Wrapping Up the Media’s Weekend Parties in DC

From POLITICO Playbook with Rachael Bade, Ryan Lizza, and Eugene Daniels:

We were out and about all weekend at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and the many events surrounding it. We then spent Sunday kibitzing with some of our favorite reporters and sources, and got a sense of what official Washington was privately buzzing about as the weekend wound down. Here’s some of what we heard:

  • You’ve probably read the trend pieces about how cigarette smoking has made a modest return among N.Y. and D.C. millennials. It’s true among a small group at the Biden White House as well. But there’s a twist: They smoke menthols.