HAPPENING TODAY ON THE MALL — “Organizers hope to draw half a million to gun control rally,” by AP’s Ashraf Khalil: “Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally are hoping to draw 500,000 protesters; that would match last year’s women’s march and make this one of the largest Washington protests since the Vietnam era. It would also bolster claims that the nation is ready to enact sweeping changes to its gun control laws. More than 800 marches are planned in cities across America and dozens of locations overseas to be held at roughly the same time.” https://bit.ly/2DQZSuC
DATA DIVE — “Scarred by school shootings: More than 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence at school since Columbine, The Washington Post found. Many are never the same,” by John Woodrow Cox and Steven Rich: https://wapo.st/2ujlaBE … WAPO A1 PDF http://bit.ly/2DQ6nOv
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— STREET CLOSURES DOWNTOWN http://bit.ly/2INWQec
JOE BIDEN in NEW HAVEN at Southern Connecticut State University: “[B]iden said ‘the jury’s still out’ on whether he will challenge Trump in 2020. … ‘Honest to God I don’t know,’ … ‘I have to be able to stand in front of a mirror and look in the mirror and know that if I don’t run it’s not because I’m afraid of losing, it’s not because I don’t want to take on the responsibility, it’s because there’s somebody better to do it and/or because emotionally I’m not positioned to be all in. And so the jury’s still out.’” https://cour.at/2IQZ4tA
ON THE OMNI …
HOW TRUMP REACTED … Via WSJ’s Peter Nicholas, Mike Bender and Rebecca Ballhaus: On Friday morning, “White House aides huddled with Mr. Trump and warned him that he might catch blame for shutting down the government on a weekend he planned to spend at his Palm Beach, Fla., resort. ‘F— that,’ Mr. Trump said in rejecting the argument, according to people familiar with the discussion.” https://on.wsj.com/2DRir1D
DON’T SHOW THE PRESIDENT … MICHAEL GRUNWALD in POLITICO Magazine, “Here’s What’s in the Budget Bill Nobody’s Bothered to Read … Democrats are getting most of what they wanted”: “[T]he Republicans who control Congress have passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, and it not only protects Obama’s priorities, it expands them. It does far less for Trump’s stated priorities … The omnibus—Capitol Hill jargon for a single spending bill that funds most government functions—does not kill any of the programs or agencies Trump’s budget proposed to kill … Trump wanted to slash the Energy Department’s renewables budget 65 percent; instead, Congress boosted it 14 percent. Trump proposed to keep nonmilitary spending $54 billion below the congressional budget cap; the omnibus spends right up to the cap, a $63 billion increase from last year.” https://politi.co/2DR5Njh
MATT HOUSE — communications director for Chuck Schumer — spikes the football: @mattwhouse: “I, for one, am tired of all the winning.”
FEW MORE THOUGHTS ON THE OMNI … THE REASON this omnibus worked — and passed with large bipartisan majorities — is because it left the controversial issues aside. Both sides, if they choose, have significant wins to brag about. Republicans got a big boost in military spending and didn’t have to swallow an immigration deal that would have torn the party apart. No one gets what they want all the time — despite what people say on cable television.
— ALSO: It was amazing to watch Republicans react to the president distancing himself from a bill his staff negotiated. Of the dozen or so aides we spoke to yesterday in the Capitol, most Republicans were speechless, while most Democrats laughed.
BY THE WAY … You know who was the champion of the line-item veto? Paul Ryan. From 2006 http://bit.ly/2DOAsO9
SOME TAX INTEL … When you hear President Trump and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) talk about a second phase of tax cuts, what they really mean is Congress might try to make permanent some expiring tax provisions. Nothing big.
Good Saturday morning. HAPPENED LAST NIGHT … “Trump moves to ban most transgender troops,” by Jacqueline Klimas and Bryan Bender: “The memorandum, which drew swift condemnation from gender rights groups, states that while the secretary of defense and other executive branch officials will have some latitude in implementing the policy, ‘persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — including individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery — are disqualified from military service except under limited circumstances.’ … The decision comes after a number of top military officials over the past year– including most members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — have gone out of their way to defend the thousands of transgender troops who are believed to be serving in the military.” https://politi.co/2pFZJWT
COMING ATTRACTIONS — “Bolton Expected to ‘Clean House,’” by Foreign Policy’s Jana Winter, Elias Groll and Colum Lynch: “Incoming National Security Advisor John Bolton and people close to him are expected to launch a massive shake-up at the National Security Council, aiming to remove dozens of current White House officials, starting with holdovers from President Barack Obama’s administration, according to multiple sources.
“Those targeted for removal include officials believed to have been disloyal to President Donald Trump, those who have leaked about the president to the media, his predecessor’s team, and those who came in under Obama. … A second former White House official offered a blunt assessment of former Obama officials currently detailed or appointed to the NSC: ‘Everyone who was there during Obama years should start packing their s***.’” https://bit.ly/2IN5GJp
WOW — “Attorney says Roy Moore supporters offered him $10,000 to drop client who accused the Senate candidate of sexual impropriety,” by WaPo’s Shawn Boburg and Dalton Bennett: “Days after a woman accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety, two Moore supporters approached her attorney with an unusual request. They asked lawyer Eddie Sexton to drop the woman as a client and say publicly that he did not believe her. The damaging statement would be given to Breitbart News, then run by former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon.
“In exchange, Sexton said in recent interviews, the men offered to pay him $10,000 and promised to introduce him to Bannon and others in the nation’s capital. … Sexton said he arrived at the Pelham office and joined [Gary] Lantrip and [Bert] Davi in a conference room. He said Lantrip told him that they had the money for him. Boyle, Breitbart’s Washington bureau chief, soon joined them, he said. Minutes later, in walked Klein, Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief. … On the table was a notebook, he said, opened to a page that contained a handwritten statement he was expected to sign.” https://wapo.st/2DPM2ZE
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THE INVESTIGATIONS …
— “‘You should do it’: Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’s foreign outreach, documents show,” by WaPo’s Ros Helderman and Tom Hamburger: “When a Russian news agency reached out to George Papadopoulos to request an interview shortly before the 2016 election, the young adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump made sure to seek approval from campaign headquarters. ‘You should do it,’ deputy communications director Bryan Lanza urged Papadopoulos in a September 2016 email, emphasizing the benefits of a U.S. ‘partnership with Russia.’ …
“Emails described to The Washington Post … show Papadopoulos had more extensive contact with key Trump campaign and presidential transition officials than has been publicly acknowledged. Among those who communicated with Papadopoulos were senior campaign figures such as strategist Stephen K. Bannon and adviser Michael Flynn, who corresponded with him about his efforts to broker ties between Trump and top foreign officials, the emails show.” https://wapo.st/2G7hJj0
REX’S NEXT STEP? … “University of Texas Courts Rex Tillerson to Be Next Chancellor,” by WSJ’s Bradley Olson, Doug Belkin and Felicia Schwartz: “The University of Texas is pursuing outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to become its next chancellor, according to people familiar with the matter. The former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief executive — who gave his farewell speech as the nation’s top diplomat Thursday and is formally set to leave his post March 31 after a tumultuous tenure serving President Donald Trump — is said to be open to the opportunity of leading the University of Texas System …
“The search committee hasn’t made any official offer to Mr. Tillerson … Mr. Tillerson … said through a spokesman that he’s receiving many requests and no decision has been made.” https://on.wsj.com/2pALZfH
TOP-ED – ANDREW MCCABE in WaPo, “Not in my worst nightmares did I dream my FBI career would end this way”: “I have been accused of ‘lack of candor.’ That is not true. I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. When asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director, and amid the chaos that surrounded me, I answered questions as completely and accurately as I could.
“And when I realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have been misunderstood, I took the initiative to correct them. At worst, I was not clear in my responses, and because of what was going on around me may well have been confused and distracted — and for that I take full responsibility. But that is not a lack of candor. And under no circumstances could it ever serve as the basis for the very public and extended humiliation of my family and me that the administration, and the president personally, have engaged in over the past year.” https://wapo.st/2ueDxaW
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GREAT CARL HULSE YARN … “Harry Reid Bids Washington Goodbye: ‘Shake My Head Is All I Can Do’”: “Harry Reid knows off the top of his head that 351 is the DirecTV channel for C-Span coverage of the Senate at his home in Nevada. But he says he rarely turns to it. ‘I never look,’ said Mr. Reid, who then grudgingly offered, ‘O.K., maybe every couple of months.’ … ‘I just shake my head is all I can do,’ said Mr. Reid, who has been spending most of his time in Las Vegas. ‘I feel sad,’ he said, grappling to describe his sentiments, particularly about what he sees as a Republican refusal to directly challenge President Trump on an array of troubling subjects.
“‘I can’t fathom the Republicans doing what they do — nothing, nothing, it doesn’t matter what he does,’ he said, referring to Mr. Trump. ‘Why would they be afraid of him? It should be just the opposite. I don’t expect them to be nit-picking him on every little thing he does wrong. But shouldn’t somebody be saying something about something?’ … [H]e says he feels so disconnected from Washington that he is selling his apartment in the Ritz-Carlton here and plans to be in the nation’s capital only infrequently.” https://nyti.ms/2ugqg1l
SEXUAL HARASSMENT FILES – “PBS Details Tavis Smiley’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct in Countersuit,” by the Hollywood Reporter’s Michael O’Connell: “Smiley informed PBS’ third-party investigator that he was the subject of two workplace discrimination or harassment/retaliation claims. The host also admits to ‘probably’ telling sex jokes in the workplace and that he ‘may’ have sent pornographic images to subordinates. Witness statements add fuel to the harassment argument with claims of Smiley ‘commenting about subordinates’ body parts in the presence of a colleague,’ ‘informing a female subordinate that he would like to see her on her back more often,’ ‘informing a subordinate that he thought she must be good in bed,’ ‘persistently pursuing subordinates for sex’ and, among other things, ‘having or requesting sexual encounters with subordinates in hotels or at his home.’” https://bit.ly/2pBA54C
REMEMBERING KEITH KINCAID – statement from 2K Strategies and partner Jim Mulhall: “We have some heartbreaking news. Our friend and partner, Keith Kincaid, passed away [Thursday at the age of 42]. Keith had a sudden heart incident at work and then another as he arrived at a medical office before being rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. … He was still in school when he got his start in the world of politics as an assistant to Bill Knapp at SKDK. … He worked hard, put in endless hours, learned fast, and was extremely dedicated. Keith rose in his field, working on races from presidential campaigns to an array of other offices.” He worked at SKDK for almost 16 years.
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CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker – 15 keepers https://politi.co/2IPyXDk
GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:
— “To Catch a Predator,” by Kathy Dobie in NY Mag: “The NYPD’s top sex-crimes investigator tried to bust Harvey Weinstein three years ago. Then the DA stepped in.” https://nym.ag/2FIK6b9
— “War of Words: Meet the Texan Trolling for Putin,” by Sonia Smith in Texas Monthly: “In 2014, Russell Bonner Bentley was a middle-aged arborist living in Austin. Now he’s a local celebrity in a war-torn region of Ukraine—and a foot soldier in Russia’s information war.” https://bit.ly/2IJo5Xv
— “Why He Kayaked Across the Atlantic at 70 (For the Third Time),” by Elizabeth Weil in the N.Y. Times Magazine as part of its “[Extreme] Voyages” issue – per Longform.org’s description: “Aleksander Doba has spent a great deal of time alone, naked and blistered, aboard a very small boat in the middle of the ocean. It is his favorite thing to do.” https://nyti.ms/2IJulhZ
— “Floating in the Air: The world that made Dostoyevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment,’” by Jennifer Wilson in The Nation: Russian students “created an intellectual climate which put too much stock in the ability of science and reasoning to explain human behavior. Dostoyevsky knew human beings to be irrational and profoundly self-destructive. He saw these tendencies in his own propensity for gambling, procrastination, and daily forms of self-ruin.” https://bit.ly/2FZ4IMn
— “Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica’s Rise and Fall,” by Andy Kroll in the May/June issue of Mother Jones: “The secretive data firm said it could move the minds of American voters. That wasn’t its real victory.” https://bit.ly/2G7TOzX
— “The Last Resort,” by Lindsay Gellman in Longreads: “Private clinics in Germany sell cancer patients hope — and mixed results — at exorbitant prices.” https://bit.ly/2G4v77i
— Sam Nunberg Is Still Talking: Crazy man or chessmaster? 4 hours with Donald Trump’s wildest adviser,” by David Freedlander in the Politico Magazine Friday cover: “‘I have never, nor would I ever, lie to [Washington Post reporter Robert] Costa or to my Magela.’ I’m sorry—your who? ‘My Magela. I call Maggie Haberman [of The New York Times] my Magela. You know, like Mamela. Maggie is like my aunt.’ He shrugged. ‘I don’t know if she feels that way, actually.’” https://politi.co/2pADdOa
— “Home,” by Chris Jones in Esquire in Jan. 29, 2007: In space, “everything is always taken through a straw. Except that [astronaut Donald] Pettit has learned to squeeze his coffee out of the straw in tiny, perfect spheres, which hang suspended in the weightlessness, waiting for him to bite them out of the air or, if he’s feeling playful, to pinch them between chopsticks and pop them into his mouth. He does that because he can up here, and he can’t down there. That’s all the reason he’s ever needed.” https://bit.ly/2ICUiQ7 (h/t TheBrowser.com)
— “Boston. Racism. Image. Reality” – The Boston Globe spotlight team: “A national survey commissioned by the Globe this fall found that among eight major cities, black people ranked Boston as least welcoming to people of color. More than half — 54 percent — rated Boston as unwelcoming.” https://bit.ly/2BPE9Tc (h/t Peter Cherukuri)
— “Taming the Might Mississippi,” by WaPo’s Todd C. Frankel: “A picaresque tour of infrastructure reveals a struggle for control all along America’s great river, full of questions about what it once was, doubts about what it will become and who will pay for any of it.” https://wapo.st/2pF9cNk
— “The Man in the Mirror” – Longreads: “In the aftermath of rape, Alison Kinney discovers that a new lover who helps you to heal can just as easily betray you.” https://bit.ly/2GxRFhK
— “The World’s Best Hitchhiker on the Secrets of His Success,” by Wes Enzinna in the N.Y. Times Magazine: https://nyti.ms/2I14mkZ
— “The Wolves of K Street,” by David Hill in The Ringer: “For gamblers looking for an edge, PredictIt turns politics into something more than a cynical battleground. Meet the people making bank on our nightmarish election cycle.” https://bit.ly/2uaR1EI
MEDIAWATCH — REMEMBERING LAWRENCE GROSSMAN – NYT’s Richard Sandomir: “Lawrence K. Grossman, who as president of PBS doubled the length of ‘the MacNeil/Lehrer Report,’ its signature news program, then headed NBC News, where he dealt unhappily with budget austerity after it came under General Electric’s ownership, died on Friday at his home in Westport, Conn. He was 86. … [He also] started the ‘Frontline’ documentary series as well as the 13-part series ‘Vietnam: A Television History’ (1981).” https://nyti.ms/2DQyc9r
— REMEMBERING BETTY ANN BOWSER – NYT’s Neil Genzlinger: “Betty Ann Bowser, one of television’s most prominent newswomen for years as a correspondent for CBS and then the ‘PBS NewsHour,’ died on March 16 at her home in Ajijic, Mexico. She was 73. … ‘She interviewed people from U.S. senators to stars like Elton John,’ her son said in a Facebook post, ‘and covered major breaking stories such as the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. It seemed like she knew everyone and always had a favor to cash in.’”
SPOTTED: Stephen Miller last night waiting to order a drink at the bar on the POV lounge at the W Hotel. His White House colleague Madeleine Westerhout was also seen in a separate part of the lounge. Jesse Rodriguez was downstairs. … Mick Mulvaney at Whole Foods on P Street this morning “wearing a wide brimmed hat and looking at the organic juices,” according to a tipster … Terry McAuliffe enjoying a late lunch with about 10 people at the Palm on Friday. They were celebrating Patrick Hallahan’s birthday …
… Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau last night at dinner at the Radiator at the Kimpton Mason and Rook hotel. They were also spotted at Black Jack on 14th St.; the Crooked Media crew interviewed Joe Biden on Friday — pic https://bit.ly/2HXFNFx … Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) at Bar Elena on H St.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Jennifer Scholtes, editor of POLITICO Pro’s Budget & Appropriations Brief, and Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff for the late Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), recently welcomed Helene Aviv Fitzsimmons, who joins big sis Janie. Pic https://bit.ly/2pAY7xf
— OBAMA ALUMNI — Paulette Aniskoff, founding partner of Citizen 44 and former director of the office of public engagement in the Obama White House, and Matt Tinning, senior director of the U.S. Oceans Program at the Environmental Defense Fund, on Monday welcomed their second child, Harrison Shield Tinning, weighing 8lbs. 1oz and measuring 20.25 inches. “The couple reports that both Mother and baby are doing well, and Harrison is already exhibiting some familiar traits — his Mom’s strong opinions, his Dad’s enthusiasm for food, and his big brother Philip’s nonchalance.” Pics https://politi.co/2pGoD7Z … https://bit.ly/2DO9Dd7 … https://bit.ly/2DPtpVF
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Politico’s Justine Dougherty … Ken Brooke, LA for lands policy for Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), turned 24 (hat tip: Nathaniel Haas, filing from Stellenbosch, South Africa) … Iridium’s Toby Jacobs (h/t Nihal Krishan)
BIRTHDAYS: Su-Lin Nichols … Steve Ballmer, L.A. Clippers owner, founder of USA Facts, and former Microsoft CEO, is 62 (h/t Alex Levy) … Patrick Hallahan is 36 … Douglas Kennedy … Obama WH alum Eugene Kang … Rod O’Connor, principal at the Messina Group … Matt Gorman, NRCC comms director (h/ts Josh Dawsey and Jesse Hunt) … Dareh Gregorian, politics editor at the N.Y. Daily News … NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers is 53 (h/t birthday boy Matt Gorman) … Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Wheat Growers Association … Molly Wilkinson, VP of regulatory affairs at American Airlines (h/t Ron Bonjean) … Sam Rogers is 32 … Jill Martin … political and media strategist Fred Menachem … Ted Chiodo, COO of SKDKnickerbocker (h/t Amy Brundage) … Sarah Gilmore, associate at Crossroads Strategies (h/t Meridith McGraw) … Vail Kohnert-Yount, a student at Harvard Law (h/t George Malkin) … Politico’s Kaley Rector … former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) is 68 … Mark Spengler … Mary Ann Akers … Evan Feinberg, executive director of Koch group Stand Together (h/t Laura Whitefield) … Donie O’Sullivan, producer at CNN Digital and part of the social discovery team and the pride of Cahersiveen, County Kerry (h/t Carl Lavin) …
… Steven Olikara, president and co-founder of Millennial Action Project … Jeffrey Herbst, former president and CEO of the Newseum, is 57 … Josh Zeid … Josh Cohen … Sami Chowdhury … Heather Rothenberg … Staci Maiers, senior press officer at the National Education Association … Hannah Sherman (h/t Jon Haber) … Jonathan Lee is 26 … Dari Carnes … former Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is 62 … former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire is 71 … Lauren Spivey … Elise Sidamon-Eristoff of Chemonics … Chapin Fay and Patrick McCarthy of Mercury … Uber’s Kyle Jameson … John Byrne, CEO and founder of the Raw Story … Robert B. Young Jr. … Tony Wyche … Bloomberg’s Aaron Rutkoff … Marc Hermann, MTA photographer … Peter Fulham … Aaron Olver … Sawyer Reed … Bain Ennis … Beth Swickard … Sarah Compton … Karen Compton.
THE SHOWS, by @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin:
— NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Interviews with Reach Out Wisconsin on gun reform … Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) … Corey Lewandowski. Panel: Bob Costa, Hugh Hewitt, Kasie Hunt and Heather McGhee
— CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) … Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) … Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students Jaclyn Corin, Ryan Deitsch, Cameron Kasky, Delaney Tarr, Emma Gonzales and Kyle Kashuv. Panel: Jamelle Bouie, Anne Gearan, Michael Gerson and Zeke Miller
— CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) … Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). Panel: Van Jones, Rick Santorum, Linda Chavez and Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-Calif.)
— “Fox News Sunday”: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin … “March for Our Lives” organizer Cameron Kasky and Delaney Tarr. Panel: Newt Gingrich, Julie Pace, Jason Miller and Juan Williams … “Power Player of the Week”: Second Lady Karen Pence and her daughter Charlotte Pence
— ABC’s “This Week”: Mark Kelly … Ret. Adm. Mike Mullen … Stephen Hadley. Panel: Matthew Dowd, Perry Bacon, Jr., David Brody and Shannon Pettypiece
— CNN’s “Inside Politics” (guest-hosted by Nia-Malika Henderson): Michael Shear, Molly Ball, Phil Mattingly and Rachael Bade
— Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) … Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … Karl Rove … Ret. Gen. Jack Keane. Panel: Mary Kissel and Lee Carter
— Fox News’ “MediaBuzz”: Susan Ferrechio … Guy Benson … Mo Elleithee … Emily Jashinsky … Leslie Marshall … Kurt Wagner … Shelby Holliday
— CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: Special episode: “The Most Powerful Man in the World” with interviews about Vladimir Putin with Robert Gates, Henry Kissinger, Masha Gessen, David Remnick and Julia Ioffe
— CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: Eric Bolling … panel: Olivia Nuzzi, Sarah Westwood, Jeffrey Toobin and David Zurawik … Lois Beckett
— Univision’s “Al Punto”: Mexican presidential candidate Margarita Zavala … Janet Rodriguez … Alfonso Calderón … Perla Morales-Luna … musicians La Arrolladora Banda Limón
— C-SPAN: “The Communicators”: AT&T senior EVP Robert Quinn, questioned by John McKinnon … “Newsmakers”: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), questioned by Andrew Taylor and Anna Edgerton … “Q&A”: Amy Chua (author of the new book “Political Tribes”)
— MSNBC’s “Kasie DC”: Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) … Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) … Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) … Andrew Young … Josh Earnest … Rick Tyler … Michael Steel … author and law professor Paul Butler (“Chokehold: Policing Black Men”) … Jake Sherman … Ken Vogel
— PBS’ “To the Contrary”: Panel: Linda Chavez, former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Carrie Lukas and Lara Brown
— “The McLaughlin Group”: Moderator Tom Rogan with Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Clarence Page and Lee Spieckerman
— Washington Times’ “Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher or listen at MackOnPolitics.com): Sasha Issenberg
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