Washington mourns the loss of Ben Bradlee, the man who made them run to read the Washington Post every morning.
One of Google’s top thinkers, Megan Smith, joined the White House as Chief Technology Officer and Saturday night Washington rolled out the Design Cuisine treats for a proper welcome for Ms. Smith.
Hilary Rosen, Hunter and Kathleen Biden, Kara Swisher, Tammy Haddad and Edie and Walt Mossberg introduced Ms.Smith to some of Washington’s top influentials and media.
See the slide show to the left of this post for more photos.
She didn’t need a band or cheerleaders or a theme song but Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s campaign to push women into the C-suites and front offices continued at Connie Milstein’s book party for her Monday evening in Washington,D.C. Milstein introduced Gillibrand as a friend of all women and Gillibrand then told the intimate crowd of friends and media that she is proud of the conversation she has started.
Here is Politico Playbook’s pool report.
OUT AND ABOUT: Connie Milstein hosted a party at her Georgetown house to toast Kirsten Gillibrand on her new book “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World.”SPOTTED by Daniel Lippman: Andrea Mitchell, Tammy Haddad, Karen Finney, Jeremy Bash, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Stephanie Cutter, Bob Barnett and Rita Braver, Nick Massella, Matt Dornic, Ret. Gen. George Casey and wife Sheila, Debbie Dingell, Jack and Susanna Quinn, Neera Tanden, Martha Slagle, Emily Heil, Glenn Caplan, Kathleen Sebelius, John Coale, Fred Hochberg, Harold Ickes, Kelley McCormick, Jay Newton-Small, Polson Kanneth and Nikki Schwab.
Look out Joanna Coles, President Obama’s right and left hand former Deputy Chief of Staff and newlywed Alyssa Mastromonaco, is Marie Claire’s newest contributor. Another step in the march of all media to Washington for insider information and new media plays. Look for Madam Secretary from CBS this fall. Tea Leoni plays a Secretary of State.
White House advisers: Jon Favreau, Ben Rhodes, Cody Keenan, Alyssa Mastromonaco, David Axelrod and Dan Pfeiffer