POLITICO Playbook: Meet the GOP’s new national security power broker


TIME TO GIVE UP? — Every year, one of us makes a resolution to stop biting her nails. It never happens. According to CBS, the percentage of Americans making resolutions this year dropped 14 points. Perhaps it’s time we go with the trend and give up.

SPEAKING OF NEW YEAR’S EVE … The WSJ has a fun story up about how presidents over the years celebrated it. Author Tevi Troy, senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, tells Playbook that “their activities have been remarkably revealing of who they were … Bush 43 went to bed early … Bush 41 visited wounded warriors at a hospital … Reagan went to a glamorous party … Ford laughed at himself after a practical joke … Nixon sat alone in the White House … Clinton and JFK had…

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