Michael Avenatti appeared on MSNBC throughout the day on Thursday, starting in the 7 a.m. hour and sticking around through primetime. Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, has emerged as the face of the liberal media’s efforts to impeach President Trump – but MSNBC turned up the spotlight on him Thursday after reports emerged that the porn star’s attorney is seeking a TV gig. Vanity Fair reported earlier this week that Avenatti approached MSNBC president Phil Griffin at a party following the White house Correspondents’ Dinner last weekend and “made a casual remark about getting his own MSNBC show.” Griffin reportedly “laughed it off,” but less than a week later MSNBC viewers could have assumed Avenatti was auditioning based on the overwhelming amount of airtime he was given. On Thursday, Avenatti was planted in a chair on MSNBC for most of the day, with the network essentially programming shows around him. … [Read more...] about MSNBC turns up the spotlight on Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, with overwhelming airtime
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A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR, on the lack of shutdown negotiations: “In the past, I've been frustrated because I wasn't in the room. Today, I'm not sure there IS a room.” EMAIL DU JOUR, from a Democratic aide: “Not much give in the default date [Oct. 17]. Maybe a few days. What everybody is missing is Boehner didn't say anything new about defaulting. He was always going to need Dem votes to pass a debt ceiling. He has 20-30 Repubs who have vowed to never vote for any debt ceiling. Boehner has not backed off one thing about trying a debt increase to something in return. [That] just isn't going to happen. … He won't get anything because there is nothing to give over the debt limit. Nothing. The President and Leader Reid couldn't be more in sync over this.” Story Continued Below ENDGAME – Chris Krueger of Guggenheim Partners: “The next important event will likely be early next week when the House GOP unveils its initial ‘ask’ to reopen the … [Read more...] about BOEHNER WANTS ENTITLEMENTS, TAX CODE INCLUDED IN DEAL: Doesn’t see quick end to shutdown — OBAMA CANCELS Asia swing — ANDREA MITCHELL feted — ‘CAPTAIN PHILLIPS’ has D.C. premiere
EXCLUSIVE: Third Way – a centrist Democratic think thank representing “the vital center” – has emailed a remarkable eight-page memo to several dozen campaigns and committees, and is giving Playbook readers a sneak peek. The memo, “Debate Prep,” is by Ron Klain, president of (Steve) Case Holdings and general counsel of Revolution LLC., and former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore. Klain was co-director of debate prep for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2012 and 2008, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign in 2004, and served on debate-prep teams of then-Governor Clinton in 1992, and Vice President Gore in 1996 and 2000. --“[W]rite your ‘dream’ post-debate headline. The starting point for developing your debate strategy is figuring out what your ideal headline, the day after the debate, would be. (‘Jones Smashes Smith’ is not realistic … ) Potential headlines can be about a particular substantive point you … [Read more...] about BRUNCH EDITION — RON KLAIN’S GOLDEN DEBATE-PREP TIPS FOR ANY CAMPAIGN — HOW THE PAPERS COVERED World War I’s triggering event, a century ago today — MICHELLE PERRY named ‘Andrea Mitchell’ E.P.
ANN COMPTON, who has covered seven presidents as a White House correspondent for ABC News, will retire Sept. 10 – the 41 st anniversary of the day she started at the network. She’ll do one final foreign trip with President Obama – the NATO summit in Wales – then leave the booth for good. Ann’s contract was up in July, and she told her bosses in March that she wouldn’t sign another one. She’s a new grandma, and she has watched others stay long. “It’s just a good moment to go,” she said. “It’s going to be a different business.” Ann has long been a popular speaker, and she’s going to do a lot of that. “I will never write a book,” she said with a laugh. “But I do love to talk.” It was 40 summers ago that 27-year-old Ann Compton walked through the White House gates to cover a new president, Gerald Ford, alongside greats like Tom Brokaw, Bob Schieffer and Bob Pierpoint. She has … [Read more...] about ANN COMPTON RETIRING AFTER 41 YEARS AT THE WHITE HOUSE – CHUCK TODD takes over ‘Meet’ on Sept. 7; Andrea moderates this weekend – HOT TREND: ‘game-ifying the news’
THE BIG PICTURE – “Democrats bet on diversity: Rallying behind the president on immigration, the party hopes to expand Obama’s winning coalition in 2016,” by Alex Burns and James Hohmann: “For months, the premier political question haunting Democrats ... has been whether Obama’s unprecedented support from young people, women and nonwhite voters will roll over into a new campaign, with a new candidate at the top of the ticket. After this week, senior Democrats say, it had better. The president’s decision to use his executive powers to protect some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation is bound to draw a backlash from middle-of-the-road white voters. ... “[T]he president’s wager is ... that the voters with the longest memories will be those in the rapidly-growing, next-generation national electorate, heavily inflected by socially progressive young people and an growing Latino population. For all the predictable blowback … [Read more...] about OBAMA: ‘Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms?’ – JON WARD book deal on Carter-Kennedy primary – RACHEL RACUSEN to MSNBC as V.P., comms – B’DAY: Rick Kl
(CBS) Andrea Mitchell has breast cancer. The veteran NBC correspondent made that jarring revelation on the air Wednesday, saying the malignancy hadn't spread and that her prognosis was excellent.PICTURES - 8 mammogram truths every woman must know"I had planned to be hiking in Wyoming last week but instead discovered that I am among the one in eight women in the country - incredibly, one in eight - who have had breast cancer," she said during her MSNBC show, "Andrea Mitchell Reports."Mitchell, 64, said her cancer had been detected during routine screening, and urged women to get screened."Screening works," she said. "Do it." But does it really? The effectiveness of mammography has been called into doubt by recent research. A 2010 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that a nationwide screening program was only marginally effective. "We conclude that our results supported the evidence that screening mammography reduces the rate of death from breast cancer," the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Andrea Mitchell reveals breast cancer, tells women to be screened
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Happy Labor Day weekend! Enjoy a final summer fling.Story Continued Below STRATEGERY – “Clinton’s proxies ramp up attacks against Sanders: The front-runner’s campaign is more closely guarding its talking points recently, briefing surrogates only by phone,” by Annie Karni: “Stumping for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a trip partly paid by Clinton's campaign, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy ... criticized Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ record on guns. In Des Moines the same week, Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, whose travel expenses were paid for by the Clinton campaign, knocked Sanders for a lack of outreach to Latinos. ... “Clinton’s campaign ... is unleashing the hounds. While the wounded front-runner is ignoring her competition in the primary race altogether -- she still does not utter Sanders’ name on the campaign trail – … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by Qualcomm – CONGRESS MAY IMMUNIZE Clinton server guru — HILLARY to ANDREA: ‘I’ve been as transparent as I could … I am sorry that this has been confusing’ — THE OBAMA WAY for athletes on social media – B’DAY: April Ryan
Driving the Day Listen to the Playbook Audio Briefing http://bit.ly/2rH4Ohg ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf Good Tuesday morning. Today is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Story Continued Below IN CASE YOU DIDN’T GET THE POINT MONDAY MORNING, another statement from President Donald Trump on Twitter at 9:20 p.m. last night: “That’s right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won’t help us protect our people!” JEN HABERKORN and BURGESS EVERETT scoop that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants to vote on replacing Obamacare by the July 4 recess. We even hear that Senate Republicans are starting to send pieces of what might end up in their plan to the Congressional Budget Office. SURE, A VOTE CAN HAPPEN, but listen to the quotes Burgess and Jen got from Republican senators, and tell us if you hear confidence or … [Read more...] about TRUMP doubles down on travel ban – WHO’S ANCHORING COMEY — TRUMP UNHAPPY with Sessions — LINDA McMAHON on the hiring ‘bottleneck’ — TRUMP ORG’s new budget hotel chain – MSNBC’s PRIMETIME SURGE to No. 1
Could any good come out of the latest and most publicized instance of a journalist protesting pro-Israeli coverage in the media? Now that former MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal’s appearances have been cancelled for her stating the obvious—that Israeli voices overwhelmingly outnumber those of Palestinians, including at MSNBC—will anyone at the network be embarrassed enough to actually do something about it? As Jebreal told Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!, “I hope that MSNBC and other networks will actually revise their policies and will have more voices. It doesn’t have to be me. It’s not about me. We have a media scandal that we need to expose. We are responsible for these failing policies in Gaza and in Israel.” The latest controversy began when Jebreal, a Palestinian and a former anchorwoman on Italian TV, appeared on Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC show, and he asked a good question: Why the discrepancy between what American officials like John … [Read more...] about Why Is a Nice Network Like MSNBC Silencing Protest Over Pro-Israeli Coverage?
MSNBC host and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell is firing back at President Trump.In a New York Times interview last week, Trump called Mitchell "Hillary Clinton's P.R. person," arguing that she and most of the mainstream media choose what news to report based on their political agenda.Mitchell fired back in a Politico podcast on Monday, saying that she's covered every president since Jimmy Carter, and Trump is by far the most hostile to the press.“I have never seen anything like this where people just flat-out lie," Mitchell told host Susan Glasser. "You know, black is white and white is black, and they mislead you. It's really disconcerting to see the podium in the White House briefing room being used to mislead or misdirect or obfuscate.”She insisted that it's the press' job is to be "adversarial," and she has not endeared herself to any presidential campaign or administration."Maybe he saw the Clinton press corps as some sort of a support group, but that was … [Read more...] about ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Mitchell Rips Trump Admin for ‘Flat-Out’ Lying