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Dems gone wild: Julie Mason’s top political stories

May 23, 2014

It’s true that Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel 124 mocks Democrats a lot. Their love of working groups, artisanal cheese, sustainable development, craft cocktails, symposia and bicycle sharing programs indeed grow tedious.

BUT — this week on the show, all kinds of Democrats were getting up to some intriguing business, and tribute is apparently in order.

Skunk pelts, ranch-flipping, castration issues and a pair of fishnets: This could only be a chat with Elizabeth Williamson of the Wall Street Journal on her interview with former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. The colorful Democrat is mulling a run for president.

Matt Viser of the Boston Globe had a rare sit-down with Secretary of State John Kerry. Julie wanted to know, does the former senator always write his speeches by candlelight in the darkened woods, or was it just that one time? Matt knew all about it:

Uh-oh: A little spot of bother for President Obama. Big-money Democratic donors are kind of over the whole thing and reluctant to write checks for the midterms. Amie Parnes of The Hill joined Jules to dish on money probs and Obama fatigue:

President Obama last weekend played a mysterious round of golf with a lawyer, an oilman and a lobbyist. And not on his favorite course at Andrews, but at a fancy, private club. This is the Democrats? Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine investigates:

Matt Berman was creative director at George magazine, and sported some very floppy hair in the 1980s. He’s written a memoir about his time at the magazine and friendship with John Kennedy, Jr. Among other things, Berman writes that Carolyn Bessette was a true friend.

And in case you missed it, here is Eli Lake of the Daily Beast on an epic rant defending the mainstream media. Boom.

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