From Mike Allen’s Politico Playbook:
POOL REPORTS — JENNY BACKUS and ED PAGANO held an engagement soiree for the divine Elizabeth Wilner and John Reiss, executive producer of ‘Hardball.’ Other co-hosts: Charlie and Lucy Cook, Josh Wachs and Molly Levinson (all the way from New York, and her parents, Carol and John Wilner.
Among the revelers were Nancy, Dan and JOHN Balz. Also: Phil Alongi, Mike Berman, David Chalian, Nina Easton and Russ Schriefer, Betsy Fischer, Mark Leibovich, Kathleen and Chris Matthews, Bill McInturff, Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan, Ann O’Hanlon and John F. Harris, Chuck Todd, and Teresa Vilmain.
Eats: A cake featuring a FROSTING PHOTO of Elizabeth’s niece Anna, plus Pear & Gruyere Strudel in Sage Pastry, Asian ‘Lady’s Purse’ Dumplings (chicken) and Bacon & Swiss Tarts.