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Good Tuesday morning. We hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day week. Congress is out, and we’re seeing a lot of out-of-office messages pop up. But we expect President Donald Trump’s decision this week on the Paris climate accords. In the last few days, Trump administration officials have publicly and privately predicted the president is open to remaining a part of the climate deal, will absolutely pull out of the agreement and will attempt to renegotiate the accord.

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THERE IS NOT MUCH on President Donald Trump’s public schedule today — just lunch with Vice President Mike Pence at 12:30 p.m. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is slated to meet with President Donald Trump Wednesday at the White House. Vietnam Airlines flight number 1 — a Boeing 787 — is scheduled to land at Andrews Air Force Base today at 3:05 p.m. from New York. The plane is scheduled to leave Andrews at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday for Frankfurt. http://bit.ly/2riGeVD

SPOTTED — COREY LEWANDOWSKI on Memorial Day at Peet’s Coffee across from the White House, “suitcase in hand,” per our tipster.

AND THERE’S MORE …

MATT ROSENBERG, MARK MAZZETTI and MAGGIE HABERMAN on NYT, A1– “Investigation Turns to Kushner’s Motives in Meeting With a Putin Ally”: “Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was looking for a direct line to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — a search that in mid-December found him in a room with a Russian banker whose financial institution was deeply intertwined with Russian intelligence, and remains under sanction by the United States.

“Federal and congressional investigators are now examining what exactly Mr. Kushner and the Russian banker, Sergey N. Gorkov, wanted from each other. The banker is a close associate of Mr. Putin, but he has not been known to play a diplomatic role for the Russian leader. That has raised questions about why he was meeting with Mr. Kushner at a crucial moment in the presidential transition, according to current and former officials familiar with the investigations.” http://nyti.ms/2r6Ak9T

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INSIDE THE WEST WING — WAPO A1, “How President Trump consumes — or does not consume — top-secret intelligence,” by Phil Rucker and Ashley Parker (print headline: “Serving intelligence to Trump in small bites”): “President Trump consumes classified intelligence like he does most everything else in life: ravenously and impatiently, eager to ingest glinting nuggets but often indifferent to subtleties. Most mornings, often at 10:30, sometimes earlier, Trump sits behind the historic Resolute desk and, with a fresh Diet Coke fizzing and papers piled high, receives top-secret updates on the world’s hot spots. The president interrupts his briefers with questions but also with random asides. He asks that the top brass of the intelligence community be present, and he demands brevity.

“As they huddle around the desk, Trump likes to pore over visuals — maps, charts, pictures and videos, as well as ‘killer graphics,’ as CIA Director Mike Pompeo phrased it. … Though career intelligence analysts often take the lead in delivering them, Trump likes his political appointees — Pompeo and [DNI Daniel] Coats — to attend, along with national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Pompeo and Coats, whose offices are in McLean, Va., have had to redesign their daily routines so that they spend many mornings at the White House. Vice President Pence usually attends, while other administration principals join depending on the topic of the day, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly. Senior members of the West Wing staff sometimes float in and out of the Oval Office during the briefings. …

“Jared Kushner … often observes quietly; he receives his own intelligence briefing earlier in the morning, according to two White House officials. … Trump also has encouraged his briefers to include as many visual elements as possible. This is a reflection, aides said, of Trump’s career as a real estate developer who evaluated blueprints and renderings to visualize what a property eventually would look like. ‘Sometimes,’ Coats said, ‘pictures do say a thousand words.’” http://wapo.st/2sgKNNC

HOW THE PRESIDENT MANAGES – “Snubs and slights are part of the job in Trump’s White House,” by WaPo’s Ashley Parker: “In Trump’s White House, aides serve a president who demands absolute loyalty — but who doesn’t always offer it in return. Trump prefers a management style in which even compliments can come laced with a bite, and where enduring snubs and belittling jokes, even in public, is part of the job. Allies say the president’s quips are simply good-natured teasing, part of an inclusive strategy meant to make even mid-level staff members feel like family. But others consider Trump’s comments pointed reminders to those who work for him that he is in charge — barbs from the boss that keep aides on guard and off kilter, and can corrode staff morale.

“Trump sometimes refers to his 45-year-old chief of staff, Reince Priebus, as ‘Reince-y,’ a diminutive nickname that some aides and outside rivals recount with gleeful relish. … The president has described House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), in theory one of his top allies on Capitol Hill, as a ‘Boy Scout’ — a dig that the lawmaker joked he chose to take as a compliment even though ‘I’m not sure he meant it that way.’ … And during the transition, Trump would make a point of noting that Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s crowds paled compared to his, teasing that even his daughter Ivanka and son Eric attracted more attention, said two people familiar with the comments, which they considered demeaning.” http://wapo.st/2s94Jm8

— HOPE HICKS’ statement to Ashley: “President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him. He has an unparalleled ability to communicate with people, whether he is speaking to a room of three or an arena of 30,000. He has built great relationships throughout his life and treats everyone with respect. He is brilliant with a great sense of humor … and an amazing ability to make people feel special and aspire to be more than even they thought possible.”

— @TVietor08: “Hope Hicks does a hilarious impression of North Korean propaganda in this quote to @AshleyRParker” http://bit.ly/2r6stZU

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ALEX ISENSTADT SCOOP: PENCE REEMERGING — Pence to make campaign push amid GOP concerns over Trump”: “Vice President Mike Pence is embarking on a cross-country summer campaign tour amid rising fears that the GOP, reeling from a barrage of Trump-fueled controversies, is headed for a midterm election disaster. Pence is mapping out a schedule that will take him through several Midwestern battlegrounds and to traditionally conservative southern states like Georgia, where an unexpectedly competitive June special election runoff is alarming party strategists. The vice president will also attend a series of Republican Party events that will draw major donors and power-brokers, where talk about 2018 is certain to be front-and-center.

“The push comes at a time of growing consternation among senior Republicans who say the White House has given them little direction on midterm planning. Many complain that they do not even know who to contact about 2018 in an administration that has been consumed by chaos. ‘He has an appetite to fight so he’s going to get out there and fight on the president’s behalf,’ said Nick Ayers, a longtime Pence strategist. At the same time, the vice president’s increased electoral activity has stoked speculation that Pence is positioning himself for a post-Trump future in the party, something his advisers strenuously deny.” http://politi.co/2qBpsNH

2018 WATCH — NYT A16, “‘Narrowcast’ Trump? Republicans Seek Formula to Keep House Majority,” by Jeremy Peters in Roswell, Georgia: “In the northern suburbs of Atlanta, where what is likely to be the most expensive House campaign in history is being waged, a band of conservative advocacy groups is grappling with a question that may decide whether the Republican Party keeps its House majority after 2018: Do you run with President Trump or against him? Somehow, the groups are discovering, they will have to do both. …

“The trick for Republicans and their allied outside groups is figuring out how to avoid conspicuously embracing the president without alienating conservative voters who would view any overt rebuff as a betrayal. ‘That is the question we are trying to answer right now,’ said Ralph Reed, whose Faith and Freedom Coalition is based in Georgia and is involved in the special election. As for Mr. Trump, Mr. Reed added: ‘I don’t think you really look to broadcast him. You narrowcast him.’” http://nyti.ms/2quX3O0

JUST POSTED — STEPHEN MILLER PROFILE – WILLIAM D. COHAN in Vanity Fair’s summer issue, “How Stephen Miller Rode White Rage from Duke’s Campus to Trump’s West Wing”: “Despite Miller’s penchant for outrageous provocation, his family was very much like others in Santa Monica. His mother, Miriam, from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, came from a well-known Jewish family that had made a fortune in retailing. His father, Michael, a Stanford graduate, was a lawyer and real-estate mini-mogul. These days, the Millers together own Cordary Inc., a real-estate investment company … [which] owns and manages three multi-family residential ‘communities’ in the Los Angeles area comprised of 471 rental units.

“Ironically, the family would not have made it to the United States had someone like Stephen Miller been in the White House a century ago. Facing religious persecution, Miriam’s family — the Glossers — fled Belarus, arriving in New York in 1903. ‘Imagine living in a place where armed Cossacks ride through the streets, looking to cripple or kill you,’ wrote Robert Jeschonek, in ‘Long Live Glosser’s,’ a 2014 book about the family. … One former Duke student remembers Miller’s behavior in class more than she does his political views. In a freshman history course about the American Revolution, she recalls, ‘Just right away, he’d just walk in, put his head down, and go to sleep.’ After giving Miller a few good-natured warnings, the professor kicked him out. ‘He’s got that sleepy-eyed, sloe-eyed look, but he’s just saying ‘F*** you’ to the world,’ she says.” http://bit.ly/2r6MfVd

COMING ATTRACTIONS — “Debt fight blindsides Congress,” by Burgess Everett and Rachael Bade: “President Donald Trump’s top economic aides are urging Capitol Hill leaders to raise the debt ceiling by the end of July. And Congress is totally unprepared to do so. Lawmakers in both parties thought they’d have until the fall to act, and had planned to roll the always-difficult vote into a broader spending package that could be more easily swallowed. That strategy may now have to be tossed aside with the debt limit deadline approaching faster than expected.

“The White House request raises the prospect of a bruising fight over the debt limit — not just between Republicans and Democrats but within both parties. The GOP is torn over whether to combine spending cuts with the debt ceiling lift, and Senate Democrats are already signaling they may push for their own concessions since their votes are going to be needed to avoid a devastating government default. The request will also scramble the congressional calendar. The GOP is currently embroiled in an effort to repeal Obamacare and rewrite the tax code, two massive legislative items that are expected to suck up time and energy all summer.” http://politi.co/2rQ2GGq

FOR YOUR RADAR — “North Korea warns of ‘bigger gift package’ for U.S. after latest test,” by Reuters’ Ju-min Park and Jack Kim in Seoul: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North’s official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile launched on Monday was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence compared with previous versions of the ‘Hwasong’ rockets, North Korea’s name for its Scud-class missiles, KCNA said. That indicated the North had launched a modified Scud-class missile, as South Korea’s military has said.” http://reut.rs/2sgB2yW

— “Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83,” by AP’s Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez in Panama City: “Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that ‘the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history.’ Varela added, ‘His daughters and his relatives deserve to mourn in peace.’ Noriega ruled with an iron fist, ordering the deaths of those who opposed him and maintaining a murky, close and conflictive relationship with the United States.” http://apne.ws/2qBlKUl

THE JUICE…

— FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: JOHN HEILEMANN is now a national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

— OBAMA ALUMNI: FRANK BENENATI is starting a new job in Chicago at United Airlines as director of corporate communications. He previously served as the director of public affairs for the EPA and also was as a White House spokesperson and assistant press secretary.

THE N.Y. POST and N.Y. DAILY NEWS have the same front page today. A mugshot photo of Tiger Woods with the headline “DUI OF THE TIGER.” The Post http://nyp.st/2algwplThe Daily News http://bit.ly/2sgRGhO

REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CALIF.) SPEAKS, via Sarah Wire in the L.A. Times: “Embattled House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told hundreds of local Republicans at a recent private dinner fundraiser that congressional investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election are about Democrats trying to justify Hillary Clinton’s loss.

“‘The Democrats don’t want an investigation on Russia. They want an independent commission. Why do they want an independent commission? Because they want to continue the narrative that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are best friends, and that’s the reason that he won, because Hillary Clinton would have never lost on her own; it had to be someone else’s fault,’ Nunes told Republicans at the $75-per-plate Tulare County Lincoln Dinner on April 7. His remarks were recorded on video and provided to The Times.

“‘They have tried to destroy this Russia investigation, they’ve never been serious about it, and one of the great things now that I’ve stepped aside from this Russia investigation, I can actually say what I want to say. I know that there’s probably media in here, you can write it but just try to get it right when you do,’ he said.” http://lat.ms/2riC4gt

BEYOND THE BELTWAY — “Threats of violence, unfinished business, rowdy protesters mark end of tumultuous legislative session,” by Dallas Morning News’ Brandi Grissom, Robert T. Garrett, Lauren McGaughy and James Barragan in Austin: “Lawmakers threatened to shoot and beat one another up on the final day of a legislative session beset by angry fights and emotional outbursts that often got in the way of completing their agenda. ‘Our nerves are frayed. It’s the last day of a long session,’ said Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Frisco. ‘We just want to go home.’ …

“Reps. Ramon Romero and Cesar Blanco said Rep. Matt Rinaldi, a staunchly conservative Republican from Irving and ardent supporter of the anti-immigration legislation, approached them. Rinaldi told them he had called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report the protesters, many of whom were Hispanic. The Democrats were infuriated. A shoving match and threats of violence ensued. Rinaldi said Rep. Poncho Nevarez, a Democrat from Eagle Pass, threatened to ‘get me on the way to my car.’ Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, said he heard Rinaldi warn Nevarez that he would ‘put a bullet in your head.’

“Rinaldi issued a statement that said he threatened to shoot Nevarez in self-defense only after the Democrat threatened him. The Republican said he was under Department of Public Safety protection following the kerfuffle.” http://bit.ly/2rfnYe5

— “Cities join call for impeachment,” by POLITICO Illinois Playbook’s Natasha Korecki: “Congress may not be ready to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, but a growing number of cities and towns are trying to push members in that direction. Brookline, Mass., became the 10th and latest local government Thursday to pass a resolution calling for impeachment, a step designed to add pressure on the state’s congressmen to launch a formal investigation that could ultimately lead to the president’s removal from office.” http://politi.co/2rzT1E2

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THE OPPOSITION — “Since election, yoga rises off the mat to take on Donald Trump,” by USA Today’s Paul Singer: https://usat.ly/2sgzXqS

OFF MESSAGE PODCAST: Sen. Ben Sasse joins Isaac Dovere on the latest episode of POLITICO’s Off Message podcast talking about how President Donald Trump comes to the presidency from the world of reality TV. “And I have lots of anxiety about whether or not that kind of world is really what we want for our kids,” the Nebraska Republican senator said. Listen and subscribe http://apple.co/2nEa7y0

— “Is Trump an ‘adult’? Ben Sasse won’t say,” by Isaac Dovere: http://politi.co/2rivyGC

REMEMBERING FRANK DEFORD – NYT’s Daniel Victor: “Frank Deford, who mined the sports world for human stories and told them with literary grace over six decades in Sports Illustrated, a shelf of books and many years of radio and television commentary, died on Sunday at his home in Key West, Fla. He was 78. … Mr. Deford retired from NPR’s “Morning Edition” on May 3, signing off with what the radio network said was his 1,656th weekly commentary since 1980. He also appeared on HBO’s ‘Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel’ for 22 years and wrote for Sports Illustrated for more than 30 years. At Sports Illustrated, he became a leader in a form of literary sports journalism nurtured by its managing editor, André Laguerre, who recruited him as one of a blue-ribbon roster of writers that included Mark Kram, Dan Jenkins and Roy Blount Jr.” http://nyti.ms/2riAUSq

VALLEY TALK — “Court Documents Shed Light on Theranos Board’s Response to Crisis: Two former directors didn’t follow up on allegations that the blood-testing firm was relying on standard technology,” by WSJ’s Christopher Weaver: “Two former Theranos Inc. directors said they didn’t follow up on public allegations that the Silicon Valley blood-testing firm was relying on standard technology rather than its much-hyped proprietary device for most tests, according to newly released court documents.

“In depositions, the highly decorated former directors — former U.S. Navy Adm. Gary Roughead and former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz — who were board members when concerns of employees and regulators became public—said they didn’t question Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes about the matter.” http://on.wsj.com/2r6XWes

MEDIAWATCH — “Tronc plan to buy Sun-Times may face competition,” by Natasha Korecki: “At least two outside parties have shown interest in buying the Chicago Sun-Times, possibly scuttling what was thought to be a done deal with the owner of the Chicago Tribune, a newspaper guild representative told POLITICO. David Roeder, a consultant with the Chicago News Guild, which represents the newsrooms of the Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader, said that at least two other interested groups of buyers have reached out to the guild and expressed an interest in buying the news organization.” http://politi.co/2rzu4bS

–TEDDY SCHLEIFER to Recode — per Joe Pompeo’s Morning Media: “Recode has nabbed Teddy Schleifer from CNN, where he has been a Washington-based politics and campaign finance reporter. At Recode, Schleifer will be a senior editor based in San Francisco.”

TRANSITIONS — FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Theo LeCompte, former deputy chief of staff at the Commerce Department and COO at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, is joining MemoryWell as COO. Former TIME correspondent and current contributor Jay Newton-Small started the organization to use a network of freelance journalists to write “life stories” for patients entering long term care to help improve their care.

WEEKEND WEDDINGS — Warren Bass, senior editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Review section, was married Sunday to Jenna Slutsky, a psychologist at Columbia University Medical Center, at Wainwright House in Rye, N.Y. The couple met on the subway going from Brooklyn to the Upper West Side. The waterside ceremony was performed by Rabbi Aaron Panken, the president of Hebrew Union College, and Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of New York’s Central Synagogue. SPOTTED: Susan Rice and Ian Cameron, Adam Entous, Emily Bazelon, Brooke Anderson, David Greenberg and Suzanne Nossel, Salman and Cat Ahmed, Andrew Weiss and Kate Julian, Jen Simon, Ken Baer and Caron Gremont, Mieke Eoyang, Krishanti Vignarajah and Collin O’Mara, Grant Harris and Tara Bahrampour.

ANOTHER SCHUMER MARRIAGE! — Meghan Taira, legislative director for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Gerry Petrella, policy director for Leader Schumer, were married on Monday by Danny Akaka Jr. at the Sunset Ranch on the north shore of Oahu in front of friends and family from Hawaii, Long Island, Washington and beyond. Pool report: “The bride wore her mother’s beautiful dress, the groom wore his finest Tommy Bahama number as the crowd danced the night away to songs including ‘Sweet Child Of Mine,’ the karaoke song that first brought the couple together. The ladies wore local leis, the men kukui necklaces and everyone brought their finest aloha spirit. POG juice and rum flowed and laughter roared late into the night.”

— Joel Mowbray, founder of Fourth Factor Consulting, a strategic consulting firm that works with mostly Silicon Valley tech companies, on Sunday married Valeria Bystritskaia, who was Miss Germany 2011 and competed in Miss Universe. Fun facts: she speaks five languages and shares the same immigration attorney as Melania Trump, Michael Wildes. Joel is a former fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. The wedding was in Aspen: all the guests stayed at the St. Regis and the ceremony was outdoors with a chuppah in the grass and the trees and mountains as the backdrop. Festivities kicked off Friday night with a Shabbat dinner at Chabad in Aspen. On Saturday, after Shabbat, guests enjoyed scotch and cigars. The couple met in synagogue at Kiddush last May, the first Shabbat after Passover. He went up to go talk to her and asked her where she was from (her favorite question): She replied: “From everywhere around the world” and promptly walked away. Pics by Ross Daniels Photography http://bit.ly/2qvhKcHhttp://bit.ly/2rx6sVwhttp://bit.ly/2s9wbAz

SPOTTED: Ted and Heidi Cruz, Ed and Marie Royce, David Panton, Larry Mizel, Martin and Rivka Rapaport, their children Ezi and Penina, Sander and Tracy Gerber, Eric and Yvette Edidin, Arie Lipnick, Elliott Broidy, Adam Ross, David Panton, Noah Pollak, Martin Rapaport, Travis Allen, David and Donna Keene, Rich Miniter, Rex Elsass, Reid Spitz, David and Hila Brog, wedding planner Jason Burns.

–Sabrina Singh, deputy comms director for American Bridge, and Mike Smith, DCCC national finance director, got married in Newport Beach, at the hotel Pelican Hill. The officiant was Mike’s sister Jaime Smith. DCCC, DGA, and HFA families were well represented in the wedding party. The best man was Tom Mintz and groomsmen included Jonathan Levy, Haley Simmons, and Tanner Ahern. Her bridesmaids/maids of honor included Devon MacLaughlin, Sarah Rothschild, Lauren Wolman, and Tori Murphy. They met at the DCCC in 2011.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD — CNN correspondent Sunlen Serfaty and husband Alexis Serfaty, VP and chief of staff at the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, email friends and family: “Sunlen and I are overjoyed to welcome to the world, Roosevelt Jolie Serfaty! Miss Serfaty arrived on Sunday evening at 5:23 pm, weighing 8 pounds and one ounce — twenty one inches long, with beautiful, big, and curious eyes. Her name carries special meaning for us — Roosevelt, ‘Field of Roses’ in honor of Rose Park, where we first met and were married. Mom and baby are well and Roosevelt can’t wait to meet everyone!” Pic http://politi.co/2qBfSdN

— Josh Kraushaar, political editor at National Journal, and Hannah Kraushaar, program manager at National Defense University, have welcomed Avi Ethan Kraushaar, who was born on Wednesday. Pic with big sister Shana http://politi.co/2rfavTa

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: former DCCC Chairman/Congressman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), now chairman of the Global Institute at Long Island University, is 59. How he’s celebrating: “Once I left Congress, I went from the House to a new house near Theodore Roosevelt’s home on Long Island. I’ll be celebrating there, poolside, with my family and dog, Theo.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2rzMl97

BIRTHDAYS: Michelle Cottle, contributing editor at The Atlantic and a TNR alum … Jenna Lee, co-host of FOX News’ “Happening Now” (hat tip: James Rosen) … Kim Kingsley … Miryam Lipper, press secretary for Sen. Tim Kaine and alum of HFA and DNC, who celebrated last night at a small Memorial Day dinner with HFA and DNC friends (h/ts Ian Sams and Tyrone Gayle) … Frank Thorp, producer and off-air reporter covering Congress for NBC … Holly Page (h/ts Tammy, Kelley, Jacquie and Jon) … CAA’s Alan Berger … Ashe Schow, reporter at Real Clear Investigations … Eric Levenson, a digital writer at CNN (h/t Sarah Jorgensen) … Hannah Cooper, a staff assistant for Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.), is 23 (h/t Sean Gogolin) … Shawnda Westly … WSJ alum Gautham Nagesh, founder and editor of Stiff Jab, the premier fight site on Tumblr … Blake Williams … Larry Silverstein is 86 (h/t Jewish Insider) …

… Josh Gatlin is 41 … Lisa Stark, broadcast correspondent at Education Week and the PBS NewsHour who is an ABC News and Al Jazeera America alum … Joe Williams … Reema Dodin, floor director for Sen. Dick Durbin, the Democratic Whip … Marshall Project managing editor Kirsten Danis … PhRMA’s Nicole Longo … Politico’s Pratyusha Sankuratri … Ashley Bender, associate at Arnold & Porter (h/t Trey Herr) … Thomas Brown Dowd, who was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was KIA in Vietnam in 1967, would have been 73 (h/t best friend Fred Graefe) … Hunter Williams of Covington & Burling … Brian Infante, associate at Portfolio Advisors … Politico Europe’s Fiona Maxwell … Jorna Taylor … Lauren Nevin … Nicholas Ballasy … Sheila Ali-Oston … Doug Grane, co-founder and partner at PE and angel investing firm St. Andrews Partners … Greg Moore … Thomas Cluderay … Joe Cowie … Scott Froyen … Stephanie Bosh … Chris Gowen (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Gary Lee … Sheila Ali-Oston … Wynonna Judd is 53 … Cee Lo Green is 43 (h/ts AP)

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