Via the pool report:

Pool was ushered into Harvey Weinstein's 5 story West Village town home for POTUS's remarks to the assembled donors. The ground floor room contained 8 tables of 8, covered in white linen with roses as a centerpiece.

Several White House staffers were seated at the tables including Dan Pfeiffer and Jay Carney. Patrick Gaspard was standing in the right side of the room (POTUS's) right.

Co-pooler David Nakamura spotted SEO favorites Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were seated near Mr. Weinstein. We are also reliably informed that Tommy Hilfiger was in the room.

POTUS spoke for about 9 minutes. He said in the second term "you start thinking about history and a longer sweep of time." He said "the 3 1/2 I've got is not a lot of time." He talked about visiting disaster sites in Boston and West Texas and being impressed with the spirit of the people. He said he wanted to "[see if] we can institutionalize that.["]

More coming from David Nakamura on Obama comments about hyper partisanship and the Republicans.

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