Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...
Holding the Cards
Two years ago, as Seal Team 6 moved in on the Abbottabad compound where Usama Bin Laden was hiding, President Obama was playing cards.
Despite the pictures released by the White House of the president and his team in the Situation Room, former Obama body man Reggie Love says the president turned to distraction to make it through tense hours.
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REGGIE LOVE, FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA PERSONAL AIDE: We sat around in the private dining room, kinda like -- most people were like down in the Situation Room, but he was like, 'I'm not -- I not going to be down there -- I can't watch, this entire thing, and just...' So he, myself, Pete, Susan, the White House photographer Marvin, we played -- we must have played 15 hands -- 15 games of spades.
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That was part of an interview that Love did last month at UCLA hosted by the Artists and Athletes Alliance.
The group had posted it online but has since removed it.
Engaging the Twittersphere
The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is starting off on a very public note.
Today Samantha Power hosted a Twitter Town Hall taking questions posed to her using the hash tag, #whatmatters.
She answered questions on a range of topics, including Syria, Sudan, and gay rights in Russia.
She replaces Susan Rice, who faced strong scrutiny following the Benghazi attack for repeatedly telling the media that the administration did not think the attacks were organized or premeditated.
Rice is now national security adviser.
If You Can't Beat 'Em...
And finally, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Every year, Seattle's waterfront hosts Hempfest -- an event pushing for the legalization of marijuana.
Well, this year, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of pot.
So police will be at this weekend's Hempfest handing out Doritos to cure the munchies.
A police spokesman says they're having fun with an outreach campaign, because each bag will contain a web address, with rules on what is and is not legal.