Our colleague Al Kamen was already onto the next big Donald Trump controversy even before the birther one was settled this morning: Trump wants to build an addition onto the White House so they don’t have to put up a lousy old tent for state dinners. He says he’s even talked to David Axelrod about this, though Axelrod has a slightly different account, having to do with Trump offering to oversee the Gulf oil spill cleanup. Just go read it: In the Loop: From gulf spills to White House frills, Trump has it covered.
Former D.C. first lady Cora Masters Barry will honor her old enemy Tony Williams — whom she once derided as “Bowtie!” — at the 10th anniversary gala for her Southeast Tennis and Learning Center on Thursday. Typical Cora, writes Courtland Milloy: “A hot temper leads to a warm embrace.”