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Politico Steps Up Their Video Game - Posted February 19, 2014
Politico is doubling down on their video production efforts with the debut of a new, snazzy "Driving the Day" video series featuring Anna Palmer, ... [PRNewser]

Barack Obama: Underwood Gets Stuff Done. Alex Burns: False. - Posted December 17, 2013
Barack Obama thinks DC pols should act more like House of Cards' Rep. Frank Underwood (D -SC). He told a bunch of tech CEO's today at the White House, "I was looking at Kevin Spacey['s character Underwood], I was thinking man, this guy gets a lot of stuff done." Politico's senior political reporter... [FishbowlDC]

10 Journos You Don't Want to Fight on Twitter - Posted June 11, 2013
We're not sure what we did for entertainment before we could watch what probably should be journalists' private feuds unfold in public on Twitter. For all the talk about teens who have no social-networking shame... [FishbowlDC]

Male Reporters Harden Stances on Weiner Clash With Female Scribes - Posted May 24, 2013
Some male reporters felt the need to get in a dick swinging contest with Donald ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico, Salon, Overhype Juan Williams' 'Plagiarism' - Posted March 8, 2013
First it's Juan Williams blames the researcher. Then it's Williams blames the "intern." Suddenly his "researcher" became his "intern." In the course of one column in The Hill, which was corrected and explained, followed by The Hi... [FishbowlDC]

Poor Lindsay Lohan: Sharp-tongued Journos Watch 'Liz And Dick' and Give it Sour Reviews - Posted November 26, 2012
Lindsay Lohan's unanticipated return to acting, assuming the role of Elizabeth Taylor, played out on the small screen last night. It was Lifetime's movie of the week: Liz and Dick. As the network chants, "Your life. You're time." The c... [FishbowlDC]

HBO's 'Newsroom' Gets Dim Reviews in D.C. - Posted June 26, 2012
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein HBO's drama Newsroom debuted Sunday night. The series tells the story of an easily agitated cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels who has a public meltdown at Northwe... [FishbowlDC]

Stu Follows Story by 'Atrocious' Outlet - Posted May 16, 2012
It's an open secret these days that some of the big boys at Politico (Alex Burns, Dylan Byers) are butting heads with Roll Call Columnist Stu Rothenberg. Rothenberg recently ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos, Politicos React to Derbyshire Racist 'Talk' - Posted April 9, 2012
There is much talk about John Derbyshire's notoriously-racist column published in Taki las... [PRNewser]

Journos, Politicos React to Derbyshire Racist 'Talk' - Posted April 9, 2012
There is much talk about John Derbyshire's notoriously-racist column published in Taki las... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Promotes Senior Editor - Posted March 12, 2012
Politico has promoted Gregg Birnbaum from Senior Editor to Deputy Managing Editor. Alex Burns, a reporter for Politico, tweeted the news. "Best office news of the day: @ggbirnbaum named deputy managing editor," ... [Fishbowl NY]

Politico Promotes Senior Editor - Posted March 12, 2012
Politico has promoted Gregg Birnbaum from Senior Editor to Deputy Managing Editor. Alex Burns, a reporter for Politico, tweeted the news. "Best office news of the day: @ggbirnbaum named deputy managing editor," ... [FishbowlNY]

Politico Issues First Annual Report Cards - Posted December 7, 2011
Politico and its sister outlet Politico Pro handed out "Policymaker of the Year" awards at the Mandarin Oriental Tuesday night. It was their version of report cards, and if they were to issued themselves a letter grade, it would be one notch above... [PRNewser]

Politico Issues First Annual Report Cards - Posted December 7, 2011
Politico and its sister outlet Politico Pro handed out "Policymaker of the Year" awards at the Mandarin Oriental Tuesday night. It was their version of report cards, and if they were to issued themselves a letter grade, it would be one notch above... [FishbowlDC]

Politico to Host Mystery Countdown Event - Posted September 29, 2011
Politico is sending out "Save the Date" invites to their November one-year countdown election news event. The gathering will be held on Nov. 1. The locale is still secret. They promise political bigwigs will attend. The time: 8 a.m. Please, Politico, we know you're into world domination, but does everyone ... [PRNewser]

Questionable Aggregating Turns Heads - Posted May 2, 2011
On Saturday, Politico published a story by Patrick Gavin on Publicity Guru Tammy Haddad's famous brunch. Then on Sunday, The Daily Caller, which had no presence at the WHCD, saw f... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's New Button Demystified - Posted February 1, 2010
Politico has a new button on its home page navigation bar leading to the 2010 page. The point: to ramp up coverage of this year's midterm elections. Today they have a big red banner up so it's easy to spot. The explanation is a little hairy for non-techy types: "The page is like... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's "Surprise" Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks - Posted June 18, 2009
Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico's Mike Allen never seems to stop. So last ... [FishbowlDC]

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