case)
Arbor Day: 18/18, ⭐ (Delightful), proven anomaly (Middle School of Mines)
Pi Day: 15/18 (missing Clued Connections, Compass and Straightedge, and Polyphony), ⭐️ (Playing a Round)
Holi: 7/17 (Chris Chros, Circulatory System, Climate Change, A Good Walk Spoiled, Rules of Order, Watercolors, and Things)
Bloomsday: 3/14 (Broken Concentration, isithuntyes, and Schematics)
Path metas: 5/14 (CH-HA, HA-TH, HA-VA, VA-AR, AR-PI)
Events: 1/5 (Reg Day complete; missing Flag Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day, Anima Oratorio, and Date and Thyme; this includes two Placeholder Day puzzles that are standing in for two events that are not practical to replicate, and as such, Anima Oratorio will be worth 40 solvent)

Final Notes

If we solve the three events that are replicable (Reg Day, Flag Day, and Talk Like a Pirate Day), is the event meta even remotely close to being possible? I think I've asked this before, but I'm not sure.
We've gotten enough solves to see the statistics for President's Day and Arbor Day. Could somebody post those?
We noticed the two Placeholder Day puzzles in the site navigation this week. Is there any purpose to us attempting them? Should we have to unlock them? Are they even solvable?
- Cheshire and Syntax
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2018.04.08 10:22 clearliquidclearjar TALLAHASSEE EVENTS 4/8 – 4/17

What’s something coming up that you’re looking forward to?
Happening this week: Word of South Festival. “Join us April 13-15 for the fourth annual Word of South Festival in Tallahassee’s award-winning Cascades Park! Word of South is a festival that brings together the world of literature and music, with performances by over 100 internationally known writers and musicians on eight different stages around the park. The festival also offers a wonderful children’s program that introduces kids of all ages into the world of the arts. Gather your friends and family and enjoy a weekend full of live performances at Word of South Festival! Learn more at:” The lineup includes Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright III. Check the website for the schedule.
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
  • Happy Motoring: Tallahassee Coffee Festival. “The first ever Tallahassee Coffee Festival is coming to Happy Motoring (new project off S Adams St) on April 8, 2018. This festival brings together three of Tallahassee's favorite coffee makers, Lucky Goat Coffee, Catalina Café and RedEye Coffee - Midtown. Each coffee shop will be featuring six unique coffee experiences with everything from single origin coffee to coffee infused beers from local breweries and even a Slayer Espresso Machine.” Here is the info. 8am-Noon/$25/$30
  • The Plant: PathFinders Hike. “We will be meeting first thing in the morning at The Plant to arrange carpooling, then begin our trip to the Cathedral of Palms, Wakulla. This will be a 7 mile trek into one of the most beautiful sights the Florida Panhandle has to offer, Shepherd Springs. Upon arrival there will be a short discussion on what to expect and make sure were all on the same track. What to bring: boots (recommended), poncho (chance of rain), snacks, and water.” 9:30am-3pm
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Florida Gopher Tortoise Day. “Included with general admission! Come to the Tallahassee Museum and celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day with us on April 8th from 12pm-4pm. In Florida, gopher tortoises are found in parts of all 67 counties and are frequently encountered in neighborhoods, along roadways, and in many of Florida’s public parks and forests. The goal of Gopher Tortoise Day is to increase awareness and appreciation for these long lived, gentle reptiles. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be at the museum with information about gopher tortoises. There will also be guided tours (included with admission) at 1pm and 3pm on the Nature Trail.” Noon-4pm
  • Proof: MoLab's Science On Tap at Proof. “MoLab has partnered with Proof Brewing Company & MoBi for a FUN afternoon of craft beer and delectabe delights!” 2pm-5pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Janiva Magness CD Release Party. 6pm
  • The Wilbury: Lester Sterling's Skatalites, Trial By Stone, Barefoot Souls. 8pm/$15/18+ unless accompanied by parent or guardian
  • Club Downunder: Larkin Poe W/ Cooper. 8:30pm/GP $12/18+
  • Izzy Pub and Sushi: Quiz Night Presented by Bar Trivia With Hank. “5 rounds, 50 questions, from pop culture to serious subjects. Always a picture round and a sound round. Each question lovingly hand crafted by local artisans. (Hank. Hank is the artisan.) Add in Izzy's delicious food and drink options and you've got a brand new way to start your week out right.” 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Monday Night Bingo. “Good food, good drinks, good friends, and a chance to win some big cashola! It doesn't get any better than [email protected]. Every Monday from 7pm-9pm we've got cash payouts up to $250 per game with multiple games each night PLUS a 50/50 drawing each week benefitting the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild.” 7pm-9pm
  • Lofty Pursuits: Game Night. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays hosted by Belmont & Jones. “Antique blues played acoustical.” 8pm/$2
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 7:35pm/21+
  • Finnegan’s Irish Pub: Karaoke with DJ Paul Cornish and Hospitality Night. “If you're a hospitality worker, don't forget to bring your most recent paystub or work schedule to receive that sweet 25% discount!” 10pm
  • The Bark: Hunting Ground Movie Free Movie Screening and Discussion. “Please join Planned Parenthood and Generation Action for a movie screening of the important Sundance documentary, The Hunting Ground. This screening will be a start of a larger discussion that will be held at Take Back the Night on April 13th on FSU & FAMU’s campuses. Light refreshments will be available at The Bark.” 7pm
  • Club Downunder: Curtis Harding w/ Man Moth. 8:30pm/$12/18+
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here until 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Trivia. 7pm
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Food! Beer! Something random in a bag! 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe. “FSU musicians and others join to create a fun musical event that everyone can enjoy. In Portuguese, Roda is pronounced "Hoda." If it doesn't make you want to dance, check your pulse.” 8pm/free
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Wells Brothers: Ten Year Anniversary! Food and drink specials all day. 11am-10pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: RoboCop & Samurai Cop: Trash Cinema Tuesday. 7:30pm
  • The Wilbury: Kal Marks (MA) / SLAC / Joyboy / Pool Kids. 8:30pm/free
  • Bird's Oyster Shack: Lab Sessions with Jim Crozier featuring Old Porch Swing with David Langston, Dennis Hardin, and Dave Dickle. 6pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Trivia. 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • Burrito Boarder: Dungeons & Dragons. “Different adventures every week. Beginners welcome.” 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bike Night, Bingo, and Karaoke. 7pm
  • Hobbit (P’Cola): Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $25/$20/$15.” 7:30pm
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. “Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. They now have the MoBi food truck every week! Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams.” 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • Cancuns: Singo (like Bingo but with music). 8pm
  • Island Wings: Wine Down Wednesday featuring Steve Johnson. 8pm
  • Finnegan’s Wake: Waxy Wednesdays. “Feelin' waxy, Tallahassee? That's probably just because it's Wednesday. At Finnegan's Wake, Waxy Wednesday means DJ Ryze will be hitting our floor again to spin some vinyl and get your feet moving tonight. Feeling a bit sour, girls? Not to worry- we'll also have some fantastic $5 drink specials going for all those Tallahassee ladies looking for a bit of fun. Come out and help us get the party started!” 8pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • Krewe de Gras: DÉJÀ VU Latin Wednesdays. “FREE Salsa/Mambo classes by Barry C. Williams. The duration of the class is 9-10 and having a partner is not necessary. If you've never danced Salsa/Mambo before then don't worry about it. The classes are made to be easy and fun so you can come learn some moves and then stay and dance until 2am to the sounds of DJ Jimmy Suave.” 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Corner Pocket: Karaoke. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • The Bark on All Saints: Karaoke with Nathan. “Nathan has all the songs you could ever want, The Bark is a great space, and there’s a very friendly crowd. If you’re not really into the fratty or country karaoke scene, this may be your spot. They have mixed drinks, bountiful beer options, and amazing vegan/vegetarian food until 2 am – and I say that as a staunch omnivore.” 9:30pm
  • Fire Betty’s: Karaoke with DJ Paul Cornish. 10pm
  • 926: Dragged Out Wednesday: Can I Get An Attitude Check? “It's Wednesday! What you up to? Come join the KingzKru for Hump Day Dance Therapy! Join us for our Mid-week Dance Party with music with DJ Double G and DJ Izzy B Isabella Berrios from 10:00 pm til 2:00am with a show by the KingzKru at Midnight and on into our regularly scheduled weekend parties with the Friday Night Party, Sanctuary and the Retro Rewind at 926! You won't be disappointed because we aim to deliver!” 10pm
  • The Plant: Take Back the Night Sign Making & Phone Banking. “We are getting together to tell people about the upcoming march for Take Back the Night and make signs for the event too! Come to The Plant at anytime between 5:00pm - 9:00pm to call Tallahassee folks to tell them about the march and to make some art! Planned Parenthood will be providing pizza, sign making supplies, and phone lists&scripts (no cold calling!!). Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions, comments or concerns!” 5pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Chiller Double Feature with Subspecies and Bloodstone: Subspecies II. 7:30pm
  • Club Downunder: San E & Mad Clown w/ Sobae. 8:30pm/GP $20/18+
  • The Southern Pub: Trivia Night. 5:30pm
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday featuring The Fried Turkeys. 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Hurricane: Ballistic Bingo. 7pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Party. 7pm-10pm
  • Skybox: $10 Cornhole Tourney. 7:30pm
  • La Fiesta: Trivia. 7:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Karaoke and Dance Party. 8pm
  • Warhorse: Bar Trivia With Hank. “5 rounds, 50 questions. A little bit silly, a little bit serious. Hank writes the questions, you win the pizza.” 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Open Mic Night. “Sign-ups will begin at 7:30pm and be on a first come, first serve basis. Each getting around 12-15 minutes to perform. The first artist will begin at 8:30pm. Each artist will receive a FREE beer for their performance.” 8:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $35/$25/$15, and Best Team Name gets a round of shots.” 8pm
  • Island Wings: Bike Night. “A night dedicated just to you! We have a special menu just for those who ride their motorcycles to the restaurant, there is designated up front parking for your bikes, and live music on the patio from 8pm-11pm. There's no better place to eat, hang out with your friends, and show off your ride.” 8pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Junction @ Monroe: Comedy Zone: Frank Del Pizzo & Mark Evans. 9pm
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Brass Tap Midtown: Karaoke with DJ Rah. 9pm-Midnight
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke with Nathan. All the songs. $1 Pabst drafts. 10pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: MST3K Thursday featuring I Accuse My Parents and Eegah. 7:30pm
  • Blue Tavern: Kim & George. 8pm/$2
  • Club Downunder: Dory's Jazz Club: The Music of Monk. 8pm/GP $8/18+
  • The Wilbury: Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis+B.Dolan). 9pm/$14
  • Blue Tavern: Blue Comedy. “Free comedy night at Blue Tavern: Come watch some of Tallahassee’s funniest people perform and enjoy a cold one.” 10:30pm
  • 926 Lounge: The Friday Night Party. “Tallahassee's premier LGBTQA dance party night is back again! Pregame with Tom in the pub during happy hour from 4PM-9PM. The dance floor kicks into full gear at 10PM so you can rage to your faves as DJ Carben and DJ Brian Gladden keep you dancing all night. The Drag Show starts at midnight when the 926 Ladies join our hostess Sassy Black on the stage to entertain. It's a show you definitely don't want to miss, so arrive early to get a good seat!” 4pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Jimmy and Brooke in the Backstage Garden. 5pm-8pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke with Paul. 8pm-Midnight/all ages
  • Leggetts: Karaoke presented by Galen Goram. 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Island Wing Company: Friday Night Unwind. “End your work week on the island with live music on the patio at 9pm. Come enjoy some great food, drinks with your friends, and unwind.” 9pm
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Devin Cywinski. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Geo's Pub & Pool (both locations): Karaoke. 10pm-1am
  • Proof: The People's Party with The Nitro Groundshakers. 4pm
  • Cascades Park: Tedeschi Trucks Band. 6pm
  • Black Dog on the Square: Larry Mitchell and Katie Martin. 7pm
  • The Wilbury: The Lessers, Whiskey In The Pines, Painted Lady. 8pm/free
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Pat Puckett: The Man - The Music. 8pm/$10
  • Blue Tavern: Tao Jonz and the Ontological Elephants. 8pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: The Groove Merchants. 9:30pm
  • Downtown: Tallahassee Downtown Market. “Fresh from the garden local produce for fixing up that cool melon bowl. Fresh baked bread with jams and jellies just like granny made. Unique arts and craft gifts for you and yours all hand made by the artist in the booth. Come relax under the majestic oak on Park Ave at Monroe street as you listen to our own singer song writer Paul Harbin across the street from the Doubletree by Hilton. Want to be a vendor please join us! Information is available at or call the office at 850-224-3252. Thanks.” 10am-2pm
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 10am – 2pm.
  • Gamescape: Game Tally Saturday Board Gaming. “Meeting weekly in Tallahassee, Florida, we seek to promote and offer public opportunities to learn new games and make new friends in a relaxed, fun environment.” Noon
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke presented by Galen Goram. 9pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary: Tallahassee’s Longest Running Goth Night. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Proof: Pints & Poses Yoga in the Beer Garden. “Join us for Pints & Poses yoga in the beer garden every second Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Certified Yoga Instructor, Charissa Jaeger-Sanders, will be guiding you through 90 minutes of flow-style yoga. This class is appropriate for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis. Cost of the class includes both the class and a pint or flight of Proof's craft beer. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Purchase tickets online at” 10:30pm/$25
  • Lafayette Heritage Trail Park: Standup Paddle Board and Kayak Demo. 11am-4pm
  • Tallahassee Rock Gym: Tallahassee Rock Gym's 8th Annual Save the South. “Tallahasse Rock Gym is proud to present our 8th Annual SAVE THE SOUTH Competition! Save the South is a benefit competition for the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, an outstanding organization that keeps our crags clean and accessible. So let's give some love to those great outdoors, you know, the real rocks we're training to climb.” Noon-6pm
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Sketching From Life. “In this two hour class you will be introduced to the basics of sketching. Drawing from observation is a rewarding way to experience life. The Tallahassee Museum offers fascinating subjects for anyone from animals to architecture, people to landscape, and beautiful items from our collection. Whatever your skill level, you’ll improve by sketching nature and natural objects. Materials will be provided for this class. If you have your own supplies you would rather use, you are welcome to bring them to the class. *Participants must be at least 16 years of age to register for this class. *Registration deadline April 11th at 12:00pm. (No tickets will be sold after this time.)” 1pm/$15
  • Oakwood Animal Hospital: Oakwood Animal Hospital AAHA Open House. “We would like to invite you to our AAHA Open House! This event will take place on Saturday, April 14th at 3pm! Please come out and enjoy an afternoon filled with free food, client education, giveaways, and much more. So please bring your families and invite your friends to see all that Oakwood has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!” 3pm
  • Ripe City Urban Farm (400 W 6th Ave): Mushroom Cultivation Workshop. “Play of Sunlight Mushrooms is hosting a mushroom cultivation workshop that will cover basic insight into the kingdom of fungi, several methods of mushroom cultivation, and will involve a hands-on demonstration for cultivating oyster mushrooms on pasteurized wheat straw. Participants will take home their own bag of inoculated wheat straw to harvest their own oyster mushrooms at home, and mushroom spawn and tinctures will also be available for purchase following the workshop.” 3pm-5pm
  • Suwannee West (1113 Ox Bottom Road): Annabelle Lyn Album Release Party - Chasing Horizons. “Weather permitting, the show will take place outdoors on the forest stage. Some seating will be provided, but bring chairs, blankets, and instruments! Children and adults of all ages are welcome, and bathrooms are available inside the house. Guests are encouraged to bring instruments for post-show jams. Food trucks will be running throughout the event, but guests are welcome to bring their own edible fare as well. Attendees are encouraged to BYOB, and a cash bar will be available on-site. Come ready to eat, drink, and be merry all evening long!” 5pm
  • Hotel Duval: Miss Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2018 Pageant. “During Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2011, a new tradition began in Tallahassee! An annual drag pageant was formed – an event designed to highlight the immense talent that exists within Tallahassee and North Florida’s drag community. Join us on Saturday, April 14th, as the Miss Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2018 Pageant returns to Hotel Duval’s immaculate Horizons Ballroom! The reigning Miss Tallahassee PRIDEFEST Danity Sanchez will present the crown to a new diva of Tallahassee.” 6pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Freedom FEST 2018: Sowflo, El Dub, Sway Jah Vu +more. “Freedom Fest 2018 is a celebration of local music and culture built to bring people in our community together and help build relationships, while helping to educate people about local cannabis laws, regulations and the availability for healthy living to include medical and as a health and nutritional supplement. There will be vendors with CBD and hemp products, as well as natural supplements like Kava and Kratom, and great local food. This event is sponsored by Tobacco Leaf, Empire Cafe, Natural Life, Puff 4 Less, Trulieve and NORML Tallahassee.” 6pm/$12
  • Junction @ Monroe: Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow/All Strings Considered. “Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow is a live original music playin’ sexy clown show spectacular from the steamy swamps of Gainesville, Florida. Featuring the good Dr. Becky Sinn, her adopted robot brother Mr. Fiddlesticks, and two dancing clowns: the Harlequin of Heat, Jenny Castle & the Titillating Tapper, Sally B. Dash Setting hearts (and other things) on fire with their antics, shenanigans, and general buffoonery. Opening act All Strings Considered is a collaboration between lifelong musicians Jim Crozier & Don Austin.” 7pm/18+/$10
  • Blue Tavern: Frank Lindamood. 8pm/$5
  • Fifth & Thomas: Charley Crockett w/ Devils Kin. 8pm
  • Black Dog on the Square: The Joshua Cossette Trio. 8pm/$5
  • Club Downunder: Stand-Up Downunder presents Josh Johnson. 8:30pm/GP $10/18+
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys. 9pm
  • Gaines Street and Railroad Ave: The Souk! “Join us every Sunday afternoon for brunch, drinks, shopping, music, and local vendors! Vendors: set-up is always free and we would love to have you! Contact the Wilbury for a map of available set up areas.” Noon
  • Athena’s Garden: Herb Class. 2pm
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Sunday Afternoon Bingo. “This isn't your grandma's bingo! We have a blast with some very cool folks. Cash prizes.” 5pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Cancuns: Reggae Sunday. 6pm
  • Finnegan’s Wake: Irish Music Session. 7pm
  • 926: Sunday Rewind. “Your favorite songs and videos are back again this Sunday at 926 with no cover before midnight!!! 926 is proud to present another addition of the Sunday Rewind - join us as we revisit some of the best music and videos from the last 40 years. Start your night with happy hour featuring Trivia Rewind with Erik from 7 to 9 in the pub. The club side opens up at 10 when DJ Matthew East and VJ Carben will be spinning all your favorite hits and videos from the 80s, 90s and 2000s even throwing in a few from the 70s as well. Rebecca and Branden will be serving up all your favorite drinks along with our amazing 926 food.” 7pm/No cover if you are in line before 12. After 12, cover is just $5 for 18+
  • Birds: Sunday Night Tea Drag Show. 10pm/$5
  • The Sharing Tree: Opening Party...Finally! “The Sharing Tree has moved 3 times in 6 months. It has been a difficult hardship for this small, volunteer based organization. But!- when one door closes, another opens. A core group Of kick-butt creatives have persevered and not only rebuilt the Tree times Three.... but also added the one and only creative play lab! Come and see what this space Is all about!” 1pm-4pm
  • FSU Flying High Circus: FSU Flying High Circus Home Show Series. 2pm
  • Fire Betty’s: Bar Wars! “We’re having a very special edition of Sunday Funday on April 15th! BAR WARS is a theme competition among different hospitality staffs to see which group is the apex of the service industry in Tallahassee. There’ll be prizes for the best team theme, best team name, most team spirit and a timed team relay along with a few extra surprises;) Jack Daniels and Crown Royal will be here too in order to help keep things lubricated all night long. You can sign-up as a team of your 4 best 21+ representatives of your local business anytime at Fire Betty’s. The deadline for sign-up is by 6PM on Sunday, April 15th.” 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Katie Skene & Friends. 6pm/$15
  • Askew Student Life Cinema: A Conversation w/ Don Hertzfeldt at Student Life Cinema. “Director Don Hertzfeldt is a two-time Academy Award nominee whose animated films include It's Such a Beautiful Day, World of Tomorrow, The Meaning of Life, and Rejected. His work has played around the world, receiving over 250 awards, and made a special guest appearance on The Simpsons in 2014. Eight of his films have screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is the only filmmaker to have won the overall Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice....” 7:30pm/GP $15/18+
  • Izzy Pub and Sushi: Quiz Night Presented by Bar Trivia With Hank. “5 rounds, 50 questions, from pop culture to serious subjects. Always a picture round and a sound round. Each question lovingly hand crafted by local artisans. (Hank. Hank is the artisan.) Add in Izzy's delicious food and drink options and you've got a brand new way to start your week out right.” 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Monday Night Bingo. “Good food, good drinks, good friends, and a chance to win some big cashola! It doesn't get any better than [email protected]. Every Monday from 7pm-9pm we've got cash payouts up to $250 per game with multiple games each night PLUS a 50/50 drawing each week benefitting the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild.” 7pm-9pm
  • Lofty Pursuits: Game Night. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays hosted by Belmont & Jones. “Antique blues played acoustical.” 8pm/$2
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 7:35pm/21+
  • Finnegan’s Irish Pub: Karaoke with DJ Paul Cornish and Hospitality Night. “If you're a hospitality worker, don't forget to bring your most recent paystub or work schedule to receive that sweet 25% discount!” 10pm
  • Club Downunder: Spring Shimmy Spectacular! “Come and unwind before finals at our annual Spring Shimmy Spectacular! The night will feature solos from the troupe and dances that were taught at our classes and workshops. Oh, and there will be free food and a chance to win a free shirt! The event is free and open to the public.” 7:30pm
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here until 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Trivia. 7pm
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Food! Beer! Something random in a bag! 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe. “FSU musicians and others join to create a fun musical event that everyone can enjoy. In Portuguese, Roda is pronounced "Hoda." If it doesn't make you want to dance, check your pulse.” 8pm/free
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee: Glorious! The Story of Us: An Interfaith Service. “Join Tallahassee's open and affirming faith-based congregations for an interfaith service leading up to the kickoff of Tallahassee PRIDEFEST's Pride in the Plaza event! This year's event features stories about by the Tallahassee LGBTQIA community, told by the Tallahassee LGBTQIA community! Share your stories of coming out, coming to or leaving your faith, struggle, and joy. An Interfaith service for pride is an important show of support, to let people know that there are places where they are more than welcome. Alliances of people of many faiths, backgrounds and sexual orientations may spark a spiritual renewal within the LGBTQIA community. Free for everyone, all ages are welcome!” 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Trash Tuesdays featuring Eating Raoul and Chopping Mall. 7:30pm
  • Blue Tavern: Minie Brattain. 8pm
  • Club Downunder: FSU Rock Ensemble: "I Want My MTV!" “You want your MTV? We got you covered! The FSU Rock Ensemble spring concert will be held at Club Downunder this semester, and we've got a splendid mix of some of the top hits from the glory days of MTV to play for you. You seriously don't wanna miss this!” 8:30pm
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2017.08.13 17:48 feedreddit CHARLOTTESVILLE AFTERMATH: ‘A DAY OF DEATH’ -- W.H. clarifies after TRUMP didn't condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists by name -- B’DAY: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

CHARLOTTESVILLE AFTERMATH: ‘A DAY OF DEATH’ -- W.H. clarifies after TRUMP didn't condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists by name -- B’DAY: Sarah Huckabee Sanders
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
Good Sunday morning. BREAKING -- at 10:42 a.m.: A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON put out the following statement in response to questions about President Trump's remarks yesterday, per pooler Gabby Morrongiello of the Washington Examiner. "The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together." Morrongiello writes "POTUS will continue to receive regular updates from his team about the events that unfolded yesterday in Charlottesville, Va."
THE LATEST, via the Daily Progress’s Bryan McKenzie: “A 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 people were injured after a driver sped into a crowd of counter-protesters at Fourth Street Northeast and Water Street mid-afternoon.
“The crash occurred after the rally had broken up and a large number of protesters were marching down Water Street. A Dodge Challenger sped into the crowd at Fourth Street Northeast, slamming into pedestrians and into the rear end of another car. The Dodge backed up the street quickly and sped away despite heavy front-end damage.
“The driver, James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run with injury. About two hours after the car crash, two state troopers were killed when their police helicopter crashed and burned near Old Farm Road. The helicopter was involved in providing surveillance and information during the day.
“Alt-right torchbearer Richard Spencer said he was outraged by what he said was a lack of police protection. ‘I have never been so outraged at my government,’ he said, addressing a crowd of approximately 100 supporters who had relocated to McIntire Park after Emancipation Park was cleared. ‘We are never backing down. We are going to be back here.’ ...
“Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe thanked local and state law enforcement and the National Guard and said white supremacists are not welcome in Virginia. ‘Our message is plain and simple: Go home,’ he said. ‘You are not wanted in this great town.’”
-- James Alex Fields Jr.’s mugshot.
FIELDS’ MOTHER SPEAKS -- AP’s Sarah Rankin: “Fields’ mother, Samantha Bloom, told The Associated Press on Saturday night that she knew her son was attending a rally in Virginia but didn’t know it was a white supremacist rally. ‘I thought it had something to do with Trump. Trump’s not a white supremacist,’ said Bloom, who became visibly upset as she learned of the injuries and deaths at the rally. ‘He had an African-American friend so ...,’ she said before her voice trailed off. She added that she’d be surprised if her son’s views were that far right.”
ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS OPENS FEDERAL PROBE: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions called late Saturday for a federal investigation into the racially tinged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. ‘The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice,’ Sessions stated. ‘When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated. I have talked with FBI Director Chris Wray, FBI agents on the scene, and law enforcement officials for the state of Virginia. The FBI has been supporting state and local authorities throughout the day. U.S. Attorney Rick Mountcastle has commenced a federal investigation and will have the full support of the Department of Justice. Justice will prevail.’”
CHARLOTTESVILLE MAYOR MICHAEL SIGNER (D) speaking with JOHN DICKERSON on CBS’ “FACE THE NATION -- DICKERSON: "Mr. Mayor, the president said that he wanted to know what was going on in Charlottesville and that we want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country, he said. What’s your answer to that?" SIGNER: "You know, I don’t want to make this too much about Donald Trump, we have a lot of grieving, a lot of work to do as a-- as a city and as a country, but he should look in the mirror. I mean, he made a choice in his presidential campaign, the folks around with him, to, you know, go right to the gutter, to play on our worst prejudices. And I think you are seeing a direct line from what happened here this weekend to those choices. He has the opportunity, as do we all, to have a fresh beginning."
THE GUV. -- AP: “Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will visit two Charlottesville churches and speak to congregants following violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters that left three dead. The governor’s office says in a release that Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam will join McAuliffe at both Sunday services. McAuliffe and Northam are scheduled to visit Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and Visit First Baptist Church.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP is facing widespread criticism from Republicans and Democrats after he declined to condemn by name white nationalists behind a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump, who was speaking at his golf club Saturday in New Jersey: “The hate and the division must stop and must stop now. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.” He later tweeted “condolences” to the family of the women and two Virginia State Police who died.
-- QUITE THE LEAD, from Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman on A14: “President Trump is rarely reluctant to express his opinion, but he is often seized by caution when addressing the violence and vitriol of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and alt-right activists, some of whom are his supporters.”
NRSC CHAIRMAN CORY GARDNER (R-COLO.) was the most high-profile Republican to directly push back on Trump. He tweeted: “Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.” … GARDNER to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union”: “I think the president needs to step up today and ... call it for what it is. It’s evil, it’s white nationalism, it’s bigotry and it’s unacceptable. And if he doesn’t do that, we can continue to answer the question of why. But I believe he has a chance to do that today.”
REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (R-FLA.): “White supremacists, Neo-Nazis and anti-Semites are the antithesis of our American values. There are no other ‘sides’ to hatred and bigotry.”
FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA put out a rare tweet quoting deceased South African President Nelson Mandela -- @barackobama: “‘No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…’” … “‘People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love…’” … “‘...For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ - Nelson Mandela”.
IVANKA TRUMP (@IvankaTrump) at 8:09 a.m.: “1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.” … “2:2 We must all come together as Americans -- and be one country UNITED. #Charlottesville”.
TOP TWEETS -- @gabrielsherman: “When I asked senior WH official why Trump didn’t condemn Cville Nazis, he said: ‘What about the leftist mob. Just as violent if not more so’” ... @GlennThrush: “It is neither unfair nor inaccurate to point out that the president has been tougher on Mitch McConnell than Putin or Nazis in last 24 hours” … @marcorubio: “Nothing patriotic about #Nazis,the #KKK or #WhiteSupremicists It’s the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be. #Charlottesville”. [email protected]: “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. –OGH” …
… Ken Schwencke (@schwanksta): “This is the White House’s only response to my asking three times if the President condemns white supremacists” [“Hi Ken - On background, the President condemns all acts of violence.”] … @BresPolitico: “Worth noting no one in congressional leadership so far has called for hearings into rise of white supremacist/neo Nazi/racist movement”.
THE DAILY STORMER, a neo-Nazi publication: “Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. He said that we need to study why people are so angry, and implied that there was hate … on both sides! So he implied the antifa [anti-fascists] are haters. There was virtually no counter-signaling of us at all. He said he loves us all. Also refused to answer a question about White Nationalists supporting him. No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.”
CLICKER – “Chaos and violence: Scenes from Charlottesville’s white nationalist rally” -- 30 pix
FLASHBACK -- PLAYBOOK SCOOP, June 23: “The Department of Homeland Security is restarting a stalled $10-million grant program for ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ this morning. Life After Hate, a group dedicated to deradicalizing neo-Nazis and stopping white extremism, was slated to get $400,000 in the final days of the Obama administration ( before the program was halted for review, but the Trump administration dropped them from the new grant list that’s getting announced today. The group has seen a twenty-fold increase in requests for help since Election Day ‘from people looking to disengage or bystanders/family members looking for help from someone they know,’ the organization’s founder Christian Picciolini told us.”
-- WAPO: “Three dead in wake of clashes at white nationalist gathering in Virginia,” by Joe Heim, Ellie Silverman and T. Rees Shapiro in Charlottesville and Emma Brown in Washington: “Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members -- planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to ‘take America back’ -- clashed with counter-protesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured.
“Hours later, two state police officers died when their helicopter crashed at the outskirts of town. Officials identified them as Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, Va., who was the pilot, and H. Jay Cullen of Midlothian, Va., who was a passenger. State police said their Bell 407 helicopter was assisting with the unrest in Charlottesville. Bates died one day before his 41st birthday; Cullen was 48. …
“Video recorded at the scene of the car crash shows a 2010 gray Dodge Challenger accelerating into crowds on a pedestrian mall, sending bodies flying -- and then reversing at high speed, hitting yet more people. Witnesses said the street was filled with people opposed to the white nationalists who had come to town bearing Confederate flags and anti-Semitic epithets. A 32-year-old woman was killed, according to police, who said they were investigating the crash as a criminal homicide.”
-- NED OLIVER of the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “‘When it hit, it hit hard and people just started flying into the air,’ said Byron Woods, a Waynesboro resident who witnessed the crash. ‘This is a sad day today in this great United States we live in.’ Witnesses said there was no question the collision was intentional, describing the gray Dodge Challenger appearing to speed up over the course of two blocks before it rammed into a stopped vehicle just ahead of the mass of the people, who were chanting anti-racist slogans.
“‘They’d thought they’d driven the Nazis out of town,’ said city resident Eberhard Jehle, describing a generally jovial mood among the group. He said the driver, going at least 35 mph, made no attempt to stop. ‘Oh, it was absolutely intentional,’ he said.”
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER: “Lexington mayor says Confederate statues at courthouse will be moved,” by Beth Musgrave: “Mayor Jim Gray said Saturday he is taking steps to remove two controversial Confederate-era statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street. Gray’s announcement came the same day as multiple people were killed and injured in Virginia after a vehicle drove into counter-protesters who had clashed with white nationalists around a Confederate-era statue in Charlottesville. … ‘We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens,’ Gray said in a statement. ‘The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I intended to make next week.’”
DRIP, DRIP – NYT A1, “Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case,” by Mike Schmidt, Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman: “In a sign that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will remain a continuing distraction for the White House, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is in talks with the West Wing about interviewing current and former senior administration officials, including the recently ousted White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, according to three people briefed on the discussions.
“Mr. Mueller has asked the White House about specific meetings, who attended them and whether there are any notes, transcripts or documents about them, two of the people said. Among the matters Mr. Mueller wants to ask the officials about is President Trump’s decision in May to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, the two people said.”
FOR YOUR RADAR -- “Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge U.S.,” by AP’s Nasser Karimi in Tehran and Jon Gambrell in Dubai: “Iran’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, chanting ‘Death to America’ in a direct challenge to Washington’s newest sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The lawmakers’ vote comes amid growing anger in Iran over U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to renegotiate the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015. While they stressed the bill wouldn’t violate the terms of that agreement, it again increases the friction between the two nations that routinely have tense encounters in the Persian Gulf.”
-- BLOOMBERG: “Top U.S. General to Meet South Korean Leader Amid Tensions,” by Heejin Kim: “The U.S.’s top general plans to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday, just days after his counterpart Donald Trump said military options against North Korea were ‘locked and loaded.’ General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet with senior military officials along with Moon ... He will head to China next on the previously scheduled visit, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing an unidentified military official.”
TRUMP’S OBAMACARE SUPPORT-- “How the Trump administration is spending millions to shore up Obamacare,” by Rachana Pradhan: “President Donald Trump has threatened to blow up Obamacare. But his own administration is separately dangling hundreds of millions of dollars before states to bail out their insurance markets. Alaska will get $323 million over the next five years to coax its lone Obamacare insurer to remain in the market and hold down premiums. At least four other states, including some that have vociferously opposed the Affordable Care Act, are seeking similar deals.
“The efforts come as the GOP push to repeal and replace the law is in disarray and state officials in both red and blue states seek ways to shore up their shaky markets. They have the blessing of the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services — even as the president himself is threatening to cut off key subsidies as early as this week. That move could send premiums skyrocketing and potentially collapse insurance markets nationwide. The White House said Thursday it applauds the stabilization efforts even as Trump steps up the pressure on the Senate to resume efforts to try to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
GET SMART FAST -- “Think Obamacare repeal was hard? Wait for tax reform,” by Rachael Bade and Bernie Becker:
SUNDAY BEST … JAKE TAPPER speaks with HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISER TOM BOSSERT: TAPPER: “Are you willing to at least concede that President Trump was not clear enough in specifically condemning white supremacy?” BOSSERT: “No, the words of the ignorant bear little with me and should bear less with you in the media. Unfortunately they don’t. What I would say is that the president not only condemned the violence and stood up at a time and a moment when calm was necessary and didn’t dignify the names of these groups of people but rather addressed the fundamental issue. So, Jake, what you need to do is focus on the rest of his statement. The president didn’t just call for human beings to respect one another, which is his pragmatist core, fundamental bare minimum but he called for ideally for Americans to love one another. For all God’s children to love one another. That is a fundamental assault on the very nature that we’re seeing here.”
-- TAPPER: “When you just condemn groups, as opposed to specifically white supremacists, Nazis, clan members, it creates this vagueness that … allows neo Nazis to think, ‘he’s not condemning us, he’s condemning anybody that was violent.’ And that’s the problem. And you, on this show today, have said that you condemn groups, condemn actions, condemn bigotry, but I haven’t heard you say, ‘I condemn white supremacists, I condemn neo Nazis, I condemn the alt right.’ I haven’t heard that. And I think a lot of people were upset -- a lot of Republican officials -- they didn’t hear it from President Trump. But I don’t want to belabor this point.” BOSSERT: “Well, I think you’ve belabored it. So let me say, I condemn white supremacists, and racists and white Nazi groups, and all the other groups that espouse this kind of hatred and exclusion.”
H.R. MCMASTER to GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS on ABC’S “THIS WEEK”: “Any time that you commit an attack against people to incite fear, it is terrorism.”
-- ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI to George: STEPHANOPOULOS: “If you were White House communications director yesterday would you advise he give that statement?” SCARAMUCCI: “Well I wouldn’t have recommended that statement. I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that. I applaud Gen. McMaster for calling it out for what it is: it’s actually terrorism. And whether it’s domestic or international terrorism with the moral authority of the presidency you have to call that stuff out.”
CHRIS WALLACE speaks to CIA DIRECTOR MIKE POMPEO on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: WALLACE: “You’re saying you don’t believe there’s anything imminent in terms of North Korean action -- another missile test, another nuclear test, firing those missiles towards Guam?” POMPEO: “Chris, I’m quite confident that he will continue to try to develop his missile program. So it wouldn’t surprise me if there was another missile test. He conducted two in July. So it wouldn’t surprise me if there was another missile test.” WALLACE: “But, when you say there’s…” POMPEO: “There’s no but to that.” WALLACE: “When you say there’s nothing imminent…” POMPEO: “What I am talking about is I’ve heard folks talking about we being on the cusp of a nuclear war. I’ve no intelligence that we are in that place.”
CHUCK TODD speaks with ADM. MIKE MULLEN on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS” -- TODD: “You said you’re concerned the rhetoric has limited options. What options are you concerned that the president has eliminated with his rhetoric?” MULLEN: “Well, I think it eliminates maneuver space for him because it looks like brinkmanship to me. And it looks like clearly he’s, at least, verbally focused very specifically on the military options with the rhetoric that's out there. It’s almost a fire and brimstone, ‘Don’t make another move or else.’ And the comment that military options are locked and loaded – We’ve always had military options, and they’re very complex, but they can be executed. It almost seems as if we’re leading with those, which makes an awful lot of, it unsettles an awful lot of people.”
-- ON KIM JONG-UN: “I don’t think he’s a rational actor. He’s got a rich history in his family, the legacy to uphold. He is on a race to gain this capability. Much different from his father or his grandfather in terms of developing capability. He is in a flat-out sprint to develop this capability, and then see what happens. I just can’t bring myself to the point where we say, ‘Well, it’s okay if this leader has these devastating weapons.’”
TRUMP’S WEEK AHEAD – Monday: Trump signs “a Presidential Memorandum on China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology” . ... Tuesday: Trump heads a discussion on infrastructure. ... Wednesday: Trump visits a VA hospital. ... Thursday: Trump meets with small business owners and SBA administrator Linda McMahon. ... Friday: Trump visits an opioid clinic.
WARREN WORLD -- LAUREN DEZENSKI goes “Inside the Elizabeth Warren merchandising empire”: “Prayer candles. Action figures. Temporary tattoos. Coloring books. Elizabeth Warren isn’t just a progressive icon, she’s a merchandising industry unto herself. The Massachusetts senator and presidential prospect is at the center of a sprawling business built around her appeal to liberals across the country — a reminder of the unabashed devotion she inspires on the left and the footprint she’ll cast in the 2020 Democratic primary. ‘Elizabeth Warren is an increasingly popular brand that people want to associate with,’ said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. ‘She’s the Apple of politics.’
“It’s impossible to know the true size of the Warren merchandising-industrial complex. The bulk of it exists beyond the senator’s control on sites like online marketplace Etsy. And her campaign, which hosts its own online store, declined to disclose the exact amount of money it raises from merchandise sales. But it’s safe to say no other senator has anything like it. Warren’s campaign store has expanded beyond traditional political fare such as buttons, bumper stickers, tote bags and t-shirts to offer a line of products that capitalize on the ‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ meme spawned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s much-publicized admonishment of Warren on the Senate floor earlier this year.”
TRUMP’S WASHINGTON -- “Trump’s Easing of Postcrisis Wall Street Rules Gains Momentum,” by WSJ’s Ryan Tracy and Dave Michaels: “Regulators in the Trump administration have started easing restrictions that were placed on Wall Street after the financial crisis, using broad powers to revisit rules intended to constrain everything from trading risks to executive pay. Several agencies are reviewing the Volcker rule, a part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that limits banks’ trading. Some regulators also recently dropped a plan to restrict bonuses on Wall Street that had been opposed by banks and brokerage firms.
“And the Labor Department on Wednesday disclosed an 18-month delay in the so-called fiduciary rule that requires brokers to act in clients’ best interests when they handle retirement accounts. The moves show that while President Donald Trump might be struggling to advance his legislative agenda in Congress, his administration is making headway in changing some of the myriad rules that Wall Street has sought for years to overturn or water down.”
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:
--“To Catch a Counterfeiter,” by Joshua Hunt in California Sunday Magazine: “Counterfeiting is a $400 billion industry in China. There are real car dealerships selling knockoff cars and fake Apple Stores where the employees aren’t in on the scam. China sends millions of pairs of counterfeit shoes to the EU and billions of dollars’ worth of counterfeit pharmaceuticals to Africa and Southeast Asia.”
-- “The Rise of the Valkyries,” by Seyward Darby on the cover of September’s Harper’s: “In the alt-right, women are the future, and the problem.” ... The cover
-- “Hiroshima,” by John Hersey in The New Yorker’s Aug. 31, 1946 issue: “At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant office and was turning her head to speak to the girl at the next desk.” http://nyr.k1ITh5mH
-- “Total Eclipse,” by Annie Dillard in The Atlantic in 1982: “The sky snapped over the sun like a lens cover. The hatch in the brain slammed. Abruptly it was dark night, on the land and in the sky. In the night sky was a tiny ring of light. The hole where the sun belongs is very small. A thin ring of light marked its place. The eyes dried, the arteries drained, the lungs hushed. There was no world. In the sky was something that should not be there.” (h/t
-- “The complete history of the IBM PC, part one: The deal of the century,” by Jimmy Maher in Ars Technica: “Bill Gates, mysterious deaths, and the business machine that sparked a home revolution.”
--“Giving ‘The Devil’ His Due,” by David Grann in the June 2001 issue of The Atlantic: “For several years in the early 1990s U.S. intelligence maintained close ties with a Haitian named Emmanuel ‘Toto’ Constant, the founder of a savage paramilitary group that has been held responsible for a prolonged wave of killings and other atrocities. Toto Constant today walks the streets of Queens, a free man. How did he come to find refuge in the United States? Who has been holding up his deportation?”
--“Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom,” by John Horgan in Scientific American: “The biologist and atheist, whose latest book was released this week, talks about the reliability of science, artificial intelligence, religion and the president.”
--“Telemetry,” by Jeff Sharlet in VQR: “I’m told the pain [from a heart attack] can be instantly alarming. Not for me. It was only an ache, or sometimes a ripple, weak as chamomile, never sharper than nettles. That is, I did not know it was a heart attack. Then, after midnight, my chest began to fill as if with heavy water. My breath was cut into small and ragged pieces. I was being pressed, as if by a hard hand, back into the rocking chair in which I sat until dawn.”
--“A Guide to Russia’s High Tech Tool Box for Subverting U.S. Democracy,” by Garrett Graff in Wired: “Understanding just how extensive and coordinated Russia’s operations against the West are represents the first step in confronting—and defeating—Putin’s increased aggression, particularly as it becomes clear that the 2016 election interference was just a starting point.”
--“Fools, Cowards, or Criminals?” by Ian Buruma, reviewing “The Memory of Justice” in the N.Y. Review of Books: “The film never suggests that Auschwitz and My Lai, or French torture in Algiers, are equivalent. Ophuls tries to complicate the problem of moral judgment. What makes human beings who are normally unexceptional commit atrocities under abnormal circumstances?” ... Trailer
--“What it feels like to conduct an auction,” by Dan Davies: “Recommended warm-up exercises include reciting Humpty Dumpty with your tongue extended out as far as possible, and speaking with a big smile on your face, which makes your voice sound better.”
--“The creator of the pig-human chimera keeps proving other scientists wrong,” by Usha Lee McFarling in Stat:
--“The Fifteenth Century is the Most Interesting Century” – Modern Indonesia blog on Medium: “Before 1492 CE the world was divided in two. One part consisted of the Americas, representing a hundred million people. They had bell peppers, syphilis, tobacco, and turkey, but no measles, onions, or beef. The other part consisted of Afro-Eurasia, an enormously diverse series of societies from Iceland to New Guinea. These people had wheat, rice, millet, garlic, peas, and aubergines, but before 1492 none of them had ever seen a tomato.”
--“Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds,” by Alan Bellows in Damn Interesting: “At each of the [around 30] bomb sites [in the 1950s in NYC] — among the scattered detritus of pipe fragments, shell casings, broken plaster, glass, nuts, and bolts — police kept encountering one thing that was not like the others: a partially consumed throat lozenge. The point or purpose of the lozenge was as mysterious as the bomb-maker’s motives.”
--“Why we fell for clean eating,” by Bee Wilson in The Guardian: “The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it.” (h/t
--“The True American,” by Robert Pogue Harrison in the N.Y. Review of Books: “These days the question of what it means to be a ‘true’ American resists rational analysis. Whatever one can say about Americans that is true, the opposite is equally true. We are the most godless and most religious, the most puritanical and most libertine, the most charitable and most heartless of societies. ... We are outlaws obsessed by the rule of law, individualists devoted to communitarian values, a nation of fat people with anorexic standards of beauty.”
--“The bomb ended World War 2: And other myths about nuclear weapons,” by Ashutosh Jogalekar in Curious Wavefunction: “On the ground the [nuclear] bombing looked no different from the relentless pounding that dozens of major Japanese cities had received. The firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945 killed more civilians than the atomic bomb”.” (h/t
SPOTTED IN NANTUCKET: David Gregory and Katie Couric last night at the Boston Pops concert at Jetties Beach on Nantucket, where the Beach Boys also performed ... Greta Van Susteren walking this morning through town … former RNC chair and Veterans Affairs secretary Jim Nicholson and his wife strolling yesterday on Federal Street in downtown Nantucket ... Dana Bash waiting in line for the Nantucket fast ferry yesterday in Hyannis.
SPOTTED: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) yesterday at Starbucks in Menlo Park, California ... Rob Saliterman, Lara Crystal, Sheena Arora and Rodell Mollineau overlapped for a day in Cape Town on their respective honeymoons so they got together yesterday at Italian meat restaurant Carne SA to celebrate their “one week anniversary” – pic … former Missouri Senate candidate Jason Kander and Texas Democratic Reps. Joaquin Castro and Beto O’Rourke on Friday at the Westin Galleria hotel in Dallas at the Young Democrats of America national convention
WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- “Katrina Valdes, Joseph Bishop IV” -- N.Y. Times: “Mrs. Valdes Bishop, 26, is the communications director in Washington for Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican of Florida. She graduated from George Washington University. ... Mr. Bishop, also 26, is a government contractor in Washington. He also graduated from George Washington. ... Though the bride and the groom attended George Washington and had many mutual friends through their Greek organizations, they did not meet until after they had both graduated, in September 2013.” With a pic … Wedding pics
--SPOTTED: Sean and Amanda Evins, Caitlin Rush, Christian Hertenstein, Greg and Meredith Dolan, Bale Dalton, Gaby Boffelli and Nate Gately, Shelby Hodgkins and Kevin Hartley, Sarah Hodgkins and Austin Ankney.
-- Andrew Moylan, EVP of the National Taxpayers Union, and Lori Sanders, associate VP of federal affairs at R Street, got married on Saturday night in a born on a horse farm in Shepherdstown, W.Va. They met at a state policy network conference in 2012 and then worked together for four years with the R Street Institute. Pic
--SPOTTED: Joey Coon, Brooke Oberwetter, Brandon Arnold, Gordon Cummings, Stacie Rumenap, Chris Myers, Dan Rothschild, Alan Smith, Ian Adams, Dave Bahr, R.J. Lehmann, Pat Michaels, Joe Henchman, Chaz Cirame, Rebekah Bydlak, Arin Greenwood, Richard Lorenc, John Stephenson, and Brian Walsh of the White House.
TRANSITIONS – Ben Geldon starts this week as a senior producer for the weekday edition of CNN’s “Inside Politics.” He most recently was a VP at SKDK and is a Bloomberg TV and “Reliable Sources” alum.
BIRTHDAYS: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is 35. She’s celebrating with her family (hat tips: Bryan Sanders and Sean Spicer) ... twin bros Jeremy and Alan Bash ... Molly Henneberg … Vanessa Lindlaw ... Fed Chair Janet Yellen is 71 ... Sam Champion is 55 ... Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) is 65 ... former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 84 ... Nate Jablow ... Addy Baird, reporter at ThinkProgress ... Joshua James Romney is 42 ... Jim Spiegelman, Aspen Institute’s VP and chief external affairs officer (h/t Doug Farrar) … Kelly Rzendzian, special assistant to Commerce Secretary Ross ... Allison Lessne, VP at BlackRock … Tim Johnson … Crystal King … Nora McAlvanah ... USA Today White House editor Sara Sorcher is 3-0 (h/t Arie Lipnick) ... Sam Gaynor, principal at Altamont Capital, is 32 … Adam Sharon, managing director of Prime Strategies, is 4-0 … Karine Jean-Pierre ... Gonzo Gallegos, senior adviser at State … Lauren Kirshner, a finance alum of Gov. Walker, Crossroads and RNC, is 3-0 (h/t Brian Baker) ...
... Chris McCannell, partner at boutique gov’t relations firm Eris Group ... Douglas Rivlin, comms director for Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) ... Jeff Snow, research director at the NRSC and pride of Brookfield, Wisconsin (h/ts Charlie Hoffmann and Lauren Fine) ... Ben Pack ... Andrew Malkin is 25 … Fred Miller of Weyerhaeuser … Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) is 68 ... former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) is 63 ... Seth Minkel ... Sharlett Mena ... Politico Europe’s Aurélie Burnier ... Mallory Morrison ... Alec Davis ... FAO’s Gabriel Laizer ... Josh Hollander ... Bitsy Whipple ... Google’s Kelly Pilchard ... Monique Lyons ... AP’s Kelly Daschle ... Samuel Tenenbaum ... Alice McKeon … Samuel Tenenbaum ... Goody Marshall ... Elizabeth Wilkerson ... Andrea Sims ... Maer Roshan ... Karine Jean-Pierre ... Joanna Ossinger ... Jeff Kuepper ... Susan Garraty.
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2017.06.08 13:14 feedreddit THROWDOWN THURSDAY: COMEY’s legacy day -- TRUMP leaves hole in schedule during hearing -- THE RNC’S TALKING POINTS and 'suggested tweets' for today’s big event -- SPOTTED at Trump Int’l hotel -- B’DAY: Barbara Bush

THROWDOWN THURSDAY: COMEY’s legacy day -- TRUMP leaves hole in schedule during hearing -- THE RNC’S TALKING POINTS and 'suggested tweets' for today’s big event -- SPOTTED at Trump Int’l hotel -- B’DAY: Barbara Bush
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Thursday morning. GET READY FOR THROWDOWN THURSDAY. James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intel Committee starts at 10 a.m. Today all the networks and all the cables will be live -- with a few of them offering up live streams for free online. And if James Comey’s much buzzed about statement is any indication of his savvy and willingness to dish, Trump will be more than tweeting today. He’ll be seething. Comey’s statement
FOLLOW POLITICO’s two reporters in the hearing room (Hart 216) today: Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) and Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney).
THE PRESIDENT’S THURSDAY -- Trump speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to the Majority Conference at 12:15 p.m., and then will host governors and mayors at the White House for an infrastructure summit at 3:30.
-- NOTES: The president has nothing before his 12:15 speech. Some of the newsiest bits of the hearing will be at the top. THE PRESS BRIEFING TODAY is with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and it will be off camera. Speaker Paul Ryan is holding his weekly press conference at 11:30 a.m. today in the Capitol.
REMEMBER THIS -- Comey isn’t constrained by traditional political considerations. Today will shape his legacy. Our reporting tells us that members of Congress don’t expect him to accuse the president of a crime, but expect him to be extremely open about what transpired behind closed doors. We are told that he will, at times, go beyond what he wrote in his statement.
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THE BIG PICTURE -- NYT, A18 -- “Comey’s Political Shrewdness Is on Display in Tussle With Trump,” by Peter Baker and Glenn Thrush: “The morning, at least, seemed to go reasonably well for President Trump. He announced a new F.B.I. director, and two intelligence chiefs told Congress the president had never pressured them to interfere in the investigation into Russian election meddling.
“And then James B. Comey … dropped the hammer. By authorizing the immediate release of the opening statement he plans to give in his much anticipated appearance before a congressional committee on Thursday, he instantly changed the conversation back to his assertion that the president tried to shut down part of the F.B.I. investigation.
“Mr. Trump may be relatively new to Washington, but Mr. Comey is not. A savvy veteran of the capital who has worked in high positions in multiple administrations, he has usually emerged on top in any internal power struggle. And in the month since his dismissal, Mr. Comey has shown why presidents are normally loath to fire F.B.I. directors.”
THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE sent an email at 9:56 p.m. last night to people around town with the subject line: “Talking Points and Digital Packet for Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing.” The first item under “top takeaway” is “President Trump feels completely and totally vindicated by Former FBI Director James Comey’s opening testimony and is eager to move forward.” It includes a “suggested tweets” section. The RNC talking points … WSJ: RNC says they’ve dedicated 60 aides to the pushback effort.
THE COUNTER ATTACK -- “West Wing aides fearful of directly attacking Comey: The White House has outsourced its counter-messaging effort during Comey’s testimony, as aides try to avoid more personal legal risk,” by Matt Nussbaum, Josh Dawsey, Darren Samuelsohn and Tara Palmeri: “‘It’s fair to say a storm is coming,’ one administration source said. ‘We’re boarding up the windows for the impending hurricane.’ ... The [RNC] is taking the lead in the response and has prepared a surrogate operation. ... Two former Trump White House officials — former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh and former communications director Mike Dubke — are helping coordinate the effort. Press secretary Sean Spicer was at the RNC on Wednesday as preparations took place. ... For official comment, the White House has directed all questions to the office of Trump’s outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz.
“Kasowitz’s office, in turn, has directed inquiries to Emily Thall, the law firm’s director of business development and marketing. On Tuesday, Thall declined to comment in a brief conversation with POLITICO about Comey testimony. By Wednesday, inquiries to Thall were met with an automatic response: She would be out of the office on vacation until next week. By Wednesday night, Kasowitz’s firm had retained longtime political communications pro Mark Corallo to handle media inquiries.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY – From the quadruple-byline story: “White House aides are trying to keep Trump busy Thursday morning with meetings so he won’t watch TV and tweet during the hearing. ‘But if he wants to watch it, it’s not like we can say, ‘oh, the TV doesn’t work,’’ one official said.”
HOW IT’S PLAYING -- HUFFPOST banner, “COMEY BEFORE THE STORM” … DRUDGE as of 6 a.m., “MAY DAY” (about the UK election) … N.Y. POST, “‘I EXPECT LOYALTY’” … N.Y. DAILY NEWS, “DON’S PLEA: COVERUP” … EVEN TMZ IS IN ON THE ACTION -- They have videos of Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) ( and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) (
FUN READ -- “‘Must-See TV’: Free Drinks and Canceled Meetings for Comey’s Testimony,” by NYT’s Mike Grynbaum and Katie Rogers: “By the time details from Mr. Comey’s prepared remarks surfaced on Wednesday ... the hearing had leapt from Beltway curiosity to required viewing, a cliffhanger episode of the nation’s real-life reality show. … At Union Pub in Washington, a sports bar steps from the Hart Senate Office Building, bartenders plan to dole out a free round of Budweisers or bourbon shots every time Mr. Trump blasts out a tweet. For those wondering: No, there will not be a limit. ‘We’ll give out 20 rounds’ if the president tweets 20 times, Ashley Saunders, the bar’s general manager, said.”
THIS TOWN -- “White-collar lawyers see opportunity in Trump scandals,” by Darren Samuelsohn and Andrew Restuccia: “More than a dozen attorneys and crisis communications specialists have already started working for Trump associates touched by the unfolding Russia scandal, according to a POLITICO tally. People close to the probes say that number is only expected to grow as more than 20 other senior campaign aides and White House officials begin receiving subpoenas, grand jury summons and other requests from special counsel Robert Mueller as well as congressional committees.”
ACROSS THE POND -- BRITISH ELECTION TODAY -- “Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks,” by AP’s Danica Kirka in London: “Polling stations opened across Britain on Thursday for national elections, amid heightened security worries following a series of terror attacks in what one senior police official described as ‘unprecedented times.’ The public is being asked to be alert and to report concerns to police as voters choose 650 lawmakers for the House of Commons. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi acknowledged concerns about Thursday’s general election.”
ANNIE KARNI:THE FIRST FAMILY -- “Melania Trump set to make her D.C. move next week: Staffers hope the first lady will be a stabilizing presence in a White House that's been consumed by scandal and infighting”: “With the school year over, first lady Melania Trump and the couple’s son Barron are expected to finally make their official move to Washington on June 14, according to people familiar with the planning. ... Over the past few weeks, the often stiff-in-her-role first lady has been spending more time in the White House, building out her East Wing staff, preparing the residence for the family and slowly increasing her schedule of public events. ... [T]he June 14 date is seen as a major marker on the White House calendar — when the first lady puts away the full matching set of Louis Vuitton luggage that she travels with and settles in for good.” With cameos by Sam Nunberg, Chris Ruddy and Anita McBride
-- US WEEKLY COVER:“IVANKA TAKES A STAND … WHY I DISAGREE WITH MY DAD” (h/t Brian Stelter). Online header to the story: “How Ivanka Trump Influences Her Father Donald Trump” The cover ... The story
CAPITOL HILL WATCH -- “Trump ‘all in’ on Senate Obamacare repeal,” by Burgess Everett and Josh Dawsey: “At a meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday, Trump urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to follow through on an aggressive timetable for repealing the law in order to quickly turn to tax reform and help avoid a calamitous autumn full of key fiscal deadlines, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting.”
-- IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Senators don’t like being told by Trump, or really any president, about how to run the Senate. While Republican senators have been working their way through how to pass a health care bill, GOPers across the ideological spectrum have been pessimistic about legislation actually passing. But most insiders note: don’t count out Mitch McConnell.
-- SPOTTED LAST NIGHT AT TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin with Tom Barrack, Vincent DeVito, Brandon Clark, Andrew Giuliani, Corey Lewandowski, Nick Owens, Lynne Patton, Jason Osborne, Jerry Pierce and Tim Rupli.
-- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- MoveOn will formally call for impeachment proceedings this morning in anticipation of the Comey hearing.
-- SEN. AL FRANKEN’s book, “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” is No. 1 on the upcoming June 18 NYT non-fiction best-sellers list, while William McRaven’s “Make Your Bed,” is also number one on the on the “Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous” list.
-- “McConnell groups backing Luther Strange to run $2.4M in ads starting next week,” by’s Howard Koplowitz in Birmingham, Alabama: “Two groups connected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have bought a combined $2.4 million in ads buys blanketing Alabama television and radio stations with ads supporting Sen. Luther Strange.”
-- THE NRCC reported another $545,541 in spending against Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th congressional district.
DRAIN THE SWAMP! -- “Trump White House lacks waivers for longtime lobbyists: Critics are questioning whether White House officials with broad portfolios can truly steer clear of conflicts of interest,” by Theo Meyer: “At least a half-dozen former lobbyists are working in President Donald Trump’s White House even though they haven’t received waivers from the administration’s ethics rules, raising questions about how much the rules do to prevent conflicts of interest. ...
“The Trump administration has granted exemptions from the rules for a handful of staffers, as President Barack Obama’s administration did. But at least six former lobbyists now working in the White House haven’t received such waivers, meaning they must recuse themselves internally from any issue where they have conflicts, according to the White House. ... Five of the lobbyists POLITICO identified who haven’t received waivers work in Pence’s office.”
NEW TIME COVER -- “The Swamp Hotel: How Trump’s D.C. outpost became a dealmaker’s paradise for diplomats, lobbyists and insiders,” by Alex Altman: “[The hotel] is the new town square in Donald Trump’s Washington. Tourists perch on the blue velvet sofas in the lobby, snapping cell-phone pictures as power players stream across the dark marble floors and cream carpets: international businessmen, Republican operatives, wealthy donors, foreign diplomats, former Trump campaign aides, the occasional Administration official. That’s partly because a President who once promised to ‘drain the swamp’ of influence peddling now owns the city’s newest bog.” ... See the cover
HISTORY LESSON -- “The Greatest Hearings in American History: James Comey’s testimony joins the pantheon of dramatic congressional moments,” by Joshua Zeitz in POLITICO Magazine: “This isn’t the first – and it won’t be the last – time that congressional testimony captured the nation’s imagination. From the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954 to the Iran Contra hearings in 1987, House and Senate committees have held ordinary citizens in rapt attention. ... Comey’s testimony is in this sense an absolutely American phenomenon.”
NICK SCHMIDLE in The New Yorker, “James Comey’s Intellectual History”: “Comey has told associates that he never tried to lure Trump into improprieties. ‘It wasn’t like Jim was going to the Mob boss, all wired up, trying to secretly extract a confession,’ one associate told me. Yet, in Comey’s view, Trump’s behavior toward him repeatedly crossed the line, making him ‘an obstructor.’ Based on Comey’s prepared remarks, his Senate testimony will lay the basis for this legal claim, without explicitly making the charge. His testimony is likely to be supremely assured. A senior intelligence official said of Comey, ‘He likes the stage. He takes politicians’ questions apart. He loves the fact that he’s smarter than them.’”
RICH LOWRY, “Comey’s fizzle”: “The document has considerable entertainment value in its dead-pan account of a profound mismatch, a Washington buddy movie gone bad. It’s a tale of a bureaucratically agile and self-serving careerist matched against an institutionally ignorant and self-serving outsider. One is careful, memorializing every conversation and calculating his every more; the other is blundering around in the dark — and eventually blows the whole thing up.”
BEYOND THE BELTWAY -- “GOP candidate [Ashley Moody] for Florida Attorney general once sued Donald Trump in federal fraud case,” by Florida Playbooker Marc Caputo:
THE INNOVATION ISSUE: In a month long Special Report, POLITICO’s The Agenda takes a deep look at the surprising new politics of innovation, and ideas for how to drive it in a new era. Check out a piece by Nancy Scola on how AOL founder Steve Case became the first call for lawmakers who want to bring innovation to the heartland (; a critical look by Arthur Allen at, the federal government’s prize competition designed to spur innovation (; and Kevin Kosar writes on the surprisingly innovative history of the U.S. Post Office (, which was long on the forefront of technology before turning into a lesson in what “not” to do. The full issue
MEDIAWATCH -- Greg “Gianforte to give $50,000 to press freedom group after assaulting reporter,” by Hadas Gold: “‘I write to express my sincere apology for my conduct on the evening of May 24. My physical response to your legitimate question was unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful,’ Gianforte (R-Mont.) wrote in a letter [to Ben Jacobs]. ‘As both a candidate for office and a public official, I should be held to a high standard in my interactions with the press and the public. My treatment of you did not meet that standard.’” ... The letter
SPOTTED -- Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) at the U.S. Navy Memorial last night, celebrating the launch of a new book by Admiral James Stavridis (USN, ret.), “Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans”
REMEMBERING VIC GOLD – WaPo’s Matt Schudel: “Vic Gold, a high-powered and sometimes high-strung Republican political strategist who served as the press secretary for Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and who wrote books with a president and the wife of a vice president, died June 5 at a hospital in Alexandria, Va. He was 88. ... Short, intense and often irritable, he was once dubbed ‘the Mount Vesuvius of press secretaries’ for his outbursts, but he had a redeeming sense of humor and an appreciation of the theatricality of politics.”
OUT AND ABOUT – The Competitive Enterprise Institute last night hosted their annual dinner, this time an Alice in Wonderland themed event titled “Through the Looking Glass” at the Marriott Marquis. Speakers included Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel. SPOTTED: Grover Norquist, Suhail Khan and Jana Plat, Tom Schatz, Fred Smith, Myron Ebell, Dwayne Carson, Francesca Chambers and Michael Moroney, and Byron Tau.
-- KENT KNUTSON, vice president of government relations for The Home Depot and board member of the Home Depot Foundation, celebrated his 50th birthday at Hotel Monaco’s Dirty Habit Wednesday night with friends and family, the Washington retail community and Members of Congress. SPOTTED: Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) and Bill Flores (R-Texas).
--CNN’s DANA BASH last night kicked off “Badass Women of Washington” at Fig & Olive with a panel with five of the seven women profiled in the series: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, Army Surgeon General Nadja West, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.). All five panelists discussed what their views about the series and answered the question, “can a woman have it all?” … Pics ... ...
SPOTTED: Virginia Moseley, Heather Podesta, Kellyanne Conway, Gloria Borger, Ana Navarro, Hilary Rosen, Bill Press, Nia Malika Henderson, Michael LaRosa, Lauren Pratapas, Kate Bennett, Nikki Schwab, Alexandra De Luca, Matt Dornic, Zeke Miller, Christina Ruffini, Francesca Chambers, Lauren Culbertson, Ashley Killough, Meredith Balenske, Dannia Hakki, Christine Delargy, Artur Orkisz, Marissa Mitrovich, Meredith Artley, Rachel Smolkin, Hadas Gold, Mitchell Rivard, Johanna Persing, Ryan Mahoney, Richard Hudock, Tara Palmeri, Michelle Jaconi.
-- After 8 years with Sen. Tom Udall (D-Colo.), friends and colleagues yesterday toasted Kevin Cummins’ move to the Professional Services Council at Romeo & Juliet Cafe on Capitol Hill. SPOTTED: Frannie Wellings, Joe Trahern, Kara Van Stralen, Scarlet Doyle, David Grossman, Michele Ash, Tom Manatos, Melika Carroll, Sunmin Kim, Lee Friedman, Dana Gray, Harry Anastopulos, Cort Bush and Joey Wender.
NEW HAMPSHIRE CELEBRATION in D.C. -- POOL REPORT from Haley Dorgan: “Last night, the Senate got a taste of New Hampshire. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) welcomed her colleagues to eat and drink New Hampshire’s finest products and get a taste of the Granite State’s cultural and tourism opportunities. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Reps. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) were greeted by Kodak the Bear and Max the Moose at the Kennedy Caucus Room. Some of the most popular items? Smuttynose beer, Cider Bellies Doughnuts, Creamy New England Fish Chowdah from the New Hampshire Food Bank, and Granite State Tea Cakes made by culinary students from the New Hampshire Job Corps.” Other attendees included Ryan Williams, Byron Tao, Cate Martel, William Shaheen, and Jeff Rose.
SPOTTED yesterday evening at the U.S.-Colombia Business Partnership farewell cocktail party held on the ConocoPhillips rooftop for Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S. Juan Carlos Pinzon: Bill Burlew, Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Andrew Lundquist, Brian Donahue, Wes Battle and Josh Corless.
ENGAGED --Brian Parnitzke, director of turnout and targeting at the RNC, proposed this past weekend to Kate Karnes, chief of staff in the office of digital strategy at the White House and a former Romney 2012 staffer and RNC alum. The two met in 2013 when they were working on separate campaigns for lieutenant governor of Virginia. Brian popped the question on Folly Beach outside of Charleston, South Carolina, where he first told Kate he loved her. Pic
TRANSITIONS – OBAMA ALUMNI -- Todd Breasseale, former Army Lt. Col. and spokesman at the DoD who became a DHS assistant secretary for public affairs during Secretary Jeh Johnson’s last two years in office, is now helping manage Facebook news feed communications. He reports to McCain ’08 alum Tucker Bounds. ... Christian Marrone has been promoted to SVP and chief of staff for IT firm CSRA. He joined CSRA in January 2016 after serving as chief of staff at DHS.
... Mattie Duppler is joining the National Taxpayers Union as a senior fellow of fiscal policy. He previously served as the coalitions director to the House Republican Conference and is an alum of Americans for Tax Reform. ... Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has hired Lindsey Reynolds as its new COO. She joins GQR this month after 10 years with the DNC, where she served as both COO and director of the office of the secretary.
... Shana Glenzer has started as chief marketing officer at Crowdskout, a data management startup based in D.C. She previously was the CMO of MakeOffices, an Arlington-based co-working space.… End Citizens United has hired Matt Burgess as EVP. He previously was the senior political strategist at Planned Parenthood during the 2016 cycle. ... Clinton Blair is joining the Organization for International Investment as VP of public policy and government affairs. He previously was at Jaguar Land Rover North America.
SUNDAY SO FAR – “Fox News Sunday”: Panel: Karl Rove, Donna Edwards, Newt Gingrich, Charles Lane
FORMER REP. GABBY GIFFORDS (D-ARIZ.), whose birthday it is today, is headed to Galveston, Texas, where she will help the Navy commission the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords. It’s the first Navy warship to be named after a living woman since Martha Washington. She learned that the ship would be named in her honor the same day she resigned from Congress in 2012. Hillary Clinton, Joe and Jill Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Olivia Munn, Jon Bon Jovi, Katie Couric, Sully Sullenberger and Thad Allen are all expected to attend.
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Wendy Sherman, senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Russ Schriefer, partner at Strategic Partners & Media. How he’s celebrating: “I’m in London with my wife Nina Easton who is chairing the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit next week. Our daughter Ellie and I are just tagging along.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:
BIRTHDAYS: Jonathan Collegio is 41 ... former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) is 47 (h/ts Hilary Rosen and Katie Peters) ... Paul Winfree, deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the pride of Williamsburg, Va. ... Jim Cicconi (h/t Hilary) ... Barbara Bush is 92 ... Eric Kuhn, CMO of Layer3 TV and a former DC resident who worked for CNN, is 3-0, celebrating at Lincoln Center in NYC (h/ts Maha Hakki and Susanna Quinn) ... Cory Fritz, a Boehner alum now deputy staff director for comms. at House Foreign Affairs, is 32 ... Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) is 64 ... Politico’s Laura Hayes and Sarah Hashemi ... Patrick Garrigan, Politico alum now events guru for The Atlantic ... “Meet The Press” associate producer Justin Peligri (h/t Olivia Petersen) ... Tim Grieve, VP for news at McClatchy (h/t John Harris) … Roger Hickey, co-director of Campaign for America’s Future ... Kelsey Harkness of the Daily Signal ... Mary Palmer is 31 ... J.J. Simmons V ... Ashley Baia of 270 Strategies ... Karen Robinson (h/t Jon Haber) ... USDA’s Allie Ryan ... Matt Whitlock ... Davis White … The Federalist’s Bre Payton ... J.D. Dalfonson, comms director for Rep. Darin LaHood ... John Sandy, COS for Sen. Jim Risch ... Bale Dalton, pride of Orlando and HSC85 U.S. Navy, is 30-something “and more handsome than ever” (h/t Christian Hertenstein) … Uber flack Matt Wing …
... Dasha Zhukova, friend of Ivanka and Jared, art collector and editor, married to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, is 36 (h/t Jewish Insider) ... Emily Pomeranz, the special events and major gifts maestro at NARAL (h/t James Owens) ... Hannah Yoest, assistant literary editor at Weekly Standard ... Erin Gorman, cookie baking aficionado currently at the Environmental Defense Fund, formerly “Mother Duckling” of the O’Malley campaign, and a campaign/DGA vet several times over, is 3-0. She will be feted by friends and family all weekend long in Baltimore (h/ts Matt Corridoni and Daniel Ensign) ... Chris Good … Cathie Ericson … Denton’s Alex McGee, the pride of Atlanta (h/t Ed Cash) ... Lale Mamaux, CoS to Rep. Alcee Hastings ... Jordana Cepelewicz ... Kris Coratti, VP of comms and events at WaPo … Avery Brooks, senior associate at Global Infrastructure Partners ... Ben Case is 25 ... Obama WH alum Keith Maley, also an ardent Red Sox fan and birdwatcher … Brian Hardwick ... Michael Shmagin (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Ann Belser ... Nancy Baile, public affairs and comms. manager at Coca-Cola ... Rosie Lineham ... Jane Hampton Cook ... Tom Davidson is 46 ... Barry Lando ... Lila Young White ... actor-comedian Jerry Stiller is 9-0 ... Nancy Sinatra is 77 ... “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams is 6-0 ... Julianna Margulies, a loyal Playbooker, is 5-0 ... Kanye West is 4-0 ... Maria Menounos is 39 ... tennis player Kim Clijsters is 34 (h/ts AP)
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