National Journal’s Newsmaker Series: Convention Daily Live Briefings

Monday through Thursday
August 25 – 28
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (MDT)

Tattered Cover Bookstore
1628 16th Street at Wynkoop
Denver, Co.
MONDAY, Aug. 25:  Atlantic Media Political Director Ron Brownstein talks to the leaders of constituent groups that will be critical in delivering policy and election support for Obama’s presidential bid to assess Obama’s vice president selection; to explain what they’re hoping to hear at the convention; and to discuss their organizations’ plans for the general election. Monday’s panel features:
Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern Executive Director Eli Pariser
EMILY’s List President Ellen Malcolm
Progressive Policy Institute President Will Marshall
Editor’s Note: A major new study on Obama and blue collar voters will be released at Monday’s briefing by Stan Greenberg, of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.

TUESDAY, Aug. 26: Hotline Editor-in-Chief Amy Walter is joined by top national pollsters and analysts in a discussion of polling trends.  Tuesday’s panel features:
FD President Ed Reilly Editor and Publisher Mark Blumenthal
Peter Hart Research Associates President Geoffrey Garin
Editor’s Note: Diageo/Hotline will release a new national poll, Obama and McCain head-to-head, at Tuesday’s Briefing.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27: Political analyst and editor of The Cook Political Report, Charlie Cook, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews highlight the most important, and competitive, congressional races with CongressDaily’s Executive Editor Dave Morris. Invited guests for Wednesday’s panel include:
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Schumer

THURSDAY, Aug, 28: Ron Brownstein and Chris Matthews talk with campaign insiders and political strategists about how they would “grade” the convention thus far, discuss what Obama has to achieve in his acceptance speech, and preview the general election. Thursday’s panel features:
Brazile & Associates Founder Donna Brazile
Trippi Multimedia President Joe Trippi
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Chairman and CEO Stan Greenberg
Former Gore (’00) and Kerry (’04) speechwriter Andrei Cherny

National Journal’s “The Path to Power”

Tuesday, August 26
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (MDT)  

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
1881 Curtis Street
Denver, CO
Atlantic Media Political Director Ron Brownstein will host a panel discussion on how Obama would govern if elected president, on Tuesday, August 26, in Denver. The luncheon discussion for political insiders, campaign staff, business leaders, and policy makers will focus on the governing philosophy of an Obama administration: A strong executive branch, or one focused on bipartisanship and building consensus? And what will be the principles guiding policymakers in Obama’s inner circle?
Featured panelists:
Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus
Heather Higginbottom, Domestic Policy Director for the Obama Campaign
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle
Bruce Reed, former policy adviser to the Clinton White House


This event is open to press coverage.

Members of the media may RSVP to 

Linda Rozett
Denver Workspace: 720-462-5125