We begin on Monday, February 21st, 9AM.
It is the day before the election.
"Ari" is Ari Emanuel, Rahm's brother. He's a high-profile Hollywood agent; Jeremy Piven's character in Entourage is pretty much directly based on him. The Emanuel brothers have a famously rowdy relationship, prone to fights and loud, profanity-filled arguments.
This is the first of several comic book references. In particular, this is part of Green Lantern's oath when he powers up his ring:
In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power... Green Lantern's light!
More Green Lantern references. The earth superhero Green Lantern's actually part of an interstellar police force called the Green Lantern Corps. (InterCorps, get it?) Earth's Green Lantern was assigned sector 2814, which includes a bunch of other planets that he has to protect, too.
Of course, eventually, Earth winds up with like a half-dozen Green Lanterns. Comic books can never help themselves with this stuff.
Steven Spielberg gave the Emanuel campaign $75,000.
Let me just say, I love how he completely changes the entire premise of the story mid-tweet.