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Roberta McCain, the candidate’s Mom, was among those congratulating campaign manager Rick Davis and his wife, Karen, last night at the historic home of Lea and Wayne Berman. The evening was social, meant to ease the tensions for Republicans in a tough year, aided by a jazz trio led by a pianist who’s an alumnus of the “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. The secret to lasting 96 years? Roberta McCain drank water as she worked the bipartisan crowd, which included the Davis’ children, Lauren and Cole, plus Justice Alito, Dean Aguillen, Liz Denny, Michael Duffy, Carla Eudy, Fred Fielding, Craig Fuller, Michael Glassner, Joel Kaplan, Governor Keating, Michael Lebovitz, Fred Malek, Drew Maloney, John McConnell, Brian McCormack, Mack McLarty, Ken Mehlman, Tom Nides, Bill Plante, Scott Reed, Lucky Roosevelt and Bob Woodward.
Must be hard holding Washington insiders accountable when you are one…
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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