Kicking off another week in politics ...
The Boston Globe's Matt Viser investigates an enduring mystery: What coffee is served at the White House? (127 shares). Here's where things get murky, Viser explains: "The White House releases its beer recipe. State dinner wine list? Sure. But what about coffee? My mug is empty…" The plot thickens. Post and Courier's Cynthia Roldan reacts to this detail: "Ooh-rah: 'The State Department, it turns out, regularly orders its beans from a plantation in Puerto Rico.'" Politico defense reporter Leigh Munsil demands, "Why the coffee secrecy, @WhiteHouse?"
Meanwhile, in Kentucky, Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes goes "Skeet Shooting" in her latest campaign ad (786 shares). Carrie Dann with NBC News notes, "Grimes goes skeet shooting in new KY-SEN ad, complete w/ CPAC dig. 'And Mitch, that’s not how you hold a gun'." John Dickerson at CBS News further elucidates, "In new ad @AlisonForKY distances herself from the president and mansplains to McConnell about guns." But couldn't we call this womansplaining, just this once?
Last but far from least, the National Union of Journalists calls for end to threats and intimidation of journalists reporting on the referendum in Scotland (607 shares). "NUJ is taking the anti-media #indyref mood seriously enough to issue a statement," Investment Week's Julia Rampen notices.