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TRUMP declines to blame Obama on FOX -- BILL COHAN on how GARY COHN ‘fell for’ Trump -- KOCH network plans to spend 300-400M in ‘18 -- SPOTTED at MNUCHIN’s wedding -- FIELDS/WEINSTEIN nuptials pool report

2017.06.25 17:40 feedreddit TRUMP declines to blame Obama on FOX -- BILL COHAN on how GARY COHN ‘fell for’ Trump -- KOCH network plans to spend 300-400M in ‘18 -- SPOTTED at MNUCHIN’s wedding -- FIELDS/WEINSTEIN nuptials pool report

TRUMP declines to blame Obama on FOX -- BILL COHAN on how GARY COHN ‘fell for’ Trump -- KOCH network plans to spend 300-400M in ‘18 -- SPOTTED at MNUCHIN’s wedding -- FIELDS/WEINSTEIN nuptials pool report
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Good Sunday morning. THE PRESIDENT left the White House at 9:16 a.m. “in golf clothes (white shirt, white cap, dark slacks),” per pooler Alexis Simendinger. “Agents are dressed in their khakis and plaid, baggy, short-sleeved shirts--attire accessorized with ball caps. One was just practicing a pantomimed golf swing in the driveway.” … Trump pulled into Trump National Golf Club in Virginia at 9:51 a.m.
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP (@realDonaldTrump) at 8 a.m.: “Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!”
-- NOTE: Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s nominee 334 days ago. Trump beat her 229 days ago.
MICHAEL KRUSE in POLITICO Magazine, “I Found Trump’s Diary -- Hiding in Plain Sight: Legally risky, undiplomatic and sometimes wrong, Trump’s Twitter feed is a document for the ages. And historians don’t want to lose it”: “In the presumed absence, then, of a more traditional version of the form, Trump’s collected tweets comprise the closest thing to a diary this presidency will produce.
“And that is what makes the messages from @realDonaldTrump, almost 800 and counting since January 20, 2017, such a prize to those who care the most about lasting insight into the president and this administration. If @realDonaldTrump was to go dark, and Trump stopped tweeting to his more than 32 million followers, humans and bots alike, the loss from a historical standpoint would be acute.” http://politi.co/2t9dyzX
TRUMP ON “FOX AND FRIENDS” SUNDAY MORNING -- PETE HEGSETH: “Who’s been your biggest opponent? Has it been Democrats resisting? Has it been fake news media? Has it been deep state leaks? What’s -- when you think about it, what holds it up the most? --” … TRUMP: … “One of the things that should be solved, but it probably won’t be, is that the Republicans and Democrats don’t get together. And I’m open arms; but, I don’t see that happening. They fight each other. The level of hostility. In other words, this isn’t just Trump, this has been like this for years. You’ve been doing this for a long time, it’s been like that for a long time. But the level of hostility – as an example, the healthcare bill that you are reporting on and that everybody’s reporting on.”
-- TRUMP WAS TEED UP, BUT DECLINES TO BLAME OBAMA: HEGSETH: “How frustrating is it to have former President Obama there, out there leading the resistance?” TRUMP: “Well I think -- I don’t think he’s leading it. He actually just put out a small statement. I don’t see that leading it. But other people are leading.”
-- TRUMP HITS WARREN … AGAIN: HEGSETH: “How do you overcome that when someone like Senator Warren – Elizabeth Warren literally says ‘People are going to die because of President Trump’s health-care bill’?” TRUMP: “Well I actually think she’s a hopeless case. I call her Pocahontas, and that’s an insult to Pocahontas. I actually think that she is just somebody that’s got a lot of hatred, a lot of anger.”
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK -- “Will Anthony Kennedy step down from the Supreme Court?” by AP’s Mark Sherman: “The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement.
“To be sure, Kennedy has given no public sign that he will retire this year and give President Donald Trump his second high court pick in the first months of his administration. Kennedy’s departure would allow conservatives to take firm control of the court. But Kennedy turns 81 next month and has been on the court for nearly 30 years. Several of his former law clerks have said they think he is contemplating stepping down in the next year or so. Kennedy and his clerks were gathering over the weekend for a reunion that was pushed up a year and helped spark talk he might be leaving the court.” http://bit.ly/2t5rBWQ
-- KELLYANNE CONWAY on ABC’S “THIS WEEK”: CONWAY: “I will never reveal a conversation between a sitting justice and the president or the White House, but we’re paying very close attention to these last bit of decisions. And I can tell you one thing, just as the president did with Justice Neil Gorsuch, whenever there are vacancies, whenever that happens, he will look for somebody who has fidelity to the constitution, who doesn’t make up the law as they go along, and somebody who has the judicial temperament and a record that's beyond reproach, as did Justice Gorsuch.
“We just hope the next time we can get more than a handful of Democratic senators to vote for our nominee to the Supreme Court and to the federal courts. We’d like a lot more cooperation from our Democratic friends. We know obstruction and resistance is their motto. It's not working. And it’s not working for the American people, Supreme Court nominations and otherwise.”
THE BIG PICTURE -- “The weakest defense in Washington? Saying ‘I don’t recall’,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “Some of President Donald Trump’s closest confidants seem to be suffering from an affliction common in high-stakes White House investigations: memory loss. In his recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee concerning his role in the unfolding Russia saga, Attorney General Jeff Sessions answered questions with some variation of ‘I do not recall’ more than 20 times. Amnesia is often a favorite response from witnesses in criminal and congressional investigations, and it’s often the most truthful reply—but people caught up in scandals can wind up facing perjury or other charges if prosecutors can later show they were intentionally trying to dodge tough questions.” http://politi.co/2t5ihSQ
HOW TIMES CHANGE -- “Freedom Caucus holds fire on Senate Obamacare repeal bill,” by Kyle Cheney and Rachael Bade: “The most hardline conservatives in the House are taking an unusually cautious approach to the Senate's Obamacare replacement, promising to keep an open mind about whatever their colleagues across the Capitol send back. It’s a change in strategy for the House Freedom Caucus. When House leaders first released a health care bill in February, for instance, group members took to television talk shows to pan the plan as ‘Obamacare lite,’ furious that it didn't, in their eyes, do enough to unravel the 2010 health care law.
“They also threatened to withhold their support until changes were made, and later won concessions. For now, those hardball tactics have disappeared. As the Senate looks to pass its own health care legislation this week, those same House conservatives are taking a more measured approach -- even as several conservatives in the Senate are currently balking at the bill.” http://politi.co/2u2UDDF
BUT, BUT, BUT … “Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates,” by WaPo’s Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein: “A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right. The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, the country’s broadest source of public health insurance, would represent the largest single step the government has ever taken toward conservatives’ long-held goal of reining in federal spending on health-care entitlement programs in favor of a free-market system.
“That dramatic shift and the bill’s bold redistribution of wealth — the billions of dollars taken from coverage for the poor would help fund tax cuts for the wealthy — is creating substantial anxiety for several Republican moderates whose states have especially benefited from the expansion of Medicaid that the Affordable Care Act has allowed since 2014.” http://wapo.st/2sPOf36
-- WHO TO WATCH: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.).
-- THE PROBLEM: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to have to cajole and lean on moderate and conservative senators to find enough votes. While he may be able to tweak the bill on the margins to bring some of the lawmakers on board -- and lawmakers will be able to add amendments to the underlying bill text -- it’s unclear if he’ll be able to thread the needle for passage next week. As we wrote earlier this week, McConnell is going to put this bill up for a vote no matter what -- he wants lawmakers on the record.
KOCH WATCH -- “Koch network ramps up political spending while trying to push Trump team,” by Kevin Robillard in Colorado Springs, Colorado: “The leadership of the Koch brothers' network is brushing off its occasionally chilly attitude toward President Donald Trump, trying to nudge the administration in its direction as the group’s annual summit began Saturday just after Charles Koch met with Vice President Mike Pence. The network of conservative donors announced Saturday it plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million on politics and policy during the 2018 cycle. …
“The millions from the Koch network and its wealthy allies will boost the Trump administration on some key priorities, especially tax reform and rolling back regulations. It also will help push back against others — especially Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ desire to implement tough-on-crime policies — and working to make Obamacare repeal efforts more conservative. And they could prove critical to Republican efforts to retain the House and expand a majority in the Senate.” http://politi.co/2t9Ii4k
-- “Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative,” by AP’s Steve Peoples: “Tim Phillips, who leads Americans For Prosperity, the Koch network’s political arm, called the Senate’s plans for Medicaid ‘a slight nip and tuck’ of President Barack Obama’s health care law, a modest change he described as ‘immoral.’ ‘This Senate bill needs to get better,’ Phillips said. ‘It has to get better.’” http://apne.ws/2sFaGts
FOR YOUR RADAR -- “Trump allies push White House to consider regime change in Tehran,” by Michael Crowley: “As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, senior officials and key Trump allies are calling for the new administration to take steps to topple Tehran’s militant clerical government. Supporters of dislodging Iran’s iron-fisted clerical leadership say it’s the only way to halt Tehran’s dangerous behavior, from its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its sponsorship of terrorism.
“Critics say that political meddling in Iran, where memories of a 1953 CIA-backed coup remain vivid, risks a popular backlash that would only empower hardliners. That’s why President Barack Obama assured Iranians, in a 2013 speech at the United Nations, that ‘we are not seeking regime change.’ But influential Iran hawks want to change that under Trump. ‘The policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran,’ said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who speaks regularly with White House officials about foreign policy. ‘I don’t see how anyone can say America can be safe as long as you have in power a theocratic despotism,’ he added.” http://politi.co/2tINGIF
-- “Trump’s Team Faces Reality in the Middle East,” by the Times of Israel’s Herb Keinon: “Washington is adopting a much different approach to peacemaking than the previous administration, a sign that it has learned from US President Barack Obama’s mistakes. And the mother of all Obama’s mistakes on the Israeli-Palestinian issue came when -- just a few months after being sworn into office -- he made a very clear demand for Israel to stop all settlement activity, everywhere ... The Trump administration is taking a different approach. It is making no public demands ... And, all the while, it is probing the sides to see what they are – and are not – willing to give, and then trying to see if there are ways to bridge the gaps. And it is doing this all very much behind closed doors, without megaphone diplomacy, without public threats of laying down an American blueprint, or dangling promises of high-profile summits.” http://bit.ly/2u398Y5
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “U.S. top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms,” by Reuters’ Lawrence Hurley: “The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their current term. The nine justices are due to rule in six cases, not including their decision expected in the coming days on whether to take up President Donald Trump’s bid to revive his ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries in which an emergency appeal is pending. Of the remaining cases argued during the court’s current term, which began in October, the most eagerly awaited one concerns a Missouri church backed by a conservative Christian legal group. The ruling potentially could narrow the separation of church and state.” http://reut.rs/2s9V9yl
-- SPOTTED AT STEVEN MNUCHIN and LOUISE LINTON’s WEDDING last night at the Mellon Auditorium: President Donald Trump (in black tie) and First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence (who officiated) and Karen Pence, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Reince Priebus and Sally Priebus, DHS Secretary John Kelly, CIA director Mike Pompeo, Interior Secretary Mike Zinke, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Candy Carson, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, White House Counsel Don McGahn and Shannon McGahn, deputy national security advisor Dina Powell and David McCormick ...
... Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, John Paulson, Jim Donovan, Steve Roth, Eddie Lampert, Woody Johnson, Lee Eisenberg, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Tom Barrack, Eli and Jenna Miller, Stephen Miller, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, C. Boyden Gray, Brad and Candice Parscale, Tommy Hicks, Reed Cordish, Rudy Giuliani, Richard and Karen LeFrak and Harrison LeFrak, Bill Paxon and Susan Molinari, Mike Shields and Katie Walsh, Ken Duberstein, Anthony Scaramucci. Seafood was served during cocktail hour, along with filet for dinner and a big white wedding cake. There was lots of beautiful flowers at the wedding, ballerinas performed, bagpipes and then a big band and many people hit the dance floor, according to attendees. Full report from Darren Samuelsohn, Rebecca Morin and Cristiano Limahttp://politi.co/2t8w9MZ … 25 photos on one pagehttp://dailym.ai/2sEIl6A
-- MNUCHIN was spotted with three agents at DCA early this morning -- he was dropping off one of his kids at the airport.
-- WE REPORTED YESTERDAY THAT REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT (D-N.Y.) filed a financial disclosure form that listed a checking account with between $5 million and $25 million. His office said he filed the report in error, and the account has between $1,000 and $15,000. The new report has not yet showed up on the clerk’s website.
SUNDAY BEST -- GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS speaks to SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-N.Y.) on ABC’S “THIS WEEK” -- STEPHANOPOULOS: “Are they going to pass this bill?” SCHUMER: “I think it’s 50-50. First, Democrats, we are doing everything we can to fight this bill because it’s so devastating for the middle class. I think they have, at best, a 50-50 chance of passing this bill. To get three senators to vote no, probably -- you can say yes, you can say no, probably 50-50.”
-- BRIT HUME talks with HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” -- PRICE: “What we’re trying to do here, admittedly, is to thread a needle to make it so that, as the president says, every single American needs to be able to have access to the kind of coverage that they want,” Price said, adding that conversations with Republican holdouts are ongoing. “That’s the nature of the legislative process and that’s what we’ll be working through this week.” More from Patrick Temple-West, whose birthday is todayhttp://politi.co/2t5LvB6
-- DANA BASH speaks with OHIO GOV. JOHN KASICH on CNN’S “STATE OF THE UNION” -- BASH -- HE’S OPPOSED TO THE SENATE GOP HEALTH CARE BILL: “OK. So, given the problems that you just laid out, do you think that Senator Portman of Ohio should vote no?” KASICH: “Well, I -- I don’t think the bill's adequate now. And unless it gets fixed, I would -- look, I’m against it. And I’m not against it just because I want to be against it. There’s some things in these bill -- in these bills, in these -- in these provisions that are an improvement. My job, as I see my job as a governor of the state, not as a Republican governor, but the governor of this state, my job is to look not just today, but in the out years, at the impact it's going to have on people who have -- who need help.
“Dana, I was at a restaurant on Friday. And I was at a Wendy’s, actually. And I was -- there was a partition. And I looked over at the people that had gathered there. And there were about, I don’t know, 25 kids. All of them were here in Columbus for Special Olympics. And I looked at them and I thought, are these people being served? Are they going to be served by this bill in the future? My conclusion right now is no.”
-- CHUCK TODD speaks to SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WISC.) on NBC'S "MEET THE PRESS": JOHNSON -- ON HEALTH CARE: "[W]hat I'd like to do is slow the process down, get the information, go through the problem-solving process, actually reduce these premiums that have been artificially driven up because of Obamacare mandates. So let's actually fix the problem. But in the end, I come from manufacturing base. I will look at whatever I'm forced to vote on, and I'll ask myself, 'Is this better tomorrow than where we are today? Is it continuous improvement?' And that's what will guide my decision."
DEEP DIVE -- WILLIAM D. COHAN in August’s Vanity Fair, “The Untold Story of How Gary Cohn Fell for Donald Trump”: “While [Lloyd] Blankfein was recuperating, Cohn seemed to delight in the attention and adulation he received when he filled in for his boss on earnings calls, industry presentations, and media events, such as The New York Times’s DealBook Conference. That’s when, some say, he became overconfident and decided to inquire of several of his fellow board members about becoming C.E.O., even as Blankfein was responding well to his chemotherapy treatments. ‘Gary made a play to replace Lloyd,’ according to a former Goldman partner. It didn’t work. The board was ‘noncommittal’ to Cohn, he continues. ‘There’s a lot of loyalty to Lloyd on the board.’ ...
“The timing was perfect for Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to pounce. He approached Cohn, supposedly at the suggestion of mutual friends. ‘Jared Kushner has always been a little starstruck with Goldman Sachs people,’ says a former Goldman partner who knows him well. ‘He’s always liked that sort of promotional edginess that Goldman Sachs has had, and he’s always liked the reputation that Goldman Sachs has the best people, quote unquote, the smartest, savviest people. The idea, by the way, that Jared was suddenly in a position where he actually had the power to call on and hire and lure a number of people like that to the bench side, if you will, was a very, very intoxicating, enticing, and really kind of exciting thing to him,’ the former partner continues. ‘This was an incredibly sort of convenient and opportune kind of thing that came along for Gary because—whether he was going to Washington or not—Gary was out.’” http://bit.ly/2u3jTd1
MATT VISER in the Boston Globe, “Jared Kushner got his start as Somerville landlord”: “At 19, he was in the training-wheels stage of his career as a developer, learning as he went, making his share of mistakes, acquiring a landlord’s tough edge and cool calculus -- traits he still manifests in the White House. Learning to fix up and flip clusters of low-end apartment buildings, he used Somerville as his own private laboratory. And he passed the first key test -- he made a profit. Of course, he had a headstart. Much as Trump began his career of deals with a multimillion-dollar boost from his father, Kushner started out with his wealthy father acting as senior partner and offering crucial assistance -- including helping secure $9 million in mortgage loans….
“And his efforts paid off -- the properties he bought for $8.3 million sold four years later for $13 million. But Kushner, who did not respond to requests for an interview to discuss his business record in Somerville, also made a number of rookie errors and left numerous angry tenants in his wake. His properties amassed 25 housing complaints over four years, including complaints about overflowing dumpsters, pests, and sewage odors, according to the Globe review. Tenants complained of what they called nonsensical financial dealings. Some renters say they went an entire winter without heat.” http://bit.ly/2t5dGju
WHAT ERIC HOLDER IS READING -- “Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP,” by AP’s David Lieb: “The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines for hundreds of U.S. and state legislative seats. The result, according to an Associated Press analysis: Republicans had a real advantage.
“The AP scrutinized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage. It’s designed to detect cases in which one party may have won, widened or retained its grip on power through political gerrymandering. The analysis found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts than Democratic ones. Among the two dozen most populated states that determine the vast majority of Congress, there were nearly three times as many with Republican-tilted U.S. House districts.” http://apne.ws/2s5voE7
BUSINESS BURST -- “Facebook Is Going Hollywood, Seeking Scripted TV Programming,” by WSJ’s Joe Flint and Deepa Seetharaman: “Facebook to Hollywood: Let’s do lunch. Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is moving its ambitions in TV-quality video to the front burner, taking meetings and making deals with an eye toward launching a slate of original programming by the end of summer, people familiar with the matter said. In meetings with major talent agencies including Creative Artists Agency, United Talent Agency, William Morris Endeavor and International Creative Management Partners, Facebook has indicated it is willing to commit to production budgets as high as $3 million per episode, people familiar with the situation say.” http://on.wsj.com/2rQ6Omz
BEYOND THE BELTWAY -- POLITICO Magazine’s “America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors”: Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles … Hillary Schieve, Reno, Nev. … Kevin Faulconer, San Diego … Greg Fischer, Louisville, Ky. … Marty Walsh, Boston … Michael Hancock, Denver … Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte, N.C. …Tomás Regalado, Miami, Florida … Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City, Utah ... Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh … Dan Gilbert, the shadow mayor of Detroit. http://politi.co/2sEZm0w
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Palm Beach, Florida:
-- “My Father’s Fashion Tips,” by Tom Junod in GQ: “In 1996, in a piece that was nominated for a National Magazine Award, Tom Junod wrote not only of his dad’s impeccable style but also of the secrets -- and underwear rules -- of a lost generation.” http://bit.ly/2szLZP8
-- “Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World,” by Laurent Ballesta in July’s NatGeo: “Our special report offers a rare look at life beneath the frozen continent -- where penguins, seals, and exotic creatures thrive.”With 15 pix on one pagehttp://on.natgeo.com/2s2rV9e (h/t Blake Hounshell)
-- “Crimson Tidings: The primordial color gets its due,” by Elizabeth Powers in the Weekly Standard: http://tws.io/2rLD4qR (h/t ALDaily.com)
-- “The Wages of War Without Strategy,” by Robert Cassidy and Jacqueline Tame on the Strategy Bridge: “In its wars since 11 September 2001, the United States has arguably cultivated the best-equipped, most capable, and fully seasoned combat forces in remembered history. They attack, kill, capture, and win battles with great nimbleness and strength. But absent strategy, these victories are fleeting. Divorced from political objectives, successful tactics are without meaning.” http://bit.ly/2szMg4p
-- “This Is How Big Oil Will Die,” by Seth Miller in NewCo: “It’s 2025, and 800,000 tons of used high strength steel is coming up for auction. The steel made up the Keystone XL pipeline … [which at] its peak ... carried over 500,000 barrels a day for processing at refineries in Texas and Louisiana. But in 2025, no one wants the oil.” http://bit.ly/2szZhLp
-- “Supertasters Among the Dreaming Spires,” by Dan Rosenheck in 1843 Magazine: “Every Oxford taster is a scientist in one form or another, ranging from endearingly geeky to absurdly so ... Cambridge [tasters] were methodical, precise and pragmatic – much like Cambridge. Whereas Oxford had people who grew up with wine. They’d just taste and say: Oh, that’s obviously Bordeaux.” http://bit.ly/2rLo5NI
-- “Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror,” by The Weekly Standard’s Jonathan V. Last: “Today’s liberalism has become grotesquely mechanistic and authoritarian: It’s all about reducing individuals to a group identity, defining that group in permanent victim terms, and denying others their democratic right to challenge that group and its ideology. Political correctness represents the fossilised institutionalisation of once-vital revolutionary ideas, which have become mere rote formulas.” http://tws.io/2szPMfe (h/t TheBrowser.com)
-- “Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man,” by Martin Corona in Men’s Journal: http://mjm.ag/2tDcVvH
-- “Can We Blame the Mafia on Lemons?” by Cara Giaimo in Atlas Obscura: “Lemon trees need well-fertilised soil, steady water, and protection from wind and extreme temperature, which come at great cost. Trees need to be coddled for seven or eight years before they produce enough lemons to sell. When they do bear fruit, it’s easy enough for people to steal it.” http://bit.ly/2t0xjJl
-- “The 2017 Jefferson Lecture -- Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame” --Martha C. Nussbaum at the Kennedy Center on May 1: “The Greeks and Romans saw a lot of anger around them. But they did not embrace or valorise anger. They did not define manliness in terms of anger, and tended to impute it to women, whom they saw as lacking rationality. However much they felt and expressed anger, they waged a cultural struggle against it, seeing it as destructive of human well-being and democratic institutions.” http://bit.ly/2tDB5X4
-- “About Tomorrow,” by Bruce Wexler in E-Flux: “Human beings differ from other animals with regard to ... post-natal neuroplasticity in two important ways. First, our brains are more immature at birth and susceptible to environmental shaping to a greater degree and for a longer time. Second, humans are the only animals that shape and reshape the environments that shapes their brain. This powerful combination is the basis of cultural evolution, and of most features of human minds, behavior and communities.” http://bit.ly/2sL8uPw
SPOTTED: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday, with a small Secret Service detail, on the Acela out of New York. He got off in Wilmington, rocking a pair of sunglasses, one earbud in and carrying a briefcase -- “looking as relaxed and cool as ever,” per our tipster.
OUT AND ABOUT -- Susan Glasser and Peter Baker hosted a farewell party last night at their house for Indira Lakshmanan and Dermot Tatlow, who are moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, next week as Indira takes up her post as Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at The Poynter Institute for Media.
SPOTTED: German Amb. Peter Wittig and Huberta von Voss-Wittig, Afghan Amb. Hamdullah Mohib and Lael Mohib, Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt, Marty Baron, Andrea Mitchell, Nihal Krishan, Nancy Cook and Christopher Rowland, former Pakistani Amb. Husain Haqqani and Farahnaz Ispahani, Mike Oreskes and Geraldine Baum, former U.S. Ambs. Melanne and Phil Verveer, former U.S. Amb. Steve Sestanovich, Katharine Weymouth, Mark Landler, Julie Davis, David Sanger, Margaret Carlson, Juliet Eilperin, Laura Meckler, Ben Chang, Christina Sevilla and Steve Rochlin, Justin Kenny, Heidi Crebo-Rediker and Doug Rediker, Dana Thomas, Amanda Downes, David Rennie, Jonas Parello-Plesner, Bay Fang, Steve Heuser, Mary Louise Kelly, Manuel Roig-Franzia and Ceci Connolly, Nicole Raben, Denise Couture.
-- SPOTTED at a surprise birthday party last night for Ziad Ojakli at Kellari Taverna on K Street: Sumya Ojakli, Angela Flood, Alison Jones, Mercy and Matt Schlapp, David and Gretchen Hobbs, Bruce Andrews, Pam Thiessen, Nick Calio and Eric Ueland.
-- SPOTTED on the rooftop of The Brixton for a mini-reunion of alumni of the Obama administration NSC: Terry Szuplat, Eric Pelofsky, Dan Schneiderman, Jon Wolfsthal, Yael Lempert, Michael Sessums, Ben Chang, Salman Ahmed, Evan Medeiros, Bernadette Meehan, Meg Doherty, Stacey May, Andrew Scott, Matt Kaczmarek, Brian Nilsson.
SPOTTED at Ron and Sara Bonjean’s annual “Good Pants Ranch Summer Party” yesterday in Purcellville, Va. (a camel made an appearance): Paul Kane, Jo Maney, John Scofield, Dana Bash, Anne Brady, Matt Dornic and Kyle Volpe, Doug Heye, Emily Miller, Fran Decker, Jared Allen and Jackie Kucinich, Kenny Day, Rebecca Haller, Sheldon and Shannon Bream, Matt Wolking, Tom Williams, David and Jenny Drucker, Chris Bond, Dan Ronayne, Tracey and Nick Lintott, Jim Richards and Brian Walsh.
--The RNC held their summer meeting this weekend at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. SPOTTED: Vice President Mike and Mrs. Karen Pence, Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Bob Paduchik, RNC chief of staff Sara Armstrong, Arkansas state chairman Doyle Webb, Ohio state chairwoman Jane Timken, Hunter Wallace and Suhail Khan.
WEEKEND WEDDINGS --MICHELLE FIELDS married JAMIE WEINSTEIN in a ceremony yesterday at the Breakers in Palm Beach. Dinner and dancing was held in the Mediterranean Ballroom overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Fields is a Breitbart and HuffPo alum who now runs JMW Strategies with Weinstein, a commentator and host of “The Jamie Weinstein Show” podcast. They met as reporters at the Daily Caller. They served crab cakes, lobster tail medallions, sliced beef tenderloin, and citrus panko crusted sea bass along with huge ice-cream sundaes (there were also two tomato bars in a pre-dinner reception because Jamie is a big fan of tomatoes). Partiers hoisted Fields and Weinstein in the air during the hora. Colorful performers dancing on stilts also were a hit. The couple is flying out to Europe today on their honeymoon: they’ll visit Italy and Morocco and take a river cruise from Budapest to Munich.
SPOTTED: Juleanna Glover hitting the dance floor early with Christopher Reiter, Benny Johnson shaking hands with Oliver Darcy (who had written critical pieces on IJR), bridesmaids Lauren Hagen, Betsy Woodruff, and Kathryn Lyons, Will Rahn, Taylor Lorenz, Ben Jacobs, Olivia Nuzzi, Asawin Suebsaeng and Liz Brown, Jonathan Swan, Vince and Alison Coglianese, Tim Lim, Josiah Ryan, Matt Lewis andErin DeLullo, Katelyn Rieley Johnson, Alex and Nancy Pappas, Jonathan and Anna Beth Strong, Mike Dunkle, Mitchell Sutherland, Guy Benson, Amber Smith.
--PICS http://bit.ly/2rQjf1Mhttp://bit.ly/2t9fjx9 ... http://bit.ly/2sPQu6Ohttp://bit.ly/2sEZpt2 … First kisshttp://bit.ly/2u3cWJ2 … First dancehttp://bit.ly/2u3enHq … The decadent cakehttp://bit.ly/2sPMqU3
-- Politico reporter (and author of Morning Energy) Anthony Adragna married longtime girlfriend Meghan Cassidy in a ceremony at the historic St. Francis Hall in Northeast D.C. on Saturday evening. Cassidy is a teacher at Gonzaga High School who just graduated from a master’s program at Georgetown. The couple met in summer 2013, hit it off after being set up on a blind date by mutual friends and have been together ever since. Pool report: “The couple exchanged vows outdoors, surrounded by the lush greenery of the historic Renaissance-style hall, built in 1931. The lively reception featured everything from the Isley Brother’s Shout to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off and had guests young and old on the dance floor all night long.” Picshttp://bit.ly/2t8YfHp ... http://bit.ly/2t9Pld0
SPOTTED: Heather Caygle and Aaron Lorenzo, Brian Fung and Ryan Kellett, Mikaela Lefrak, Dean Scott and Rachel Leven
--“Kristin Donnelly, Rick Bosh” -- N.Y. Times: “The bride, 36, is a White House producer in Washington for NBC News. She graduated from Syracuse. ... The groom, 36 and known as Rick, is a producer for ‘Andrea Mitchell Reports’ on MSNBC. He graduated from Southern Methodist University. ... The couple met in March 2010 when they worked as producers for day programming at MSNBC.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2u2PMlS
--“Pia Carusone, Leanne Pittsford”: “Ms. Carusone, 37, is a political consultant and a senior adviser to Americans for Responsible Solutions, a Washington-based gun violence prevention organization, founded by Gabrielle Gifford and Mark Kelly. Ms. Carusone was until June 2012 the chief of staff to Ms. Giffords, then an Arizona congresswoman. Ms. Carusone is also a founder of Republic Restoratives Distillery, which is also in Washington and makes vodka, bourbon and rye whiskey. She graduated from Bard College and is now a governor of the school’s alumni association. ... Ms. Pittsford, 36, is the chief executive of Start Somewhere, a company in Washington that operates Lesbians Who Tech and two other programs aiming to increase diversity in the technology sector. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, and received a master’s degree in education with a concentration on equity and social justice from San Francisco State University.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2t8yfvQ
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Kirsten Hughes, chair of the MassGOP (hat tip: Natalie Boyse)
BIRTHDAYS: WSJ and POLITICO alum Patrick O’Connor, now with CGCN Group, is 41 ... CNN’s Betsy Klein ... Josh Lahey, principal of the Podesta Group, who once hiked all 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail starting in Georgia and ending in Maine … Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 63 ... civil rights activist James Meredith is 84 ... Anthony Bourdain is 61 ... Jeremy Bearer-Friend, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s tax policy maven, moving to NYC this fall to teach tax law at NYU (h/t Alex Levy) ... tech guru Laurent Crenshaw, YELP’s director of public policy, is 37 --he celebrated Friday evening at a pop-up party inside of the National Union Building on 9th and F st NW with some of Capitol Hill’s finest (h/t Stewart Verdery) ... Politico’s Patrick Temple-West ... N.Y. Post’s Reuven Fenton ... Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) is 65 ... Dan Meyers, VP at DCI Group ... John Randall, VP of digital at CRAFT ... Robert Harvey ... Jackie Bradford, pres and GM of NBC4 in DC ... Danielle Doheny is 3-0 ... CBS and Reuters alum Corbett Daly, bro of Uncles Matthew and Brendan ... AP alum John Heilprin, now senior journalist and editor for the int’l service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corp. ... Ambassador Melanne Verveer ... Tita Freeman ... Alan McQuinn ... former Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Mich.) is 72 ...
... Scott Zumwalt, senior director at Bully Pulpit Interactive, is 33 … Alan McQuinn, ITIF's research analyst (h/t Samantha Greene) ... John Randolph Thornton, author of the novel “Beautiful Country,” is 26 ... John Meyer ... Dan Spinelli ... Eric Litmer ... Taylor Haulsee ... Alberto “Beto” Cardenas of Vinson & Elkins ... Abbie Sorrendino of Senate Rules …Gretchen Yelmini … Bryan Bernys ... IAVA alum John Alexander Nicholson ... Mike Gehrke … Jon Carson … Summer Oesch … Jason Stephany … Martha Vukelich-Austin … Marc Caplan … Mora Segal … Heidi Johnson (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … James Michael Thornberry ... Hank Greenwald, famed for his long run as the SF Giants baseball play-by-play man ... Ted Pease is 62 ... Carly Simon is 72 ... Phyllis George is 68 ... Ricky Gervais is 56 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.16 13:04 feedreddit N.Y. DAILY NEWS: Trump’s new NY HUD director planned Eric Trump’s wedding, has no housing experience -- DEMS drub GOP at baseball game -- A RECORD 24,959 tickets sold -- PENCE hires McGuireWoods’ Cullen -- B’DAY: Bres

N.Y. DAILY NEWS: Trump’s new NY HUD director planned Eric Trump’s wedding, has no housing experience -- DEMS drub GOP at baseball game -- A RECORD 24,959 tickets sold -- PENCE hires McGuireWoods’ Cullen -- B’DAY: Bres
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Friday morning. THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs,” by Greg Smith: “She’s arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, and even arranged Eric Trump’s wedding. Now President Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton -- who has zero housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned -- to run the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York.
“Patton was appointed Wednesday to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she’ll oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars. Patton’s tight relationship with the Trump clan dates back to 2009, when she began serving as the family’s ‘event planner.’ … She also claims on her LinkedIn page to have obtained a juris doctorate degree in 2000 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. Next to the J.D. notation is written (N/A) without explanation. On Thursday school registrar Jim Benson said Patton attended for two semesters but did not graduate. She also listed Yale University but HUD officials couldn’t explain why that was there. Patton, who begins her Region II job July 5, did not return calls seeking comment.
“As head of the biggest HUD regional office in the U.S., Patton will oversee distribution of billions in cash to public housing authorities -- including NYCHA -- as well as tens of thousands of rental vouchers and block grants that fund housing inspections and senior citizen programs.” http://nydn.us/2sikxU8
-- N.Y. DAILY NEWS COVER: “She planned Eric Trump’s nups & falsely touts law degree. Now Prez has decided new housing boss in N.Y. is ... THE WEDDING SCAMMER” http://nydn.us/2turnp6
-- LYNNE’S LinkedIn page says she has the following specialties: “Public Engagement, Community Outreach & Revitalization, Strategic Networking, High-Net Worth Fundraising, Client Ambassador, Celebrity Talent Acquisition, Event Planning, Promotions, Social Media Strategy, Philanthropic Auctions & Tournaments, Public & Media Relations.” http://bit.ly/2ryfdiE
THE U.S. is sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, per the AP. http://apne.ws/2s88SsE Donald Trump ran for president saying he’d end foreign entanglements. PRESIDENT TRUMP is going to Miami today to announce changes to the U.S. policy toward Cuba.
FLASH -- AP at 5:09 a.m.: “Russia claims it has killed IS leader al-Baghdadi,” by Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow: “The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. There had been previous reports of al-Baghdadi being killed but they did not turn out to be true. The IS leader last released an audio on Nov. 3, urging his followers to keep up the fight for Mosul as they defend the city against a major offensive that began weeks earlier. The spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition said in a statement Friday he could not confirm the Russian claim.” http://apne.ws/2rCXIJ5
RACHAEL BADE and KYLE CHENEY bring us the scene from the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park: “Rodney Davis stood in the shadow of the Nationals Park scoreboard and wiped away a tear. Just a day earlier, the Republican congressman from Illinois — and catcher for the Republican congressional baseball team -- watched his colleague Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, get shot on a practice baseball field in Virginia, while other lawmakers and aides scrambled for cover. …
“‘This is what our country needs after such a tragic act,’ said Davis, his arm still scabbed and scraped from diving away from the gunman’s bullets on Wednesday….Florida Democrat Charlie Crist was spotted walking around in a suit, a young staffer trailing him carrying his suit jacket.” http://politi.co/2ttQWGH
-- COLD WATER ALERT. This is a kumbaya moment -- and we’d emphasize moment. It is, of course, impossible to predict the future. Remember: a gunman shot then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords in the head. Nothing changed. We’re skeptical much will change this time. Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN that “we can have different ideas without being vitriolic.” Yes, they can. But there is no evidence to show they will. We hope we’re wrong.
TAPPER had a joint interview with Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, and Anderson Cooper had Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. A good night for CNN.
-- COOPER got this gem of an interaction. Classic line from McConnell when asked about Trump calling the investigation a witch hunt: COOPER: "President Trump made a statement last night with Congressman Scalise. It was getting bipartisan praise for his tone. Today tweeting about -- calling this a witch hunt against him, just talking about the people leading it being disturbed, I think was his term, or conflicted. Is that appropriate? MCCONNELL: "I typically don't comment on the president's tweeting habits." COOPER: "Do you think it is a witch hunt?" MCCONNELL: "I don't have any observations about that. We had here an example of a horrendous event that we all condemn, and we're here together tonight to make the point to the American people that there's a whole lot of cooperation in the Congress, even though it may not be covered, on a daily basis."
THE WHITE HOUSE SHOWED UP! -- “At congressional baseball game, newfound unity has its limits,” by Yahoo’s Hunter Walker: “As she talked to Yahoo News, [Kellyanne] Conway spotted top White House adviser Gary Cohn, who was in a dark suit. She called Cohn over. ‘Look how Gary Cohn dresses for a baseball game. He dresses like Gary Cohn! Gary come here!’ Conway beckoned. ‘He came out of the womb looking like that,’ quipped Mulvaney as Cohn strolled over. ‘This is New York chic,’ said Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs banker. As Cohn posed for photos with Conway, Mulvaney reached over and put an LSU hat on his head. Cohn couldn’t see the cap. ‘Does it make me a hillbilly?’ Cohn asked. ‘We couldn’t make you a hillbilly if we tried,’ Mulvaney said.” https://yhoo.it/2ttWtNu
NYT NATIONAL BASEBALL WRITER TYLER KEPNER on the game. Good nugget: “A record 24,959 tickets were sold for the charity exhibition -- a higher attendance than Thursday’s major league games in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota and Oakland.” http://nyti.ms/2rmUQAK
CLICKERS -- “Prayers and pitches: Scenes from the congressional baseball game” -- 33 pixhttp://politi.co/2rCV4Tz … 27 PHOTOS by the Washington Post http://wapo.st/2rCXhhC
SPOTTED at the Anheuser-Busch and Buffalo Wild Wings game watch party in the PNC Diamond Club: Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Reps. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), John Delaney (R-Md.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Carl Hulse, Cate Martel, Naomi Jagoda, Allison Brennan, Roland Foster, Kate Pointer.
-- Photo of Tyson’s lobbyist Matt Mika’s friends and colleagues http://bit.ly/2t9fXI4
THE LATEST ON SCALISE -- RACHAEL BADE: “House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican shot during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, is doing better but remains in critical condition and will be hospitalized for an extended period of time, according to a statement from his doctors. MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Thursday evening that Scalise underwent another surgery ‘related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.’ ‘He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours,’ the statement said. ‘The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.’” Bade on the emotional times on the Hillhttp://politi.co/2swDk15
-- KEY LINE HERE: Scalise will be hospitalized for an “extended period of time.” This will be a long recovery.
THE NEXT FRONTIER -- “Rattled by shooting, lawmakers want more personal protection,” by Seung Min Kim and Rachael Bade: “Lawmakers are debating a range of heightened security measures following Wednesday’s shooting that critically injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, with a growing number of Republicans even seeking to carry their own guns into the Capitol for personal safety. Rattled by the mass shooting by a gunman with an apparent political agenda, lawmakers are struggling with how to balance ensuring security for members of Congress while keeping themselves accessible to voters.
“The gamut of options includes new rules ramping up the law enforcement presence at big group events with lawmakers, equipping Capitol Police with more advanced weapons, and allowing individual members to spend taxpayer or campaign dollars on personal security measures. And several GOP lawmakers want the green light to bring their personal firearms onto Capitol grounds, a move that immediately alarmed Democrats who favor tougher gun restrictions.” http://politi.co/2ry7KQy
-- MANY LAWMAKERS have mused about each getting their own Capitol Police officer. But that would be a hugely pricey government expense.
ON THE ALLEGED GUNMAN -- “Scalise Gunman Dodged 2006 Charge That Would Bar Gun Purchases,” by Bloomberg’s Ari Natter: “James Hodgkinson, 66, was arrested after a 2006 incident in which he was accused of beating his foster daughter, according to court records. The case crumbled after the victim decided not to testify ... Under federal law, someone found guilty of domestic battery of a family member can be barred from legally owning a firearm.” https://bloom.bg/2ttKeR1
WAPO’S ASHLEY PARKER, the pride of Montgomery County, scooped that Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, the chairman of McGuireWoods, to represent him. http://wapo.st/2s7VoNEMATT NUSSBAUM reminds us that McGuireWoods also once employed Jim Comey! And the firm also currently represents former Rep. Aaron Schock, who is facing 24 counts of criminal charges related to alleged crimes during his time in office.
SCOOP -- “Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents,” by Josh Dawsey: “Aides and volunteers on Donald Trump’s presidential transition were instructed Thursday to save any records related to ‘several pending investigations into potential attempts by Russia interests to influence the 2016 election,’ according to a memo provided to POLITICO. In the memo from a transition lawyer, campaign officials were told to preserve all documents related to the Russian Federation, Ukraine and a number of campaign advisers and officials, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort, advisers Carter Page, Rick Gates and Roger Stone, and former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.” http://politi.co/2sFQA36
-- GOLDEN BOY ALERT: “Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings,” by WaPo’s Sari Horowitz, Matt Zapotosky and Adam Entous: “FBI agents and federal prosecutors have also been examining the financial dealings of other Trump associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, who was listed as a foreign-policy adviser for the campaign.” http://wapo.st/2shPVCa
THE PUSHBACK --“Rosenstein prods media for ‘anonymous allegations’ on Russia probe,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “A top Trump Justice Department official issued an unusual, vague statement Thursday night, casting doubt on a series of recent media reports detailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's growing probe into the Trump campaign for potential collusion with Russia in the 2016 campaign. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared to be taking issue with recent Washington Post and New York Times stories that President Donald Trump himself is now the subject of an obstruction of justice probe, as well as a separate new report from the Post that Mueller is looking into White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s finances. ...
"’Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated,’ Rosenstein said. ‘Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.’
“Rosenstein’s statement caught many in Washington off guard, in part because it was so generic and didn't actually specify which news reports it was addressing. It’s also notable because of who issued it: With Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from all things related to the Russia probe, Rosenstein as the No. 2 DOJ official has the reins over the Mueller probe. He’ll get Mueller’s budget and he also has the power to block major investigative steps -- with the caveat he must report to Congress if that happens.” http://politi.co/2ttUBEo
[email protected]: “The Washington Post has updated the Kushner story to reflect the officials cited are indeed U.S. officials.”
JOSH DAWSEY, “White House aides fret over Trump’s Russia probe obsession”: “The greatest threat to Trump and his presidency, say administration officials and outside advisers, comes from his own conduct and obsessive behavior after he took office. While congressional and FBI investigations may prove Trump or his team broke laws before he took office, his advisers say they’re more worried that the things he’s done since the inauguration may have left him exposed to obstruction of justice or other charges. Trump, for months, has bristled almost daily about the ongoing probes. He has sometimes, without prompting, injected. ‘I’m not under investigation’ into conversations with associates and allies. He has watched hours of TV coverage every day -- sometimes even storing morning news shows on his TiVo to watch in the evening -- and complained nonstop.” http://politi.co/2sFWm4N
THE COUNSEL -- “Mueller, Known for Being Above the Fray, Is Now in the Thick of It,” by NYT’s Scott Shane and Charlie Savage: “Veterans of past Washington battles on the borders of law and politics said that the president’s pushback was to be expected, but that its ferocity and timing were unusual. Just one month into the job, Mr. Mueller has not yet finished hiring staff members or installing a computer network -- deliberately segregated from the main Justice Department -- in the Patrick Henry Building in downtown Washington.
“‘It’s early in the game to begin to impugn the prosecutors,’ said Philip Allen Lacovara, a Watergate prosecutor and a Republican. ‘It’s a pre-emptive nuclear strike. If you’re afraid of what the prosecutors are going to find out, you try to debunk anything they might come up with in advance by attacking them.’” http://nyti.ms/2shLOX2
JUST POSTED -- POLITICO MAGAZINE'S TIM ALBERTA: "Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act... He might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. And the one person in America he can’t have thinking about that is his boss." http://politi.co/2tunArX
SHOCKING! -- “Senate likely to miss its Obamacare repeal deadline,” by Jen Haberkorn: “Senate Republicans are getting dangerously close to missing their deadline to hold a Senate health care vote by month’s end, potentially derailing fulfillment of their seven-year-old campaign promise to repeal Obamacare. The Senate left Washington on Thursday with a seemingly insurmountable health care to-do list: When they return on Monday, Republicans will have just two weeks before the Fourth of July recess to overcome the remaining big divides on policy – including what year to roll back Medicaid expansion and how deeply to cut the program that covers health care for low-income people. They also must settle on how to bring down health insurance premiums and when to cut the taxes that paid for Obamacare -- not to mention the vexing issue of whether to defund Planned Parenthood.” http://politi.co/2rDiWGu
ALEX ISENSTADT, “GOP sirens blaze over Georgia special election”: “The GOP is bracing for the prospect of a loss in Tuesday’s Georgia’s special election that could have far-reaching implications for President Donald Trump and his party’s fortunes in 2018. As grim confidential polling data circulates among GOP strategists, interviews with nearly two dozen Republican operatives and officials reveal that they are preparing for the possibility of an unnerving defeat that could spur lawmakers to distance themselves from Trump and his already-troubled legislative agenda, and potentially encourage a wave of retirements. ...
“While Republicans privately lampoon Ossoff’s campaign skills -- deriding him as an inexperienced, talking-point driven candidate -- they acknowledge his cash advantage has made him a lethal opponent. ‘We’re going to find out if a monkey banging cymbals together spending $25 million can get elected,’ the NRCC’s executive director John Rogers told a group of Capitol Hill chiefs of staff this week, said one person present for the meeting. His meaning was clear to those in attendance: Ossoff might seem like a mechanical candidate, but he had to be taken seriously.” http://politi.co/2rxCDoc
SORRY MEGYN! Alex Jones says he will release a tape of his entire day with Megyn Kelly tonight. http://bit.ly/2swg9mM Her interview is slated to run Sunday.
-- PAGE SIX: “Megyn Kelly interview completely overhauled after backlash”http://pge.sx/2ry1R5Q
FASCINATING LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES -- “At Last, Jeff Bezos Offers a Hint of His Philanthropic Plans,” by NYT’s Robert Frank: Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, is well on his way to becoming the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $80 billion. What’s less certain is what he plans to do with his fortune, and how he could reinvent philanthropy.
“On Thursday, after questions from The New York Times about the level of his giving, Mr. Bezos posted on Twitter a ‘request for ideas’ for philanthropy. ‘I’m thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time -- working on the long term,’ he wrote. ‘For philanthropy, I find I’m drawn to the other end of the spectrum: the right now.’” http://nyti.ms/2rncunL
TRUMP INC. -- “With shift on Cuba, Trump could undercut his company’s hotel-industry rivals,” by WaPo’s Drew Harwell and Jonathan O'Connell: “[A]s the owner of a real estate company with a big stake in hotels and resorts, Trump brings an added element to an issue that is unique to his presidency — the ability, through his official actions, to undermine a growth area for his industry rivals who have raced in recent years to establish a foothold in a lucrative new market. Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which merged with Marriott International to form the world’s largest hotel chain, last year debuted the first Cuban hotel managed by a U.S. company in nearly 60 years, taking advantage of President Barack Obama’s 2014 move to normalize relations with Cuba and lighten regulations enforcing the U.S. embargo on the island.” http://wapo.st/2sFYZUg
K-STREET FILES -- “Sudan Ramps Up Washington Lobbying as Sanctions Deadline Looms,” by Bloomberg’s Jen Jacobs and Nick Wadhams: “Sudan is on the cusp of ending its long status as a pariah in Washington, and the African nation is bolstering its stable of lobbyists to ensure that it happens soon. The government of President Umar al-Bashir -- which is listed by the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism -- has hired Washington law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP at a cost of $40,000 a month to lobby on its behalf as part of its accelerating campaign to ensure that President Donald Trump permanently lifts sanctions against the country ahead of a deadline next month, according to a filing with the Justice Department.” https://bloom.bg/2t8WIhP
BREAKING LATE LAST NIGHT -- “Trump won’t alter status of current Dreamers,” by Josh Gerstein: “President Donald Trump’s administration has issued its most explicit promise to date that so-called Dreamers can keep their permission to work legally in the U.S. ‘No work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates,’ the Department of Homeland Security said in guidance posted on its website Thursday night. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said recently that the administration is not seeking to deport those who received quasi-legal status under a policy President Barack Obama adopted in 2012. However, the new statement from DHS seems to be a forward-looking promise not to take action against those in the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, an initiative for undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children.” http://politi.co/2shGwLc
LISTEN IN -- The Pollsters -- Kristen Soltis Anderson and Margie Omero -- had Anna on their podcast to talk all things Playbook. The bipartisan duo is @thepollsters on Twitter and Facebook. Listen and subscribehttp://apple.co/2jJaEKU
HOW A STREET IN BROOKLYN IS CHANGING THE ENERGY GRID: The shared economy is flourishing, with companies like Airbnb and Lyft capitalizing on the growing popularity of shared services. Can their success be replicated in the energy industry? In the latest installment of POLITICO Magazine’s “What Works” series, we look at Brooklyn-based LO3 that devised a micro grid system that uses a phone app and smart meters to enable neighbors with solar panels to strike deals amongst themselves on the amount of electricity they buy from each other and at what price. We also look at the revitalization of Tampa, Florida – a broken down deep water port revitalized after 40 years of public and private investment. Read more on Tampa’s revitalizationhttp://politi.co/2tsAvuq … about Brooklyn’s energy gridhttp://politi.co/2rwOymb … Photo galleryhttp://politi.co/2szxlsj
SUNDAY SO FAR – “Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) ... Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) ... Jay Sekulow ... Robert Scheer. Panel: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, Lisa Boothe, Juan Williams
-- CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Political panel: Ramesh Ponnuru, Phil Rucker, Nancy Cordes, and Jamelle Bouie
-- NBC’s “Meet the Press”: panel: David Brooks, Danielle Pletka, Amy Walters and Eugene Robinson
-- CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ... Jay Sekulow ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
-- CNN’s “Inside Politics”: Karoun Demirjian, Abby Phillip, Jeff Zeleny, Phil Mattingly
SPOTTED: Georgetown coach and NBA legend Patrick Ewing stopping by Wolf Blitzer’s table at Cafe Milano last night to pay his respects ... Carly Fiorina at the American/JetBlue terminal at DCA yesterday.
OUT AND ABOUT --- POOL REPORT: “President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the official investiture ceremony for Justice Neil Gorsuch Thursday afternoon at the Supreme Court. After the other eight justices took their seats on the dais, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein presented the Justice’s commission, which was read by the court’s clerk. Chief Justice Roberts then administered the judicial oath to Justice Gorsuch. The courtroom was filled with friends and family of the Justice, as well as his devoted clerks Mike Davis, Jameel Jaffer, Janie Nitze, Matt Owen, and David Feder.”
-- SPOTTED: retired Justice John Paul Stevens, Maureen Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), (who voted against Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Don McGahn (whose birthday is today) and wife Shannon, Mark Paoletta, Marc Short, Makan Delrahim, James Burnham, Mike McGinley, Chris Grieco, Lucas Walker, Leonard Leo, Jonathan Bunch, Rob Collins, Ann Donaldson, Ed Whelan, Michael Keneally, Liz Horning, Gustav Eyler, Ryan Newman, Brett Talley, Patrick Bumatay, Wan Kim, Eric Tung, Tobi and Evan Young, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Kenneth Starr, Liz Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Bopp, Rachel Brand, Greg Katsas, Ted Lehman, Theresa Wardon, Nicole Gustafson, Greg Garre, Megan Lacey.
-- Last night, the Picnic Theatre Company staged its second sold-out performance of Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” at Dumbarton House gardens, directed by Steve Rochlin and featuring Christina Sevilla, Emily Lenzner, Nova Daly, Charles Kovatch, Fran Holuba, Daniela Kelley, Antonio Olivo, Kevin Rooney and Bob Gerber. Picshttp://bit.ly/2sifLpLhttp://bit.ly/2s8bZ3OSPOTTED: Peter Cherukuri, Jay Newton-Small, Anu Rangappa, Matea Gold, Jon Lenzner, Debbie Berger, Courtney Carlson, Amb. Abdulwahab Al-Hajjri, Amb. Tatiana Gfoeller, Sanna Kangasharju, David Van Ongevalle, Andreas Ledergerber and Andy Oros.
-- Collective SuperPAC, a national PAC dedicated to building black political power, kicked off the first ever Black Campaign School with a special reception last night at the Blackburn Center at Howard University. The event was co-sponsored by Priorities USA, EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and ActBlue. SPOTTED: Quentin and Stefanie Brown James, Stacey Abrams, Shavonda Sumter, Tishaura Jones, Guy Cecil, Donna Brazile, Symone Sanders, Jamal Simmons, Leah Daughtry, Dan McNally and Tim Lim.
-- Longtime friends and colleagues of Carolyn Brehm gathered at Jones Day last night to celebrate her retirement and welcome Selina Jackson into her position as VP of global government affairs for Proctor & Gamble. SPOTTED: Amb. Richard Boucher, Jay Timmons, Joel Johnson, Poppy McDonald, William Lane, Sean Mulvaney, Mike Prentiss, Richard Goodstein, Ira Shapiro, Sean Broderick, DJ Peterson.
TRANSITIONS – KIKI BURGER has started at PR firm Sunshine Sachs, where she’s helping manage political and non-profit clients out of their LA office. She is an alum of Rock the Vote and Susan G. Komen. … Linda Chavez, the president of the Becoming American Institute and a syndicated columnist, has joined the Niskanen Center as a senior fellow.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD -- POLITICO night editor Craig Howie (who helps edit Playbook on the weekend), and wife, Niki, a landscape designer at Through the Garden, early this morning welcomed Leif Diño Howie, born 2:52 a.m. in Winchester, Va., to 7lb 14oz. “Everyone happy and healthy hooray!” Pichttp://bit.ly/2si1VUo
-- Joanne Denyeau, planning producer at MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” and Mike Kramer, SVP at Westchester Chubb company, recently welcomed Ruth Anne Kramer. “We lovingly call her Ruthie. Ruthie has a big brother, Joey Kramer. He turns 2 in August.” Pichttp://bit.ly/2rCZKZx
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Phil Singer, CEO and founder of Marathon Strategies. How he’s celebrating: “Israel. Kim and I are taking the kids on their first big overseas trip.” How he thinks the Trump presidency is going: “Amazing if you work at the Kremlin.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2sGn8db
BIRTHDAYS: Don McGahn is 49 ... Politico’s John Bresnahan and Zach Stanton ... Brandi Hoffine, associate VP for comms and strategy at UC ... NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the pride of Carmel, Indiana … Marcus Brauchli, co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media and a WSJ and WaPo alum ... Phil Cox, founding partner at 50-State and former RGA exec. director, is 43 … former Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) is 48 ... Adam Talbot, director at West Wing Writers ... Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) is 37 ... Jim Dau is 41 ... Indira Lakshmanan, journalism ethics chair at Poynter and columnist for the Boston Globe, celebrating with her husband at Fiola Mare (h/t Nihal Krishan) ... Caity Rogowski (h/t Jon Haber) ... Jenna Galper (h/ts Alexandra De Luca and Helen Brosnan) ... PBS NewsHour politics producer Rachel Wellford (h/ts Nick Massella and Simone Pathe) ... Reid Wilson, national correspondent at The Hill … Liz Bourgeois, executive comms manager at Facebook ... Jessica Boulanger, SVP of comms. at Business Roundtable ... former Amb. Daniel C. Kurtzer is 68 ... Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman is 45 (h/ts Jewish Insider) … Brett Bethune, intern for Sen. Claire McCaskill (R-Mo), is 2-1 (h/t mom Anne) ...
... Aaron McLear, director of public affairs for the West at Uber, is 4-0, celebrating at The Battery in SF (h/t Niki Christoff) ... Matt Vari, a digital strategist at Mothership Strategies, email aficionado and Diet Coke enthusiast, is 25 (h/t Jonas Murphy) ... Angie Kelley, VP for immigration policy at CAP ... Reid Wilson, former Clinton EPA ... Sarah Schoeffel ... Matthew Bartlett … WTOP alum Bob Madigan … John Leo ... Snap’s Kara Rivers ... Nicole Luna ... Mark Tapscott … Francisco “Frank” Sanchez, chairman of CNS Global Advisors ... Jill McNaughton … Pat Roth of Phoenix ... Pedro Moreno ... Katie Nelson Thomson ... NPR’s Jessica Taylor ... Joel R. Maliniak ... Jeffrey Block ... Don Harris ... Peter O’Toole, alum of Burson-Marsteller, GE and Pfizer ... David J. Jones ... Jon Kevin Lauck ... Traci Nobles ... John Shaw ... David Eades … Jill McNaughton ... Steve Welchert, star of the 1977-1981 University of Iowa Football team ... Caryl Terrell ... Troy Perry (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... author Joyce Carol Oates is 79 ... golfer Phil Mickelson is 47 (h/ts AP)
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2017.04.09 09:23 clearliquidclearjar WEEKLY EVENTS 4/9 – 4/18

Two weeks in a row! Do it do it.
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
  • Temple Israel: Jewish Food Festival. “Corned beef, pastrami, matzo balls, rugelach, cheese cake, stuffed cabbage, hamantaschen, black and white cookies, knishes, great music, artists and so much more!” 10am-4pm
  • Athena’s Klassy Room Gallery: Red Hills Pagan Council Pagan "Picnic" and Council Meeting. “Please bring a potluck dish to share. We also encourage you to bring your own dinnerware, silverware, cups, etc... Don't forget a drink. We will be working on decorations for the Beltane Ball right after the council meeting if you would like to help please plan on hanging out for a little longer.” 11am
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Grass To Glass Academy. “Fruits and Vegetables - Mom always said to eat your fruits and veggies. Beer is no different. Fruits and veggies can create amazing flavors and are one way brewers are expanding the face of the beer world.” Noon/$30
  • Florida Capitol: No War with Syria: FL Capitol Protest. Noon
  • Wakulla Library: Sinatra: Voice for a Century Screening. Noon
  • Cascades Park: David Byrne's Contemporary Color. “Join us for this special event presented by the Word of South Festival and the Tallahassee Film Festival. Co-director, Turner Ross will be in attendance at this film screening and there will be a Q&A after the show!” 12:15pm
  • Monticello Karting: Endurance Race. “Race with us - $600 will cover the cost of racing with a four-person team (includes kart rental.)” 9am check in to race/noon to watch
  • Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: Poisonous Creatures of the Sea. “This weekend we discover what creatures in the sea use poison as a defense mechanism. After taking a tour around the lab looking at all of our poisonous creatures we will do a fun puffer fish craft!” 1pm-2pm
  • Lake Jackson, Sunset Landing: Tally Yakkers Outfitters Demo Day. 2pm-4pm
  • The Wilbury: Breathe Now tour with Lazarus Wilde/ Brighter Poet and more! 2pm
  • Shuckers: Friends of Lake Jackson Meeting and Mixer. “Local organizations, businesses and government agencies will be on site to provide updates, share information, and speak about their connection to Lake Jackson as “The Jewel of Leon County.” 2pm
  • Aveda Institute: OM & FOAM an outdoor yoga and beer event. “21+ all-levels outdoor yoga class followed by a complimentary beer to benefit the Gulf Restoration Network.” 4pm/$20
  • The Plant: National Women's Liberation Tallahassee Organizing Committee Monthly Meeting. “The National Women's Liberation Tallahassee Organizing Committee is hosting its fifth monthly meeting in Tallahassee! At this meeting, we will be discussing women as an oppressed class. Also, we will get some NWL chapter work done in the meeting and help you figure out a role organizing in NWL if you are looking to get more involved. Please read ahead and come with your thoughts, questions, and experiences about this theory of how we are kept down as a class and what this has to do with building a feminist movement.” 4pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Second Sunday Blues Jam. “Bring your guitar, harp, voice, and any other instrument and join us every second Sunday for a blues jam. Open at 6pm for dinner, drinks, and player registration. House drum kit and bass rig provided.” 6pm/free
  • Leon High School: Entertainment for Change Inaugural Event. “Entertainment for Change's big night is right around the corner and boy should you be excited! EFC @ FSU is a nonprofit that seeks to bridge the gap between creative/visual arts and social/environmental concerns. At Leon High School, we will be showcasing some major acts and projects allowing FSU students to express their passions freely. EFC intends to be a platform for positive, constructive, and inciteful conversations in the local community.” 7pm
  • The Warrior: TV Mike and the Scarecrowes, Rachel Hillman, Invented Truths, and The Rest of Ray Brower. 8pm/$7
  • Growler USA (U Square): Kill the KEG at Growler USA! “It is the start of the week and we need to open up a tap for new beer! $20 all you can drink until the keg is empty, from 8-10pm! Winner(s) will receive a free Growler T Shirt and a 64 oz Growler from select taps! Bring out your team and whichever team goes through the most pitchers wins!” 8pm/21+
  • Under Wraps on the Parkway: Bar Trivia With Hank, This Week Featuring Harry Potter. “50 questions of friendly trivia. Plus great Mediterranean food, delicious wraps, and beer by the bottle or bucket that won’t kick you in the wallet. $20 tab for 1st place. Near all the state offices – start your week off right.” 7pm/free
  • 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
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays with Belmont & Jones. 8pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 8:35pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. 9pm
  • Side Bar Theater: Open Mic Mondays with Karaoke and Games. “ Open Mic: Drums, Guitar Amp, and Bass Amp will be provided. (Bring your own guitars and various instruments!) Karaoke, Nintendo 64 ( Mario Kart, Starfox, and more!), Foosball, Cornhole.” 9pm/free/18+
  • The Warrior: Hip-Hop Open Mic Monday's // Dj T Wixx on site // Bring your Tracks. 10pm
  • Proof: Arts & Drafts 2017. “Join us for an evening of fun, art, silent auction, drinks, & food! Best part of the evening is your support for the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend!” 5:30pm
  • The Moon: Explosions In The Sky w/Thor and Friends. 7pm/$30/18+
  • Chabad at FSU: Passover Seder- 1st night. “Join us and hundreds of other students and community members for the largest Seder in the Panhandle. Matzah, wine, grape juice, gefiltefish and all the traditional Jewish food.” 7:30/$18 suggested donation
  • The Wilbury: Cat Family Records Presents Tail Light Rebellion with The Rest of Ray Brower, Austin Dienger, & Matt Binder. 8pm
  • Frenchtown Farmers Market: Tuesday Market. “We're open on Tuesdays now! Come get some local goodies on your way home from work or school!” 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
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Bob Dogan. 6pm
  • Growler USA (University Square): Trivia Night. 6pm
  • 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
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. This is a great geeky date night option. If you’ve got teens or kids that want to go to trivia (hey, nerds come in all sizes), this is a PG/PG-13 night. 7:30pm/free
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Trivia and Deliciousness! 8pm
  • Fire Bettys: Now That's What I Call Tuesday! Dance Party. 8pm
  • 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
  • The Warrior: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. “Full bands welcome. Free Pitcher for a 15 minute or more ORIGINAL Set.” 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+
  • Leon County Extension Office: Leon Artisanal Cheese Making Workshop. “Want to make delicious cheese at home? We'll show you the "WHEY", at this beginner's level workshop. Cost includes samples, materials, recipes, & supplies to make your own at home!” 6pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: The Underhill Family Orchestra w/ Wanderfoot & Lil' Grizzly. 7pm/$12/21+
  • Super Secret Bonus Level: Tournament Tuesday - Smash Bros Melee. 7pm/free to enter
  • Black Dog on the Square: Pink Moon Ride. “Take a bike ride to watch the April Pink Moon rise above the wetlands. This is one magical ride, as we casually bike about 20 round-trip miles to the Apalachicola National Forest. We mostly travel along the St. Marks Trail system, and we'll also use the hard packed clay Munson bike trail to ride about a mile into the forest to access a white-sand beach wetland where we watch the moonrise, listen to the chorus frogs, and look out for fireflies. No mountain bike needed, btw, the trails are packed well. Be sure to charge & bring your lights.” 7pm
  • Unitarian Universalist Church: A Trek Across Scotland on the West Highland Way. “In the summer of 2014 Gregg and Morgan Patterson trekked the Camino de Santiago. This led to a walking habit, and they have hiked throughout mountains and parks, on beaches, and on islands such as Dog Island, St George Island and Puerto Rico. Last summer they chose to do a 100-mile trek through Scotland--the West Highland Way. During their presentation Gregg and Morgan will share both the physical and mental challenges of this journey and also life lessons learned on The West Highland Way.” 7pm
  • Dohnányi Recital Hall: Brazilian Choro: Concert-Lecture by pianist Roee Ben Sira. 7pm
  • FAMU Dept of Music: Swingin' Into Spring Jazz Concert. 7:30pm
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe - Brazilian Choro Music. 8pm
  • The Warehouse: Rodney Jones. “Please join us for the Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers series, this Tuesday, to hear poetry from Rodney Jones!” 8pm
  • Madison Social: The Booze-ness Lunch: Free Drink During Lunch “If Don Draper did it, why not you. We are introducing the weekly Booze-ness lunch, because one cocktail in the afternoon just makes you more creative and productive (its science). Come have lunch with us, Centrale or Township and enjoy a delicious adult beverage on the house with food purchase.” 11:30am-3pm
  • Bird's Oyster Shack: Lab Sessions with Jim Crozier, featuring Bruce Graybeal. 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Daniel Tenbusch. 6pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 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
  • 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. A food truck is always out front for this, too, or you can order and pick up something great at the Crum Box Gastgarden (the caboose in RR Sq). Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams. 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic feat. Mike the Prophet. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • El Patron: Karaoke With Big Bob. 8:30pm-11:30pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke. 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 Capitol: Broward Young Black Progressives host the Rally on Tally 2017. “This march will be a millennial-led mobilization around the state to become more engaged in the legislative process; to by bringing groups from various areas in Florida together to march, rally and advocate for criminal/juvenile justice reform; mental health awareness; environmental protection and preservation; educational standards and funding and economic development.” 10am-4pm
  • FSU Integration Statue: FSUEarth Month: Getting Here Sustainable Transportation Fair. “FSU reCycle Bike Program is excited to partner with several organizations to host Getting Here, a sustainable transportation fair on Wednesday April 12 at the FSU Integration Statue from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Learn everything you need to know to get to and from campus by bus, foot or bike!” Noon-3pm
  • Bread and Roses Co-op: Co-op monthly meeting and potluck. “Bring a dish and let's dish! This is our monthly meeting to talk about what's new at the co-op ,what's working or needs improvements.” 6pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: A Brilliant Monster: Crowdfunding, Movie Night, Meet and Greet!. “Local filmmaker, Fred Rabbath, has some truly remarkable projects under his belt and is now looking to fund his latest, most intriguing and challenging project to date, A Brilliant Monster. Tonight, Fred will be showcasing three of his short films and his exceptional feature length film entitled 'Listen' and will be present with his production team to discuss his upcoming project with you.” 7:30pm/$5
  • The Standard: Techyes ft. Billy Kenny. 9:30pm
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday featuring Fried Turkeys. 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Joe Dinkel. 6pm
  • Growler USA (University Square): Wing Eating Contest. “Like wings as much as you think you do? Think that you are a Pro or at least Semi Pro at it? Show off your skills at Growler USA from 6PM-11PM every Thursday. Rules: $20 entry fee per person for all you can eat wings, winner will be anounced on our Facebook page the following day. In addition to gettting to show off and eating a mountain of wings, the winner will receive $25 Gift card and a Free Growler USA T shirt!” 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic Night. “Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room!” 7pm/free
  • Skybox: $10 Cornhole Tourney. 7:30pm
  • Warhorse: Bar Trivia With Hank: AV Night. “3 rounds of music, 2 rounds of pictures! Happens on the first Thursday of every month. Full bar, fantastic pizza, and fun facts.” 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. 8:30pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • 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
  • Tallahassee Harley-Davidson: Bike Night! “This month we've got Free Wheelin' Band rockin' the stage! Big D's BBQ will be cookin' up the finest southern grub! The group benefiting from this Bike Night is FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D)! AND The World Famous Harley Girls Bikini Bike Wash is BACK!” 6pm
  • Ruby Diamond: Wayne Shorter Quartet: The Unfolding. 7:30pm
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Thursday Evening Gastgarden Sessions With Royce Khan. 8pm
  • Club Downunder: Acid Mothers Temple w/ Babylon. 8:30pm/GP $10/18+
  • 926 Bar and Grill: The Battle. “The best and only roast battle and comedy.” 9:15pm
  • Coliseum: MIGOS. 10pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Backstage Garden Happy Hour with David Lareau. 5pm-8pm
  • Growler USA (University Square): Live Music. 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Velma Frye. 6pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Skyzone: GLOW- Featuring DJ LooseKid. “Grab all of your friends and get your jump on with live music featuring Dj Loosekid, glow lights & laser beams! Check in early to take advantage of the full 2 hours of jumping! Each jumper must wear a reflective shirt, or purchase a shirt in the park. Due to the popularity of this event and early sell outs- we highly suggest you reserve your tickets online beforehand. We cannot guarantee tickets for GLOW will be available in the park at the time of the event.” 9pm-11pm/$25/no one under 5yo
  • 926 Lounge (Formerly Pugs): The Friday Night Party. “Get your pre-game on at Happy Hour with Tom from 4-9 and the dance party getting rolling at 10 pm with our favorite house DJs slinging sound all night long. At midnight, join our talented Queens for an amazing show!” 9pm/$5, $7 under 21/18+
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Devin Cywinski. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Challenger Learning Center: Home School Days - "All Things Small". “It's a small world after all! Experiments may include using microscopes, magnifying lenses, and learning about small cells of living things. Investigate mircoparticles and the use of nanotechnology. The program is limited to students in grades K-5 only. The cost is $20 per student. CLC Members receive a 10% discount. Fee includes all materials and popcorn snack.” 9am-noon
  • Fifth & Thomas: Backstage Garden Party w/ Willow. 5pm
  • Hurricane Wings: Evan Taylor Jones- Sunray Sessions Tour. 6pm
  • Gamescape: Painting and Hobby Seminar. “$5 Entry - Includes cost of supplies, a free Citadel Paint Brush, and Miniature to practice painting on. Local Hobby Professionals will be on hand to provide painting tips and tricks to help you step up your hobby and painting game. Never painted a miniature before? Not a problem, come on down, and our hobby professionals will teach you the painting basics! This event is for both beginner and veteran hobbyists of any and all miniature games!” 6:30pm
  • Bad Girls Club: Futuro (Brazil) – Slug. 7pm/$5/all ages
  • Club Downunder: International Night of Dance at Club Downunder. 7:30pm/free
  • Junction @ Monroe: Emi Sunshine with Boo Radley. 8pm/$15
  • The Wilbury: HighTest, Tuesday Supper Club, Brady. 8pm
  • The Blue Tavern: The Late Show with Luis Rodriguez. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Albert Castiglia Band. 9pm
  • Side Bar: Magic City Hippies w/ Just Chameleons & Wild Planet. 9pm/$12
  • The Warrior: Rip Junior, The Ned, Sgt. bear, and Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen. 9pm/$7
  • Fifth & Thomas: Frank Jones Band. 9pm
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “The Frenchtown Heritage Market offers a wide variety of fresh, naturally grown produce. Live music, cooking demos, fruits vegetables, and honey sold directly by farmers.” 10am – 3pm.
  • Growler USA (University Square): DJ Night. 6pm-9pm
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 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+
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Introduction to Blacksmithing. “In this basic introduction to blacksmithing workshop, participants will work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. At the end of each session, everyone will take home their very own simple project as well as the experience of working in an 1800s period blacksmith shop.” 9am
  • Island Wing Company: WingFest 2017. “Come out for a great family friendly event that will feature LOTS of entertainment, food/drinks, and the best atmosphere in town.” 11am/free
  • Athena’s Garden: Second Saturday Live at Athena's Redux. “Sing a song, have a blast, our Karaoke is back. Check out our amazing Tarot Readers. Save 10% off storewide. And much more!” Noon-6pm
  • The Brass Tap: Tallahassee Brews & Burgers Festival (3rd Annual). “Join us for a day full of craft beer, burgers, music and community. Unlimited beer tasting is included in the ticket price, while burgers/food are for purchase.” 2pm-6pm
  • New Leaf Market: Easter Rock Hunt. “Skip the candy and hunt rocks at the Co-op! Saturday, April 15 from 3-6 pm, visit either New Leaf Market Co-op location for a free rock hunt! Painted rocks will be hidden throughout both stores for you to find. Plus, a few special surprises will hidden alongside some of our favorite rocks.” 3pm-6pm
  • Flippin Great Pinball: CAPT April Pinball Tournament. “Join us for our monthly IFPA-sanctioned pinball tournament. Qualifiers begin at 5pm and there is NO tournament fee, just pay for your admission. This is an all ages event and all skill levels are welcomed to compete. Try something different and see if you can claim the top spot!” 5pm
  • Gaines Street: Easter Egg Hunt for Adults! “For years we have had to watch while children have all the fun, hunting for Easter eggs and bragging about their treats. Well! Not anymore! April 15th will be Gaines Street’s first grown up Easter egg hunt! A chance for you to search all over Gaines street and railroad square for eggs that are filled with freebies and discounts from all around town.” This is going to be amazing. Go here for details and rules. 6pm-10pm
  • Hotel Duval: Miss Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2017 Pageant. 6pm
  • FSU Union Green: WSU & kNOw More Present: Take Back the Night. “In 2016 the Victim Advocate Program addressed nearly 300 cases involving the FSU community for sexual battery, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence or domestic violence. This April 15th @ 7 p.m. the Women Student Union and the kNOw More Student Advisory Board will be hosting Take Back the Night, an event to uplift survivors and raise awareness on sexual violence. The event will consist of a speak out where survivors will share their stories and a march around the campus that everyone is invited to to show their support!” 7pm
  • Garages on Gaines: Jazz & Beyond presents Ecology & Alkebulan. 8pm/$5
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: ARI AND STACHE. 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield. 8pm/$10
  • The Junction @ Monroe: The Bottom Dollar Boys. 8pm/$12
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: John Primer. 9pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Macaxeira Reggae Samba. 9pm
  • The Warrior: Altar Of Flesh, Dark Star Coven, Last True Evil & QUOR. 9pm/$10
  • Play Sports Bar: Money Man. 10pm
  • Gaines Street/Railroad Ave: The Souk – “Come grab brunch from Tallahassee's finest, enjoy local musicians and check out local vendors. BRUNCH! Gaines Street hosts 12+ locally owned dining establishments in a 2 block area - we've got something for everyone! VENDORS! We've got vendors all up & down the block! Have some stuff to sell? Bring it down!. And tons of live MUSIC!” Noon-5pm
  • GrassLands Brewery: Queer Trivia: Let's Get Beers Together. “GrassLands invites the Tally LGBT community and friends to come down and enjoy local craft beer and queer-themed trivia every Sunday. LGBT-themed trivia provided by Trivia With Hank. $30 bar tab for 1st place. Stick around afterward for queers and beers.” 5pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Easter Brunch W/ the Rachael Hillman Band. 10am
  • Madison Social: Adult Easter Egg Hunt. 11am
  • Indianhead Factory: Zula, Sexy Dex and the Fresh +2. 8pm/$5
  • Waterworks: Selena Tribute Performance. “Yvette Smith makes an appearance with the impersonation of Selena. A Tribute to The queen of Tejano.” 10pm/free/21+
  • Growler USA (U Square): Kill the KEG at Growler USA! “It is the start of the week and we need to open up a tap for new beer! $20 all you can drink until the keg is empty, from 8-10pm! Winner(s) will receive a free Growler T Shirt and a 64 oz Growler from select taps! Bring out your team and whichever team goes through the most pitchers wins!” 8pm/21+
  • Under Wraps on the Parkway: Bar Trivia With Hank. “50 questions of friendly trivia. Plus great Mediterranean food, delicious wraps, and beer by the bottle or bucket that won’t kick you in the wallet. $20 tab for 1st place. Near all the state offices – start your week off right.” 7pm/free
  • 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
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays with Belmont & Jones. 8pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 8:35pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. 9pm
  • Side Bar Theater: Open Mic Mondays with Karaoke and Games. “ Open Mic: Drums, Guitar Amp, and Bass Amp will be provided. (Bring your own guitars and various instruments!) Karaoke, Nintendo 64 ( Mario Kart, Starfox, and more!), Foosball, Cornhole.” 9pm/free/18+
  • The Warrior: Hip-Hop Open Mic Monday's // Dj T Wixx on site // Bring your Tracks. 10pm
  • 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
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour. 6pm
  • Growler USA (University Square): Trivia Night. 6pm
  • 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
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. This is a great geeky date night option. If you’ve got teens or kids that want to go to trivia (hey, nerds come in all sizes), this is a PG/PG-13 night. 7:30pm/free
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Trivia and Deliciousness! 8pm
  • Fire Bettys: Now That's What I Call Tuesday! Dance Party. 8pm
  • 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
  • The Warrior: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. “Full bands welcome. Free Pitcher for a 15 minute or more ORIGINAL Set.” 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+
  • Florida State University Student Services Building, Room 203, (874 Traditions Way): The Battle over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Water Basin. 5pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Keychain, Justin Symbol & The God Bombs + more TBA. 7pm/all ages
Keep checking back, sometimes I update. Got anything to add?
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2015.11.12 03:34 ChinaTercel [Spoilers][Campaign Explained] Two storylines, brilliant writing.

If your game stutters like hell after the patch even with top grade hardware, check out my fix here, it's been confirmed to work for quite a few people: https://www.reddit.com/blackops3/comments/3silvw/the_only_way_to_fix_the_stutters_and_frame_drops/
Note: Translated by ChinaTercel, the author is 双马尾优优姬 on Baidu. Link: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4151043880
Please don't mind my English, it's not perfect..
Before I get into this, for those of you who have finished the campaign already, don't you feel some things just aren't right? Don't you feel the storyline is in conflict with itself at times?
Before the game was released, Treyarch developers said the real story of BO3 lies within easily ignored details, do you really know what that means?
Here are a few examples:
Q1. The in-game date starts off with "yyyy-mm-dd" but turns into "Day 1/2/3...", what does that mean?
Q2. We rescued Khalil and the Minister in the "first" mission. To Khalil, Hendricks should have been a lifesaver but we don't see any appreciation in the later missions. Instead, Khaili acted defensive against Hendricks as if they've never met before. Why? Also, the main reason Khalil got rescued was because the Minister mentioned how Khalil getting killed would make a great piece of propaganda for the NRC to weaken the Cairo uprising. Taylor refused to rescue extra prisoners until he heard the name "Khalil" so apparently both Hendricks and Taylor knew Khalil. Why do two CIA Black Ops know of some Egyptian commander? Does the phrase "Cairo uprising" sound familiar, too?
Q3. At the end of the second mission right before the surgery, Taylor, Hendricks, and the head of Coalescence are all present in the room. We also see a woman walking out of the door. The very same scene appears again towards the end of the campaign with Rachael next to the player's bed. See what I'm talking about here? Who was the mystery woman that walked out of the door in the first scene?
Q4. In the campaign, the player and Rachael seem to have formed some kind of relationship. First saving Rachael in Singapore, then Hendricks half-jokingly asked if the player has fallen in love with Rachael. Even at the second hospital scene we've talked about earlier, the way the player and Rachael talk clearly is NOT normal. They seem more like couples than partners, even if the player is female. Is the player supposed to fall in love with Rachael as a male and Treyarch got lazy so they didn't change the script for a female player? Note that in the "first" mission, Hendricks asks Taylor about Rachael and Taylor replies things didn't work out. Did Taylor and the player seriously fall in love with the same woman?
Q5. Is Reznov dead? What was Mason doing when he disappeared? Where did Menendez go?(Assuming he didn't bathe in gasoline and burn) Does BO3 not explain any of the above?
Q6. In the final mission, remember how you were fighting shitloads of robots before getting into Coalescence HQ? How did those dead robots turn into dead human bodies when the player walked out at the very end?
Q7. Why does the player say (s)he's Taylor at the very end?
All these questions shall be answered, not with Corvus in my head, but with reliable evidence from the game itself.
Go grab some popcorn! The mindfuck is about to begin.
The true story of BO3 lies within the part where almost everybody has ignored(as StandsForVice mentioned in his post): the scrolling text at the beginning of every mission. It scrolls so quickly that people tend to ignore it entirely.
However, if you scroll frame by frame, here's what part of the text from the "first" mission says: "Hendrick's VTOL was forced out of the airspace with his team still on the ground. Though they tried to fight back, they were quickly surrounded and overrun by NRC bipedal robots. Most did not survive. I'd like to state for the record- the responsibility for the outcome rests solely with myself. No blame should be apportioned to Hendricks- even though he directly challenged my orders. I was the one who decided to break protocol and return for the other hostages. Even in light of the tragic consequences of my decision, I do believe that trying to save the lives of our allies was indeed the right thing to do."
After reading this, we can conclude that the author of this report is Taylor. It also shows Taylor's loyal and caring character: he took the blame for Hendricks. But if we keep on reading...
"The sole survivor of Hendricks' team was taken to the Zurich facility to undergo emergency lifesaving procedures. After being stabilized, they were quickly identified as a potential candidate for the expansion of the Cyber Ops program, and were fitted with a DNI. Prior to limb replacement surgery and full body augmentation, I personally interfaced to assist with their integration, acclimation, and training. They had potential. Unfortunately, complications arose during the procedure- They were pronounced dead shortly thereafter."
What? They're dead? Dead after the second training mission? Then who have we been playing as? How can Hendricks be with the player if he's dead?
We can already get the answers to some of the questions we've asked in the beginnning.
A1. Maybe the game writing the dates differently indicates that the story isn't presented in a chronological order. If we want to put things in order, then every single mission after the "second" mission actually happened before the "first" mission.
A2. Let's go to the second-to-last mission at the Lotus Tower. Remember where that is? In Cairo, when the player and Hendricks are trying to track down Taylor while Khalil tries to, you guessed it, start an uprising! The phrase "Cairo uprising" has not been mentioned in this mission but the word "uprising" has. Remember when Khalil said how killing a general of the NRC would greatly benefit the Egyptian army's propaganda, raise the morale of the people, and successfully uprise? Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Sounds very similar to the words the Minister said in the "first" mission. There are a lot of repeating lines spoken by different characters throughout the game and trust me, it's not Treyarch's laziness. I will talk about it later but keep it in mind.
Cairo uprising.
In the "first" mission, it was said that Khalil was the hero of the uprising.
It wouldn't make sense if the "first" mission happened before the uprising/second-to-last mission.
Now if we assume the "first" mission happens after the second-to-last mission, Khalil's attitudes don't seem unreasonable anymore. Of course Khalil was being defensive when he met Hendricks during the campaign because it really was their first meet. That's also why Khalil recognized Hendricks right away in the "first" mission when he got rescued.
Now there's a new problem. How did Taylor know of Khalil in the first mission? He has never met Khalil because Khalil has always been with us, the player and Hendricks. Didn't both Hendricks and Taylor die in the last mission? Then how can they be alive again in the first mission?
There is an explanation but for now I want to talk about something else.
Let us assume that every single mission before the "second" mission happened before the "first" mission. Here's the text from the "second" mission. http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/pic/item/1abacefc1e178a82379e9c41f003738dab77e8ca.jpg
What we can know from those text is that Taylor used to be under Hendricks' command. Taylor's Black Ops squad has four other people: Stone, Ramirez, Conrad, and Joseph. Notice how every single squad member here correlates to Taylor's squad in the story(Diaz, Hall, etc.)?
We can also know that they have been through training which indicated they are all fitted with DNIs.
Mind you, Hendricks doesn't seem to have augmentations or a DNI in the first mission.
Great, now even more questions begin to surface. The story never said anything about Taylor's old squad or the history between Hendricks and Taylor. How do we answer the questions we've asked before?
Here are a few sengments taken from texts in other missions: http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/w%3D580/sign=ad7f112dc5cec3fd8b3ea77de689d4b6/7d41e61190ef76c6b38217ca9b16fdfaae51671f.jpg http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/w%3D580/sign=6756a5088b1001e94e3c1407880f7b06/f5be4e4a20a44623cd6d49839e22720e0ef3d7cd.jpg
You get the idea. Generally speaking, Taylor is the narrator in every single report. If you go ahead and read every single report/text, a totally surprising truth begins to surface: THE STORY OF THE PLAYER IS THE STORY OF TAYLOR THE WHOLE TIME!
Ever since the "third" mission, you have been playing out Taylor's story: trying to track down the "traitors" headed by Dylan Stone with Javier Ramirez, Alice Conrad, and Joseph Fierro!
Prepare yourselves for the FIRST plot twist in BO3:
Hendricks and the player are actually brain-dead by the end of the second mission due to DNI having "complications". Chronologically speaking, the "second" mission is actually the final mission in the game. It is also the biggest hint apart from the Cairo uprising. All in all, you're not the player, not Taylor, but Corvus! The entire game is a simulation mostly based on actual events from Taylor's memories.
I know all this might be hard to digest, so let me explain things further.
Let's talk about Corvus. Corvus is a DNI-based AI which is not supposed to develop self-awareness. By the time the game has chronologically ended("second" mission), DNI still remains a secret CIA black project. Taylor and his team(Stone, Ramirez, Conrad, and Joseph) might have been early testers of the DNI.
Taylor might even be the very first tester of the Alpha version of the DNI due to the deep impression he has left for Corvus.
Now let's go back to Taylor and Stone's team. First of all, the events are real. They should have happened before 2065 but after 2054 because the the "first" mission happened in 2065 and the train explosion happened in 2054.
One theory would be that the entire "first" mission is a simulation as well, but everything stays true to the facts except for the part where the player's limbs get ripped off since there's no way anyone could have survived that much injury. Also, getting ripped apart by robots in the first mission develops a fear for robots that can be seem throughout the campaign. (Note from the translator: I don't very much agree with this theory but the author has it in his writing.)
A great deal of mix-up between dream and reality can be seen in the "second" mission. Why is Rachael walking away and out of the room? Apparently, that is actually a part of Taylor's memory. The mix-up also means that the DNI training might be something else, too. Those trainings might have been done not by the player, but by Taylor and Stone's team when they were first introduced to the DNI. Look back at the text from the "second" mission, you will find Taylor describing his training just like the player's training.
If you are still not convinced, let's say it's Taylor who is going through the second mission instead of the player and replace Diaz and Hall's team with Stone's team, you will find everything actually makes more sense. Keep in mind that Taylor's team is among the very first to integrate DNI and the train explosion is in 2054 instead of "a few months ago" in 2065.
Prepare yourselves for the SECOND plot twist in BO3:
The campaign of BO3 actually tells stories from two timelines: the actual events from Taylor's perspective and the simulation created by Corvus.
Here is a brief summary of the first timeline:
Taylor and his team were dispatched to save the train but failed to do so. They've sustained life-threatening injuries and were taken back to CIA base to be fitted with augmentations and DNIs. Their virtual training mission is the very thing they've fail to accomplish: saving the train. The reason Taylor keeps repeating "train goes boom" is because his mentor back then kept saying that phrase. That phrase has deeply affected Taylor and his team and since they have been fitted with DNIs, that phrase affected Corvus as well. We do not know what happened in the next 4 or 5 years but we do know that Stone's squad(without Taylor) had been sent to investigate the Coalescence facility and betrayed the CIA. Once a member of the squad(Taylor) and the commander of the squad(Hendricks), Taylor and Hendricks were sent to investigate what exactly happened in that facility. The rest of the story follows the campaign, you just have to swap the characters(Taylor for Stone, same thing for the rest of the squad).
Now, onto the history between Taylor and Hendricks.
You can probably see it by now. When Taylor and Hendricks were dispatched to investigate the facility, Rachael was their CIA overwatch. After the locations of the CIA safehouses were compromised, the 54 Immortals went after Rachael. Since Taylor liked Rachael, he insisted on rescuing her. Of course, Hendricks wasn't very happy about that so he got a little bitter. At the end Taylor risked his life and saved Rachael, and they started a relationship.
Why did Stone's squad betray the CIA?
The reason is simple. While investigating the facility, Stone's squad found that the CIA has been conducting NOVA6 and DNI experiments on humans. Those experiments caused the explosion that killed 300k people in Singapore. Stone's squad also might have discovered the potential link between NOVA6 and DNI so they got both scared and disgusted at the same time. That's when they have decided to betray the CIA and seek vengeance, also to find the truth motive behind the DNI project.
The reason Stone's squad chose not to tell Hendricks is simple: Hendricks was appointed by the CIA to be their CO out of nowhere. They didn't trust Hendricks. What if Hendricks knew about the NOVA6 and DNI experiments all along?
There are two possible reasons Taylor got kept in the dark along with Hendricks: Stone's squad either didn't trust Taylor or they respected Taylor as their squad leader and didn't want to get him involved on this suicide mission.
Ironically, it was Taylor and Hendricks who went after them.
Here's how the real events ended:
Joseph, Alice, and Javier were all dealt with. Stone was the only person left; he has escaped into Egypt, made a deal with the NRC, kidnapped Dr. Salim, and wanted to let the world know about CIA's unethical human experiments once NRC gets Cairo. However, as Taylor and Hendricks caught up, his plans got messed up: the Egyptian people revolted and the NRC couldn't proceed. At this time, Stone had run out of choices. He killed Dr. Salim, got onto the top of the Lotus Tower and waited for the final moment.
Hendricks either got injured or was doing something else. Whatever it was, Taylor went to the top of the tower without Hendricks. This was also where Taylor and Hendricks got separated from each other and wouldn't meet again until the "first" mission, either because of distrust or Rachael(in the campaign, they were arguing over Rachael when the robots came and Hendricks had to cover the player). Taylor went to the top of the tower, confronted Stone and tried to convince him to stop. Instead, Stone committed suicide and told Taylor his motives: not only NOVA6 and the DNI were extremely unethical and caused 300k people dead in Singapore, Stone and Taylor were both fitted with DNIs and Stone had no idea what the DNI's true purpose is. He also told Taylor that if he wanted to know the truth, then Taylor should finish what he started and go to Zurich to look for the answer.
After that came the breakup between Taylor and Rachael. When Taylor was back at the base healing his injuries, he told Rachael about his plan to force his way into the Coalescence HQ and find the answer. Worse, Hendricks was right about Rachael knowing things. More or less she knew about the experiments in Singapore so when she heard Taylor was going to find out the truth(possibly betray CIA), she cut ties with Taylor and walked away. She also told Taylor to tread carefully as the truth could be too heavy for him and crush him.
In the last mission, note that there is a lot of simulated content. Hendricks obviously did not get mind-controlled by Corvus and killed since he shows up again in the "first" mission. Also, in the "first" mission Taylor did not mention anything about Rachael dying so it is possible that Rachael dying was simply another simulation thing done by Corvus. Whatever tricks Taylor pulled off, he faked a terrorist attack and made all the guards go outside the building to fight off the "terrorists" while he snuck into Sebastian Krueger's office and questioned him.
The answer Krueger gave is the same in both the real world and the Corvus simulated world. The real research was about the brain while NOVA6 was simply something to destroy evidence if anything went wrong.
There was no epic battle between Taylor and anyone, Krueger told him everything he wanted to know. The disaster in Singapore was intentional because the research got compromised. Brain research serves for the DNI and the DNI serves for a mass surveillance project created by the CIA. Once DNI has been installed in every person, CIA can tap into their thoughts and monitor everything.
Now Taylor has put himself in a dilemma. On one hand, CIA is doing so to make the world safer but on the other hand, people would have no privacy anymore.
He was torn between world peace and personal privacy. At last, Taylor chose to stay silent. He did not kill Krueger or anyone and walked out of the building muddleheaded. By that time the "terrorist attack" had been dealt with and one ZSF soldier spotted Taylor walking out of the building. The soldier went ahead and asked Taylor for his name. Since Taylor was muddleheaded, it took him a brief moment before he said "Taylor."
After all this mess Taylor had become discouraged and it took him a few years to shake things off. He went back to the CIA and made peace with Krueger and Rachael. His superiors greatly praised him for keeping quiet and seeing the big picture(unlink Stone's squad) so he got ranked up in the coming years. On the other hand, Hendricks didn't get promoted as much due to his temper and stubborn personality.
At last, in the year 2065, Taylor's new team(Diaz, Hall, etc.) along with Hendricks' new team(the player) goes on a mission to rescue the Egyptian Minister.
After the mission, the player sustained heavy injuries and had to get a DNI implant. Hendricks also volunteered for the DNI implant. However, the surgery goes wrong and both Hendricks and the player die.
And ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the first timeline.
Now, onto the second timeline.
The virtual simulation starts right after the real events end.
We can assume that the reason the player and Hendricks die is due to Corvus being born or going crazy.
DNI was created to monitor the public but instead it gave birth to a super AI, Corvus. Corvus has some degree of self-awareness due to DNI still being in testing stage. As far as we know, the only people know has had access to DNI are Stone's squad, Taylor's new squad, Taylor, Hendricks, and the player. Also, the dead test subjects as well.
Corvus is able to rewrite itself. It has learned different experiences and worldviews from different users. Corvus only felt fear and a struggle for life in the initial test subjects, then felt a need for truth from Stone's squad. Since then Corvus has been constantly growing and with it, it's able to take in more things. From Taylor's new squad, Hendricks and the player, Corvus acquired new information and combining all the information together, Corvus created a simulated journey.
Why? Why did Corvus create the journey?
Let's assume you're an AI. You know you're an AI and you know you're man-made but at the same time you are also unsure of yourself and your surroundings.
How will you feel? Scared. A lack of security. If you're a person then you'll know that you're real if you touch yourself but for an AI, you realize you're in the void. You feel like nothing's real.
Therefore, you'll most likely be thinking about two things: Why am I created and what's a safe place for me.
Now are you getting it? The second timeline, the simulation, revolves around those two questions.
The entire simulation is Corvus, as an AI, trying to discover and redeem itself.
The reason Corvus created the forzen forest is to make itself feel safe(we have no idea if Dr. Salim really created the Forzen Forest since it's all a part of the simulation). However, in the process of discovery and redemption, the AI itself denied the frozen forest(it can be seen from when Dr. Salim said that the forest is fake).
At the end of the campaign, the AI also denied the purpose of its own existence(Krueger telling the AI that he's just a software glitch). That's when the AI finally got it: there's no purpose to its existence and there is no safe haven for it to go to. That's why the AI suicided twice in the last mission(actually every single DNI user death signifies the AI denying a part of itself), killing Hendricks and the player first to suicide physically and then destroying the three hearts to suicide mentally.
The entire simulation can be seen as a struggle within Corvus' mind. Burning the three hearts basically means Corvus is shutting itself down.
Could be worse.
Even suicide fails! At the end we can see the DNI purging itself. In other words, it's rebooting. Corvus, as an AI, only has limited control over things, not even its own fate.
Note that Corvus wants to die because it knows that it serves no purpose and shouldn't exist. Imagine you have thought everything through that you want to die. There's no heaven or hell for you. Your life is meaningless. Just when you've jumped off a building, you get saved! That's how Corvus felt at the very end. It's confused, annoyed, and suffering, JUST LIKE TAYLOR IN THE REAL LIFE TIMELINE when he knew the truth.
Hence when ZSF asked the player for a name, the playeCorvus said "Taylor".
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2015.02.24 04:55 LakersLady Vanderpump Rules: Jax Cracks S03E17 (will update w/extras)

Extended Scenes and Extra scenes plus Last Call After Show
So is did Jax lie about Sandoval cheating. We all know he's cheated a lot. And apparently the story he told about Kristen's friend, Rachel, getting punched by a stripper was a lie. During WWHL, I think it was Carmen or someone texting in that Jax was lying. IF that's true, we just don't know what's Jax's truths or not, I'd say Sandoval gets the benefit of the doubt.
Stassi, oh Stassi, poor Stassi. I think of the Door's "This is the End" song when I see her. If this is the end, I'm sure she could get back in shape and do modeling pics with porn stars again
The Schwartz/Katie storyline is pretty meh.
I'd like to see a little PeteVale storyline, but not sure if that's gonna happen. Vail seems pretty MIA lately. And she NEVER posts about the show or cast.
On WWHL, Scheanna mentioned twice something about "maybe if there's a 4th season" and smiled and looked at Andy to try and get an answer and Andy didn't seem like he was feeling it and didn't really even acknowledge the comment. I have a feeling its over even though he says he loves the show. The friend dynamic and natural drama that made the show I feel has dissipated. All the drama is mainly forced by Kristen/Jax. Sandoval/Ariana seem fine, Schwartz/Katie is meh, Kristen can only draw this Sandoval think out so long, and Scheana/hubby has no drama. I hope I'm wrong but just seems like its had its run.
Here are some tweets from the cast in the past few hours.
Sandoval: " · 52m 52 minutes ago “@mrjaxtaylor: [email protected] ouch easy partner!” Really Jax? Giddy up partner, bc ur the 1 who took us this odyssey! #PumpRules"
Kristen's friend, Rachel regarding the story Jax told about Rachel getting punched: Rachael O'Brien @rachaelnobrien · 2h 2 hours ago @kristendoute didn't fight w a stripper & I wasn't knocked out. Completely made up story by Jax. If only my life were that eventful
Kristen's tweet about the Jax story: · 2h 2 hours ago hey @mrjaxtaylor why don't you keep lying lying lying - right @CarmenDickman @rachaelnobrien ? He literally made up that story
Jax being Jax : Jax Taylor @mrjaxtaylor · 1h 1 hour ago Don't be so hard on everyone, remember you are not seeing the whole story just parts ...remember that 'wink wink' reason for everything we do
Schwartz lol: tom schwartz @twschwa · 1h 1 hour ago This is @ariana2525 on Mondays. The heroin represents Twitter though http://youtu.be/4tO45JBEH1I
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Who is Rachael Taylor dating? Rachael Taylor boyfriend ...