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Awesome events: Celebrate the awesome work of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region tonight at #NightAtThePoint; Walk among the dead at Capitol Hill’s Congressional Cemetery; The White House Garden is decked out in fall; Seafood, eat food at the Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival; The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery: Murder House Party will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit; I like to dribble up and down the court #Wizards; Soak up the sun (and the last of the warmth) at the Evening Star Cafe’s 20th Anniversary Block Party; Literally everything is pumpkins this weekend at Pumpkinpalooza at the Wharf; Cheer on the heroes running this Sunday’s Marine Corps 42nd Marathon; HBD Bluejacket! 


On September 2, 2017 the FSU Seminoles lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Kathryn consequently lost a bet that day – and her dignity.


Here are DC’s Michelin starred restaurants for 2018 (spoiler alert: there’s only like 2); Some dude mooned Trump’s motorcade; FYI, The Royal Family is hiring; This is the cutest firing from a job that’s ever happened; There are diamonds on Uranus; The guy that jumped the White House fence just wanted to be famous; There might be a cure for phone-at-the-dinner-table syndrome (h/t GNI); Tired of selfies? Too bad because they’re getting even bigger.


One year ago we entered The Bone Zone and after a whole trip around the sun, we can confirm we haven’t left.


Leaves out sleeves out.

#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

Congratulations to Politico’s Eliana Johnson, who has officially been named a member of the outlet’s White House team. Most recently, Johnson was a national political reporter, and before this, Washington editor for National Review; Also at Politico, Mike Zapler has a new role as deputy managing editor; David Byler is joining The Weekly Standard as staff writer and chief elections analyst. Byler previously was an elections analyst for RealClearPolitics; Journalist Tanya Basu has joined The Daily Beast as Science editor; Laura Barrón-López, most recently covering Congress as a politics reporter for HuffPost, is joining the Washington Examiner as a political reporter; Bully Pulpit Interactive welcomes back Jane Hughes and Eric Reif as director and media director. Hughes recently ran digital efforts for Maggie Hassan for NH, and Reif was email director and grassroots donor director for the DNC; From Bloomberg, Kendall Breitman is moving to DC to serve as a MSNBC segment producer; Counterpart International adds Ann Hudock, from Plan International USA, as senior vice president of strategy and growth; Most recently the minority deputy press secretary and digital director for the Energy and Commerce Democratic Staff, Matt Schumacher has a new role as digital director for the House Democratic Caucus; The Alpine Group recently added Mike Haywood and Cornell Teague. Haywood most recently was a managing director at Cypress Advocacy, and Teague was a professional staff member for the House Appropriations Committee Defense subcommittee; After thirteen years, Miguel Mendoza is leaving his post as deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL) to join Amazon’s transportation policy team; Tana Bosshard is making moves from the Glover Park Group, to the Glen Echo Group, where she will serve as a senior associate; From QE Intelligence, Elliott Schwartz joins Monument Policy Group as communications director. Also joining Monument as a principal is Matt McAlvanah, former deputy U.S. trade representative in the Obama administration; Meghan Cieslak, most recently director of communications for the Electronic Transaction Association, is joining the International Foodservice Distributors Association as its new communications director; Also joining IFDA is Annika Stensson, after nearly seven years with the National Restaurant Association; From the office of Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), Blaire Bartlett is making moves to the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers; Ahmir Rashid, previously managing director and strategy and operations consultant at Composite Path, was recently named chief of staff for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS); Mary Allison (MA) Miller has been promoted from senior associate for partner solutions to manager of partner solutions at Global Impact; Treasury alum Charlotte Taylor has joined Cartica Management as director of investor relations. Taylor previously spent four years with PIMCO, most recently as a vice president and account manager; Former chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) at the Labor Department, Jane Norman, recently joined the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center as director of programs; Orbital ATK adds Amelia Wolf, previously a legislative assistant at Cobham Corporate North America, as its new PAC manager; Robin Roberts, senior director of media relations for the National Retail Foundation, is joining the National Head Start Association as director of public affairs; Sonoran Policy Group recently promoted Jacob Daniels from senior vice president to president; The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers adds Justin Sykes, former federal affairs manager for Americans for Tax Reform, as a manager of government affairs; RNC veteran Conor Maguire is making moves to WPA Intelligence as a senior client strategist; And finally, the American Bankers Association has named chairman of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, Kenneth Burgess Jr., as its next chairman. #DoBigThings


Thanks in advance for the free Super Bowl Tickets, Laura Stefanow! (And congrats on your new job!); We thought Todd Boulanger was a Metallica guy; Hello Whitaker Askew; We miss Erin Mitchell; What in the world is Laurent Crenshaw up to these days?; Laura Bonavita knows how to plan an all-day party; Jared Parks knows how to show up just in time; Congratulations Stacey Hutchinson!; Kelly Klass has v good style; Piper Hendricks is gearing up to advocate for women’s rights in Nepal!; Hey Bruce Lubatkin good luck on your Bike for MS this Sunday!; Woke up early for nothing Caroline Gluck #UGH; Samantha Albert is back from her weekend getaway to NYC; Shout out to Annabeth Carlson for starting in a new position at the Washington Post!; Thanks Sally Bronston for showing us a cool coffee shop that also serves wine!; Wishing Lauren Crawford Shaver a VERY big HAPPY BIRTHDAY; Nick Meisel is crushing law school! Keep writing those amazing essays; Love Kelsey Lubatkin’s outfit of the day pics! #BestWorkStyle; Congrats to Kate Schuler and Alexis Matsui for joining PhBalanced Films on their voyage to Nepal; Caroline Jones slays on the Hill and all with her shoe game; Jacob Reiner loves working from home; “Did someone say chocolate chip bagels” Jon Hayden?; Lookin’ good in them glasses Christina Rzepka; Tory Atkins has the best LinkedIn cover photo…ever; No one is better than Julia Kaner; Nick Dye is a trooper; Wishing Uncle Mark Lubatkin a very happy and healthy birthday!; Wayne Pacelle, Lauren Selsky and Crystal Moreland make one heck of a team; Welcome to DC, Steve Wilson and Kiler Dillon!; Here’s a shorter list: Who didn’t go to Guns N Roses last night?; Katie Pavlich is pretty in pink; Hats off to Tim Day and Dana Lorberg at TecNation 2017; Happy 5 year work-anniversary Drew Ellis! Thank you for everything you do – like bringing Hammy into our lives; Party hard, Lauren Crawford Shaver!; Ask Bill Gray what he named his gallbladder; Becky Card was unusually verbal this week; DCL is gorgeous; What does Alex Angelson think of figure skating?; Are Dave & Monica Popp practicing their boat docking skillz?


Famous birthday wishes to Millie Mellenkamp, Ghilan Golzar, Pablo Manriquez, Ryan Kiernan, Matt Steele, Kurt Bardella, Jocelyn Bulger, Gordon Pennoyer, Michelle Malkin, Josie Martin and Lauren Crawford Shaver!

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