This morning, I learned in Politico that the AP’s Ron Fournier, The Atlantic‘s James Fallows, the New York Times‘ Adam Nagourney, HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, and now Politico‘s Daniel Libit all are getting as much attention from, if not more, from “news hound” Daniel Lippman, an 19-year old George Washington University student who sends “us” a frequent stream of good corrections, things we might not have seen and should in the press or opinion world, and other items about the cool parties he expects to see me at.
Lippman is amazing — and much appreciated. He really deserves the title “regular contributor” at The Washington Note as he sends so much that I use here.
One of the items Lippman brought to my attention this morning is that at 4:30 pm today, Vice President Joe Biden will administer the oath of office to former Senators Chuck Hagel and David Boren who will co-chair the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
This swearing-in is one that I really want to attend as I am a huge fan of Hagel’s and think that the Obama/Biden team’s stock just went up a great deal by getting him on board.
But alas — closed to the press. But how about think tank friends?
Thanks again to Daniel Lippman for getting this news on top of my morning pile.
— Steve Clemons