Jim Messina dressed the part — slim dark suit, red tie — to meet with the Wall Street bankers at hedge-funder Marc Lasry’s Upper East Side home. His boss, President Obama, once vilified these guys, but for 2012, Team Obama is kissing up to them for campaign cash, reports our colleague Jason Horowitz.
At 61, Diana Nyad is buff enough to strip to a swimsuit, “cleavage dangling,” to wow the crowd at a swanky gala. She swims from St. Maarten to Anguilla just to stay in shape. And now, she’s gearing up to do what she failed to accomplish at 28: Swim from Cuba to Key West. Amazing story from Sally Jenkins.