"I know she said that she doesn't like the fact that people talk about her clothes, but it was like a costume drama," says the... Jon Levine, provided by Published 10:58 am PDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Melania’s Fashion Choice on Egypt Trip ‘Looked Like Death on the Nile’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell took a moment Monday to poke fun at Melania Trump’s clothes during her trip to Egypt last week, telling viewers Monday that the first lady looked more like she belonged on set of a period movie piece than on an official visit. “I know she said that she doesn’t like the fact that people talk about her clothes, but it was like a costume drama. It looked like ‘Death on the Nile,'” said Mitchell, referencing the 1978 Agatha Christie film starring Mia Farrow and Peter Ustinov. Read … [Read more...] about NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Melania’s Fashion Choice on Egypt Trip ‘Looked Like Death on the Nile’
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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.
(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