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Members Best Bad News Babes at 6th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game - Posted June 19, 2014
Wednesday night near Eastern Market, women members of Congress and the press who cover them gathered for the sixth annual Congressional Women's Softball Game. Highlights of the evening: A 10-5 win for the Members over the Bad News Babes, if you were rooting for those elected. $175k raised for the Young Survival... [FishbowlDC]

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [PRNewser]

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Brews: A Social Experiment - Posted October 29, 2013
Probably the most socially interesting part of "BuzzFeed Brews" Monday night was the pre-gathering in the upstairs bar of Jack Rose saloon, where guests were ushered before the doors downstairs opened. In a word: awwkward. People don't really talk to one another anymore. They tweet, text, check their email and do anyt... [FishbowlDC]

Carlos Dangerously-Named Journos - Posted July 24, 2013
Anthony Weiner admitted yesterday to using the online alias Carlos Danger to carry on a strange Internet affair with a 22-year-old woman. If you're anything like us, that got you wondering how Weiner came up with such a great alias. Already having graced the news media by havin... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic's Questionable Imitation of CNN's 'Crossfire' - Posted July 16, 2013
If The Atlantic was really going to reinvent CNN's "Crossfire" at a quasi-debate event Thursday at their Watergate HQ, they would've been well-advised to invite someone like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to square off against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Instead they ... [PRNewser]

The Atlantic's Questionable Imitation of CNN's 'Crossfire' - Posted July 16, 2013
If The Atlantic was really going to reinvent CNN's "Crossfire" at a quasi-debate event Thursday at their Watergate HQ, they would've been well-advised to invite someone like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to square off against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Instead they ... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama: 'I Understand There Are Some Political Contests Going on Tonight' - Posted March 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_115221" align="aligncenter" width="365" caption="White House correspondents Mike Viqueira (NBC), Ed Henry (FOX), Norah O'Donnell (CBS) and Jake Tapper (ABC) ahead of Pres. Obama news conference, March 6, 2012."][/caption] Pres. Obama began his first news conference of t... [TVNewser]

SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. From Iowa - Posted January 3, 2012
SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., a non-partisan channel dedicated to the "Politics of the United States" hosts ... [FishbowlDC]

Help! Fix Howie's Teleprompter! - Posted September 6, 2011
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Help! Fix Howie's Teleprompter! - Posted September 6, 2011
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The Week Hosts Academy Awards Bash - Posted February 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_32128" align="alignnone" width="448" caption="Mary Kathryn Covert, Glenn Ballard, Michael Steel, Brianna Keilar"][/caption] The Kalorama manse of lobbyist Jule... [FishbowlDC]

Gordon Brown's Washington Book Fete - Posted December 12, 2010
Saturday evening, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown kicked off his five-day book tour in the United States at an event in Washington D.C.. Hosted by Tammy Haddad and Ted Greenberg, Connie Milstein and J.C. de La Haye St. Hilaire, the fete took place at the Jefferson... [FishbowlDC]

Author Graham Moore's Presidential Perks - Posted December 2, 2010
[caption id="attachment_26255" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Novelist Graham Moore with VP Joe Biden "][/caption] Dealing with the spotlight from a famous mother or father can be drag. Just ask ... [FishbowlDC]

Once in D.C., FLOTUS's Fast Food Meal Changes Tone - Posted October 14, 2010
A cheeseburger and fries lunch on Wednesday didn't raise any eyebrows for FLOTUS at the Miluakee TV affiliate, TMJ4. The website headline reads: "First Lady Makes Surprise Visit To Milwaukee Diner." The story made zero mention her anti-obesit... [FishbowlDC]

Brave Journos Get Competitive Over Karaoke - Posted October 7, 2010
NBC's Luke Russert and CNN's Brianna Keilar won "Best Duet" for Livin' on a Prayer (All photos taken by FishbowlDC's Matt Dornic.) Milling about in a darkened upstairs barroom last night at the Rock & Roll Hotel, the mood amongst journalists was a low buzz of excitement. Some of Washington D.C. 's nerviest... [FishbowlDC]

The Anti-Sweet Shows up to WH Presser - Posted September 30, 2010
Forecast in the White House briefing room today: Blustery. In other words, not sugary. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was in the hot seat today as reporters grilled him on a topic that he would not discuss: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's reportedly imminent departure. Chicago Sun Times White House... [FishbowlDC]

Mrs. Obama's Mother's Broccoli Was Mushy: Do We Care? - Posted June 7, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign is getting such a big fat (unavoidable pun) burst of ink these days that it's dangerously becoming comparative press wise to Bo the dog and the Salahis -- some people are really tiring of hearing about it. (I admit to writing on all of... [FishbowlDC]

Samuel's "The Upper House" Celebrated - Posted May 27, 2010
Roll Call's Emily Heil and MSNBC's Ken Strickland. A slew of journalists gathered at the Tabard Inn last night to raise a glass to Terence Samuel and his new book "The Upper House," a behind-the-scenes journey with the Senate's '06 freshmen class. Present were Senator Jon Te... [FishbowlDC]

Politics Daily Says Hello to New White House Reporter - Posted May 19, 2010
Alex Wagner starts her White House reporting gig at Politics Daily this week. She even jumped right in and appeared on Sunday's online all-women "Woman UP" show hosted by Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Flock to The Week's Opinion Awards - Posted April 21, 2010
The Week held their annual Opinion Awards last night at the W Hotel. This year's event recognized WaPo wunderkind Ezra Klein, TNR's Jonathan... [FishbowlDC]

Hey, Isn't That... - Posted April 21, 2010
Politics Daily's Lynn Sweet typing away on the floor of the W Hotel, outside The Week's Opinion Awards? More on the event later today. ... [FishbowlDC]

Fiscal Times Fete Yields Big Names - Posted March 4, 2010
Last night, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and Fiscal Times Founder Peter G. Peterson feted the launch of The Fiscal Times with a cocktail soiree at the Newseum. Joining Fiscal Times EIC ... [FishbowlDC]

Tale of the Tape: Desiree Rogers Steps Down - Posted February 26, 2010
This is a sampling of time stamps (at least as they appear on news alerts or on individual Web sites) for the news of White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers stepping down. Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun Times website: !2:26 p.m. White House Pres... [FishbowlDC]

Palin and Rep. Frank Entertain at Gridiron's First Tweet-able Dinner - Posted December 6, 2009
Times are a-changin' for the Gridiron Club. For the first time in its 124-year history, the Gridiron lifted its "off the record" rule at a dinner and allowed tweeting, CNN reported first (and tweeted). USA Today's Susan Page, CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: An Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted November 23, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Afghanistan TBA: In the first day back in the Brady briefing room in two weeks, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded a lot of lingering questions on the Afghan troop decision timeline. Another Sit Room meeting is scheduled for 1.5 hours this evening, and while RG... [FishbowlDC]

Ronnie Cho Bares (Almost) All at HBO Screening of "By the People" - Posted November 4, 2009
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DC's Bravest Media Types Take Stage for "Karaoke in the Capital" - Posted October 22, 2009
How do you get cardigans and pearls to the Rock and Roll Hotel? "Karaoke in the Capital"... DC's bravest media types took center stage last night for charity. Donning a cowboy hat, a "Fort Worth Star Telegram" belt buckle, a leather belt that read "Schieffer" and a new beard, CBS' Bob Schieffer... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night: Book Parties & Screenings - Posted October 20, 2009
• DC's media types also turned out last night for a screening of HBO's documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" at MPAA with filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams. NYT's Jeff Zeleny, the New Yorker's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.19.09 - Posted October 19, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday mo... [FishbowlDC]

Today's Reading List 10.12.09 - Posted October 12, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video Hope you're enjoying a three-day Columbus Day weekend. Happy Birthday to Chris Wallace (h/t Playbook). And now, hopefully, everything you need to know in DC media today in one post... NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | AW... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted September 10, 2009
Politics Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry: The Outburst Heard 'Round the CSPAN Dials got a little more attention today at the WH briefing, where Press Secretary Robert Gibbs channeled No Drama Obama and accepted, again, Congressman Joe Wilson's apology for yelling "You Lie!" as his chamber hosted POTU... [FishbowlDC]

The People that Power Politics Daily - Posted August 10, 2009
Former Baltimore Sun reporter David Wood, USA Today writer Jill Lawrence, former WaPo columnist Donna Britt and Chicago Sun-Times... [FishbowlDC]

Sweet Denies Gates Question Planted at Obama Presser, Invites Nay-Sayers Out for Drinks - Posted July 30, 2009
More today on the question that sparked a discussion of race in America, forced the President to come as close as a President comes to apologizing, and launched a dozen beer summit puns, including our faves "Mug it Out," "The Audacity of Hops," "Red, Light and Blue" (as in their beer... [FishbowlDC]

David Corn's Blog Move From CQ to AOL's PoliticsDaily - Posted July 29, 2009
Like Sarah Palin, Mother Jones' David Corn says he's leaving-- leaving the blog he writes for CQ. Unlike Palin, Corn's taking on a new gig, moving to AOL's PoliticsDaily. He'll start later this week and joins some big names there- ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.24.09 - Posted July 24, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Steve of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Steve of McClatchy, Same Difference? Thomma Explains - Posted July 23, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video McClatchy's Steve Thomma did the unthinkable at last night's presidential press conference: He stood up when he wasn't called on. The miscue led to a light moment in the hourlong health-care seminar by President Obama. Here's how it all went down: Near the end of the presser, the President,... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama's Healthcare News Conference - Posted July 22, 2009
What Are You Watching?(survey) > First question goes to Ben Feller of the AP. He asks about -- wait for it -- healthcare. How to pay for it, and the deadline to get it passed. ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 18, 2009
JK! LOL!: Correspondents donned their Sunday best and straightened their ties and posture amid rumors that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would bring another special buddy to the briefing room today. When he arrived with his usual team, audible groans led him to offer to walk out again to a standing ovation,... [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]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted May 29, 2009
Paging Rush Limbaugh: Though he had refused to backtrack on the YouTube appellates-as-policymakers clip, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tackled Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's other controversial soundbite, noting at the end of today's briefing that "I think she'd say that her word choice in 2001 was poor" when she... [FishbowlDC]

The Buzz at Smerconish Book Party - Posted May 16, 2009
An iconic group from Capitol Hill, K Street, NIH and the media gathered at the home of Marina and Daniel Ein's home on Thursday to celebrate the publication of Michael Smerconish's new book, Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking. Folks chattered about Pennsylvania politics (Senator ... [FishbowlDC]

Awards, Panel & DC Journo A-Listers At The Week's Opinion Awards - Posted April 28, 2009
There were more than plenty DC journos on hand last night at the St. Regis Hotel to see David Axelrod introduce David Brooks as The Week's ... [FishbowlDC]

"First Lady of the Press" Unplugged - Posted April 27, 2009
Jan Smith Donaldson, ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 9, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Politico is reporting that AOL's upcoming politics site PoliticsDaily.com has landed some big name contributors, notably the Chicago Sun-Times' ... [FishbowlDC]

AOL's New Political Site Lands Sweet and Lawrence - Posted April 9, 2009
Michael Calderone is reporting that AOL's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AOL's New Political Site Lands Sweet and Lawrence - Posted April 9, 2009
Michael Calderone is reporting that AOL's ... [FishbowlNY]

We Laughed With Some, Laughed At Others - Posted April 6, 2009
Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn was the first brave soul to take the stage. Friday at the National Press Club, a dozen of brave DC journos took to the stage for Commedia Dell Media presented by ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 13, 2009
First Rush, Then ...: This reporter isn't usually obsessed with Jon Stewart, but the man is making real news this week. His highly trafficked video with CNBC's Jim Cramer from last night's episode made a splash in the briefing room today, too. Robert Gibb... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 10, 2009
CNN must have jinxed the briefing start today when they announced at 2:05 that it would start "shortly." The 2:30 start was pushed back a half hour at 2:15, leaving several reporters outside the briefing room to sigh, "too late to go back" to their offices before the actual event... School's (Not?)... [FishbowlDC]

Battle of the DC Book Party - Posted February 27, 2009
On any given night in DC, champagne flutes are raised for a new book by a journo, a politico, and last night was no exception. Boston Globe editor Martin Baron and Washington Bureau Chief Peter Canellos hosted a book party at the office for "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.03.09 - Posted February 3, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 12, 2008
Meet The Press: IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), former MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.25.08 - Posted September 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.18.08 - Posted September 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 29, 2008
Meet the Press: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and a roundtable with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's David Gregory, NBC's Andrea Mitchell... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.20.08 - Posted August 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.15.08 - Posted August 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of medi... [FishbowlDC]

Did You Make Obama's Cut? - Posted July 21, 2008
There are so many journalists eager to join Sen. Barack Obama on his European trip that the campaign simply can't accommodate all of them on the plane. Lynn Sweet blogged a few days back: ... [FishbowlDC]

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