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WE TOLD YOU SO! -- ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH: “During last year’s campaign, Roy Blunt had no interest in country club. Now he does,” by Chuck Raasch: “Days before the 2016 election, Missouri Democrats tried to make an issue of a report that Sen. Roy Blunt’s wife, lobbyist Abigail Blunt, was trying to join a tony suburban Washington, D.C., country club. Allies of Blunt’s opponent, Jason Kander, said it was an example of Blunt’s distance from Missourians. Blunt’s campaign spokeswoman said in October that the senator ‘had never applied to be a member of a country club and has no plans to join one.’

“But now Blunt and his wife are listed as ‘candidates enjoying summer privileges’ at that very club -- the Chevy Chase Club. The country club is one of the capital region’s oldest, where Politico last year reported that membership begins with,000 up front, plus 0 in monthly fees. A person familiar with the membership process at the club said the ‘candidates enjoying summer privileges’ list is an early step of a multiyear vetting to fully join the club, and that people who make the list generally become members unless other things, such as financial hardship, intervene.

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“The Blunts are among 54 couples or individuals on the list in the club’s summer newsletter. Blunt’s office refused to comment Friday.” http://bit.ly/2uh8rLF

-- FLASHBACK, Playbook, Oct. 28, 2016 -- “SCOOP -- ABIGAIL BLUNT APPLIES FOR CHEVY CHASE COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP” http://politi.co/2syvftd

Happy Monday morning. D.C. is quiet and empty and it seems like everyone is treating today like a holiday. Pool report last night from NYT’s Mike Shear: “No word on what POTUS or family did [Sunday]. We are told there should be a similarly quiet day [today] before POTUS returns to DC in the evening.”

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TRUMP is spending the Fourth of July at the White House, hosting members of the military for a picnic, and watching fireworks from the Truman Balcony. On Wednesday, he flies to Poland and then goes to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, where he will have his first meeting as president with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the White House.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WORLD LEADER ROUND ROBIN -- THE PRESIDENT said at 7 a.m.: “Will be speaking with Germany and France this morning.” … and at 7:38 a.m.: “Will be speaking with Italy this morning!”

AND the president made a number of phone calls to world leaders Sunday, for which the White House provided readouts in the 11 o’clock hour last night.

-- He spoke to Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

-- WHITE HOUSE READOUT: “On the calls, President Trump addressed his concerns about the ongoing dispute between Qatar and some of its Gulf and Arab neighbors. He reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology. The President also underscored that unity in the region is critical to accomplishing the Riyadh Summit’s goals of defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability. President Trump, nevertheless, believes that the overriding objective of his initiative is the cessation of funding for terrorism.”

-- THE PRESIDENT on Twitter this morning: “Spoke yesterday with the King of Saudi Arabia about peace in the Middle-East. Interesting things are happening!”

TRUMP also called Chinese President Xi Jinping. Per the White House: Trump “raised the growing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. President Trump reiterated his determination to seek more balanced trade relations with America’s trading partners. The two leaders also discussed a range of other regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest, and affirmed that they look forward to meeting at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany.”

-- “China’s Xi warns Trump of ‘negative factors’ hurting U.S. ties,” by AP’s Christopher Bodeen in Beijing: http://bit.ly/2tDLFjm

AND ONE MORE PHONE CALL to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The White House said, “They exchanged views on the growing threat from North Korea, including their unity with respect to increasing pressure on the regime to change its dangerous path. They reaffirmed that the United States-Japan Alliance stands ready to defend and respond to any threat or action taken by North Korea.”

ATTN. PRESIDENT TRUMP -- BARACK OBAMA IS IN SEOUL THIS MORNING! -- Per Kevin Lewis, Obama’s spokesman: Obama “will deliver remarks and take questions at the Asian Leadership Conference hosted by The Chosun Ilbo … He will also meet on the margins of the conference with President Lee Myung-bak, who was a close partner during his time in office. Later in the afternoon, President Obama will meet with President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House in an informal meeting that will allow the two of them to get to know one another. Throughout his engagements, President Obama will express his support for the people of the Republic of Korea and the alliance that has bound our countries together for decades.”

HOT IN NEW JERSEY -- HERE ARE 22 PHOTOS of Chris Christie on a state beach shuttered because of a budget impasse in New Jersey. Christie was able to lounge on the beach because the governor has a residence there. http://bit.ly/2sxELg5

OF COURSE, this has turned into a big issue in the Garden State. Here’s how Christie explained it, via Ryan Hutchins, POLITICO’s New Jersey bureau chief. “‘That’s because the governor has a residence at Island Beach. Others don’t,’ Christie said. ‘It’s just the way it goes. Run for governor and then you can have the residence.’” http://politi.co/2siqcJc

-- NJ.com: “At that news conference, Christie was asked if he got any sun Sunday. ‘I didn’t,’ he said. ‘I didn’t get any sun today.’ When later told of the photo, Brian Murray, the governor’s spokesman, said: ‘Yes, the governor was on the beach briefly today talking to his wife and family before heading into the office.’ ‘He did not get any sun,’ Murray added. ‘He had a baseball hat on.’” http://bit.ly/2uBp3x4

-- THIS IS THE KIND OF STUFF Christie supporters loved. But now he has a 15 percent approval rating.

-- FIRST PERSON: “The plane truth: How we caught Chris Christie sunbathing on a closed beach,” by NJ Advance Media’s Andrew Mills: “In my 23 years as a photo journalist, I’ve been on enough stakeouts to know when I’ve been made, and Gov. Chris Christie looked right at me as I pointed the long-range lens at him from a small plane about a thousand feet above Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township on Sunday.... In one photo, Christie looks me dead in the eye. He has to know what’s happening. Why else would a plane make two passes over his private beach party when there’s no one else around? Did we know he would be sunbathing on a closed beach? No, but we took a shot and it paid off.” http://bit.ly/2siZ0dn

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS -- “TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran signs billion natural gas deal with France’s Total and Chinese firm, the first since nuclear accord.”

WSJ, PAGE ONE -- “Republican Senators Face Pushback From Governors on the Health Bill: Some states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA are urging lawmakers to rethink funding cuts,” by Kristina Peterson and Michelle Hackman: “Governors of states including Ohio, Nevada and Arkansas, which stand to lose billions of dollars in Medicaid funding under the Senate bill, want senators to keep as much of that money as possible. That pressure reflects a risk taken by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), perhaps unavoidably, in deciding to delay a vote on the GOP health-care bill until after lawmakers return to Washington the week of July 10.

“Most vocal are governors of states that expanded their Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. The bill would phase out that expansion and transform the state-federal safety-net program into one in which the federal government’s share would be capped. In all, the bill would cut 2 billion in funding for the program over a decade.” http://on.wsj.com/2sDHcJf

-- “Nevada governor wields outsize clout in Obamacare repeal debate,” by Rachana Pradhan and Jen Haberkorn: “Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval may as well be the Senate’s 53rd Republican. GOP leaders are trying to win over the popular moderate and outspoken Obamacare repeal critic, believing his strong influence over Sen. Dean Heller in the health care debate could get them one vote closer to victory, Though other Republican governors have problems with the Senate bid to gut Obamacare and end Medicaid as an open-ended entitlement, Sandoval is thought to be the likeliest to flip a ‘no’ vote to a ‘yes’ to give Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the 50 votes he needs to pass a repeal plan. ‘At the end of the day, it comes down to Sandoval,’ one Republican aide said of Heller’s position.” http://politi.co/2siPJlq

CONGRESSIONAL RECESS READ -- “Red-state school leaders vent frustrations with GOP health bill,” by Kim Hefling: “About billion in annual Medicaid spending goes to U.S. schools to pay for school nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and school-based screenings and treatment for children from low-income families, as well as wheelchairs and even buses to transport kids with special needs. The funds make up just 1 percent of Medicaid reimbursements, but school leaders in economically depressed parts of Appalachia, the Rust Belt and elsewhere say they are critical to providing services they are required to provide to special education students.” http://politi.co/2tB9Q2c

-- “How health care bill could hurt a program beloved in Trump country,” by David Pittman. http://politi.co/2sixxs1

TRUMP, ON THE SIDELINES -- “President largely sidesteps the bully pulpit in pushing health-care bill,” by WaPo’s John Wagner: “Trump has spoken out repeatedly during his tenure about the shortcomings of Obamacare, which he brands a ‘disaster.’ But he has made relatively little effort to detail for the public why Republican replacement plans — which fare dismally in public opinion polls — would improve on the former president’s signature initiative. The lackluster sales job, combined with recent controversial tweets and public statements targeting the media, has diminished the focus on the president’s leading legislative priority at a key juncture in the Senate, allies and analysts say. ‘It’s a mystery,’ said Barry Bennett, a Republican operative who advised Trump’s campaign last year and remains close to the White House. ‘I don’t know what they’re doing.’” http://wapo.st/2ugHrvI

CABINET WATCH -- “Cabinet secretaries’ tough task: Lack of funding, support for agency missions,” by WaPo’s Juliet Eilperin and Emma Brown: “At the Education Department, Secretary Betsy DeVos has been trying to build rapport with a leery staff, dining at times in the employee cafeteria and convening a group of LGBT employees to talk about hot-button issues relating to transgender students. But some employees complain they are being cut out of decision-making. The head of the financial aid division resigned in May, warning in a farewell email of severe constraints being placed on the ability of career officials to ‘make decisions and deliver on the organization’s mission.’

“Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has invited staffers to his grand office overlooking the Mall to imbibe IPA beer from his home state of Montana and has trumpeted a new policy of allowing employees’ dogs to roam the department’s hallways on selected days.... [Scott] Pruitt has clashed with many staffers over the issue of climate change, in part by questioning the extent to which human activity is driving global warming. Some employees at the agency’s headquarters grouse about having to walk by a sign featuring Pruitt shaking hands with miners. When Pruitt’s appointees directed that the agency take down its climate Web pages containing scientific data and policy details, career officials initially balked. The pages have been removed from the EPA’s website.” With cameos by Raffi Williams, Natalie Strom and Liz Bowman http://wapo.st/2thlAo2

Playbook Reads

Kyle Chapman, presidente del grupo Texas Alt-Knights, es contenido por sus compañeros favorables al presidente Donald Trump cuando intentaba confrontar al manifestante Nevin Kamath, contrario al mandatario, a la izquierda, durante una movilización en la que numerosos inconformes solicitaban la destitución del gobernante mediante juicio politico en Austin, Texas. Kamath intentó llegar al grupo pro-Trump que iba a sacarse una foto. Decenas de manifestantes pro-Trump impidieron la marcha contra el mandatario. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman vía AP)

PHOTO DU JOUR: Kyle Chapman, chairman of the Texas Alt-Knights group, is held by fellow President Donald Trump supporters after he tried to confront protester Nevin Kamath during a demonstration in Austin, Texas on July 2. | Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP Photo

DEEP DIVE -- WHAT EVAN SMITH WILL BE DIGGING INTO – LAWRENCE WRIGHT in The New Yorker, “America’s Future Is Texas: With right-wing zealots taking over the legislature even as the state’s demographics shift leftward, Texas has become the nation’s bellwether”: “Texans... are hardly monolithic. The state is as politically divided as the rest of the nation. One can drive across it and be in two different states at the same time: FM Texas and AM Texas. FM Texas is the silky voice of city dwellers, the kingdom of NPR. It is progressive, blue, reasonable, secular, and smug—almost like California. AM Texas speaks to the suburbs and the rural areas: Trumpland. It’s endless bluster and endless ads. Paranoia and piety are the main items on the menu.

“Texas has been growing at a stupefying rate for decades. The only state with more residents is California, and the number of Texans is projected to double by 2050, to 54.4 million, almost as many people as in California and New York combined. Three Texas cities -- Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio -- are already among the top ten most populous in the country.... Because Texas represents so much of modern America—the South, the West, the plains, the border, the Latino community, the divide between rural areas and cities—what happens here tends to disproportionately affect the rest of the nation.” With Barry Blitt caricatures of Texas politicos Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker of the House Joe Straus http://bit.ly/2t8xL84

JIM RUTENBERG: “Independent Press Is Under Siege as Freedom Rings”: “Happy Birthday, America, I guess. You’re old enough to know that you can’t always have a feel-good birthday. And let’s face it: This Fourth of July just isn’t going to be one of them. How could it be when one of the pillars of our 241-year-old republic -- the First Amendment -- is under near-daily assault from the highest levels of the government? When the president of the United States makes viciously personal attacks against journalists -- and then doubles down over the weekend by posting a video on Twitter showing himself tackling and beating a figure with a CNN logo superimposed on his head? (Every time you think he’s reached the limit …)

“How could it be when the president lashes out at The Washington Post by making a veiled threat against the business interests of its owner, Jeff Bezos, suggesting that his other company, Amazon, is a tax avoider? … Or when the White House plays so many games with its press briefings, taking them off camera and placing conditions on how and when they can run — or, in the case of its rare, unrestricted live briefings, using them to falsely accuse the news media of ‘dishonesty’?” http://nyti.ms/2sE63wB

THE ZEITGEIST -- NYT A10, “How Low Can Taxes Go? Outside Washington, Republicans Find Limits,” by Jeremy Peters: “Something strange has been happening to taxes in Republican-dominated states: They are going up. Conservative lawmakers in Kansas, South Carolina and Tennessee have agreed to significant tax increases in recent weeks to meet demands for more revenue. They are challenging what has become an almost dogmatic belief for their party, and sharply diverging from President Trump as he pushes for what his administration has billed as the largest tax cut in at least a generation.” http://nyti.ms/2tDLiFv

AT JUSTICE -- “Justice Department’s Corporate Crime Watchdog Resigns, Saying Trump Makes It Impossible To Do Job,” by International Business Times’ David Sirota: “Hui Chen -- a former Pfizer and Microsoft lawyer who also was a federal prosecutor -- had been the department’s compliance counsel. She left the department in June and broke her silence about her move in a recent LinkedIn post that sounded an alarm about the Trump administration’s behavior. ‘Trying to hold companies to standards that our current administration is not living up to was creating a cognitive dissonance that I could not overcome,’ Chen wrote.... ‘Even as I engaged in those questioning and evaluations, on my mind were the numerous lawsuits pending against the President of the United States for everything from violations of the Constitution to conflict of interest, the ongoing investigations of potentially treasonous conducts, and the investigators and prosecutors fired for their pursuits of principles and facts.’” http://bit.ly/2tHNuN7 … Her LinkedIn post http://bit.ly/2tI5EOK

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RAHM WITH THE SHADE! -- “In Chicago, the Trains Actually Run on Time,” by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the NYT: “On Thursday, in the wake of a subway derailment and an epidemic of train delays, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York declared a state of emergency for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the busiest mass transit system in America. That same day, the nation’s third-busiest system — the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — handed out coupons for free coffee to riders stuck in the second year of slowdowns caused by repairs to prevent chronic fires.

“Meanwhile, in Chicago, a recent survey found that 85 percent of passengers are satisfied with service on our transit system, the nation’s second most used. The L, Chicago’s system, turned 125 this year. The elevated railway began as four wooden cars powered by coal and steam. Last year, more than 238 million rides were taken on the system, which, unlike the ones in New York and Washington, has not been troubled by systemic failures, breakdowns and delays. Even during a 28-day stretch of arctic temperatures in 2014, the L was never interrupted.

“How have we done it? First, we put reliability ahead of expansion. We focused relentlessly on modernizing tracks, signals, switches, stations and cars before extending lines to new destinations. Unlike New York, which has spent billions to reach Hudson Yards, or Washington, which has concentrated on trying to reach Dulles Airport (both laudable projects), Chicago has improved the existing system.” http://nyti.ms/2ugZ4f2

NEW SUSAN GLASSER PODCAST – “How a Play About Mideast Peace Became a Trump-Era Sensation”: “‘Oslo,’ a three-hour, serious-minded play about a few months back in 1993 when Middle East peace finally seemed to be within reach, is the unlikely Broadway hit of 2017, a critical success that just won this year’s Tony Award for Best Play and is soon to be made into a movie.... The play’s author is J.T. Rogers, this week’s guest on ‘The Global Politico,’ and he successfully channels that fleeting post-Cold War moment when anything in geopolitics, even a deal between foes who refused to recognize the other’s right to exist, was possible. As told by Rogers, it’s a historic relic of a different era – not to mention a compelling backstage drama complete with secret meetings in an ancient Norse castle, cases of Johnny Walker Black whisky, and champagne-swilling diplomats yelling at each other.” http://politi.co/2tAJaP8 … Subscribe http://apple.co/2kJ9q1U … NYT review of the play http://nyti.ms/2uBVxra

-- SPEAKING OF MIDEAST PEACE, JARED’S JOB, PART INFINITY -- “What Jared’s office actually does: Its briefing is almost comically broad, but the innovation office run by the presidential son-in-law is starting to take shape. Now can it succeed where others have floundered?” by Nancy Scola: “Midlevel executive branch staffers say he’s gotten good at the inside game: His team convenes a Friday open-call meeting on ongoing projects in a West Wing conference room with a few dozen of the programmers and chief information officers and cybersecurity experts already on the federal payroll. In some ways, say White House officials, that’s the role: Spot problems, figure out who’s already working on it, and identify-then-provide whatever help they need to do a better job.” http://politi.co/2sxReR0

JON MEACHAM in the NYT, ‘I Have Passed the Point of Reacting’: How the Watergate News Cycle Reads Today,” reviewing the 40th-anniversary edition of Elizabeth Drew’s 1974 book, “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall”: “The power of the Drew volume comes from the slow but steady accretion of detail. When it is reported that the Nixons had paid 2.81 in income taxes in 1970 and 8.03 in 1971, a White House spokesman says only this: ‘We consider that the President’s tax returns are private, just like any other citizen’s, and we’re not going to comment further.’ The pace of events was dizzying.... ‘The city seems to be reeling around amidst the events and the breaking stories,’ Ms. Drew writes. ‘In the restaurants, the noise level is higher. At the end of the day, someone says, “It’s like being drunk.”’... Nixon pounds the press, advising Americans to beware ‘frantic, hysterical reporting.’” http://nyti.ms/2si0uV1

PODCAST DU JOUR -- NICK BILTON interviews KARA SWISHER in this week’s episode of Vanity Fair’s “Inside the Hive” where they talk about covering and interviewing top tech and politics figures. Swisher also discusses why she’s running for mayor of San Francisco. http://bit.ly/2t8NHar

CLICKER – Matt Wuerker’s June cartoons -- 13 funnies http://politi.co/2tB8e8R

CORRECTION: Our item about Lally Weymouth’s annual summer party in the Hamptons, which appeared in yesterday’s Playbook, noted Charles Koch was in attendance. It was actually David Koch, who has a home in the Hamptons. Read the original item http://politi.co/2tBGrFb


ENGAGED – DSPolitical’s Kevin Walling and Commander Carlos Bell of the U.S. Public Health Service got engaged over the weekend in San Francisco. “Carlos surprised Kevin by having their 5-week old niece/goddaughter make the proposal using her ‘Will you Marry my Godfather?’ onesie under the Golden Gate Bridge. A 2018 wedding along with a successful midterm election, are in the planning stages. They met at a shared beach house in Rehoboth Beach, DE three years ago.” Pic http://bit.ly/2tHSZLE

WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- Andrew Bell, chief of staff for Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), on Saturday married Stacey Anderson in a ceremony at Jones Chapel on the Meredith College campus in Raleigh. The couple met in 2015 and have been together since. Stacey, a fourth grade teacher, just finishing the school year at Holly Springs Elementary, will be joining Andrew in D.C. after the honeymoon. Pics http://bit.ly/2tDsia6... http://bit.ly/2tDucHT... http://bit.ly/2tHK1Oh

SPOTTED: Rep. Ted Budd and family, Mary Stewart Bell, Adam Waldeck, Jonathan Felts, Michael Luethy, Peter Barnes and Kristy Wilkinson.

-- Fiona Conroy, SVP of Mack Sumner, married Revolution Messaging’s Rob Swanger, this weekend surrounded by 100 family and friends on the shores of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY. Pic http://bit.ly/2t8teCB

-- Coleman Shear, a recent Columbia Business School grad and Citi alum who is joining Morgan Stanley later this summer, married Alara Ocal, associate at J.P. Morgan, on Sunday in Aspen. Pics http://bit.ly/2sye2jF … http://bit.ly/2uBB8T6

WELCOME TO THE WORLD – Will Kinzel, managing director of gov’t affairs at Delta, and Marcie Kinzel, senior adviser to Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), email friends and family: “We are thrilled to announce the arrival of John Robert French Kinzel, born Thursday, June 29, at 9:11 p.m. Our new baby boy weighed in at 7lbs, 7oz and was 21 inches long. John is a name found often in both Will and Marcie’s family and Robert is from Will’s dad while French is the surname of many of Marcie’s Irish relatives and is her dad’s middle name. And, what girl from Texas wouldn’t want to have a JR in the family! Both mom and John Robert are doing well, resting comfortably, and will be heading home soon. Marcella, Madeleine, and William met their new brother Friday morning and can’t wait to bestow their wisdom and guidance as often as they see fit. We look forward to introducing you to JR soon.” Pics http://bit.ly/2t8a3c0... http://bit.ly/2t8lG2B

CONGRATS to WaPo’s Colbert King and his wife, Gwen, celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary today

BIRTHDAYS: Lally Weymouth... Dave Barry is 7-0... WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is 46... Don “Stew” Stewart (hat tip: Tilley)... Rick Powell, president of Teneo Strategy and the pride of Knoxville, Tenn. … Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is 77... Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wisc.) is 62... Republican political consultant Dave Carney (h/t Rick Ahearn)... Gloria Allred is 76 … CNN alum Rick Sanchez, now a FOX News contributor... Kristen Morgante, partner and COO at Purple Strategies... Peter Sherman, SVP of PAC services at DDC Advocacy, celebrating with Tina... Nick Baldick, managing partner of Hilltop Public Solutions (h/ts Jon Haber)... Jim McGreevy, president and CEO of the Beer Institute... AFP music reporter Shaun Tandon... James Lightbourn, senior associate at Alterna Capital Partners … CNN producer Lindy Royce … CNN producer and former campaign embed Chris Welch...

... Adam Goldberg, partner at Trident DMG and former WH special associate counsel under President Clinton, celebrating by seeing the Nats play (h/t Eleanor McManus)... Connor Sallet... Allie Bice... Maya Serkin... Austin Fielding... Patrick Stranix … Alicia Criscuolo... Charlotte Brown, project director for Public Opinion Strategies and a Romney alum (h/t Natalie Boyse)... Rina Shah Bharara... Mary Erickson... Ian Martinez... Kate McCarty … Brigham McCown... Jay Oliver Sax... Scot Faulkner... Mary Beth Anania … Jim Davis... Mari-lynn Evans... Barbara Lee (not the Rep.) (h/t Teresa Vilmain)... playwright Tom Stoppard is 8-0... Montel Williams is 61... Tom Cruise is 55... TV chef Sandra Lee is 51... Olivia Munn is 37 (h/ts AP)

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Looks on Campus: Christie - Meredith College

Looks on Campus: Christie - Meredith College