Sep 27, 2017

Jennifer Palmieri is writing a new book

Former WH communications director Jennifer Palmieri is writing a new book. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Jennifer Palmieri — a White House official under Presidents Clinton and Obama, and communications director to the Hillary campaign — plans a book that begins Nov. 9. the day after the election.

Jen tells me: "This is not a book about the campaign... it lays out lessons I learned from Hillary, Elizabeth Edwards and my sister, Dana, who passed this spring, on refusing to be defeated even when life tells you that you have lost."

  • "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to a the Women Who Will Run the World" will be out March 27 from Grand Central Publishing. The deal was done by Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn of Javelin, who also represented Jim Comey.
  • "Funny thing about November 9th is that it was a clarifying and empowering moment for women. The old rules ain't working. We gotta make our own. Reimagine women as leaders in their own image, not female facsimiles of qualities we look for in men leaders. This book isn't just for political leaders. I am writing it for all the women who are tired of hearing they aren't interesting, they can't make a difference and know that's wrong."

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Trump indulges Wall Street with Milken pardon

Photo Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Donald Trump loves Wall Street shenanigans. Companies owned by him have declared bankruptcy six different times, and he was once sued alongside Mike Milken for participating in a scheme to artificially inflate junk-bond prices.

Driving the news: Trump pardoned Milken this week, with an official statement positively gushing over Milken's role in developing the wilder side of fixed-income capital markets.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison
  2. Top NSC official reassigned to Energy Department amid "Anonymous" fallout
  3. Morgan Stanley to buy E*Trade in $13 billion deal
  4. Coronavirus slams companies' 2020 sales projections
  5. Black activist group gives its first presidential endorsement to Elizabeth Warren

Roger Stone sentenced to more than 3 years in prison

Roger Stone arriving for his sentencing hearing. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 4o months in prison for crimes that include obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering.

Why it matters: Stone is the seventh person to be convicted and sentenced for crimes unearthed by former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. His case has been at the heart of ongoing tensions between President Trump and his Justice Department.