Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

• Politico is reporting that AOL’s upcoming politics site PoliticsDaily.com has landed some big name contributors, notably the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet. Sweet will contribute a column to the site as well as blog about the First Lady (Daily FLOTUS is one title being considered).

Sweet tells Politico: I’m very, very excited about this new venture…I’m very excited about being part of the new team.”

The site has also nabbed USA Today’s national political correspondent Jill Lawrence who will be leaving her job to join PoliticsDaily full time. (via FishbowlNY)

• 24-year-old Meghan McCain, daughter of former Presidential candidate John McCain, has reportedly sold her book to Hyperion after an auction.

According to the NY Observer, several unnamed sources said the advance was in “the high six figures. “The deal was negotiated by Flip Brophy, who helms Sterling Lord Literistic and represents Meghan’s father.

• Sally Quinn on life in Grey Gardens, the summer home she and husband Ben Bradlee purchased from Little Edie in East Hampton, the subject of the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens.