Her husband Bob Bauer, already was working as the Obamas' attorney. "Obama brings people together.". Two different groups.” (The second group, he said, was the Secret Service.). Other notables present included former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia, who lost both legs and an arm in Vietnam, and actor Tom Hanks, star of the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” Hanks played a World War II Army Ranger company commander in the 1998 film. When told of the proposal, President Obama told aides Vietor had pulled off a “smooth move.”, Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1996, got a nod from President Obama on Saturday as “a World War II veteran who returned home from this war to serve a proud and distinguished career as a United States senator and national leader.”, Although she isn’t a veteran, the crowd included a descendant of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, a significant figure in D-Day history. “You know what they say,” Sunstein told a magazine before the November election. “A lot of the people who are coming in are kids,” said Pat Kennedy, a Washington broker who also writes Capital Homes, a real estate blog. Next door, at a government office building, former Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein oversees government regulations for the Office of Management and Budget. “These are people who aren’t even working for the administration. Or Anita and Bob. Not anonymousAlthough the couples decline interviews, citing a White House policy against profiles involving staffers' personal lives, they don't work in anonymity. Many Republicans who are out of official power will stay in Washington, and many incoming members of the Obama administration (Eric H. Holder Jr., Bill Burton) already have homes here. John Leger, 28, of Houston, who is based in Stuttgart, Germany, said an elderly French woman approached him and fellow Air Force Capt. (After her appointment was announced Nov. 24, Ms. Rogers said in an interview that she had not found a place to live yet.). (Tommy is the guy pictured on the left.) , Vietor was deputy press secretary for the Barack Obama Illinois Senate Campaign in 2004, then became deputy press secretary for Senator Obama the following year and press secretary the year after that. He was based in Nashville; she, in her native West Virginia. CARLSBAD In-N-Out offers incentives for reading The Carlsbad library is offering children from age 4 to 12 the chance to earn a certificate for a free In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger for every five books they read (or have read to them). And supporting the old real estate adage that Democrats rent and Republicans buy, a healthy number of young Obama staff members will settle into rentals. She couldn’t say no. McRoyan came ashore with the 1st Infantry Division on D-Day. The chains are off.  He is a founder of Crooked Media and co-hosts the podcasts Pod Save America and Pod Save the World. Sunstein, meanwhile, worked alongside Obama at the University of Chicago Law School until he left to join Power at Harvard when she returned there. Vietor wasn't part of the official trip, but flew overnight to make the unannounced visit. During last year's presidential campaign, Power resigned after causing a firestorm when she referred to Hillary Rodham Clinton as a "monster." Instead of finding Malia and Sasha, McCormick Lelyveld saw her boyfriend and an engagement ring. Sunstein, meanwhile, worked alongside Obama at the University of Chicago Law School until he left to join Power at Harvard when she returned there. “I was shaking — he completely surprised me,” said McCormick Lelyveld, 30. Or Tommy and Katie. On Wednesday, Jim Bell, a broker who deals in some of the city’s most expensive enclaves, said he had just given a tour of a six-bedroom Spanish-style house on California Street in the exclusive Kalorama neighborhood — for the wife of a very important soon-to-be Washington official. “I do have one listing from a Bush administration official, who’s going back to California,” she said, clucking her tongue at the timing. For someone coming in from Chicago.”, He continued: “Their advance people have already been inside the house twice. Gruters added, “And she kept saying it over and over: ‘Merci, merci, merci.’ “. After a weekend of searching in mid-November, Mr. Favreau bought a condominium in the Chastleton, an eight-story Gothic-style luxury building, where Gen. Douglas MacArthur once lived. Hope you guys didn't sustain damage", Historic Preservation Commission - Rumson, NJ: A History of Sheep's Run, "Tommy Vietor's journey with Obama: From van driver to National Security Council spokesman", "Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau leaves West Wing for screenwriting - The Boston Globe", The 'Keepin' It 1600' Guys Launch Crooked Media to Counter Trump, "Crooked Media's founders aren't paying themselves anything", "iTunesCharts.net: 'Pod Save America' by Crooked Media (American Podcasts iTunes Chart)", "Pod Save America: On the ground in Iowa Archives", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tommy_Vietor&oldid=984417856, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 October 2020, at 00:37. , In March 2016, Vietor became a regular co-host of The Ringer's political podcast Keepin' it 1600, along with Favreau and their fellow Obama administration alumni Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Lovett. Reid Cherlin, another Obama staff member, has moved into a rental in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. In many of Normandy’s villages, French and U.S. flags flew Saturday from official buildings, poked from flower beds outside homes and hung from roofs. She couldn't say no. The White House’s top communications official is married to the Obamas’ personal attorney. She later returned to work as a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama. "I thought the world of her as a colleague and a friend, but in terms of a relationship, I didn't put two and two together for a long time," Pfeiffer told The New York Times for his 2006 wedding announcement. After all, home prices have stalled, Ms. Kennedy said. While it is still too early to tell if the change in administration will have a lasting effect on the real estate market, one broker said that the last time there was such a potentially large swing was when the Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994 and the Democrats left town en masse. THESE days, the capital’s top real estate brokers are keeping more secrets than usual. Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett & Tommy Vietor - Tapping Into Trump ... Tommy Vietor - Tommy Vietor Photos - Summer 2018 TCA Press ... Tommy Vietor on Twitter: "Mr. “I guess the Bush people’s loss is the Obama people’s gain.”. , Shortly after the November 2016 election, Vietor, Lovett and Favreau decided to pursue podcasting and activism on a full-time basis. Tommy Vietor, a 28-year-old assistant White House press secretary, surprised Michelle Obama’s chief spokeswoman inside the ornate mansion while the Obamas were visiting Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. THE surge in interest, from Democratic administration officials, diplomats, journalists and big-money donors, has given real estate agents across Washington a glimmer of hope amid a cratering national housing market. First-time buyers have toured apartments in the fashionable neighborhoods of Logan Circle and the U Street corridor. Dunn initially had turned down an offer to join the White House after the campaign, promising her family she'd return to her consulting firm and the dining room table.  He graduated from Kenyon College in 2002 with a BA in philosophy. Tommy Vietor's book recommendations (updated 2020) | Good Books. In the last month, there has been a sharp increase in interest in properties across the district, in both upscale and gentrifying neighborhoods, said Jim Firkser, an agent with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Vietor, 28, took a Friday afternoon flight from Washington, arrived in Paris at 6:30 a.m. local time, grabbed a taxi and quickly showered and changed into a suit at the U.S. Embassy. He is a former spokesperson for President Obama and the United States National Security Council from 2011 to 2013. “I couldn’t have picked a more perfect way for this to happen.” (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). , Following Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election, Vietor became the Assistant White House Press Secretary, from January 2009 to January 2011; he then served as National Security Spokesman and Special Assistant to the President from January 2011 until March 2013. Obama phoned Power in 2005 to discuss her book on genocide; she offered to leave her job at Harvard to intern in his Senate office during a four-hour meeting. View Katie McCormick Lelyveld’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Just steps up the hall, his wife Sarah Feinberg is a top aide to the White House chief of staff. Pfeiffer and Feinberg met while they worked on Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. PARIS — First lady Michelle Obama’s spokeswoman got an urgent call Saturday morning, summoning her to the U.S. Embassy ahead of time. And the president's recent trip to France provided the perfect backdrop for a marriage proposal in the residence of the U.S. ambassador to France. Next door to Dunn’s West Wing office, her deputy Dan Pfeiffer manages the White House’s day-to-day spin. "You know what they say," Sunstein told a magazine before the November election. What should we think after White House staffers Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau were photographed shirtless hanging out with friends in a Georgetown bar … Although the couples decline interviews, citing a White House policy against profiles involving staffers’ personal lives, they don’t work in anonymity. “And people who have houses on the market or are about to put them on, think the Obama people are going to be their salvation.”, But the people who may suffer the most are the Republicans who are leaving town and trying to unload their properties. Here's one www.museumofbadart.org @BostonGlobe @MarkLeibovich @mikebarnicle @BillSimmons", "I grew up in Dedham and don't miss the wild New England summer storms. 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