MCCAIN’S NATIONAL CATHEDRAL TRIBUTE — JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN III left the Capitol for the last time this dreary morning. His family was on hand as his casket was put in the hearse which then headed to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Cindy McCain was accompanied by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly followed by his children, as she laid a wreath in her husband’s honor at the memorial. — Photo from Scott Mahaskey, our photo editor: McCain’s casket being carried out of the Capitol
VIRTUALLY EVERY POLITICAL POWER PLAYER past and present was on hand this morning for McCain’s invitation-only funeral at the National Cathedral. MISSING: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, who has been tweeting this morning about the Justice Department, the FBI and NAFTA. Trump left the White House at 10:35 a.m. wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and headed to Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Virginia, via pooler Lorraine Woellert.
LOTS OF INTERESTING INTERACTIONS as guests mingled ahead of the funeral. JARED KUSHNER and IVANKA TRUMP spoke with former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). Former President Bill Clinton talked with his Vice President Al Gore. And former President Barack Obama chatted with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
— LIKE OLD TIMES: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke with former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
SPOTTED at John McCain’s memorial service this morning at Washington National Cathedral: Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, former Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Gary Hart (D-Colo.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Bill Bradley (D-N.J.), Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta sitting next to Ash Carter, Bill Cohen, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Dick and Lynne Cheney, Justice Anthony Kennedy, David Petraeus, Stephen Hadley, Mitt and Ann Romney, Tom Ridge, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, John Bolton, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Kevin Hassett, U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. Woody Johnson, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, Rick Davis, Carl Bernstein, Les Moonves and Julie Chen, Sally Quinn …
… Greta Van Susteren and John Coale, Harris Faulkner, Josh Rogin, Robert and Elena Allbritton, Jeff Bezos, Fred Smith, Amanda Bennett and Don Graham, Tom Brokaw, Jake and Jennifer Tapper, Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, UAE Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al-Otaiba, Qatari Ambassador to the U.S. Meshal Hamad Al-Thani, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, Abbe Lowell, Dana Milbank, Tom Malinowski, former Georgian President Misha Saakashvili, former Estonian President Toomas Ilves, Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Richard Haass, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, Max Boot, Michael Gordon, Leon Wieseltier, Abby Huntsman, Bill Browder, Tucker Bounds, Kristina Wong …
… Jay Carney sitting next to Walter Isaacson, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Abby Blunt, Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Kurt Volker, Lanny Wiles, Martin Indyk, Gahl Burt, Brian Rogers, Jay Leno, Rudy Giuliani, Bill Kristol, Ken Mehlman, Dikembe Mutombo, Jim VandeHei, Paul Wolfowitz, former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Ky.) and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Clay Aiken, Harry and Florence Sloan and Janet Langhart. (Big thanks to Patrick Temple-West for his eagle-eyed spottings)
THE PROGRAM: Former President George W. Bush and former President Barack Obama, two of McCain’s political rivals, gave remarks. As did Meghan McCain, Joe Lieberman and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Sidney McCain, Jimmy McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) were slated to give readings.
MEGHAN MCCAIN: “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”
— DIRECT SHOT AT TRUMP — A LINE THAT RECEIVED SUSTAINED APPLAUSE: “America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.” (A number of service members in uniform were seen clapping)
LIEBERMAN: “His death seems to have reminded the American people that these values are what makes us a great nation, not the tribal partisanship and personal attack politics that have recently characterized our life.” …
— “I never saw him say a bigoted word about anyone.” …
— “He always reassured our allies and unsettled our enemies.”
KISSINGER: “Honor was John’s Lodestar. It is an intangible quality. It is not obligatory. It has no written code. It reflects an inward compulsion free of self-interest. It fulfills a cause, not a personal ambition. It represents what a society lives for beyond the necessities of the moment. Law makes life possible. Honor and nobility for John it was a way of life.”
— “John believed in a compassionate America guided by core principles for which American foreign policy must always stand. With liberty and justice for all is not an empty sentiment he argued, it is the foundation of our national consciousness.”
— “None of us will ever forget even in his parting, John has bestowed on us a much needed moment of unity and a renewed faith of the possibilities of America. Henceforth, the country’s honor is ours to sustain.”
BUSH: “He respected the dignity inherent in every life — a dignity that does not stop at borders and cannot be erased by dictators. Perhaps above all, John detested the abuse of power. He could not abide bigots and swaggering despots. There was something deep inside him that made him stand up for the little guy – to speak for forgotten people in forgotten places.”
— “If we are ever tempted to forget who we are, to grow weary of our cause, John’s voice will always come as a whisper over our shoulder: We are better than this. America is better than this.”
— “We will remember him as he was — unwavering, undimmed, unequal.”
— OBAMA on McCain defending his citizenship in 2008: “He saw himself as defending America’s character, not just mine … I was grateful but I wasn’t surprised. It was John’s instinct.”
— “He understood that some principles transcend politics and some values transcend party. He considered it part of is duty to uphold those principles and uphold those values. …
— “So much of our politics can seem small and mean and petty, trafficking in bombast and insult, in phony controversies and manufactured outrage. It’s a politics that pretends to be brave, but in fact is born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that.”
TOMORROW McCain will be buried at the Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.
— RAISING A GLASS TO MCCAIN: Pool report – per a tipster: “Over 100 McCain Senate Office, Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Armed Services current and former staffers to Sen. John McCain toasted him [Friday night] at PJ Clarke’s. (h/t Gigi the manager of PJ Clarke’s for being so kind with some nibbles and TLC to an emotionally drained crowd.)
“Former 2010 Irish intern Jack O’Donnell (from the U.S./Ireland intern exchange program) traveled from Dublin to join, and former Arizona State Director Pia Pelosi traveled from Hong Kong to toast the Senator. Other former staffers traveled from California, Utah and Arizona. The stories told at the party can’t be repeated, but the friendships will live on along with many wonderful memories.”
CLICKER – “Honoring John McCain: Images of remembrance and mourning” — 46 pix
WOW — THROWING SHADE — TRUMP 2020 SENIOR ADVISOR KATRINA PIERSON tweeted during McCain’s funeral — “[email protected] ran for @POTUS ONE time and WON! Some people will never recover from that. #SorryNotSorry Yes, #MAGA”.
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER … AND THE RACE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE … The “Rally for the Republic” — an event to boost JIM JORDAN for House speaker — is Sept. 26 on the west lawn of the Capitol.
FREEDOMWORKS is behind the event. Here’s their description: “FreedomWorks wants to flood the halls of Congress with the sound of your voice and make it perfectly clear to YOUR Members of Congress that YOU want conservative champion Jim Jordan as the next Speaker of the House and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court!” The invite
NEXT UP — “Showdown — and potential shutdown — loom over border funding,” by CNBC’s Kayla Tausche: “When Congress returns from recess after Labor Day weekend, lawmakers will have just 11 legislative days before an Oct. 1 deadline to pass new spending legislation or a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open, or risk the third government shutdown in 2018.
“But the White House is considering at least one alternative option, according to three people who have discussed the idea with West Wing officials: A ‘partial shutdown,’ in which President Donald Trump would sign stand-alone bills to fund the majority of the government, while reserving the right to veto others if they don’t include funding for the border wall. ‘It hasn’t been ruled out,’ said a senior administration official, who said there are multiple scenarios being discussed with GOP leaders. ‘But it hasn’t been ruled in, either.’
“The strategy, said to be supported internally by senior policy advisor Stephen Miller and, to a lesser extent, budget director Mick Mulvaney, would eliminate traditional shutdown vignettes of withheld paychecks and closed national parks and veterans affairs facilities. It would allow the White House to exact leverage over a specific campaign issue before a potential party reorg in Congress — and prevent a forced signature on a wide-ranging and opaque spending bill that excludes his top priority.” CNBC
Good Saturday afternoon. SPOTTED: Mitt Romney having lunch on Friday at Del Mar … Cafe Milano last night at different tables: former Defense Secretary William Cohen, former Secretary of State John Kerry and Michael Steel
MCGAHN’S REPLACEMENT? — “President Trump is considering Washington litigator Pat Cipollone to replace outgoing White House counsel Donald McGahn,” by WaPo’s Carol Leonnig: “President Trump is eying Washington litigator Pat Cipollone to replace outgoing White House counsel Donald McGahn, according to two people familiar with the president’s thinking. This week, Trump interviewed Cipollone, a former Justice Department attorney who practices commercial litigation at Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner, the people said.
“Trump is ‘strongly considering’ Cipollone for the job, one person said. Cipollone has been advising Trump’s outside legal team since at least June. He is also close to Emmet Flood, a White House lawyer who is helping handle the special-counsel investigation and is himself being considered for the top legal position.” WaPo
WHAT BILL SHINE IS UP TO – ANNIE KARNI and ELIANA JOHNSON, “‘I forget he’s even there’: Bill Shine lies low in the West Wing”: “Bill Shine, the White House communications director, has been on the job for almost two months. But he has yet to set up a voicemail greeting on his government-issued phone, still jokes that he doesn’t know his way to the nearest bathroom in the West Wing, often has to step out of meetings when classified information is being discussed for lack of proper security clearances, and claims he doesn’t even have a permanent office. When a reporter spotted him behind his desk and, pointing to his nameplate on the door, commented on the fact that he had finally procured an office, Shine replied: ‘It’s not an office, it’s just a sign.’ The ‘I just got here’ schtick is markedly different from the way other newcomers have behaved when joining the Trump administration carrying high expectations of turning things around.
“Shine’s method appears to be to elongate his grace period, in part because he hates attention. In a world where President Donald Trump makes everyone in his orbit famous – and where many aides actively seek out that reflected glow – Shine is staying in the shadows, drawing out his newcomer status, according to more than half a dozen White House officials and people close to the administration. One person close to the White House noted that two months since Shine stepped into the vacuum left by the departure last winter of Hope Hicks, not much seems to have changed at the White House. ‘I forget he’s even there,’ this person said.” POLITICO
— NY MAG’S OLIVIA NUZZI, “Why on Earth Is Trump Making Infomercials From the Rose Garden?”: “You may be wondering why, throughout the second half of August, the president of the United States has been standing in the Rose Garden and yelling. On August 17, he yelled about manufacturing. On August 18, he yelled about trade and, later that day, he yelled about meeting with foreign leaders. On August 22, he yelled about the stock market. And on August 24, he yelled about the economy. The resulting video clips, which range from 23 to 60 seconds in length, are like stream-of-consciousness infomercials for the flimsy concept of #AIGGADW (America Is Getting Great Again, Don’t Worry).
“With his hands conducting dramatically at his sides, he began the first episode like this: “Made in America is back! Now, some people would say ‘Made in the USA’ — I personally don’t care. The fact is, we’re back.” According to — I swear to God — five current and former officials from both Donald Trump’s White House and campaign as well as one former official from the Trump Organization, the purpose of this on-camera exercise is simple: It makes him feel (and, he believes, look) good. It’s also a reminder of a freer time in his life, on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, when he first perfected the cockeyed art of digital media virality with an off-the-cuff series of videos called ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ and ‘Ask the Donald.’” NY Mag
GUNS IN THE SCHOOLS? — “DeVos says she won’t block schools from using federal money to buy guns,” by Kim Hefling and Michael Stratford: “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Friday that she would not stand in the way of states that want to use federal grants to purchase guns for schools, emphasizing that it’s a decision for local officials to make.
“‘I have no intention of taking any action concerning the purchase of firearms or firearms training for school staff under the [Elementary and Secondary Education Act],’ DeVos said in a letter to Rep. Bobby Scott, the top Democrat on the House education committee. DeVos’ letter comes as Democrats and some education groups had asked the Trump administration not to allow federal education grants to be used for firearms after The New York Times first reported last week that the Education Department was considering the issue.
“Education Department officials said that they believe that states and school districts already have the flexibility to purchase firearms using federal education grants.” POLITICO
COMMERCE DEPARTURE LOUNGE — “Commerce’s Ross Loses Key Aide as Trade Disputes Escalate,” by Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs and Shawn Donnan: “Ross’s chief of staff, Wendy Teramoto, 44, described by officials as a key behind-the-scenes ambassador between the secretary and other high-level administration players, is stepping down this fall after working closely with Ross for more than 20 years, said four people familiar with her plans.” Bloomberg
2018 WATCH — “Racist robocalls mar Florida’s race for governor,” by Marc Caputo in Tallahassee: “A neo-Nazi group began bombarding the phones of Florida Democratic voters Friday with a robocall narrated by a person who mocks the party’s first African-American gubernatorial nominee, Andrew Gillum, in a black minstrel-style voice as jungle noises play in the background.
“The automated calls were issued by the Road to Power, an Idaho-based white supremacist group linked to other racist robocall campaigns in Charlottesville, Va., Oregon and California, according to the Tallahassee Democrat, which first reported the calls and is the hometown newspaper of Gillum, the city’s mayor.” POLITICO
THE INVESTIGATIONS — “Papadopoulos lawyers ask for no prison time for lying to FBI amid Russia probe,” by Josh Gerstein: “Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, the first suspect charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe, is asking a court to allow him to avoid prison time for lying to federal investigators.
“In a filing submitted shortly before midnight Friday, lawyers for Papadopoulos urged U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss to reject Mueller’s recommendation that their client get up to six months in prison for misleading the FBI about the timing and scope of his contacts with individuals connected to Russia.
“Papadopoulos’ attorneys say he didn’t lie out of concern he was involved in a dastardly plot, but due to more pedestrian worries about his job prospects and avoiding embarrassment to the Trump campaign.” POLITICO
HMM — “Georgia’s Voting Plan Has Drawn New Criticism, This Time Over How It’s Dealing With Voters Overseas,” by BuzzFeed’s Kevin Collier: “The state of Georgia has blocked all foreign internet traffic to its online voter registration site, BuzzFeed News has learned, a move that would do little to deter hackers but blocks absentee voters. The site, registertovote.sos.ga.gov, is accessible only to U.S. IP addresses.
“The decision has outraged technologists and voting groups. In theory, it’s meant as a security measure, based on the idea that a person visiting the site is more likely to be a foreign hacker. But in practice, it has the opposite effect: Georgians abroad who don’t know how to reroute their internet traffic with tools like virtual private networks (VPNs) or Tor will be prevented from registering to vote.” BuzzFeed
IN THE BLUEGRASS STATE — “Jerry Lundergan indicted on charges of illegal donations to daughter’s campaign,” by Louisville Courier Journal’s Phillip M. Bailey: “Veteran Kentucky Democratic strategist Jerry Lundergan was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury on allegations that he made illegal donations to his daughter’s 2014 U.S. Senate race and tried to cover them up. Federal court records show Lundergan and longtime political operative Dale Emmons are being charged for donations to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign.
“The indictment shows the two are accused of making illegal corporate contributions of more than $25,000 to Grimes in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Lundergan and Emmons ‘knowingly and voluntarily conspired with each other, and other, known and unknown to the grand jury, to commit … offenses against the United States,’ said the indictment filed in U.S. District Court.” Courier Journal
AT FOGGY BOTTOM — “State Department Team Fighting Russia Election Interference Still Waits For Funds,” by HuffPost’s Lauren Weber: “A State Department unit created two years ago to lead the U.S. fight against anti-democratic propaganda abroad, including Russian disinformation campaigns, still has not received millions of dollars in funding allocated to it by Congress.
“And even if some money comes through for the Global Engagement Center before the end of the fiscal year, it will now be just one-sixth of the amount originally directed to the center to counteract terrorist messaging and foreign efforts to influence elections. … Foreign policy experts suggest that the funding delay is a combination of previous disinterest at the State Department and current foot-dragging at the Defense Department.” HuffPost
CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker – 11 keepers
GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Jackson Hole, Wyoming:
— “The Crazy Inside Story of Al Gore’s ‘Trump Tower Moment,’” by the Daily Beast’s Sam Stein: “Al Gore’s campaign was sent a cheat sheet to the most important event of the 2000 election—and they turned it over to the FBI.” Daily Beast
— “David Foster Wallace on John McCain: ‘The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and the Shrub’” – Rolling Stone in April 2000: “One reason the media like John McCain is simply that he’s a cool guy. At 63, he’s witty, and smart, and he’ll make fun of himself and his wife and staff and other pols, and he’ll tease the press and give them sh*t in a way they don’t ever mind. Sometimes he’ll wink at you for no reason. If all that doesn’t sound like a big deal, you have to remember that these pro reporters have to spend a lot of time around politicians, and most politicians are painful to be around.” RS (h/t TheBrowser.com)
— “Who’s Killing Buck Birdsong’s Cows?” by Leif Reigstad in September’s Texas Monthly: “Usually, when you get into these deals where somebody is poisoning somebody else’s animals, they are not the cream of the crop people in the world. Someone will get pissed off at a neighbor and use antifreeze or rat bait to kill their dog. It is usually not somebody like Buck who is involved in something like that. He is an upstanding citizen, always has been.” Texas Monthly
— “The lost civilization of California wine,” by Esther Mobley in San Francisco Chronicle – per TheBrowser.com’s description: “A visit to California’s ‘strangest vineyard,’ the Renaissance Winery, owned by the Fellowship Of Friends, a religious group ‘known to many as a doomsday cult.’” SF Chronicle
— “We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage,” by Christine Kenneally in BuzzFeed: “Millions of American children were placed in orphanages. Some didn’t make it out alive.” BuzzFeed
— “‘Fake News’ and Unrest in Nicaragua,” by Jon Lee Anderson in the New Yorker: “Suppressing an uprising, President Daniel Ortega borrows tactics from autocrats abroad.” New Yorker
— “The Political Solicitor General,” by Lincoln Caplan in the Sept./Oct. issue of Harvard Magazine: “The ‘Tenth Justice’ and the polarization of the Supreme Court.” Harvard Magazine
— “Stickeen: The Story of a Dog,” by John Muir in Jan. 1909: “An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.” Longform
— “Riz Ahmed Acts His Way Out of Every Cultural Pigeonhole,” by Carvell Wallace in the NYT Magazine: “From HBO to ‘Star Wars’ to Shakespeare, he has discovered how to excel beyond tidy genres.” NYT Magazine
— “Bret, Unbroken,” by Steve Friedman in Runners World in May 2013: “His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap thought just being able to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and survive on his own added up to a good enough life. Then he discovered running.” Runners World
— “John Coltrane and the End of Jazz,” by Dominic Green in the Weekly Standard: “Coltrane’s late style emerged in his 1960s quartets. The further he went, the more ambitious and less accessible the music became, until it was incomprehensible to almost all of his audience and even to some of his closest collaborators. Jazz didn’t exactly die with Coltrane, but he certainly helped to kill it. No one, apart from Miles Davis, read its inner logic so clearly. No one did more to pulverize show tunes and the blues into stardust. After Coltrane, there was nothing left to say on the saxophone. But Kenny G said it anyway.” TWS
— “The Giulianis Break Up,” by Tish Durkin in New York Magazine: “And Rudy breaks down? How Judi diagnoses her ex’s new ‘dissembling’ condition.” NY Mag
— “The Needles and the Damage Done: The narrowfication of Manhattan architecture,” by Aaron Timms in the Baffler: “Gentrification is not quite the right word for what’s happening here. What’s emerging is a secessionist city. The techno-libertarians of Silicon Valley have long dreamed of an exit from regular society, through colonization of the seas and the stars. In the form of the supertall, they may have found, for themselves and others like them, an elegant solution: one that gives them a society apart, a realm of perfect exclusion and perfect control.” The Baffler
MEDIAWATCH — END OF AN ERA: “The Village Voice ends editorial production, lays off half of staff,” by CJR’s Alexandria Neason: “The Village Voice is suspending all editorial content and will lay off half its staff effective immediately, according to a member of the staff. Peter Barbey, who bought the famed alt-weekly from Voice Media Group in 2015, announced the decision today in a conference call. CJR acquired audio of the call from a Voice staff member.
“‘Today is kind of a sucky day. Due to the business realities, we are going to stop publishing Village Voice new material,’ said Barbey on the call. ‘About half the staff, it’ll be last day today. About half the staff staying on to wind things down and to work on the archive project.’” CJR
SPOTTED — Paul Ryan last night at Acqua Al 2 … Boris Epshteyn at Mama Ayesha’s last night. … Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine yesterday in the park between Russell Senate Office Building and Union Station … Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in coach on Friday morning on AA 2278 MIA-DCA “receiving sympathy on McCain from well-wishers on the plane and in the terminal,” per a tipster … Dave Chappelle briefly meeting yesterday with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in her office
WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Andrew Wallace, portfolio manager for Verition Fund Management and Olivia Wallace, account manager for Fendi, on Friday welcomed Jack Henry Wallace, who came in at 8 pounds 6 ounces, and 20 inches. Pic (h/t grandfather Chris Wallace, for whom this is grandchild number 6)
TRANSITION — Jared Favole is moving to Boston to work for the crypto finance company Circle. He most recently was senior director at Hamilton Place Strategies and spent eight years at The Wall Street Journal.
BIRTHDAYS: Dee Dee Myers, EVP and director of corporate communications at Warner Bros. and former WH press secretary … Steve Hildebrand is 56 … Brian Coy, comms director for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, is 35 … Sam Salkin … WSJ’s Kate Davidson … Xochitl Hinojosa, DNC comms director (hat tip: Adrienne Watson) … ABC News’ Tara Palmeri (h/t Devin Dwyer) … Joe Toohey … Sue Hensley, EVP of comms and public affairs at American Trucking Associations (h/t Stuart Roy) … Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) is 71 … former Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) is 74 … C-SPAN Capitol Hill producer Craig Caplan … Bloomberg’s Lauren Kiel … Jackie Falk … John Gundlach … Yolanda Caraway … Al Thomson … Politico’s Samira John … Jillian Sobeck … John Jones … Radio free Asia chief Libby Liu … BGR Dem chief Jonathan Mantz is 49 (h/ts Michael Meehan and Kimball Stroud) … Neil Volz … Alexander Thomson … Wayne Crews … MSNBC’s Amitai Perline … Sacramento Bee cartoonist Jack Ohman is 58 …
… Liz Bartolomeo, comms director for the Democracy Alliance … Sean Quinn (h/t David Beavers) … Kenny Mayne … Mark Hudspeth, producer at “CBS Sunday Morning” … Andrew Satter … Jessica Estepa … Patricia Barba … Rahul Raina … Smoot Tewes Group’s Chris Fleming is 4-0 … David Natonski … Christopher Massicotte … Alexandra Dufour … Trevor Thomas … FP1 Strategies’ Lauren Aronson … Vanity Fair editor at large Cullen Murphy is 66 … Courtney Jamieson Dorning … Bear Tullis … Connie Haddeland … Susie Feliz of the National Urban League … Karl Ahlgren … Dan Bernal … Teresa Martinez … William Beutler … Ryan Smith … Kelly Plunnecke … Debbie Price … June Plunnecke … Richard Howard … Stephen Krasner … Arsalan Iftikhar … Christopher Healy … Al Thompson … Sigurd Neubauer … Chip Borman … Terry Nicolosi … Eve Gittelson … Eric Andersen … Grant Woodard … Caryl Hasse (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)
THE SHOWS by @Matt Mackowiak, filing from Washington, D.C.:
“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) … AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. Panel: Marc Lotter, former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Marc Thiessen and Charles Lane
“State of the Union”: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) … Andrew Gillum. Panel: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), former Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.), SE Cupp and former State Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-S.C.) (substitute anchor: CNN’s Dana Bash)
“Meet the Press”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) … Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.) … Andrew Gillum (D-Fla.). Panel: Kimberly Atkins, Matthew Continetti, Mark Leibovich and Amy Walter
“Face the Nation”: Ohio Gov. John Kasich … John Kerry … Jonathan Turley. Panel: Kelsey Snell, Margaret Talev, Edward Wong and Salena Zito
“This Week”: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) … Leon Panetta. … Panel: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Cecilia Vega and Jennifer Jacobs … Panel: Matthew Dowd, Rick Klein, Cokie Roberts and Shawna Thomas
“Sunday Morning Futures”: Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) … author Gordon Chang… Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) … Justin Walker … Gregg Nunziata. Panel: Ed Rollins and former Sen. Al D’Amato (R-N.Y.)
“MediaBuzz”: Lanny Davis … Mollie Hemingway … Philippe Reines … Susan Ferrechio … Shana Glenzer … Father Thomas Reese
“Inside Politics”: Panel: Julie Pace, Jonathan Martin, Seung Min Kim and Jeff Zeleny (substitute anchor: Phil Mattingly)
“Fareed Zakaria GPS”: Panel: Steven Brill, Deborah Fallows and James Fallows … Dambisa Moyo … physicist Carlo Rovelli
“Reliable Sources”: Panel: April Ryan, Noah Shachtman and Errol Louis … Hadas Gold and Oliver Darcy … Matt Rivitz … Mike Daly (substitute anchor: John Avlon)
“Al Punto”: Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez … actor Demián Bichir … Andrew Gillum … Nora Sandigo Foundation founder and executive director Nora Sandigo and psychologist and author Maria Basualdo … Alejandro Berry and Ana Caty Hernandez
“The Communicators”: author and WIRE co-founder and former editor in chief Louis Rossetto… “Newsmakers”: Steven Law, questioned by Jonathan Martin and Alexi McCammond … “Q&A”: Historian Charles Calhoun
“Kasie DC”: Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) … Larry Sabato … Philip Rucker … Shawna Thomas … Ken Vogel …Tim Alberta … Darren Sands … Jo Piazza
“Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher or listen at MackOnPolitics.com): Kathryn Lopez.