Taking Out the Trash

What we almost missed today…

Maria Shriver introduced her new HBO film series on Alzheimer’s disease at an event this morning at the Hay Adams. She shared with the audience, which included NBC’s David Gregory and Norah O’Donnell and HBO’s Sheila Nevins, stories of her father, who has had Alzheimer’s since 2003. We hear there were few dry eyes in the house. Shriver is scheduled to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging tomorrow as part of the Alzheimer Study Group. Read more from The Hill here.

Doesn’t seem like Philippe Reines is making many friends at the State Department. Politico’s Ben Smith reports the senior advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton has brought some of the “drama” from the campaign to State.

WaPo just launched “How to Survive a Layoff,” a quick guide and 10 step checklist to get back on track to finding a new job. Check it out here.