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From POLITICO STAFF
How / where do you celebrate your birthday and with whom? "Several good friends and I went to a game game festival in Henry's End, a great restaurant in Brooklyn Heights Saturday night, where the owner started out in the 80s as a busboy and created a place where incredible food, still better wine and dishes are served which I never thought I would try.I have been going to the wild-game festival for almost 20 years and have learned that the nicer the animal is, the tastier it is. culinary and moral dilemma are … "
How did you start in politics? "Politics was not something I grew up in. I even accidentally fell in. Most of the children I grew up with were predestined for finance, but I never had the desire to follow them, so in the summer of In 2000, my father and I took a few roadtrips in which we talked about life and what I wanted to do with it, because I practically went into college at a university, I had no idea, but coincidentally, we took the conventions for the acceptance of conventions by Al Gore and George W. Bush on the radio These two speeches on deserted highways were the spark for my political interest. & # 39;
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What is an interesting book / article that you are reading now or ready? And why? "I've re-read the millionaire vinegar, the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine" by Benjamin Wallace. It is an incredibly entertaining glimpse into the world of rare wine and wine fraud, aimed at Hardy Rodenstock, an eccentric German who claimed that he had unearthed 1787 Chateau Lafite bottles belonging to Thomas Jefferson. Bill Koch, who bought one of the bottles at auction, spent millions on hiring experts in the field of top criminals to help determine how much fraudulent wine he had bought. As far as I am concerned, Koch is a goddamn hero of the wine world. & # 39;
What is a trend in the United States or abroad that does not get enough attention? "We talk a lot about crises and threatening problems for America, but there is one that has escaped: Older care We have a huge problem in the elderly care system Because of the cost of care, many American Americans voluntarily leave the care providers The AARP costs the US economy $ 33 billion a year, and MetLife estimates that the total total lost, pension and social benefits of these parents' caregivers are nearly $ 3 trillion. it has a disproportionate effect on women, because they are the ones who leave the staff to be the caregiver and then find it more difficult not only to reintroduce it, but they do so with reduced salaries. "
How does Trump's presidency go? "I know that I've been a regular critic, but I think it's a good challenge to try to say good things about those you do not always agree with." His support for the First Step Act, with Jared Kushner as a point of reference for the administration, was a very positive moment for the country and deserves praise because it helped to secure the support of law enforcement agencies. "
What is a nice fact that people in Washington may not know about you? "No woman has had a poor judgment to marry me, so I am dedicated to my dog, Rowdy, a Mini Aussie who is just shy of 5. He is almost always with me, but because of his energy we spend a lot part of our day at the office "aka the local dogs." I get a lot of work there and am pretty adept at firing e-mails with one hand while throwing a frisbee with the other. "
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