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The 'Facts of Life' According to POLITICO Playbook - Posted 12 hours ago
This morning's POLITICO Playbook offered some interesting "Facts of Life" that has us guessing. Just who is Mike Allen referring to in his morning newsletter? Under the headline "PLAYBOOK FACTS OF LIFE... [FishbowlDC]

'This Week' EP Jonathan Greenberger Joins Mike Allen at POLITICO's 'Open Mike' - Posted 4 days, 8 hours ago
In the most recent installment of POLITICO's "Open Mike" series, Playbook editor Mike Allen sat down with ABC's "This Week" executive producer Jonathan Greenberger to discuss how the format of "This Week" has changed and how Greenberger 'imagines' the 'viewer.' "On some level, I imagine my parents," answered Gree... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Sources Tell Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove 'Gregory is Toast' - Posted July 24, 2014
Yesterday, the New York Post's "Page Six" reported that David Gregory's tenure as host of NBC's "Meet ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico, Burson-Marsteller Discuss the Future of Journalism - Posted July 21, 2014
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'Bromancing' Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Draw Laughs at Playbook Cocktails - Posted July 10, 2014
Last night also at the Newseum just prior to National Journal's Political Pursuit, POLITICO hosted Playbook Cocktails... [PRNewser]

Josh Earnest Has the Perfect Name for a White House Press Secretary - Posted June 24, 2014
Josh Earnest has a new job, an office with a fireplace, and an upgraded parking spot. (On that last one, he knows he'll really impress his dad). In exchange, he gets to deal with the White House press corps even more closely than he has been. Earnest, who is wrapping up his... [Fishbowl NY]

Josh Earnest Has the Perfect Name for a White House Press Secretary - Posted June 24, 2014
Josh Earnest has a new job, an office with a fireplace, and an upgraded parking spot. (On that last one, he knows he'll really impress his dad). In exchange, he gets to deal with the White House press corps even more closely than he has been. Earnest, who is wrapping up his... [FishbowlNY]

Josh Earnest Has the Perfect Name for a White House Press Secretary - Posted June 24, 2014
Josh Earnest has a new job, an office with a fireplace, and an upgraded parking spot. (On that last one, he knows he'll really impress his dad). In exchange, he gets to deal with the White House press corps even more closely than he has been. Earnest, who is wrapping up his... [TVNewser]

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's First Interview with POLITICO's 'Open Mike' - Posted June 23, 2014
Not surprisingly, POLITICO is the first outlet to do an interview with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in his first day in the role for its "Open Mike" series. A teaser for the conversation be... [FishbowlDC]

Friends and Colleagues Celebrate Ken Vogel's Big Money - Posted June 19, 2014
Last night at Glen's Garden Market, friends and colleagues came together to celebrate Ken Vogel's recent Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp--on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics. The evening was h... [FishbowlDC]

POLITICO Hires 'Citizen Journo' Daniel Lippman for Playbook - Posted June 2, 2014
POLITICO's executive editor Rick Berke last hour announced the full-time hire of Daniel Lippman. Lippman... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Carney Toasts Brendan Buck's Move from Boehner's Office to AHIP - Posted May 13, 2014
In celebration of his move as press secretary for Speaker Boehner to America's Health Insurance Plans, Brendan Buck joined with friends Monday evening to toast to his new gig. We hear White House press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

Bret Baier: 'After I Saw that, I Said 'We Are Dropping the Ball on that Coverage' - Posted May 2, 2014
Bret Baier is taking a cue from John Oliver. The Fox News "Special Report" host was watching Oliver's inaugural show on HBO last Sunday when it hit him that the world's big... [TVNewser]

Friday Additions for White House Correspondents' Weekend - Posted May 1, 2014
Just when we thought there was only eight White House Correspondents'-related events on Friday, we were wrong. There's at least eleven. Yesterday we pulled together ... [PRNewser]

Michelle Kosinski Totally Over British Royals - Posted April 17, 2014
Mike Allen took a few minutes recently to chat with brand-spanking-new CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski about her new gig. Kosinski had been based in London from 2010 ... [FishbowlDC]

Can You Guess Ted Cruz' Favorite TV Journo? - Posted February 27, 2014
During a Politico Playbook Breakfast this morning, Mike Allen asked Ted Cruz if he has a favorite newscaster. At first Cruz begs off, saying he doesn't really watch TV. And when Allen presses him, he gives a pretty obvious answer for a Tea Party Republican from Texas: ... [PRNewser]

Can You Guess Ted Cruz' Favorite TV Journo? - Posted February 27, 2014
During a Politico Playbook Breakfast this morning, Mike Allen asked Ted Cruz if he has a favorite newscaster. At first Cruz begs off, saying he doesn't really watch TV. And when Allen presses him, he gives a pretty obvious answer for a Tea Party Republican from Texas: ... [FishbowlDC]

Allen on Allen & Parnes - Not as Sexy as It Sounds - Posted February 10, 2014
Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes got spanked this morning by Mike Allen -but not in a good way. Y... [FishbowlDC]

How Do You SOTU? - Posted January 28, 2014
Sure, you can watch the big speech on plain old TV tonight if you want to, but that is by no means the only way to get your SOTU fix this year. Here's how the political media are covering their "Super Bowl" tonight: The Atlantic and National Journal will be hosting a... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen Scores Robert Gates for Playbook Cocktails - Posted January 9, 2014
Politico's Playbook Cocktail event will be a doozy next week. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be sitting down with Mike Allen to dish on Obama, Biden, and all the rest of those crazy cats at 1600 Pennsylvania. We don't know if you've he... [PRNewser]

Mike Allen Scores Robert Gates for Playbook Cocktails - Posted January 9, 2014
Politico's Playbook Cocktail event will be a doozy next week. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be sitting down with Mike Allen to dish on Obama, Biden, and all the rest of those crazy cats at 1600 Pennsylvania. We don't know if you've he... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Defends Its Own Pay-to-Play Publicity Game as 'Transparent' - Posted January 2, 2014
In the year's most "Inside Baseball" story, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post claimed that the popular D.C. "Playbook" email newsletter published by Mike Allen of Politico ... [PRNewser]

In Case You Missed It: TV is Terrible - Posted December 3, 2013
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed: China "inspects" Bloomberg offices in Beijing for, you know, journalists. by ... [PRNewser]

In Case You Missed It: TV is Terrible - Posted December 3, 2013
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed: China "inspects" Bloomberg offices in Beijing for, you know, journalists. by ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Will Reprint Your Press Release for Money - Posted November 21, 2013
A small bomb hit the political media world yesterday when Erik Wemple of The Washington Post ... [PRNewser]

Capital New York to Relaunch December 3 - Posted November 20, 2013
Capital New York, which was recently purchased by Robert Allbritton, publisher and co-founder of Politico, is relaunching December 3. As part of that, the site is debuti... [Fishbowl NY]

Capital New York to Relaunch December 3 - Posted November 20, 2013
Capital New York, which was recently purchased by Robert Allbritton, publisher and co-founder of Politico, is relaunching December 3. As part of that, the site is debuti... [FishbowlNY]

Ask Washington Anything, Sure -But Do You Really Want To Know? - Posted November 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_119793" align="alignright" width="349"] Sen. Manchin remembers how to smile.[/caption] The Atlantic and reddit have announced a new video initiative called "Ask Washington Anything," where DC-area power... [FishbowlDC]

A Note Of Thanks - Posted November 4, 2013
Well hello, FishbowlDC! Thanks so much for the warm welcome and my sincere apologies for the slow start today. I've been so busy reading your charming emails and unwrapping all these lovely gifts that I nearly forgot I have a job to do. Btw, the cashmere onesie is simply exquisite,... [FishbowlDC]

AnonymASS Tipster of the Day - Posted October 21, 2013
We do love our anonymous tipsters. On Friday we got word of an obituary in WaPo. In three separate emails we received the following. From the Washington Post obit of Sara Fritz that is a great counterpoint to all that you celebrate : American Journalism Review described Ms. Fritz as one of... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Recalls Boy Scout Days - Posted October 16, 2013
Politico's Mike Allen made the MSNBC "Morning Joe" crew erupt into laughter this morning as he recalled his days as a Boy Scout. The nearly all-male panel, consisting of New York Magazine's ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's New Prez and CEO: Jim VandeHei - Posted October 14, 2013
When you read through the lengthy internal memos and formal press release on Jim VandeHei's ascendance to President and CEO of Politico and Capital New York, you quickly see they've got something for everyone: romance (he and Publishe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 8, 2013
LIVING THE GOOD LIFE: "Just some gluten-free pizza I made at @918FStreet while at work today! #thisismyjob #notkidding." -... [FishbowlDC]

Readers Question Vanity Fair 'Powers That Be' - Posted October 4, 2013
It's one of two lists put forth in the November issue of Vanity Fair under the annual heading of "The New Establishment." "... [GalleyCat]

Readers Question Vanity Fair 'Powers That Be' - Posted October 4, 2013
It's one of two lists put forth in the November issue of Vanity Fair under the annual heading of "The New Establishment." "... [Fishbowl NY]

Readers Question Vanity Fair 'Powers That Be' - Posted October 4, 2013
It's one of two lists put forth in the November issue of Vanity Fair under the annual heading of "The New Establishment." "... [FishbowlNY]

Meet Mark Leibovich's Monster - Posted October 3, 2013
As the clock struck 5:16 p.m. Wednesday, the email blast arrived. Or rather, Kurt Bardella, one of the star monsters in NYT's Mark Leibovich's summer blockbuster, This Town, had risen from the ashes or the lava (Holl... [FishbowlDC]

Latest Shots Fired in the War Between Politico and The Daily Caller - Posted September 20, 2013
Friday morning, The Daily Caller revealed "Th... [PRNewser]

Tina Brown to Launch Media Company - Posted September 11, 2013
It is officially Tina Brown day. Hope that's cool with you. Not long after we learned that IAC wouldn't be renewing Brown's contract, Politico's Mike Allen is reporting that Brown's next move is to launch her... [Fishbowl NY]

Tina Brown to Launch Media Company - Posted September 11, 2013
It is officially Tina Brown day. Hope that's cool with you. Not long after we learned that IAC wouldn't be renewing Brown's contract, Politico's Mike Allen is reporting that Brown's next move is to launch her... [FishbowlNY]

Politico's Mike Allen Sees Dead People - Posted September 11, 2013
Tuesday night's big party celebrating the return of "Crossfire" was held at the Carnegie Library. As expected, it was QUITE the affair. Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, S.E. Cupp and ... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Halperin Searches for Inner Journo Children - Posted September 11, 2013
TIME Editor-at-Large Mark Halperin is nothing if not deep. Maybe it's his relatively new fully grown facial hair that's making him so introspective? When I grow up I want ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Jeff Bezos Visits WaPo | Mike Allen Most Followed | News Corp Sells Papers - Posted September 4, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Jeff Bezos Visits WaPo | Mike Allen Most Followed | News Corp Sells Papers - Posted September 4, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Battle of the Twitterati - Posted September 3, 2013
New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer blog has a compelling series of charts out today on members of Congress and their preferred Twitter followers. Heavy hitters include The Hill, Politico, C-SPAN and Roll Call, which make both Democratic and Republican lists. But this has to burn a li... [FishbowlDC]

Here Are The TV News Reporters Congress Follows on Twitter - Posted September 3, 2013
TV news reporters and anchors are terrific sources of news and analysis when it comes to Congress. So it isn't surprising that members of Congress aggressively follow certain members of the news media on Twitter. New York... [TVNewser]

Are Politico Playbook's Birthdays Being Outsourced? - Posted August 26, 2013
Hey, we know it's August. Our minds, bodies are on autopilot. But what the hell-are the birthdays in Politico Playbook being compiled in Mumbai? Last week, Politico's Mike Allen ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsy: The Mike Allen Edition - Posted August 22, 2013
Isn't Playbook great? It's the gift that keeps on giving. The daily newsletter from Politico's Mike Allen consistently drops news nuggets on his readers, but he's been known to have a gaffe or 2. In today's "Birthdays," Allen wishes a... [FishbowlDC]

Douthat Clarifies That He Really, Really Doesn't Care For Politico - Posted August 13, 2013
Yesterday, we pointed out how NYT columnist Ross Douthat feels ab... [FishbowlDC]

Bad Blood Between Politico and BuzzFeed? - Posted August 13, 2013
Is the galaxy really big enough for everyone? As BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith monopolized the set of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today - Politico's favorite home away from home - BuzzFeed's publicist Ashley McCollum was firing off an inflamed tweet about Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

NYT's Douthat Imagines the WaPo That Could've Been - Posted August 12, 2013
How was WaPo "lost" to Jeff Bezos? The NYT's Ross Douthat wrote in his column this weekend that it was because the paper missed its opportunit... [PRNewser]

NYT's Douthat Imagines the WaPo That Could've Been - Posted August 12, 2013
How was WaPo "lost" to Jeff Bezos? The NYT's Ross Douthat wrote in his column this weekend that it was because the paper missed its opportunit... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Chatter - Posted July 26, 2013
Ultimate claim to fame? "Have not seen it yet- but I have been told that I have a quote in today's NY Post right next to a pic of Weiner's umm weiner." -- QGA and former Senate flack Jim Manley. ... [PRNewser]

Afternoon Chatter - Posted July 26, 2013
Ultimate claim to fame? "Have not seen it yet- but I have been told that I have a quote in today's NY Post right next to a pic of Weiner's umm weiner." -- QGA and former Senate flack Jim Manley. ... [FishbowlDC]

Bipartisan Policy Center Solicits Birthday Wishes for Bob Dole (Yes, We're Serious) - Posted July 22, 2013
You'd think a mention in the number three slot of the famed birthday section of Politico Mike Allen's Playbook would be a sufficient birthday wish for former Sen. Bob... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 07.22.13. - Posted July 22, 2013
Washington goes nuts over Nate Silver's switch to ESPN -- After the news broke that NYT's Nate Silver was leaving the NYT for ESPN and ABC News, TPM editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker Carlson Dubs Politico the 'Rich Kids Camp in Meatballs' - Posted July 17, 2013
After Politico wrote a story highlighting a 16-year-old intern from The Daily Caller posing a question at a White House briefing to White House Spokesma... [PRNewser]

Fournier Gets Parenting Book Deal - Posted July 15, 2013
National Journal's Ron Fournier wrote about his experiences as the parent of a son with Aspberger's last year in ... [FishbowlDC]

Hey, it Happens! TV Journo Confused by DM - Posted July 5, 2013
It's early morning. You haven't imbibed enough caffeine. You get on your Smartphone and everything falls apart. Hey, it happens to the best of us! And this morning it happened to CNBC's Eamon Javers. (Full disclosure since they're so important in This Town: Many years ago, he was one of my... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's Birthday Reunion - Posted June 24, 2013
The "Politico Playbook" from Mike Allen is usually filled with insider information that Washington has grown to love. Birthdays, "Facts of Life," behind-the-scenes political strategy and various other words of wisdom find th... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's Hoarding Problem: The Photo Evidence - Posted June 20, 2013
That's a picture someone sent Gawker of Politico reporter Mike Allen's office when he wor... [FishbowlDC]

Sh*t Politico's Jim VandeHei Says - Posted June 5, 2013
When the ubiquitous Mike Allen was asked two years ago on MSNBC about his sleep patterns, he quoted his boss, Politico... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsy: Politico Screws Up Own Name - Posted May 30, 2013
Messing up the name of your own publication is a no-no in most newsrooms. But Politico's Mike Allen achieved greatness this morning. We do take into account that Allen published his Playbook at 5:55 a.m. today. This is early... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Scarborough Wants You to Know His Show is Doing Just Fine! - Posted May 29, 2013
After Alex Pareene's Monday takedown story in Salon, which essentially laid all of "what's wrong" with MSNBC at "Morning Joe's" feet, Joe Scarborou... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Publishes 3-Day-Old Scarborough Blog Post - Posted May 29, 2013
A new development in the ongoing mystery that is Joe Scarborough's curious relationship with Politico. At 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Politico published a blog post written by the Republican commentator and MSNBC host ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Playbook Cocktails With Joe and Mika - Posted May 2, 2013
Next Thursday could get rough. At 4 p.m. Mika Brzezinkzi will appear at Politics & Prose to promote her new book, Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - and My Own. Then at 6:30 p.m. she heads to Politico Pla... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton to Sell ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 - Posted May 1, 2013
Robert Allbritton, who owns Politico, ABC7 and NewsChannel 8, said he plans to "explore" the sale of the TV stations. The news was announced by Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

'Top Journalist' Mike Allen Guesses His Role In Leibovich Book - Posted April 26, 2013
If nothing else, Politico, along with its Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen... [FishbowlDC]

Hello Buttercup! - Posted April 24, 2013
A new feature in which we point out how journalists suck up to themselves, each other and others in a particularly buttery fashion. A SWAK for FNC's Ed Henry: In this morning's Politico Playbook, Mike Allen... [FishbowlDC]

CBS's Major Garrett Plays Soccer? - Posted April 17, 2013
Not that we're doubting his skills or anything, but next week CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett will play in Politico's organized soccer event with the U.S. Soccer Foundation at Galludet University. He's the sole journ... [FishbowlDC]

SIGHTING: Reporter Spots Self at Party - Posted April 11, 2013
This is too much! In Wednesday's Politico Playbook, Mike Allen writes about the MSNBC Joe Scarborough's surprise 50th birthday party. Allen, a "Morning ... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost Reporter Rebuts Politico Playbook's Finger-Wagging 'Life Lesson' - Posted April 11, 2013
In Thursday's Politico Playbook, Mike Allen lectured HuffPost's Peter H. Stone on the rules of reporting. "PLAYBOOK LIFE LESSONS - WHY YOU SHOULDN'... [FishbowlDC]

Politico BFF's Run Cherry Blossom 10-Miler - Posted April 8, 2013
What do you get when you cross two Politico writers with running shoes? No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. The answer: Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and Playbook author ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Allen Sells Out To Mayo - Posted April 5, 2013
Politico's Playbook is known to get quirky on occasion, but Friday morning was one of the weirder entries from Mike Allen that we've ever seen. Wedged between a story about SKDKNICKERBOCKER and Hillary Clinton's chance... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen In 7 Seconds - Posted April 4, 2013
Regular viewers of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" are often treated to a healthy, peppy dose of Politico's Mike Allen. His Playbook segment airs for approximately five minutes as he rattles off his enth... [FishbowlDC]

Way Too Early With Politico? - Posted April 4, 2013
Politico is taking no sleep to a new level. At 5:50 a.m. this morning, a roundtable of Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, ... [FishbowlDC]

Freebeacon Does Mike Allen's Politico Playbook (A La 'Game of Thrones') - Posted March 29, 2013
If kingdoms of the Middle Ages had their own Mike Allen. Or, "Mike Allyn," as the Free Beacon's C.J. Ciaramella puts it in his p... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day POLITICO TAKEOVER: Aside from Mike Barnicle and WaPo and MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day POLITICO TAKEOVER: Aside from Mike Barnicle and WaPo and MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart... [FishbowlDC]

New Video Reminds Everyone That Politico Is Still Politico And Always Will Be - Posted March 27, 2013
A new three-minute video produced by Politico touts the publication's "early success" and its plan for the future. Full of Politico bluster, it's part of a new "brand and advertising" site the publication launched this week, according to ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Wants to Know When he F&%ks Up - Posted March 22, 2013
Listen up Politico Playbook readers. Author Mike Allen wants to know when he screws up, and who better to tell him than you? Or NYT's Jonathan Weisman... [FishbowlDC]

Will Politico Get Its Own 'No Shame Award'? - Posted March 20, 2013
Where's Mike Allen to present a "No Shame Award" when you need him? Politico's Jake Sherman on Monday published a story on a House ... [FishbowlDC]

Scarborough Skips Politico For WaPo? - Posted March 8, 2013
Everyone knows the relationship between Politico and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" crew is tight. Like really tight. Like Washington Times budget tight. Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and Chief Political Correspondent ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 8, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Abby Cornish has vegan shoes." -- CNN's Soledad O'Brien regarding the actress, not NPR's Audie Cornish a... [FishbowlDC]

Is Politico Ripping Off Buzzfeed? - Posted March 6, 2013
On Tuesday night, Buzzfeed held its second installment of "Buzzfeed Brews" in Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton sat down with Sen. Kirsten Gil... [FishbowlDC]

Zeke Miller Heads to the Cayman Islands - Posted March 6, 2013
Zeke Miller, formerly of BuzzFeed, has landed -- at TIME Magazine, as first reported by the indefatigable ... [FishbowlDC]

HUH? Soccer and Politico Team Up - Posted March 5, 2013
The U.S. Soccer Foundation and Politico are joining forces for the first annual capital event that will include a youth clinic and a celebrity tournament. We like how they worded the release, all oozing with alpha male confidence. Did Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

In Defense of Politico's Mike Allen - Posted March 1, 2013
Dear Readers, This is a different kind of post today. I'm feeling sentimental after attending a charity comedy event at The Hamilton last night and feel a need to do something I've never done before, which is to defend Politico Playbook writer and Chief White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Manufactures Woodward's War - Posted February 28, 2013
Someone should get Bob Woodward some Preparation H because he's acting all butthurt over a minor spat with the White House. On Wednesday, Politico's Jim V... [FishbowlDC]

What's Zeke Miller Tweeting On His 'Much-Needed And Delayed' Break? - Posted February 26, 2013
Old habits do die hard. Zeke Miller announced yesterday on Twitter that after 14 months, it was his ... [FishbowlDC]

Gawker Writer Calls Politico 'Big Cheeses,' 'Journalistically Bankrupt' - Posted February 22, 2013
Tom Scocca, who writes for Gawker, had email issues Thursday. That's why he didn't respond to questions on why he repeate... [PRNewser]

Gawker and 'The Politico' - Posted February 21, 2013
Nicknames are often jabs. And it was a clear and condescending one when Tom Scocca, writing for Gawker, repeatedly referred to "The Politico" in a pos... [PRNewser]

Ed Henry At Center Of White House-White House Correspondents Association Spat - Posted February 19, 2013
The "golf course incident" is spilling over into the work week. Right now the White House and the White House Correspondents Association are at odds over access. In case you aren't caught up: over the weekend the Presid... [TVNewser]

Ex-Politico Employee: 'The Nightmare is Over' - Posted February 8, 2013
A former Politico reporter related all too well to Karin Tanabe's newly published work of fiction, The List, in which she offers a veiled glimpse of her former workplace and coworkers. Although the book's description is fair... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 1, 2013
Quotes of the Day How Do I Make it About Me? Man.I had an email exchange with Ed Koch a week ago. -- geneweingarten (@geneweingarten) February 1, 2013 (Washington ... [FishbowlDC]

Frum Editor Apoplectic Over Politico's Intoxicating Headline - Posted January 23, 2013
Justin Green, the Washington-based editor of David Frum's website, came unglued this morning over a headline in Politico that reads, "Joe Biden 'intoxi... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Behind On Bloomberg Scoop - Posted January 16, 2013
The first item in Politico's Playbook by Mike Allen today concerns Deputy Nat. Security Adviser Denis McDonough potentially being named White House Chief of Staff. "Exclusive" doesn't appear next... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-Politico Scribe Dishes In 'The List' - Posted January 15, 2013
If there were any doubt as to whether the stuff reported about the culture in Politico's newsroom were true, look no further than Karin Tanabe's to-be-released novel, The List. The plot centers on a 20-something rep... [FishbowlDC]

Layoffs at Politico? HuffPost, Please. - Posted January 9, 2013
When HuffPost's Michael Calderone left in Politico in March of 2010, no love was lost on either end. The whys of that are hard to decipher -- he broke news and worked at a feverish pace as most reporters there do -- but... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 4, 2013
Quotes of the Day From the Dept. of Bragiculture... "I have more Twitter followers than my hometown congressman." -- New York magazine's Social Media Coordinator Stefan Becket, whose hometown c... [FishbowlDC]

12 Things We Never Tire of in the Fishbowl - Posted December 26, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry We know you have one more year-end list in you. Or maybe you don't. But wake up anyhow because here's ours -- the 12 things that never, ever make us want to take an afternoon snooze. 12. NBC ... [PRNewser]

12 Things We Never Tire of in the Fishbowl - Posted December 26, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry We know you have one more year-end list in you. Or maybe you don't. But wake up anyhow because here's ours -- the 12 things that never, ever make us want to take an afternoon snooze. 12. NBC ... [FishbowlDC]

On Pareene's 2012 'Hack' List: Oh, Everyone - Posted December 21, 2012
"Who's Pareene?" asked Michael Goldfarb of The Free Beacon. He tweeted the question yesterday linking to a Salon column that named The Drudge Report's ... [FishbowlDC]

Alex Martin Named WSJ Page One Editor - Posted December 21, 2012
Alex Martin has been named page one editor of The Wall Street Journal. Martin was most recently national editor and deputy managing editor -- the latter role he will mai... [Fishbowl NY]

Alex Martin Named WSJ Page One Editor - Posted December 21, 2012
Alex Martin has been named page one editor of The Wall Street Journal. Martin was most recently national editor and deputy managing editor -- the latter role he will mai... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Oopsy - Posted December 18, 2012
Current TV was promoting Politico's Ben White online Monday when they -- gasp! -- got his title wrong. In the journalism world, this is the equivalent to spelling your mother's name wrong. How could they do this? They wrote, "Chief White... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Playbook Puts WaPo's Ass on Blast - Posted December 10, 2012
In Politico Playbook today, Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen took stabs at what he clearly viewed to be an aging and achingly familiar lede in WaPo's story regarding "fiscal cliff" negotiations. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day Are cabbies devils in disguise? "Cab drivers in DC may be some of the most soulless human beings on the planet." -- The Hill's Alexandra Jaffe at 2:39 a.m. ... [FishbowlDC]

Spotted: Politico Head Honchos at Four Seasons - Posted December 6, 2012
This morning at approximately 9:30 we spotted Politico's Editor-in-Chief John Harris (a rather distant, unfriendly bloke in person), reporter Alexander Burns... [FishbowlDC]

Eat Breakfast on Politico's Dime, Hear Woodward, Rubio - Posted December 3, 2012
Politico is hosting a Playbook Breakfast on Wednesday morning featuring the new Messiah Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and author and WaPo's Bob Woodward. Chief White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Grover in the Hot Seat - Posted November 27, 2012
Tomorrow morning the man of the hour, Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, will sit down with Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

8 Minor but Grating Thanksgiving Annoyances - Posted November 26, 2012
This past week as members of Washington's media were off stuffing themselves with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and bourbon, some managed to be acutely irritating in a whole smorgasboard of ways. See as we dissect them below. 8. From the Dept. of Bragiculture...Sen. Rob Portman... [PRNewser]

8 Minor but Grating Thanksgiving Annoyances - Posted November 26, 2012
This past week as members of Washington's media were off stuffing themselves with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and bourbon, some managed to be acutely irritating in a whole smorgasboard of ways. See as we dissect them below. 8. From the Dept. of Bragiculture...Sen. Rob Portman... [FishbowlDC]

Playbook Spots Blitzer in Skyfall Two Weeks Tardy - Posted November 26, 2012
This morning's Politico Playbook by Mike Allen reported that they spotted CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer delivering the news in Skyfall, the new James Bond fli... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Party Prize Patrol - Posted November 7, 2012
Christmas came early for 25 guests who attended Politico's election night bash at the Newseum Tuesday night. After waiting in a long line that snaked outside and down the black (one couple passed the time by making out), partygoers slipped through registration and received bright red raffle tickets. Once... [PRNewser]

Politico's Allen Delivers Powerful Message - Posted November 6, 2012
Tuesday's election is the culmination of a LOT of hard work from reporters. Many have been on the road for months on end. Barely ever sleeping in their own bed. Not being able to eat a home cooked meal. We get it. It's a rough schedule to keep up and we... [FishbowlDC]

Pauly Shore Works for Politico? - Posted October 24, 2012
It's unclear whether the latest addition to Politico will be among top-tier Politicos like Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Debate Edition "Someone wrote me an email and said they thought the Secret Service was going to intervene." -- Politico's Mike Allen early this morning on MSNBC's "Morni... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Sends 8 Scribes to Long Island - Posted October 15, 2012
Leading up to what is sure to be a nail-biter of a second presidential debate Tuesday night, Politico has sent a whopping eight scribes to be on-site at Hofstra University. They include Alexander Burns, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day "A lot of moist sheets going into this next debate..." -- Politico's Mike Allen on the Democratic sentiment going into the next presidential debate on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning just after... [FishbowlDC]

Trouble in Paradise: It's Splitsville for Politico Couple - Posted September 24, 2012
Politico's famously engaged couple called off their wedding over the weekend in a very public breakup on Facebook. The ordeal was so shocking that one of our tipsters got confused and thought the whole thing was a joke. But no joke. Jay We... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Jab: Politico's Allen Develops a Sense of Humor - Posted September 19, 2012
Either Mike Allen is completely clueless on sports or the chief political correspondent for Politico may have actually made a funny joke. In Wednesday's Playbook, he wrote about an upcoming fundraiser for Mitt Romney... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsy: The Olitico Edition - Posted September 12, 2012
Every morning, we lay down our bets on what time Mike Allen's Politico Playbook will come out. You never know. Some mornings, it shows up in the 5am ET hour. Other times, it creeps into mid-morning. (It came out halfway through the 8am ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Talks Sports - Posted September 11, 2012
Sure, politics and sports go hand in hand. It seems like every week (that they're actually working), Congress is hauling some baseball player in front of a committee or a football player to talk about head injuries. So, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Politico will be hosting... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen: Drenched in Power - Posted September 6, 2012
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Fishbowl Charlotte - Posted September 5, 2012
On Tuesday, the Democratic National Convention kicked of in Charlotte, NC, which means reporters had to start doing real work instead of glomming onto swag bags and watery cocktails. I decided to dive right into the filthy waters of Fishbowl Charlotte to get a taste of the local scene. (Spoiler alert:... [FishbowlDC]

LIVE! With the Washington Press Corps. - Posted August 29, 2012
Nearly every Washington-based big print publication has some type of video coverage of the party conventions. As they breathlessly note in their releases, much of the video is "LIVE!" FishbowlDC took a look at some of the LIVE! offerings to separate the pros from the piglets. Politico has ... [FishbowlDC]

Gone Fishing... - Posted August 17, 2012
Dear Fishies, Some of you will be relieved and others sad to know I'll be away for the next week on an international fishing expedition. I'm pulling a Mike Allen and going "off the grid" as worker bees like to say here in Washington. I won't ... [PRNewser]

Politico's 'Juice' is a Day Old - Posted August 15, 2012
If we were to take something written by Politico's Mike Allen and brand it as breaking news, that would be rude and unprofessional, right? But this morning, Allen did just that when he wrote a "Juice" item that was in fact ... [FishbowlDC]

Project Fishbowl: The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful - Posted July 25, 2012
The Hill has released it's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list. It's a doozy and we at Fishbowl just couldn't contain ourselves. With this, we also begin a new feature called "Project Fishbowl" in which we take photographs and anything else we find worthy of analyzing and put it through severe... [PRNewser]

Project Fishbowl: The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful - Posted July 25, 2012
The Hill has released it's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list. It's a doozy and we at Fishbowl just couldn't contain ourselves. With this, we also begin a new feature called "Project Fishbowl" in which we take photographs and anything else we find worthy of analyzing and put it through severe... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost Editor Needs a Spanking - Posted July 23, 2012
When you're name is Michael Grass, it's nearly impossible to resist invoking the expression "your ass is grass." And since it's his birthday -- and trust us, he wants you to kn... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: Jon Ward's Bro Gets Playbook Love - Posted July 17, 2012
We can completely understand the Joan VandeHei domination of Playbook last week when Politico's Mike Allen blew up the birthday of the mother of his boss and longtime friend ... [FishbowlDC]

WHCA Elects New Officers - Posted July 13, 2012
The White House Correspondents' Association has elected the newest members to their board. Politico's Mike Allen writes that the newly elected president for the year 2014-2015 will be ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsy: th vs. ff - Posted July 11, 2012
Here in the Fishbowl we love reporting on other people's mistakes. And, oh yeah, we occasionally make them too. Just this morning I wrote the word "pubicist" and forgot the ever important "l". That penis graphic may have had something to do with i... [TVNewser]

Morning Oopsy: th vs. ff - Posted July 11, 2012
Here in the Fishbowl we love reporting on other people's mistakes. And, oh yeah, we occasionally make them too. Just this morning I wrote the word "pubicist" and forgot the ever important "l". That penis graphic may have had something to do with i... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 11, 2012
Quote of the Day "Um, ABC?" -- WSJ's Jonathan Weisman on ABC report on male orgasms. Weisman was responding to this: "Karezza: Men Say Best Sex Comes Without Orgasm"... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: Politico's Mike Allen Gives Joan VandeHei Star Treatment on her Birthday - Posted July 9, 2012
How many birthday wishes does it take to wish your boss's mother a happy birthday? In Politico Mike Allen's case, that number would be: 5. Last Thursday he gave his first heads up that th... [FishbowlDC]

Unsolved Washington Mysteries: Mustache Weirdness - Posted July 6, 2012
There are all kinds of unexplained weirdnesses in Washington, riddles that we will likely never solve. For example, 1. How much does Politico's Mike Allen really sleep and does he go "on vacation" fishing to freeze himself to increase the time he can stay awake? 2. How many married Washington editors... [FishbowlDC]

Chef Geoff Teaches 'Political Junkies' How to Grill - Posted July 5, 2012
At the risk of conjuring up images of Mike Allen in a "kiss the cook" apron, Politico interviewed D.C.-based Chef Geoff Tracy (a.k.a Mr. Norah O'Donnell) to get some Independence Day grilling tips for "political jun... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day What Politico's Mike Allen calls the "best part of opening your door" at Aspen's swank Hotel Jerome." He's attending the Aspen Ideas Festival. See Playbook ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsies: What the Hell is 'OLITICO'? - Posted June 25, 2012
Last we pointed out that Politico Mike Allen's use of "buro" was confusing in that was he referring to a "bureau" or a "burro" -- we hoped for the small donkey. Afterward we got mail saying "buro" is really a very common newsroom slang. We're all fo... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day Rachel-Rachel: "Rachel Maddow was a guest on Rachel Maddow tonight. Err, I mean Rachel Maddow was a guest on Up with Chris Hayes tonight. Errr, wait, it's Wednesday. Chris Hayes was a guest on Maddow tonight. I think I got it righ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsies - Posted June 20, 2012
Mistakes happen. This morning we have a sampling: Bureau Chief emails a small donkey? MEDIAWATCH - N.Y. Times Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt emails the buro: "A warm congratulations to Mark Leibovich on his new job at the Magazine, a place where his work has already appeared a... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Photog Pops Question in Newsroom - Posted June 19, 2012
Maybe you've been blissfully hiding under a rock today and didn't hear the news? A Politico couple got engaged this afternoon in the thick of deadlines in a hamlet called Rosslyn. It's a first for the newsroom. As one reader put it, "What a romantic story.... Engaged in the swampiest... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day Boybander Heaven: "Looks like a smug hipster had an accident on my TV screen." -- The Daily Caller's TV writer Jeff Poor with accompanying photograph.W... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Announces (Three Times) Plans to Expand Pro - Posted June 11, 2012
Several reporters from Bloomberg, Reuters and Dow Jones have been spotted in the Politico newsroom in recent weeks, FishbowlDC has learned. Here's why: The NYT broke the story last night that Politico plans on expanding its subscription service Politico Pro in the coming months. "... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Really Sleeps? - Posted June 11, 2012
It has long been believed that Politico's Mike Allen is some kind of extraterrestrial being who never sleeps. This morning he was forced to address the issue as MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost Goes Espa ol - Posted June 8, 2012
Thursday, HuffPost announced that they would be launching yet another international edition of their site. They announced that they have partnered with El Pa s to roll out El Huffington Post. It will be led by editorial director ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Has Some Big News - Posted June 8, 2012
Friday morning's Playbook has some BIG news, everyone! Mike Allen leads his newsletter with these exciting words: "&# ;*(!@#@$QW$%UDEHTYITY*erqyYI%^I" Here we go. Allen is writing Playbook in another language ... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: Politico Contributor to Pub's Defense - Posted June 4, 2012
Politico's Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen had many journalists around town bristling last week after they ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's VandeHei Won't Talk to Own Reporter - Posted June 1, 2012
Politico received a series of lashings from several publications after Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and Chief White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day Newt gives Chris Matthews a compliment (of sorts) On MSNBC's Morning J... [FishbowlDC]

Politico and NBC's "MTP" Say 'I Do' - Posted May 29, 2012
Top 5 Reasons Why Politico Senior Political Reporter Jonathan Martin and NBC's "MTP" Exec. Producer Betsy Fischer's Wedding Was Every... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Betsy Fischer Weds Politico's Jonathan Martin - Posted May 29, 2012
Congratulations to "Meet the Press" executive producer Betsy Fischer and Politico senior writer Jonathan Martin, who married over the week... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview With Bloomberg TV's Megan Hughes - Posted May 25, 2012
Say hello to Megan Hu... [FishbowlDC]

Playbook From the Plane - Posted May 23, 2012
Politico's Playbook writer Mike Allen has been all over the map as of late. He's been fishing off the grid. Taking days off. Absent from "Morning Joe" with Patric... [FishbowlDC]

'Morning Joe' Crew Admires Politico Scribe's Teeth - Posted May 22, 2012
Politico's Patrick Gavin has been filling in for his colleague Mike Allen on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Playbook segment of late and today the crew couldn't help but ogle at the ultraviolet rays Gavin calls his teeth. "You know what they say about Patrick; he's got the whitest teeth at Politico," show host... [FishbowlDC]

D nde Est Miguel Allen's Cabeza?! - Posted May 22, 2012
Hola Fishbowlers. We know that Politico's Mike Allen has recently taken some time off. We were told that he was off fishing, but when we got Playbook on Tuesday morning, we were afraid that he might have spent time in a mental insti... [FishbowlDC]

A Rested Mike Allen Returns From Mystery Vacation - Posted May 21, 2012
Politico's Mike Allen took a shell shocking five consecutive days off last week. As we've reported ad nauseam, it was his first time off since the summer of 2009. He apparently spent the time fishing (and we imagine his time off looked s... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day "That's one crazy cat." -- MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Politico's Patrick Gavin, who appeared on the program this morning. He was referring to Gavin's abundance of cats. ... [FishbowlDC]

At Last, Politico Goes In-House to Find 'Celebrity' Playbooker - Posted May 18, 2012
Funny. When Politico goes outside the confines of its home, the Playbookers are called "guests." But when they go inside? He's a celebrity. Politico's Mike Allen has taken a whopping (at least for him) three days of vacati... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Uses Outside Playbooker: Day 2 - Posted May 17, 2012
Today is Politico Mike Allen's second day off since August 2009. Once again Politico has oddly gone off the reservation of its Arlington headquarters to find his replacement. Yesterday it was ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

The Earth Stops: Mike Allen Takes a Day Off - Posted May 16, 2012
? Good for Politico Playbook writer Mike Allen! It's apparently been 990 long arduous days since he has taken a day off. This includes weekends and holidays. We fully blame that on ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Jonathan Karl Fills in for Mike Allen on Playbook - Posted May 16, 2012
Mike of a Thousand Days he almost was. Mike Allen took a day off from Politico Playbook, the morning political-media-birthday daily digest. And if you noticed a few more links and mentions to ABC News tha... [TVNewser]

WHCD Tick Tock - Posted April 30, 2012
We're recapping the White House Correspondents' Dinner from Saturday night with a special Tick Tock. Enjoy as we take you through the night. By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry 5:30 p.m.: I meet up with Eddie at a shitty McDonald's in Adams Morgan as the sky opens up to a... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD Tick Tock - Posted April 30, 2012
We're recapping the White House Correspondents' Dinner from Saturday night with a special Tick Tock. Enjoy as we take you through the night. By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry 5:30 p.m.: I meet up with Eddie at a shitty McDonald's in Adams Morgan as the sky opens up to a... [PRNewser]

A Recap of the Allbritton Garden Brunch (That We Weren't Invited To.) - Posted April 30, 2012
In the aftermath of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, many revelers sought comfort in brunch yesterday morning to help heal the wounds from the night before. We have already reported on t... [FishbowlDC]

Did the Obama Campaign Take the Lead from MSNBC with New 'Forward' Slogan? - Posted April 30, 2012
The Obama re-election campaign has a new 7-minute short film called simply "Forward." The ad begins with the economic meltdown in 2008, with clips from TV news reports by CBS's Anthony Mason, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC: Open 24 Hours - Posted April 27, 2012
Special note to Readers: Over the next three days life as we know it will be a little different in the Fishbowl. As in no hour is an unusual hour to post. We'll be writing at all hours of the day and night, be it midnight, 3 a.m. or whenever the news... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Fineman's Bragilicious Email - Posted April 24, 2012
From the Dept. of Bragiculture...HuffPost's Howard Fineman is a very important person. Didn't you know? This past weekend he emailed into Politico ... [FishbowlDC]

In a Staring Contest, Mike Allen Wins - Posted April 19, 2012
Politico has a relatively new morning feature that is predominately performed by ... [FishbowlDC]

Get Acquainted With Foreign Policy's New eBook - Posted April 18, 2012
What's good for Politico's Mike Allen is good for everyone, right? In a recent internal memo, Foreign Policy Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day The Stickler: CNN's Blitzer kicks SNL's Ass "I hate to tell #SNL announcer it's correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name." -- Wolf Blitzer. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day The Stickler: CNN's Blitzer kicks SNL's Ass "I hate to tell #SNL announcer it's correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name." -- Wolf Blitzer. ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Willie Geist Pulls Back Curtain on Politico's Mike Allen, Donny Deutsch, Mika and More - Posted April 13, 2012
In an unusually candid interview for a TV personality, MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Willie Geist told GQ that a drinking game for the show includes drinking up "every time Politico Playbook writer ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Politico's Juana Summers - Posted April 13, 2012
Say hello to Politico national political reporter Juana ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted April 11, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) Politico Takes It Personally - In a Breaking News alert this afternoon, Politico emails news that the Justice Department plans on filing suit against Apple computers over eBook pr... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 4, 2012
Quotes of the Day NBC TODAY show's Savannah Guthrie's feet brought to us by NBC Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen... [FishbowlDC]

The Return of Billy Mays - Posted April 3, 2012
Great news everyone! Mike Allen of Politico has a new eBook! You'll remember that it wasn't so long ago that Allen and Evan Thomas... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Live Show Tonight at 7 p.m. - Posted April 3, 2012
Politico's reality TV show is happening tonight at 7 p.m. for the Wisconsin, Maryland and Wisconsin primaries. We'll see some of our favorites, Juana, Ginger, Maggie and Jim, who will inevitably order them around and make fun of no-tie... [FishbowlDC]

CBS "Face the Nation" Partners With Google, Schieffer Plans on Summer Staycation - Posted April 3, 2012
From the Dept. of Bragiculture...When FBDC showed up Monday at the launch of a new partnership by CBS and Google Plus in Logan Circle, we were greeted with pure, unadulterated love. "I read FishbowlDC everyday," CBS intern Chad Sinclair said. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day Cupp performs verbal abortion on Olbermann "Keith Olbermann is a huge dick." -- GBTV's ... [FishbowlDC]

Saved: FishbowlDC Goes Christian - Posted April 2, 2012
For far too long FBDC has trafficked in snark, gossip and petty news. We're giving it up. Starting today we'll move away from the sin we've been pedaling and shift to more highbrow content, written through a Christian p... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted April 2, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) What's Driving the Day: It's Mike Allen's mom's birthday! Who better to get a shout-out in Politico's Playbook that Bar... [FishbowlDC]

The Audacity of Morning TV: 'Morning Joe's' Mika Brzezinski Forgets Dad's B-day, Twice! - Posted March 28, 2012
The first thing Politico's Mike Allen did when he appeared for a segment on "Morning Joe" early this morning was remind the show's co-host Mika Brzezinski that ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Loves Itself - Posted March 26, 2012
Yeah, yeah, we know. Politico seems to pat itself on the back so often that it hardly qualifies as news, but this one was a real doozy. Last week, during a speech in Florida, Vice President Jo... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Jaconi and Preston Give Good 'Gut Check' - Posted March 21, 2012
Playbook, HuffPost Hill, and RCP, take note: a new daily email newser is creeping into your space as well as the inboxes of Washington's top wonks and infl... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Avoids Potty During Livestream - Posted March 19, 2012
If you learn nothing else from today's The New Yorker piece on Politico's new livestream show by Ryan Lizza, it's that they largely don't take bathroom breaks. Probably more than we wanted to know. But actually, we're relieve... [FishbowlDC]

Caption This - Posted March 14, 2012
Last night during what is fast becoming our favorite new reality TV show outside of "Hoarders" and the "Bad Girls Club," Politico's livestream show featured these two characters, Playbook's Mike Allen and Chief Deputy Managing Editor Craig Gordon. Write up your best captions for the above photograph and we'll print them!... [PRNewser]

Meet Mobile Mikey - Posted March 13, 2012
You'll never be able to escape the clutches of Mike Allen. Not if Politico gets their wish. In this morning's Politico Playbook, Allen lets us in on the latest in Politico technology. A first tonight: Mobi... [PRNewser]

Meet Mobile Mikey - Posted March 13, 2012
You'll never be able to escape the clutches of Mike Allen. Not if Politico gets their wish. In this morning's Politico Playbook, Allen lets us in on the latest in Politico technology. A first tonight: Mobi... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Maher: Mike who? - Posted March 12, 2012
Politico's Mike Allen has been featured on the cover of New York Times magazine, WaPo and HuffPost. Most everyone working in D.C political news media reads his "Playbook" and knows who he is. And yet, somehow his... [FishbowlDC]

Washington's Glitzy Debut of 'Game Change' - Posted March 9, 2012
HBO's Game Change came to Washington last night, perhaps in more ways than one. Politicians, their aides and reporters came together last night at the Newseum for a star-studded evening to celebrate the now famed book by NY Mag's ... [PRNewser]

Washington's Glitzy Debut of 'Game Change' - Posted March 9, 2012
HBO's Game Change came to Washington last night, perhaps in more ways than one. Politicians, their aides and reporters came together last night at the Newseum for a star-studded evening to celebrate the now famed book by NY Mag's ... [AgencySpy]

Politico Partners With C-SPAN and Channel 8 - Posted March 5, 2012
Politico is hailing itself the "one-stop resource" for Super Tuesday coverage with a live results show beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST. The countdown begins. The program will air nationally on C-SPAN and in the Washington on News Channel 8. It will also be streamed live at Politico.com/livestream as well as on its... [FishbowlDC]

From the Dept. of Bragiculture - Posted March 2, 2012
From Politico Mike Allen's Playbook this morning... BIRTHDAYS : "CBS Evening News" associate producer Sally Rosen, who reads Playbook on he... [FishbowlDC]

A Mindmeld of Mystery - Posted February 13, 2012
After several days of missing Politico Playbook's "Mindmeld" feature, it surfaced again last week in a lead item. "ROMNEY CAMPAIGN MINDMELD" the headline blared. And in a Daily Caller story this morning on Media Matters for America, the phrase again appeared. Here's how they used... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Belated Birthday - Posted February 9, 2012
DCRTV's Dave Hughes posted a Happy Birthday message to himself yesterday over on his website. It's a sure sign that you have a fulfilled life full of meaningful relationships when you have to remind everyone that i... [FishbowlDC]

That's Hall-of-Famer Mike Allen To You - Posted February 7, 2012
The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame has announced their 2012 inductees and Mike Allen of Politico tops the list. Frankly, we're surprised that we beat Allen himself to this news. Politico rarely misses... [FishbowlDC]

Operation 'Butter Up FNC' in Full Force by Politico - Posted February 1, 2012
Politico has been working diligently to defrost its icy relationship with Fox News as of late. And it appears to be paying off, or at least moving in a cozier direction. FishbowlDC has learned that FNC's media relations department has been for... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Bloopers - Posted January 27, 2012
Politico's Mike Allen appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" around 6:30 this morning to practice his tongue twisters. While chatting with host Willie Geis... [TVNewser]

Morning Bloopers - Posted January 27, 2012
Politico's Mike Allen appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" around 6:30 this morning to practice his tongue twisters. While chatting with host Willie Geis... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day: The Moon Edition To the Moon, Newt "THEY ARE STILL DEBATING GOING TO THE MOON." -- The New Yorker's Washington writer Ryan Lizza. "This portion of... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen Has Cheney on His Mind - Posted January 25, 2012
Attention Katie Couric: In Politico Mike Allen's famous "Playbook" this morning, he writes that V.P. Dick Cheney will ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Turns 5. Let the Roasting Begin. - Posted January 23, 2012
Five years isn't really that long, but Politico has seen rapid growth and a lot of success since it first began in 2007. So on a highly self-congratulatory note on Monday, Politico released a video with clips of several high-profile political players roasting the publication on its half-decade mark. "Five ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington's 'Powerful' Club - Posted January 18, 2012
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AnonymASS Tipster of the Day - Posted January 17, 2012
As nice as it was to have a day off yesterday for MLK Jr. Day, we should have expected that the AnonymASS tipsters would be out for blood. Today's ASS writes in: "Why do you guys hate Politico so much? It's kinda weird. did they turn you all down for jobs or... [FishbowlDC]

Is Politico Really Serious? - Posted January 13, 2012
The GOP primary in South Carolina is next weekend and the latest polling data tells an interesting tale. Comedian Stephen Colbert is currently polling BETTER than Jon Huntsman in the Palmetto State and is barely behind Rick Perry and Ron Paul. Last night, ... [FishbowlDC]

NJ and Politico to Host Twin Debriefings - Posted January 12, 2012
It's ugly time once again for NJ and Politico. On Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. NJ, in conjunction with The Atlantic, will host a State of the Union debriefing ... [FishbowlDC]

More AnonymASS Tipsters... - Posted January 5, 2012
We've gotten a few nameless readers riled by our "picking on" Politico's Playbook Rambo Mike Allen. Here's what they have to say about our coverage. 1. "Why do you keep picking on Mike Allen, a real jou... [FishbowlDC]

Limbaugh's Impression Du Jour - Posted January 4, 2012
It seems even Rush Limbaugh is tiring of Politico Mike Allen's shtick. Allen's interview with Governor ... [PRNewser]

Limbaugh's Impression Du Jour - Posted January 4, 2012
It seems even Rush Limbaugh is tiring of Politico Mike Allen's shtick. Allen's interview with Governor ... [FishbowlDC]

Shot/Chaser - Posted January 4, 2012
One notable journo who made waves in the Fields of Opportunities in Iowa this week was Politico's Mike Allen. Who else can land in Iowa and obtain an EXCLUSIVE with second-tier candidate Rick ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Mike Allen's Identity Crisis - Posted January 3, 2012
It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we forget who we are, we forget what's important to us or what our principles are -- both figuratively or literally. In Politico Mike Allen's case, he's starting to think he's Fishbowl. Is there a sanit... [FishbowlDC]

Iowa Caucus Shows that Negative is the Way to Go - Posted January 3, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32088" align="alignleft" width="303" caption="Image: Reuters"][/caption] Just when you thought 2012 couldn't get any better, it's Iowa caucus day. As MSNBC's First Read blog notes, turnout is everything in these p... [PRNewser]

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]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Mindmeld Edition: A melding of everything worthy, weird and otherwise from the past four days. Journo's cat sets her alarm clock "The cat stepped on my iPhone dock alarm clock last night and set it to go off at 7 a.m. Which it did. Which was... [FishbowlDC]

TheGrio.com Now Comes With Bacon - Posted December 13, 2011
NBC News announced today that theGrio.com is "expanding its editorial team and building out its political coverage" with WaPo's Perry Bacon, Jr. as the site's Political Editor. He'll be based at NBC News' Washington bureau start... [FishbowlDC]

John Harris Tries to Waterboard Us Again - Posted December 12, 2011
John Harris, co-founder of Politico went on CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz this weekend to talk about the coming election season. Although it was a roun... [FishbowlDC]

Bret Baier: Your Carriage With Politico Awaits - Posted December 9, 2011
There may be no love lost between Fox News PR and Politico after they declared Politico scribes unfit for their airwaves in a recent quote to The Daily Caller. But there is a heated romance going ... [PRNewser]

Politico Continues eBook Assault on Readers - Posted December 8, 2011
If you've been reading Playbook lately, the newsletter from Politico's Mike Allen, you'd swear he's fighting the ghost of Billy Mays to become America's most obnoxious pitchman. He has bee... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Esquire Reviles D.C. Punditry and Politico - Posted December 6, 2011
If there's one clear thought in this blistering late Monday afternoon post, it's that Esquire's Charle... [FishbowlDC]

Seasons Greetings From VandeHarris - Posted December 6, 2011
After a week of constant mentions about that new eBook by Mike Allen and Evan Thomas in "Playbook", you'd think readers would get a break from the self-co... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller: Politico Has Taken a Nosedive - Posted December 2, 2011
The warfare between The Daily Caller and Politico continues today with The Daily Caller devoting its morning homepage to its latest charge: Politico readership is taking a nosedive. This, after American Journalism Review, painted the Rosslyn outlet in a rosy manner ear... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 1, 2011
Quotes of the Day I completely thought we were done with actress Gabby Sidibe until this anonymous submission came in last night. This one is called "Precious Planking" and it's FishbowlDC Matt in Georgetown with Gabby dancing all over him. We hope he survives the ordeal. ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Hires Globe Reporter to Pick Up the Slack - Posted November 29, 2011
Politico has hired Boston Globe's Donovan Slack to be a senior reporter on their 44 page, which chronicles President Obama. She replaces ... [FishbowlDC]

Oops! Not Everyone at Fox News Despises Politico - Posted November 14, 2011
While Fox News PR claims Politico reporters don't have enough va va voom to appear on their programs, not everyone at the network concurs. In a media story published this morning on The Atlantic Wire, ... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Caller and Politico: It's War. - Posted November 14, 2011
The Cold War between Politico and The Daily Caller is over. Now it's just war. This morning, The Daily Caller leads its site with a potentially explosive story by TV writer Jeff Poor on Politico's tight relationshi... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Splash From Inside the Fishbowl... - Posted November 8, 2011
Well, the cat's out of the bag. Matt Dornic, who has been with FishbowlDC for three years and simultaneously worked at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, is moving to CNN Worldwide where he'll be senior director of public relati... [FishbowlDC]

White House Opens Doors to 9 Local Anchors - Posted November 1, 2011
The White House is welcoming nine anchors today for a local round of press that will include interviews with President Obama and comprehensive behind-the-scenes access to the White House. In addition to their "brief" individual interviews with the President, the participating anchors will broadcast evening newscasts ... [TVSpy]

VandeHei Voices Disdain for Habitual Tweeting - Posted October 18, 2011
Mark McKinnon, political communications strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast, chatted with Politico's Executive Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

D.C. Media Events Can be Nasty Biz - Posted October 7, 2011
Media event planning can be a dirty business in Washington. In many instances it's tough to tell who is playing copy cat, but some things are clear: publications are vying to host pointedly similar events and competing for guests and warm bodies to fill their audiences. Getting the events underwritten is... [FishbowlDC]

Whoa! Politico Holds Own Primary? - Posted October 5, 2011
With President Obama's popularity plummeting and NJ Gov. Chris Christie's heft out of the race, Politico has decided to go rogue and hold its own primary. The project is the brainchild of Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen (now called HeiMike, two men who now dress identi... [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]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 28, 2011
Quotes of the Day A Brilliant Suggestion "With Andy Rooney retiring, only viable option for 60 Minutes is to bring in @markknoller for that role." -- Reuters White House Correspondent Steve Holland referencing CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller. Read... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Dings Reliable Source's Unreliable Sources - Posted September 27, 2011
ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is questioning the validity of a recent item written by WaPo's premier gossip column The Reliable Source: "Dear @WashingtonPost reporting I attended a farewell party for a departing WH staff... [FishbowlDC]

Has Washington Already Forgotten Ana Marie Cox? - Posted September 23, 2011
There was a time when Snarkess Ana Marie Cox was a Washington "it" g... [FishbowlDC]

Pols, Press Toast Schieffer's 20 Years of "Face the Nation" - Posted September 22, 2011
Had you walked through the doors of the St. Regis Hotel at this time last night, there's a good chance you would have bumped into Nancy Pelosi (D... [PRNewser]

Tighten Up, Issa. - Posted September 21, 2011
Remember how in February Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) launched "an inquiry" into Kurt Bardella's actions and ultimat... [PRNewser]

Tighten Up, Issa. - Posted September 21, 2011
Remember how in February Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) launched "an inquiry" into Kurt Bardella's actions and ultimat... [FishbowlDC]

Manley News Gets 'Leaked' - Posted September 13, 2011
Another Capitol Hill press veteran has joined QGA Public Affairs. Jim Manley, former spokesman to Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and the late Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), jo... [FishbowlDC]

VF Names Mike Allen to New Establishment List - Posted September 1, 2011
Whoever thought Politico's Mike Al... [FishbowlDC]

Politico is a Revenue God, Says TheWrap - Posted August 30, 2011
This week TheWrap's Lucas Shaw exalted Politico's current business model with high praise and backed it up with numbers. In his 965-word ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico is a Revenue God, Says TheWrap - Posted August 30, 2011
This week TheWrap's Lucas Shaw exalted Politico's current business model with high praise and backed it up with numbers. In his 965-word ... [PRNewser]

Summer Superlatives Class of 2011 Winners - Posted August 15, 2011
With the help of our friends from the Florida Election Board, we've tallied up the votes for FishbowlDC's Summer Superlatives competition and are now ready to announce the Class of 2011 winners. To earn their titles and Fishbowl fame, each of these honorees won more votes in their respective... [FishbowlDC]

A Sneaky Intern at Politico Summer School Pronounces Mike Allen 'Lean' and 'Human' - Posted August 4, 2011
Rah! Rah! Interns. Politico Summer School was held yesterday afternoon at the Newseum. About 150 budding journos showed up to listen to the likes of Politico Playbook author Mike Allen, NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Tau Jumps From Smith to Allen - Posted August 2, 2011
Politico's Byron Tau will no longer be taking orders from his superior Ben Smith. But don't fear, he's not leaving the publication. He is leaving Smit... [FishbowlDC]

Has Politico Summer School Already Begun? - Posted August 1, 2011
Over the weekend Politico's Mike Allen, who will be among the stars at POLITICO Summer School for interns around town, ran what looks to be an early seminar. In this one he discusses how to handle unnamed sources. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Power Inside a Power Party - Posted July 30, 2011
Washington is known for its "important" power lists. Most publications have them. There are lists for top lobbyists like Washingtonian's "Hired Guns: The City's 50 Top Lobbyists." Both The Hill and Roll Call also boast top lobbyist lists. There are lists for important people everywhere (TIME... [FishbowlDC]

Whoa! Politico Summer School-Really? - Posted July 29, 2011
For any interns out there who have dreams of one day working hard, getting yelled at by Tim Grieve and rarely sleeping, then this may be the camp for you. It's called Politico Summer School. The publication is offering it to interns wh... [PRNewser]

Whoa! Politico Summer School-Really? - Posted July 29, 2011
For any interns out there who have dreams of one day working hard, getting yelled at by Tim Grieve and rarely sleeping, then this may be the camp for you. It's called Politico Summer School. The publication is offering it to interns wh... [FishbowlDC]

The Late-Night Headache Story - Posted July 19, 2011
At 10:38 p.m. last night, The Daily Caller broke a story by ... [FishbowlDC]

Political Editor Believes in the Afterlife - Posted July 14, 2011
Those who receive the RealClearPolitics morning email alerts are well-acquainted with the daily musings of Washington Editor Carl Cannon, who used to write a similar offerin... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad and Fischer Host Luxe Lunch for McCormick - Posted July 13, 2011
You know you're one hell of a flack when a flock of journos bust their midday beat to break bread in your honor. And such is the case of Kelley McCormick, former partner at Qorvis Communications and Reese Witherspoon lookalike. McCor... [PRNewser]

Politico's Mike Allen Addresses No Sleep Rumors - Posted July 13, 2011
This won't put the rumors to rest (so to speak), but this morning at 6:30 a.m. on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Politico's Mike Allen was asked about his sleep patterns. Longtime Washington rumors have Allen never sleeping. Interestingly, ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [PRNewser]

Why Not Leave Politico's Mike Allen Alone? - Posted July 5, 2011
This weekend former CNNer Eric Kuhn, now a digital media agent for United Talent Agency in LA, could not leave Mike Allen alone to his work while the Playbook writer tapped away on his handheld device during a hike in Aspen. Like paparazzi, Kuhn treated Allen like a star and snapped... [FishbowlDC]

Live From Aspen - Posted June 27, 2011
The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, begins today. The following news men and women will broadcast live from Aspen. Some were mentioned in Politic... [FishbowlDC]

Politico & Random House To Partner for 2012 Election eBooks - Posted June 27, 2011
Random House has teamed up with Politico to create a series of four instant eBooks about the 2012 presidential election. The series (currently untitled) will only be available in digital format. According to ... [GalleyCat]

Politico And Random House Team For eBook Series - Posted June 27, 2011
Want to follow the 2012 presidential election in an eBook? Thanks to a new partnership between Random House and Politico you can. The two organizations have teamed up to publish a series of four instant digital books on the 2012 Presidential Election. The books, which will be available exclusively in eBook fo... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Happy Birthday Mike Allen! - Posted June 21, 2011
Today is the birthday of "the man the White House wakes up to." That's Politico's Playbook Author Mike Allen, who was born in 1964 in Orange County, Calif. You won't see this news in his own birthday section -- he'... [FishbowlDC]

Post Weiner Weirdness - Posted June 17, 2011
Place this in the mental category of odd coincidences. If you Google "Anthony Weiner photos" or "Anthony Weiner pictures" you know what comes up? A photo of Politico Mike Allen's BFF, Sec. of State Hilary Clinton flak Philippe Reines, posing with two lovely ladies. One is Julia Allison, the other is... [FishbowlDC]

Awwwkward Times Between Two Scribes - Posted June 16, 2011
Washington is known for his staid, bland, appropriateness. So it was a shocker last night at the Newseum screening of "Page One" when NJ's Marc Ambinder publicly insulted Politico Playbook by ... [PRNewser]

Awwwkward Times Between Two Scribes - Posted June 16, 2011
Washington is known for his staid, bland, appropriateness. So it was a shocker last night at the Newseum screening of "Page One" when NJ's Marc Ambinder publicly insulted Politico Playbook by ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Sends Weinerlific Present - Posted June 14, 2011
When people express sorrow for something, they might offer wine, candy or flowers. Politico's Mike Allen? He sends Weiners. This morning at 4:01 a.m., Allen, who has scantly been covering the scandal frying Rep. Ant... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: More Hints Emerge on Why Politico's Mike Allen Avoids Weinergate - Posted June 13, 2011
On Sunday Politico's Playbook writer Mike Allen included one item regarding the sex scandal embroiling Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Suspiciously it ... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: The Weinerless Politico Mike Allen Edition - Posted June 11, 2011
Today we bring you an unusual weekend edition of Incest Desk. Late yesterday we printed a story ("Politico Playbook Plays Hide the Weiner") detailing the Weiner scarcity in Poli... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Playbook Plays Hide the Weiner - Posted June 10, 2011
This week we noticed that Politico Playbook by Mike Allen virtually ignored the scandal of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). To his credit, Allen is the type of Washington reporter who rarely misses a beat on any story much les... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Toasts Chris Licht - Posted May 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_40429" align="alignnone" width="524" caption="Licht, Brzezinski, Mike Allen, Mark Leibovich, Louis Burgdorf"][/caption] If the idea of Mark Leibovich's impending ... [FishbowlDC]

NYT's Mark Leibovich Wins Ellie for Delving Into Netherworld of Politico's Mike Allen - Posted May 11, 2011
NYT's Mark Leibovich was among several Washington journalists who came away from the National Magazine Awards (nicknamed the "Ellies" for their elephant-shapped trophies) this week with accolades. Leibovich won the ma... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Birthday Ezzy - Posted May 9, 2011
Oh if only we were Facebook friends with WaPo's Ezra Klein. But alas, we learned that it's his birthday today on Politico's Playbook by ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Reporters/Editors: The Chosen Ones - Posted May 2, 2011
We've learned specifics on which Politico reporters received the exclusive invite to the boss's house on Sunday. As many know by now, Politico's Robert Allbritton and wife, Elena, held a post WHCD brunch at their Georgetown home, but only a small select group of ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Snubs NYT's Leibo From Brunch - Posted April 29, 2011
That Allbritton brunch on Sunday is as clubby as it gets. So much so, that longtime friend NYT's Mark Leibovich, who wrote the lengthy magazine cover story in April of last year that blew up ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Celeb Breakfast Brings Out Funny Barbs - Posted April 29, 2011
Politico's Mike Allen and Patrick Gavin hosted their first celebrity edition of the Playbook Breakfast this morning with actors Tim Daly... [FishbowlDC]

Politico to Host Special Celebrity Playbook Breakfast - Posted April 22, 2011
Politico Playbook will host a special Celebrity Playbook Breakfast on Friday morning of White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend. Politico scribes Mike Allen and Patrick Gavin will host the event with Tim Daly and Rosario Dawson at the W Hotel for breakfast that day at 8 a.m.... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller and ATR Bask in Breitbart - Posted April 22, 2011
Apparently Ann Coulter isn't the only one who sends her book covers to ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Go Venga! - Posted April 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_37040" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Lord, Gregory and Zimmerman "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_37041" align="alignleft" width="204" caption="Dufour and Cherukuri"]... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen joins Washington Speakers Bureau - Posted April 20, 2011
Let the sparks of controversy begin. As of March 31, Politico Playbook writer Mike Allen has officially signed on with the Washington Speakers Bureau for representation. Media observers have long bristled over reporters giving paid spe... [FishbowlDC]

Look Who Keeps Getting Cozy With Politico - Posted April 11, 2011
The fling is intensifying. Politico's "The Arena" flung its doors open wide this weekend and once again let Kurt Bardella offer his opinions. This time the subject matter was the potential government shutdown that never happened. Politico paved the way for B... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Mouse Mourned After Senseless Murder - Posted March 28, 2011
The rodent called @PoliticoMouse died last week of unnatural causes after Editor-in-Chief John Harris insisted that all fake Twitter accounts within Politico cease. Authorities suspect foul play. Tragically, both his gmail and Twitter ac... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY And the Worst-Sounding Breakfast Award goes to... "Easy Sunday breakfast: Cook and drain some frozen peas. Thickly slice and cook bacon. Toss together with lots of salt and pepper. Done." -- Chef ... [FishbowlDC]

Odd Bedfellows: Politico Publishes Opinion Piece by Fired Issa Aide - Posted March 17, 2011
In a bizarre twist, Kurt Bardella, the aide fired by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issaa (R-Calif.), has an opinion piece in Politico. Here comes t... [PRNewser]

Odd Bedfellows: Politico Publishes Opinion Piece by Fired Issa Aide - Posted March 17, 2011
In a bizarre twist, Kurt Bardella, the aide fired by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issaa (R-Calif.), has an opinion piece in Politico. Here comes t... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl5 With Politico Mouse - Posted March 16, 2011
Today we try an unconventional interview with Politico Mouse, the rodent who opened a Twitter account from Politico's newsroom and writes about his daily escapades foraging for food in Allbritton's mice-infested offices in Arlington, Va. He has been under ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Defines 'Hip' - Posted March 11, 2011
Politico's Mike Allen is learning a lot of hip things in Austin, where he's reporting from the South by Southwest (SXSW), a film and music festival. Among the cooler things he's picking up on there is just what is in and what isn'... [FishbowlDC]

"MTP" Fetes New Press Rep - Posted March 3, 2011
[caption id="attachment_32541" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="MTP's Adam Verdugo, Betsy Fischer and Erika Masonhall c/o WHCInsider"][/caption] A group of Washington's journos gathe... [FishbowlDC]

Politico: 'Bardella Had a Cocky Streak' - Posted March 1, 2011
Politico's Jake Sherman and John Breshnahan break the news this afternoon that Rep.... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Turns 4 at a Pool Hall - Posted February 18, 2011
Politico celebrated its fourth birthday last night at Continental Lounge in Roslyn, according to Mike Allen's morning Playbook. The highlights: A tablecloth that read: WINNING THE MORNING SINCE 2007. Eight balls t... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With @DCjourno - Posted February 15, 2011
In the just over three weeks he's been tweeting, Washington has wondered about the identity of @DCjourno, who describes himself only as "an important political reporter in Washington." The stinging parody account takes aim at Was... [FishbowlDC]

How To Play Washington Media 'Like a Fiddle' - Posted February 7, 2011
John Harris and Jim VandeHei, Politico's head honchos, have a meaty piece up today about ... [FishbowlDC]

Journopalooza: More Bubble Than Blitz - Posted January 28, 2011
WCP's Benjamin Freed recently wrote... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Salter Gets Salty With Politico's 'Anonymous' Authors - Posted January 28, 2011
Politico writes a profile today of Mark Salter, a speechwriter, Sen. John McCain's closest, most trusted aide and presumed author of O: A Presidential Novel. The authors p... [FishbowlDC]

Tale of the Jay Carney Tape - Posted January 27, 2011
This is all very wonky with geek-infested Twitter, retweeting and blog times, but credit is credit. ABC's Jake Tapper is irked this afternoon that not everyone is crediting him on his scoop that Jay Carney will be named the new White House press secreta... [FishbowlDC]

Who are the 'Most Influential' People in Media? - Posted January 13, 2011
Business Insider releases its top 50 people and pubs in media this year. The list published today includes everyone from Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange (#1) to Apple CEO Steve Jobs (#2) FNC's Glenn Beck (#4) and Jon Stewart (#5). Those in Washington or with strong ties here include HuffPost Editor-in-Chief ... [PRNewser]

Poynter Gives Politico the Nod - Posted January 10, 2011
The Poynter Institute has written an entire story about Politico's coverage of the Arizona shootings. In turn, Politico is reporting on itself this morning. News of the story showed up in a number of Politico messages by reporters on Twitter last night. For instance, Politico's Jake Sherman wrote, "... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Party at the Corcoran: Bear Phobia, Frosty Martini Drinker and Holiday Cheer - Posted December 16, 2010
Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton, wife, Elena, and COO Kim Kingsley The boogeying bear that freaked out the partygoer for no apparent reason.... [PRNewser]

Politico Playbook Gets Weaponized - Posted December 15, 2010
Who gets sponsored by a fighter engine? Today Politico's Playbook by Mike Allen is sponsored by the GE Rolls-Royce F136 Engine. The column includes this advertising: A message from the GE Rolls-Royce F136 Engine: It's plain and simple... [FishbowlDC]

Happy High Noon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 13, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY CNN's Senior White House Correspondent and the original Bayside Tiger Ed Henry poses with Mr. Belding at Ron & Sara Bonjean's annual holiday party. They hired the actor from "S... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Attribution Problem Worsens... - Posted December 9, 2010
As of late, WaPo has shown clear inability, no, more like utter reckless defiance, when it comes to crediting other publications around town that blatantly break news before them. Another example emerges with The Reliable Source, which reported the "news" that... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 8, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Elizabeth Edwards talks with Tim Russert ... [FishbowlDC]

What's Wrong with Mike Allen's Face? - Posted November 23, 2010
Politico Playbook author Mike Allen showed up to MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning with a white bandage positioned awkwardly along the bridge of his nose. Hosts ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Allen: 'The Challenge is Breaking Through the White Noise' - Posted November 18, 2010
[caption id="attachment_9387" align="alignleft" width="298" caption="A still from yesterday's event. From left: Mike Allen, Karen Hughes, Don Baer, and Pat Mitchell"][/caption] During the Paley Center for Media's International Council forum on digital media and politics in New York on Wednesday, ... [PRNewser]

Politico Party: Heavy on Booze and BlackBerry - Posted November 2, 2010
Details of the Politico election night soiree at the Newseum courtesy of a party spy. "I don't see anyone "famous." Younger crowd. Light on food, heavy on booze. Everyone's wearing uber hip black. And because it's a Politico event, everyone's head is buried in their BlackBerry." ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos: Will They Sleep Tonight? - Posted November 2, 2010
We posed a question to a mass of journalists, many covering the midterms, and most everyone obliged. One reporter, who will remain genderless, wished to be anonymous because of fear of his or her PR department. We thank everyone for participating, especially Mr. Weigel fr... [FishbowlDC]

Greta, Palin, Paint Politico Yellow - Posted November 1, 2010
... [FishbowlDC]

Is it War? FP's Morning Brief Vs. Playbook - Posted October 25, 2010
Last week FishbowlDC reported on remarks in an internal memo to Foreign Policy magazine staff. In it, Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

FP's Glasser: "Mike Allen's Got Nothing on Us" - Posted October 21, 2010
In a memo to staff this morning, FP Editor Susan Glasser praised Josh Keating and David Kenner for the growth of "Morning Brief," the magazine's daily email that has grown to 50,000 subscribers. Glasser joked that "... [FishbowlDC]

In Case You Didn't Know Who's Sponsoring... - Posted October 20, 2010
Can anyone possibly count the whopping number of Politico logos at the publication's midterm conversation event this morning at the Newseum? We counted an approximate 68 Politico logos. Featured at the "Covering the Midterms 2010" event were Editor-in-Chief John Harris, Senior Political Reporter Maggie Haberman... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's Playbook Gets Punk'd - Posted October 18, 2010
It happens to the best of journalists. Someone sends a tip that doesn't turn out to be above board. In other words, a prankster with no real agenda in mind sees if he or she can fool the writer. Such was the case in Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

TIME Toasts "40 Under 40" - Posted October 15, 2010
Gloria Borger, Michael Crowley, Mike Allen Despite election distractions, TIME's "40 Under 40" party brought out a surprisingly charming and interesting crowd last night. Nearly half of the mag's 40 featured rising stars and roughly 200 attendees joined TIME... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs May Be Considering a Move to Top DNC Post? - Posted October 5, 2010
Talk of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' departure continues, fueled by Gibbs' statement (or lack of statement) yesterday about a possible move to chairman of the Democratic National Commi... [PRNewser]

Google-Politico Event Elicits Serious and Jocular Moments and Two Really Helpful Press People - Posted September 28, 2010
Readers: Note hole in right thigh of blue jeans. The Politico-Google event at the Newseum Monday afternoon was a classy, serene, cerebral event minus the rocker chic dress code of at least one reporter (ahem, GQ's Ana... [FishbowlDC]

Google and Politico Prep for Midterm Preview - Posted September 27, 2010
A flurry of activity at the Newseum yesterday in preparation for today's big event. We told you last week that Google and Politico were teaming up for a midterm election preview today at the Newseum. Big names from politics and ... [FishbowlDC]

Cocktails and Conversation With Google & Politico - Posted September 22, 2010
On Monday, Google and Politico are teaming up for a midterm election preview. The cast of characters is worth a look. Who: David Axelrod (senior adviser to President Obama), Ed Gillespie (GOP strategist), Mike Allen (Politico), Arianna Huffington... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 17, 2010
Quotes of the Day Touched by the White House "WH always beautiful in morning light." - CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in... [FishbowlDC]

Funnyman Cooper Leaps Back into Journalism - Posted August 24, 2010
Had Matt Cooper ever really left? It was only a matter of time until Cooper, who left journalism in late 2009 for a brief foray into a senior advisory position for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, would return. In December 2009 he had been working for The Atlanti... [FishbowlDC]

"Last Call" for Politico's Alberta - Posted August 20, 2010
Tim Alberta, an assistant editor and web producer who serves as Mike Allen's primary assistant at Politico, will bid adieu to Playbook for a new job at National Journal. Alberta, who currently contributes to or edits five of the site's eight daily tip sheets, will join NJ's Hotline team as... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Gavin Talks 'Cat Poop' on 'Morning Joe' - Posted August 13, 2010
This morning, MNSBC's "Morning Joe" crew had a field day with Politico's Patrick Gavin's cats. Gavin horrified host Joe Scarborough by telling him he has has three of the furry, clawed animals. It's not the first time they've poked fun of Gavin's penchant for cats. In late April, 'Morning Joe' correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

A 'New Assignment' Means Resigned for AP Reporter - Posted August 12, 2010
Jennifer Loven, the AP's White House correspondent and an AP reporter for 18 years, is officially off the beat. She has resigned and is preparing to leave her job tomorrow. Loven (as shown here to the right of the President) will soon set up shop at th... [FishbowlDC]

FamousDC Hits Rangel G-mail Jackpot - Posted August 11, 2010
Want to get inside the mind of Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.)? FamousDC can't get you that far, really, but they can get you inside what is a very phony G-mail inbox, where people like Politico's Mike Allen... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Playbook 'Presented By' Who? - Posted August 10, 2010
For the past two days Politico Playbook by Mike Allen has been "Presented by Washington News Channel 8." Which wouldn't be odd, except News Channel 8 has supposedly changed its name. On TBD's launch day, Monday, Steve Buttry... [FishbowlDC]

Reporter Returns to First Love - Posted August 6, 2010
Jeremy Jacobs, formerly of Campaigns & Elections Magazine, has sent a goodbye letter to friends and sources, or, as Politico's Mike Allen likes to say, "friend sources." As we've reported, Jacobs is going to... [FishbowlDC]

Who Else Has POTUS's Birthday? - Posted August 4, 2010
There are more D.C. journalist/political types who share President Obama's birthday today. Here's the roundup: Former White House reporter Helen Thomas The Hill's Managing Editor Bob Cusack Washington City Paper's Manag... [FishbowlDC]

Meacham Out, Harman In - Posted August 2, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen is reporting that Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek, is on his way out. In the meantime, the magazine is reportedl... [FishbowlDC]

What Can We Expect From Amanpour? - Posted July 30, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen chats with ABC "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour on the debut of her show this Sunday in the publication's "Turn the Table" video feature. What themes will she be pushing? "What I want to do is try to broaden the conversation to really take into the account not just the... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Ben Smith Interviews VandeHarris - Posted July 21, 2010
Here's a twist: Interview your own editors for a story. Politico's Ben Smith did just that today in a story regarding Journolist - of which he was once a member. The reporter seeking his own editors' comment was fitting as it directly involved Politico... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen Gets Personal on Full-Body V. Old School - Posted July 13, 2010
...We're talking full-body airport scanners, that is. Politico's Mike Allen gets a taste of what it's like to go through a full-body scanner at the airport. The strange part: "even tissues" must be removed. The best part: the guy with the CB-style radio transmitter. He explains after the jump... PLAYB... [FishbowlDC]

Hohmann - the "Future" of Journalism: At Politico, not WaPo - Posted July 12, 2010
WaPo's national security reporter Walter Pincus may have given then-WaPo intern James Hohmann a high form of praise, calling... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Politico's Mike Allen - Posted June 30, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.). ... [FishbowlDC]

PR Pros: Pitch Politico Anything, They'll Take It - Posted June 28, 2010
While the homepage of Politico.com and Mike Allen's "Playbook" column are must reads for Washington D.C. political insiders, the "Click" section of the publication's websi... [PRNewser]

Journos Buzzing About Another NYT Story on Politico - Posted June 25, 2010
We're hearing that NYT's Jeremy Peters, newly on the beat, is working on a story about Politico that is set to run Monday. Peters has been calling former Politico reporters and talking to current employees about whether reporters are expected to work too hard. The piece would follow ... [FishbowlDC]

Spitzer and Parker Get CNN Spot - Posted June 23, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen reporting that ex-NY Gov. and Slate contributor Eliot Spitzer and WaPo conservative columnist Kathleen Parker will in fact slip into CNN ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS News Producer Leaving To Run PR For Tech Startup Polyvore - Posted June 15, 2010
Jen Yuille, political producer for Katie Couric for the past three years, is "leaving CBS News and joining a Silicon Valley startup, Polyvore, a social shopping site led by Google and Yahoo veterans," reports Politico's ... [PRNewser]

Tour De C-SPAN: Network Rolls Out its Digital Bus - Posted June 8, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen is winning the morning start of the new C-SPAN digital bus that's rolling around town today for a magnificent journo tour. Here are the early morning pictures: Mike Allen's Mary Tyler Moore moment. He's clearly taking the day by storm. 'Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it al... [FishbowlDC]

Gulf Coast Spill: Top Government Official To Begin Daily Media Briefings Today - Posted June 1, 2010
Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the national incident commander for the massive BP Gulf Coast oil leak, will begin daily media briefings today. "The idea is to give the government's response a reassuring, authoritative face. The new plan is design... [PRNewser]

For Beatles Fan James Rosen, Lennon and McCartney Now Both in the Family - Posted May 28, 2010
Fox News Channel correspondent James Rosen and wife Sara welcomed their second child — a son — early yesterday morning, Politico's Mike Allen ... [TVNewser]

NYT's Leibovich Signs with Simon & Schuster - Posted May 28, 2010
As reported by Politico's Playbook: "The NYT magazine's Mark Leibovich, [who wrote that long tome on Politico's Mike Allen], has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster for a book about how modern Washington has perfected the culture of self-love and celebrity while the rest of the country is feeling ... [FishbowlDC]

VandeHarris Say Schroeder Mullins is 'Natural Connector' - Posted May 25, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen has the word on what the publication's top brass has to say about the departure of Anne Schroeder Mullins, who, as we've reported, is leaving to start her own firm. John Harris and ... [FishbowlDC]

Courtovich Hosts Journos For Annual Gaucho - Posted May 24, 2010
Courtovich took this pic of Gaucho decorations. Jim Courtovich, managing partner of Kearsarge Global Advisers, hosted his annual Gaucho party Saturday night. And he delivered with a great m... [FishbowlDC]

Clinton White House Vet Laura Burton Capps Joins Blue Engine Message & Media - Posted May 20, 2010
Laura Burton Capps, a veteran of the Clinton White House, Kerry presidential campaign and Senator Edward M. Kennedy's staff, is joining Blue Engine Message & Media, a strategic communications firm led by ... [PRNewser]

Journo Trash Talks for a Good Cause, Pol Pretends to be Someone Else - Posted May 17, 2010
The jokesters: Reps. Simpson and Latham Despite the soggy weather, a variety of scribes, politicians and friends turned out for the 7th annual Hole-in-One for Cornerstone Kids Golf Tournament today at the Kenwoood Golf & Country Club in Bethesda. The event was to raise money for Cornerstone School, a financially struggling private school... [FishbowlDC]

Oil Spill PR: The Worst Is Yet To Come - Posted May 14, 2010
For a variety of reasons, the PR issues a... [PRNewser]

Journos and Lawmakers Golf for a School's Survival - Posted May 13, 2010
On Monday a number of journos around town will slack off and head to the golf course to help ensure the survival of a school. A few lawmakers (Reps. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Tom Latham (R-Iowa) are scheduled to play.) Cornerstone School is a private school in NE D.C. run by Clay... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Allen Chats Up Diane Sawyer - Posted May 10, 2010
Diane Sawyer dons a sweatsuit while video chatting with Politico's Mike Allen about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. "She'll pass easily, but not with a big margin," Allen told Sawyer, noting that the seven Republicans who voted to confirm Kagan as Solicitor General cannot be counted as definite "yes" votes... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Breaks Kagan News When Toobin Could Have Called - Posted May 10, 2010
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin missed the boat on getting the scoop on Solicitor General Elena Kagan being chosen as President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. "I guess that makes me less than a journalist," Toobin said on CNN late Sunday night after NBC broke the ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Breaks Supreme Court News With NBC - Posted May 10, 2010
President Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, the administration told media yesterday. If confirmed, she would succeed the retiring Justice ... [PRNewser]

Politico's Tightly Controlled Allbritton Brunch Message - Posted May 3, 2010
Dominating the world takes skill, thought, finesse, lots of meetings -- and not letting hardly anyone in to cover your brunch except for your own reporters. And even then, you don't let many of your own reporters attend. Politico's publisher Robert Allbritton held a brunch for the White House Correspondents' Dinner this... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC - Posted May 1, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Allen buzz "Has anyone seen [Politico's] Mike Allen? Has he kissed your hand and told you he's glad to have you at the party?" --Assorted partygoers at the Time-People party at the St. Regis Hotel Friday night. Maher Unconsciously Channels Matthews "Chris Matthews is... [FishbowlDC]

Awkward Seating Chart at WHCA Dinner 101 - Posted April 30, 2010
On May 1 political Washington will convene for the biggest, flashiest event of the year: the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Arranging seating charts can't be an easy task. So we've put together some of the most awkward, hazardous seating options so everyone can be on the lookout. Granted, not everyone we've... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen - a Founding Father? - Posted April 26, 2010
Nah, Politico's Mike Allen isn't really one of the Founding Fathers. But reading a recent Facebook post by Politico's James Hohmann, one might think so: "Mike Allen is an American hero. My already immense admir... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Allen Not Only Scribe With 'Fancy' Magazine Cover Story - Posted April 22, 2010
What did MSNBC's Willie Geist learn this morning on "Morning Joe?" In the segment that always closes the show, Geist revealed, "I learned that Mike Allen is not the only guy with a huge cover story. Patrick Gavin, Congratulations. 'I love cats.'" Geist was jokingly referring to Politico's Patrick Gavin who appeared... [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]

The 'Political Insiderdom' of Politico's Mike Allen - is it an Illusion? - Posted April 21, 2010
NYT's Mark Leibovich's magazine cover story on Politico's Mike Allen is sure to cause a stir here in Washington. An excerpt: In Politico parlance, "influence" is less a verb th... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Preview on NYT's Piece on Politico's Allen: 'The Insider's Insider' - Posted April 20, 2010
FishbowlDC has obtained a "ledesheet" on NYT's Mark Leibovich's hotly hyped magazine piece (out tomorrow online, in Sunday's print edition) on Politico's Mike Allen. New York Times Magazine ledesheet f... [FishbowlDC]

On Pins and Needles: NYT's Allen Piece to Hit Soon... - Posted April 19, 2010
Will it be a hit piece, a fluff piece or somewhere in between? The wait will soon be over. On Wednesday NYT's Mark Leibovich's much anticipated profile on Politico's Mike Al... [FishbowlDC]

Say Hello to Evening With 'HuffPost Hill' - Posted April 19, 2010
The Huffington Post introduces a brand new feature today. It's "HuffPost Hill", a daily newsletter which aims to whisk readers into evening with a free, modern, e-mail version of an evening newspaper. It harkens back to an era that publication editors believe still ought to exist. In the works for about... [FishbowlDC]

Knoller, Tapper & Feller To Be Honored at WHCA Dinner - Posted April 13, 2010
The WHCA dinner isn't until May 1st, but it isn't just news of celebrity guests that's leaking out early... WHCA President Ed Chen of Bloomberg News announced today that CBS Radio's Mark Knoller, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Inside Politico Staff Shuffle - Posted March 30, 2010
HuffPost ran an item Monday on a "mini exodus" at its rival, Politico. The item broke the news that media writer Michael Calderone is leaving. HuffPost has also had losses: Larry Roberts, considered a coup of an editorial hire for the Investigative Fund, run separately from HuffPost, qu... [FishbowlDC]

The Mice Will Play...Savannah and Willie to Host 'Morning Joe' - Posted March 29, 2010
Willie Geist and Savannah Guthrie step in to host MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday morning. Geist tweeted on ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's O'Connor to Bloomberg - Posted March 26, 2010
Politico's Patrick O'Connor moves to Bloomberg to cover regulation among other issues. There was a going away party for O'Connor Thursday night at Union Pub. Congratulations to O'Connor. As reported by Politico's Mike Allen, a lengthy roster of journos attended the party. See the list after the jump... We h... [FishbowlDC]

Inside a Politico Editorial Meeting - Posted March 1, 2010
Ever wondered what the inside of a Politico editorial meeting looks like? Watch this satire video created by xtranormal. It goes like this: Executive Editor Jim VandeHei grills M... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' "Washington Unplugged" Turns 1! - Posted February 19, 2010
CBS News' weekly webcast, "Washington Unplugged" celebrated its one-year anniversary with a slew of media types at 14K restaurant on Wednesday evening. And though the TVs above the bar were set to CNN, the guests below were rubbing elbows with CBS-ers like Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham, John Dickerson, ... [FishbowlDC]

Bob Woodward's Big Kiss to Mike Allen - Posted February 17, 2010
<emPolitico's Mike Allen received the ringing endorsement of WaPo's Bob Woodward this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Just before the show's close each day, guests are asked what they've ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Allen Hitches Ride to CBS Live Shot - Posted February 10, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen pulled off quite a feat this morning in the blizzard that has newscasters telling people to "stay home". ABC7's Rebecca Cooper Dupin tweeted weather-ridden praise to Politico's Mike Allen. "Shoutout to ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 5, 2010
"Mike, they are really great talking points. Can you get them to the White House quickly?" -- HuffPost's Arianna Huffington to Politico's Mike Allen earlier this week on cable political TV. This is called a Glassfish. ... [FishbowlDC]

Carl Cannon Hearts Mike Allen - Posted January 27, 2010
Perhaps it's because their names both end in "n". But the kissing up from Politics Daily's Carl Cannon to Politico's Mike Allen in a recent e-mail dispatch about... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Turn Up to Game Change Soiree - Posted January 19, 2010
Savannah Guthrie, Michael Feldman and Game Change authors. On Monday night, Time and New York magazines hosted a party at the W Hotel's P.O.V. bar to celebrate Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC on Politico's Koppel Story: "Totally Off-Base" - Posted January 7, 2010
"Politico's report that Ted Koppel is in negotiations for a $1 million-a-year contract to anchor 'This Week' is absolutely false," an ABC News spokesperson told FishbowlDC. ABC says that the network is talking to several candidates to fill George Stephanopoulos' seat on Sunday mornings, no decisions have been made and... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen, Buffalo Wings and his Mother's Basement - Posted January 7, 2010
Various members of the D.C. media have been taking swipes at Politico's purportedly close relationship with former V.P. Dick Cheney these days. In one the latest examples, HuffPost's Jason Linkins, editor of "Eat the P... [FishbowlDC]

Sullivan Takes Swipe at Politico's Allen - Posted December 30, 2009
The Daily Dish's Andrew Sullivan doesn't hide his contempt for Politico's Mike Allen in his post today on the reporter he calls "Cheney's spokesman." He suggests Chen... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Releases Year in Review Video Part II - Posted December 29, 2009
As promised, Politico released Part II of their video Year in Review series this morning. The same reporters are involved -- Jeanne Cummings, Mike Allen, Kenneth Vogel, ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Releases Year In Review Video - Posted December 28, 2009
Politico reporters came together to create their "2009: Year in Review" video. Included are cameos from Jeanne Cummings, Mike Allen, Jonathan Martin and Patrick ... [FishbowlDC]

The One Man Newswire Makes News - Posted December 14, 2009
If you haven't received an email from Daniel Lippman, consider yourself unlucky or perfect. The sophomore at GWU, part-time FishbowlDC contributor and full-time freebie copy editor for Washington media types made headlines today in a piece by Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Quinn, Gillespie & Associates Ring in the Holiday Season in Style - Posted December 9, 2009
VandeHei, Stoddard, Allen, Quinn and kiddies. Last night was a big night for holiday parties - the Brunswick Group held court at L2, Scene Bisnow celebrated at Public Bar but the evening's big ticket event was hosted by Quinn, Gillespie & Associates on the... [FishbowlDC]

Tammy Haddad Hosts Toast to Dan Pfeiffer - Posted December 5, 2009
From today's Playbook by Mike Allen: "Tammy Haddad saluted Dan Pfeiffer, the new White House communications director, with a flash-mob buffet supper of salmon and bow-tie pasta with capers and olives. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morgan Freeman in DC for "Invictus" Screening - Posted December 1, 2009
Mediocre blackberry pic of Matthews and Freeman by yours truly. Renowned actor Morgan Freeman graced DC last evening for a screening of "Invictus," which hits theaters December 11th. Directed by... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's All Over Tonight's State Dinner - Posted November 24, 2009
Allen, McBride and Stock. Photo courtesy of Politico. Want to live vicariously through President Obama's first State Dinner? Politico will have live video coverage of the State Dinner streaming on its... [FishbowlDC]

What Did You Do For Lunch? - Posted November 6, 2009
If you're certain White House reporters, the answer could be lunch with President Obama... Politico reports that CNN's David Gergen, WaPo's Chris Cillizza, Newsweek's Jon Meacham and ... [FishbowlDC]

Poll: WH vs. Fox News - Posted October 21, 2009
The White House's war on/with Fox News has triggered a huge range of reactions in the media. WaPo's Ruth Marcus wrote "Obama's dumb war with Fox News" which got overwhelming response on wapo.com and Facebook. Politico's Mike... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.15.09 - Posted October 15, 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 rainy Thu... [FishbowlDC]

Media Types Come Out for GQ's "Most Powerful" Party - Posted October 14, 2009
They may not have made the list, but they made the guest list. GQ editor Jim Nelson welcomed some of DC's official "Most Powerful" and some of DC's most powerful media types to 701 last night for good food, flowing wine and Orszag sightings. In attendance: the White House's Bill Burton, ... [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]

W is for Wow! What a Night... - Posted October 9, 2009
The uber-fab fete for last night's opening of the W Hotel ranks as one of the most exciting events this year. The old Hotel Washington wore subtle pinstripes and bold lace. "Everyone thinks of Washington power as pinstripes, but the truth is -- the real power is in a lacy negligee," said... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.07.09 - Posted October 7, 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. Yesterday's featured desk was ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 09.29.09 - Posted September 29, 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]

Morning Reading List 09.23.09 - Posted September 23, 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]

The Media Divide: Who's Keeping up with the Joneses? - Posted September 16, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone and Mike Allen take an in-depth look at how the news these days looks different depending on where you watch. From birthers to tea parties to town halls and - not to mention President Obama's speech las... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.16.09 - Posted September 16, 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 know and what we're reading this Wednesday mo... [FishbowlDC]

House of Haddad Celebrates WuDunn & Kristof - Posted September 14, 2009
Last Thursday evening, guests at the home of Tammy Haddad were given the chance to chat up of Pulitzer Prize winners and co-authors of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. The two were being honored by "Mothers Day Every Day," a campaign founded... [FishbowlDC]

Mr. Bob, Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? - Posted September 4, 2009
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FishbookDC Day 1 Down: "The Mosts" - Posted September 2, 2009
Voting for the first five categories of FishbookDC 2009's Summer Superlatives has been open for only 24 hours but the competition is well on its way. Here's how things are playing out: MOST COMPETITIVE It's no surprise that the competition is ferocia in the "Most Competitive" category. Politico's Glenn Thrush... [FishbowlDC]

Vote Now: FishbookDC 2009's "Most Mysterious" - Posted September 1, 2009
Hmmm...this is a tough one because most of the nominees aren't so mysterious to us. We can only assume that the mystery prompting Mike Allen's nom is his ability to blackberry in his sleep. So our money is on DCRTV Dave... unless we can write in FamousDC?! 0(trends) ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC's Summer Superlative Candidates: The "Mosts" - Posted August 31, 2009
The long-awaited moment is finally here. We reviewed your nominations and narrowed them down to those that were well-supported or well-deserved. Below are your 2009 candidates for the "most" categories. Voting will begin (for real this time) tomorrow. Until then, start planning your votes. Most Likely to be... [FishbowlDC]

Dispatches from Mike Allen in Boston Today - Posted August 27, 2009
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Conservative Radio Host Smerconish Gets Obama One-on-One - Posted August 19, 2009
President Obama will sit down with conservative radio host Michael Smerconish at the White House tomorrow, Politico's Playbook reports this morning. Smerconish will also broadcast his afternoon show from the White House- the first radio show of this presidency to broadcast live from 1600, ... [FishbowlDC]

Paging IT at the White House - Posted August 17, 2009
It has to have been a busy weekend for the IT department at the White House... First- after questioning and reporting by Major Garrett and Fox News, the White House announced changes to its email sign-up procedures. "We are implementing measures to make subscribing to e-mails clearer, including preventing advocacy organizations from... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Get Called On Tonight? A Look Back At Obama's Pressers - Posted July 22, 2009
Tonight is President Obama's fourth prime-time press conference, fifth overall. Each presser has lasted about an hour and averages 13 reporters' questions. Fox did not air Obama's 100th day press conference, the third, on the network and will not tonight either. In his first prime-time press conference Feb. 9th, the President called... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama & Valerie Jarrett, BFF - Posted July 22, 2009
This is the cover of the upcoming NYT Magazine. The cover story "The Ultimate Obama Insider... [FishbowlDC]

Ana Marie Cox And Jason Linkins Provide Some Interesting Commentary To White House Photos - Posted July 17, 2009
It's Friday. It's July. You don't have anything better to do today than check out Ana Marie Cox and Jason Linkins' priceless commentary of the White House Flickr feed on The... [FishbowlDC]

WHCA Election Results: Examiner's Mason, Newsweek's Bailey, NPR's Gonyea and Reuter's Bohan Win Seats - Posted July 17, 2009
And the winner is... The White House Correspondents Association election board results are in. Congratulations to 2011-2012 President Caren Bohan of Reuters. The at-large seat goes to the Examiner's Julie Mason, the radio seat to NPR's Don Gonyea... [FishbowlDC]

Is Politico the Pot to WaPo Kettle? - Posted July 15, 2009
In a post for Harper's Mag, Ken Silverstein takes a swing at Politico in response to the fire Mike Allen lit under WaPo for offering deep-pocketed lobbyists a chance to mingle with policy-makers and Post journos at a series of "salon" events. Sil... [FishbowlDC]

Firecrackers, BBQ and Journos: 4th Of July At The White House - Posted July 10, 2009
By now you may have seen the report on Gawker that some of the White House press corps celebrated the 4th of July with President Obama on the South Lawn. Gawker dishes that reporters from NYT, WaPo, Time, Newsweek, ABC, NBC, CBS, Politico and more were invited by the White House,... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo 'Salon' Follow-Up: Weymouth Reacts, Ombudsman Weighs In, Gibbs Asked - Posted July 2, 2009
• WaPo publisher Katharine Weymouth responded to Politico's earlier 'salon' report in an interview with colleague Howard Kurtz. "Absolutely, I'm disappointed," she said. "This should never have happened... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Responds to Weymouth Salon Debacle - Posted July 2, 2009
This morning, Politico's Mike Allen reported that a flier distributed by The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record access to the Obama administration, members of Congress, and the paper's own reporters and editors. The cost? A mere $25,000 - $250,000 will grant a few deep-pocketed sponso... [FishbowlDC]

Beltway Boys: VF On Politico - Posted July 1, 2009
Politico channels "Reservior Dogs," as pointed out by Patrick Gavin via Twitter. Photo from VF. Todd... [FishbowlDC]

Banjos, Bare Feet and Books: A Party for Ryan Grim - Posted June 22, 2009
Grim's book (left) Members of Merle Haggard Haggard (right) Saturday night at American Legion #8 - Capitol Hill, DC journos and a few stray winos gathered to toast the release of Ryan Grim's new book, "... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.22.09 - Posted June 22, 2009
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RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up - Posted June 21, 2009
We think the President said it best- "The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list." There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California ... [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]

The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter - Posted June 17, 2009
Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today. Mike Allen Blogger, Politico Marc Ambinder Politics Editor, The Atlantic ... [FishbowlDC]

Washingtonian Mag Names Its Top 50 DC Journos - Posted June 10, 2009
Photo by Washingtonian. CBS's Lara Logan, ABC's Jan Crawford Greenburg, the... [FishbowlDC]

Romney Aides Land Three-cycled News Story - Posted June 10, 2009
As they say, everything old is new again. Such was the case this morning when Mike Allen, Chris Cillizza and Rick Klein all reported breaking and/or exclusive news that a group of former Romney aides are forming a consulting group. ... [FishbowlDC]

Karl Pinch Hits For Allen Tomorrow - Posted June 4, 2009
Thanks to ABC's Jonathan Karl, tomorrow, Politico's Mike Allen will finally rest. FBDC hears ABC's senior congressional correspondent will guest write Playbook tomorrow morning. Allen is traveling with the President. Karl occasionally fills in on The Note at ABC- but he's the only journo we can think of who has filled in... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.03.09 - Posted June 3, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy Birthday to Mix 107.3's Tommy McFly! Another Happy Birthday goes to Elizabeth Thorp, celebrating this weekend. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny ... [FishbowlDC]

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg - Posted May 10, 2009
So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren't on the list- Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after. No pics... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama To WHCD Crowd: "All Of You Voted For Me" (Except Fox) - Posted May 10, 2009
WHCA President Jennifer Loven and President <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/Barack-Obama-... [FishbowlDC]

Enchanted, Surprised, Troubled and Humbled at Time & People - Posted May 9, 2009
Larry Hackett and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall of People Magazine and Time Magazine's Richard Stengel and Michael Duffy kicked off the WHCA Dinner we... [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]

Michelle Jaconi: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted April 21, 2009
Say hello to Michelle Jaconi, the ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.20.09 - Posted April 20, 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. Its day 91 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

If Joe Curl, Dana Milbank and Mike Allen Were In A Street Fight, Who Would Win? - Posted April 15, 2009
TWT political correspondent Joe Curl took your questions in an online chat today and here's a real gem: If you, Dana Milbank and Mike Allen... [FishbowlDC]

What Happened to Rick Warren on This Week? - Posted April 13, 2009
Pastor Rick Warren was scheduled as Sunday's guest on ABC's This Week, but canceled just "moments before the scheduled interview," George Stephanopoulos explained in the show open. "Happy Easter and Happy Passover. For those of you tuning in this morning expecting to hear from Pastor Rick Warren, we were too, but the... [FishbowlDC]

Who Knew They Were So Cool? - Posted April 1, 2009
Spotted by a FBDC tipster: ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Politico's Jim VandeHei, John Harris and Mike Allen, AP's ... [FishbowlDC]

VandeHarris Punks Politico With 6am Filing Deadline - Posted April 1, 2009
FBDC hears this internal April Fools email from VandeHarris going around Politico today has reporters "freaking out." But after this, can anyone really blame them? ----- Original Message ----- From: John Harris To: Sent: Wed Apr 01 11:21:01 2009 Subject: A note from VandeHarris Gang, As you know, at POLITICO we live by a "Win the Morning" philosophy. As... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Birthday Gibbs! - Posted March 30, 2009
How did Mike Allen miss this?! WashTimes' Christina Bellantoni points out "White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [FishbowlDC]

So Who Was Called On? And Where Were They Seated? - Posted March 24, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted about an hour and he took questions from 13 reporters. Notably missing from those called on were the NYT, WaPo, WSJ and USA Today. In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (called on first for the second time), NBC's Chuck Todd, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Wants to Know What Would You Ask President Obama? - Posted March 24, 2009
Speaking of tonight's news conference, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd is looking for your suggestions for questions on FirstRead. Update from Politico's Mike Allen: Re... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Gather at Ritz for RTNDF First Amendment Dinner - Posted March 13, 2009
Last night was the First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, the 19th annual hosted by RTNDF. The dinner was emceed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who started by thanking his wife Ka... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 10, 2009
What we almost missed today... ABC is stealing WaPo's Chris Cillizza's flavor. Webnewser reports ABC is expanding its digital only content with the launch of The Fix. Only problem is The Fix is alread... [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]

Bill Sammon and Bryan Boughton Likely To Be Upped at Fox News - Posted February 26, 2009
Fox News' Washington deputy managing editor Bill Sammon is likely to be named vice president and managing editor to replace Brit Hume, as reported by Mike Allen this morning. Playbook hears that Fox News Channel's Washington Bureau is clos... [FishbowlDC]

DC Still A-Twitter - Posted February 23, 2009
The Telegraph had a little piece just over a week ago, "Twitter taking off among Washington journalists." Bit of an understatement now, don't ya think? Seems like Twitter is all anybody's talking- and tweeting- about. Howard Kurtz takes a look at the Twittering habits of ... [FishbowlDC]

Bash & King Join Politico for Coffee Talk - Posted February 19, 2009
Against a backdrop of Politico and Starbucks' logos, Mike Allen moderated the first in Politico's Coffeehouse Conversations, a panel of CNN's Senior Congressional Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

If You Weren't at Greenberg's Book Party... - Posted February 17, 2009
You may have been at Juleanna Glover's for a toast to FBDC. Joining us were Liz Glover, Becca Glover, Kelly O'Donnell, Jonathan Capehart, Jessica Yellin... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List: 02.11.09 - Posted February 11, 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]

Morning Reading List 02.06.09 - Posted February 6, 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]

Morning Reading List, 01.06.09 - Posted January 6, 2009
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]

A Novel Newspaper Idea - Posted December 30, 2008
Politico's Mike Allen makes a good point (and a good find) in today's Playbook: In the Washington Post's series, "The Crash: What Went Wrong? The Washington Post examines the origins of the economic crisis", the paper featured a "How It Was Reported" section, which inc... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.23.08 - Posted December 23, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC grocery store (company, not location) is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPo, Gregory and "Meet" - Posted December 2, 2008
>UPDATE: Politico's Mike Allen hears what Danny Shea is hearing, adding another layer of credibility to the Gregory story. ("Enjoying a gravitas boost from his prematurely salt-and-pepper mane and friendships with Tom Brokaw and other of the legendary figures of NBC News, Gregory quickly became one of the biggest network stars... [FishbowlDC]

Politico.com Should Be a Sunday Show - Posted November 22, 2008
The first panel on the second day of what were are calling EOVMWHAWCNCon was made up of only Politico.com journos. There was Mike Allen, ... [FishbowlLA]

Politicos Discuss Who the Next Tim Russert Will Be - Posted November 22, 2008
FishbowlLA's Tina Dupuy spent Friday at what she's calling EOVMWHAWCNCon — the Politico.com conference that looked back at the election and ahead to how the Obama administration will lead. The final panel included Mark Halperin of Time, ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Be the Next Tim Russert? - Posted November 21, 2008
The final event of the first day was "Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign" panel. And yes, all panel's names were also long descriptions. It was, after all "ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?" conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short. You... [FishbowlLA]

Political Wonk Con Tomorrow at USC - Posted November 20, 2008
Well, they call it a 'post-election conference'. Not quite as catchy. From their site: The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and The USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, in association with POLITICO, will host a two-day post-election c... [FishbowlLA]

Barone Apologizes For Palin Abortion Comment - Posted November 12, 2008
Politico's Mike Allen and Andy Barr write about an off-color comment made by Fox News political contributor ... [TVNewser]

Gibbs To Be Obama's Press Secretary - Posted November 6, 2008
Politico's Mike Allen reports: Robert Gibbs, a top aide to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on his campaign and in his Senate office, will be named the White House press secretary, a top Democratic official said. Gibbs was usually the senior official on Air Obama, the campaign plane. As communications director of Obama's Senate... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Be Obama's Press Secretary? - Posted November 3, 2008
(Yes, yes, the election's not over, but we haven't quite seen an equivalent article re: a McCain presidency yet...If it exists, let us know adn we'll get that up. Of course, TigerHawk wants Megyn Kelly to be press... [FishbowlDC]

FINALLY: Mike Allen Lets Someone Profile Him - Posted November 3, 2008
Newsweek turns its lens on Politico's Mike Allen, watching how he begins his day with a Diet Dr. Pepper at 3:30 a.m. and calling his "Playbook" a "daily, scoop-soaked breakfast in bed for about 12,000 of the country's most powerful people." However... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.30.08 - Posted October 30, 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]

Ben and Sally's 30th - Posted October 21, 2008
From yesterday's Playbook by Mike Allen: Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, parents of the charming and talented Quinn Bradley, celebrate 30 years of marriage today. From the (lead) item in the "Personal... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.21.08 - Posted October 21, 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 Mu... [FishbowlDC]

Will Powell Endorse on Meet? - Posted October 17, 2008
Gen. Colin Powell will be a guest on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, but what will he say? Politico's Mike Allen reports ... [TVNewser]

Who Is This 40 year old? - Posted October 14, 2008
Find out after the jump... ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.26.08 - Posted September 26, 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]

More on Bush's (Lack Of) Press Conferences - Posted September 18, 2008
We told you earlier about the White House press corps' frustration with President Bush's lack of availability and then we found this nugget from yesterday's WH press briefing with Dana Perino: Q The President, I don't think, has had a news conference in about two months. Does he... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.15.08 - Posted September 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Working Hard For His Money - Posted August 27, 2008
Mike Allen, being Mike Allen-y in Denver: ... [FishbowlDC]

It's the Tam Cam! - Posted August 24, 2008
Newsweek's Tammy Haddad has created one of Denver's best gag gifts: A fan that spells out "Tam Cam" (the name of her online videos, as dubbed by Politico's Mike Allen). ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.19.08 - Posted August 19, 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 m... [FishbowlDC]

Party Photos: A DC Wedding Reception for Dan & Meg - Posted August 18, 2008
U Street's version of the Katharine Graham mansion -- the Some-of-The-Rusty-Nails-In-Our-Backyard-Could-Give-You-TB home of CongressDaily's Erin McPike and The Hill's ... [FishbowlDC]

Life As An Obama Reporter - Posted August 14, 2008
(hat tip: Mike Allen's Playbook) AP's Deanna Bellandi and Jenny Song have some choice snippets about the journalists covering Obama, in their piece, "... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night: Colbert On Politico - Posted August 8, 2008
A slight diss from Stephen Colbert last night: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said something shocking during an interview this week with Politico.com. And it wasn't, 'Yes, I'll do an interview with Politico.com." Still, didn't Mike Allen look adorable? ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.28.08 - Posted July 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. At what D.C. restaurant/lounge was the above photo taken? Let us know. 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]

Is Obama Playing Media Favorites? - Posted July 21, 2008
A line slipped in near the end of Mike Allen's Politico article about the media coverage of Barack Obama's overseas trip, is making... [Fishbowl NY]

Is Obama Playing Media Favorites? - Posted July 21, 2008
A line slipped in near the end of Mike Allen's Politico article about the media coverage of Barack Obama's overseas trip, is making... [FishbowlNY]

And the First Obama Overseas Interview Goes To... - Posted July 20, 2008
CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan, who just relocated to Washington DC, was the first correspondent to interview ... [TVNewser]

Tony Snow Remembered - Posted July 17, 2008
Politico's Mike Allen reports from Tony Snow's memorial service, which was held this morning: Former White House press secretary Tony Snow was remembered Thursday for "love given and love received," at what amounted to a state funeral, complete with remarks from President Bush. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tony Snow's Death: The Fox News Sunday Tribute - Posted July 13, 2008
The Vice President of the United States, the king of talk radio, White House correspondents and Fox News regulars all gathered this morning on Fox News Sunday to honor the life of and work of the show's founding host, Tony Snow. ... [TVNewser]

Tony Snow's Death: FNC Programming - Posted July 12, 2008
Fox News has announced changes to its programming tonight and tomorrow. At 8pmET, Bill O'Reilly anchors a live special edition of The O'Reilly Factor. This is followed by live special editions of On The Record with Greta Van Susteren at 9pmET and Geraldo At Large at 10pmET. The three programs repeat in... [TVNewser]

Party Video: A Dinner For Katherine O'Hearn - Posted July 11, 2008
At The Palm restaurant Thursday night, Washingtonians came out to toast Katherine O'Hearn, who has taken a new position at ABC News. Attendees: Katherine O'Hearn, Tammy Haddad, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.11.08 - Posted July 11, 2008
Good Morning Washington. I really doubt you're going to guess what local trail the above picture was taken on, but knock yourselves out. 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... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.03.08 - Posted April 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. Perez Hilton is a WHCA guest! And Donatella Versace, too! And it's the birthday of Politico's Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen's Mom. Speaking of Jonathan Martin's b-day, Mike Al... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.28.08 - Posted March 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Allen Is The New Halperin - Posted March 25, 2008
The Washingtonian's Garrett "Tea is the new cofffee" Graff declares in the magazine's April issue that Politico's Mike Allen is "hot" this political season (ladies everywhere disagree, maintaining that Allen is hot every season). "Politico's Playbook writer, who seems to be online at all times, is to 2008 what ABC's Note was... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.17.08 - Posted March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patrick's Day Washington. Sunday was Ellen McCarthy's birthday. Today is Tim Burger's and Mark Paustenbach's and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee's. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ladies Love Tucker - Posted March 12, 2008
That was Hilary Rosen, Barbara Comstock, Margaret Carlson, Tammy Haddad and Kate O'Beirne (and male admirers Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen) toasting Tucker Carlson last night at The Palm. Rosen even "sung" a song for Tucker and the staff of The Palm serenaded Carlson with a rowdy version of "He's A... [FishbowlDC]

Gridiron: The Video! - Posted March 10, 2008
Oh technology just ruins everything for the old guard! (Hat tip: Mike Allen, who hat tips Ann Compton) ... [FishbowlDC]

MPA Digital Conference: LOLCats Ease Pain of Pushing Mag Content Online - Posted February 27, 2008
LOLCats take the MPA by storm Much like Magazine Publishers of America's Magabrand confab in Florida last October, the morning program at today's MPA Digital Conference was heavy on the "you should be doing this already, you entrenched print industry." Only this time, it was social networking and user-generated content fr... [Fishbowl NY]

MPA Digital Conference: LOLCats Ease Pain of Pushing Mag Content Online - Posted February 27, 2008
LOLCats take the MPA by storm Much like Magazine Publishers of America's Magabrand confab in Florida last October, the morning program at today's MPA Digital Conference was heavy on the "you should be doing this already, you entrenched print industry." Only this time, it was social networking and user-generated content fr... [FishbowlNY]

The Story With "The Story" - Posted February 21, 2008
(alternate headline: "Bill Keller's day is gonna suck") Yeah, so have you heard about this New York Times McCain story? Initial assessments and punditry do not support the New York Times' decision to run the piece. McCain says it's not true. Bob Bennett says... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.19.08 - Posted February 19, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | JOBS The Oscars ... [FishbowlDC]

Milbank Gets Feted By Juleanna - Posted January 14, 2008
First, some party color from the Politico's Mike Allen: Juleanna Glover Weiss threw a jam-the-house-and-then-some book party for Dana Milbank and his "Homo Politicus," which isn't quite as racy as it sounds - "The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government." In keeping with the theme, arrows directed guests to "Tribal... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.08 - Posted January 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1952, the "Today" show premiered, in 1973 the Dolphins became the only one of only two NFL teams to go undefeated during the regular season, and in 2004, President Bush announced we're going to Mars. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio). Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

The WHCA Holiday Party - Posted December 12, 2007
Were you at the JW Marriot's Garden Terrace Monday night? We hear that there was a record crowd, including White House Press Secretary Dana Perino and all the press office, travel office and advance office staffs. Food? Rare roast beef, fresh garlicky pasta and plenty of wine and beer. Dana gave a short thank... [FishbowlDC]

CIA Screws The NYT - Posted December 7, 2007
The Politico's Mike Allen spots an interesting nugget today: Any conservative who wants to criticize The New York Times should hold their horses and read Mark Mazzetti's two-col. lead story, "C.I.A. Destroyed 2 Tapes Showing Interrogations: Videos Weren't Provided to 9/11 Panel or Court During Terrorism Trial": "The New York Times informed... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.07 - Posted November 6, 2007
Good morning Washington. Eventually, you want to have kids. News University is hosting, The Electronic Election: Covering the 2008 Vote: A NewsU/Poynter Webinar on November 14. Register ... [FishbowlDC]

Friel Comes To D.C. - Posted October 11, 2007
We hear that Fox News' Courtney Friel was in D.C. yesterday, for a one day trip to meet the folks in FNC's DC Bureau (she may switch from covering entertainment for Fox to covering politics...). She was spotted at Les Halles for lunch with Politico's Mike Allen and at Acadiana's bar... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.10.07 - Posted October 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. Overwhelmingly, Joe Biden is your Democratic candidate of choice. An ABC release announced, "For the week of October 1-5, 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the most-watched evening newscast among Total Viewers, Ho... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.05.07 - Posted October 5, 2007
Good morning Washington. We can't say we are shocked by the results of yesterday's poll. You would rather fight like Mike Tyson than talk like him. An ABC release announced, "In the largest expansion of ABC News' foreign bureaus in two decad... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted August 3, 2007
This week, POTUS party hops and keeps an eye on Nick Robinson. Meanwhile, Mike Allen knows the difference between a 360 and a doughnut. Do you? "POTUS walked to a farewell reception for Rob Portman at Blair House. 'Just out for a stroll,' he told the pool when he arrived at 4:32.... [FishbowlDC]

A Dinner For Judith - Posted July 11, 2007
Bloomberg's P.R. Expert (and White House Correspondents' Association dinner After Party hostess) Judith Czelusniak literally and barely blew into town on the tail of yesterday's nasty thunderstorm for meetings with the producers of Bloomberg TV's Money and Politics (which had Barney Frank and the Rob Portman on last night and has... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen Gives April Ryan A Baby Rattler - Posted July 9, 2007
Yesterday on FOX, the Politico's Mike Allen gave American Urban Radio's April Ryan a Tiffany baby rattle (Ryan is expecting) and anchor Molly Henneberg gave her "... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Ringtones - Posted June 19, 2007
This is, admittedly, a trend we'd like to see more of: Media ringtones. You can have Chris Matthews yell "Let's play Hardball!" every time your cell phone rings (but, come on, we'd much rather hear his "HA!" laugh. Who will make FishbowlDC's day and send us a .wav of that?!?). What are... [FishbowlDC]

"Is The Politico Throwing Spaghetti on the Wall?" - Posted June 15, 2007
The Bivings Group's Steven Petersen attends a panel discussion with Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen and posted his thoughts: I attended an event yesterday evening hosted by the public-private business organization Rosslyn Renaissance with The Politico's executive editor Jim VandeHei and chief political correspondent Mike Allen (hat tip: ... [FishbowlDC]

To Do Tonight - Posted June 12, 2007
Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen will discuss what's ahead for the Politico, the race for the White House and more tonight at 6pm at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street, Rosslyn, VA). ... [FishbowlDC]

Bad News For the Iowa Straw Poll Is Good News For Reporters - Posted June 7, 2007
In his Political Playbook, Mike Allen spots this interesting nugget by Jonathan Martin: Attn: Political reporters. You can join the rest of the country in taking time off this August. ... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted June 1, 2007
A slow week in pool reports, but the illustrious Mike Allen makes an appearance and posing with the POTUS brings in less than a pic wit FLOTUS. And, of course, Miss Beasley knows who her master is. "After the speech, the president worked a rope line as your pool was led out.... [FishbowlDC]

Olivier Knox: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted May 30, 2007
Say hello to Olivier Knox, a White House correspondent for Agence France-Presse. What word do you routinely misspell? When I'm typing breaking news, "presidnet." What's the name of your cell phone ring? Bzzzzzzzzzzz, bzzzzzzzzzzz. What time did you get up this morning? 6:17 am to get my Niblet out of his crib. When did you... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted May 23, 2007
Say hello to the Politico's Mike Allen, who is the first to take the updated and revised FishbowlDC Interview. What word do you routinely misspell? Dude, you should have retired this question. What's the name of your cell phone ring? "Profiles (Normal)" -- a first for me. What time did you get up this... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.19.07 - Posted March 19, 2007
Most of your brackets are already broken. Stupid Duke. More on AssignmentZero. "For Bookstores, a Real Page-Turner: Digital or Paper? Take Your Pick." Look out ... [FishbowlDC]

More Tony Snow / David Gregory / Press Club Event Coverage - Posted February 22, 2007
Aww....if you didn't already think that Mike Allen and Dana Milbank were cute and adorable (Dana, for this and this...Mike, for ... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Moves Back - Posted February 20, 2007
From Mike Allen at the Politico: Every theater-style seat in the White House briefing room, now closed for renovation, had a brass plaque inscribed with the name of a news organization. Only one, in the middle of the front row, had a name: "HELEN THOMAS," it said. The unique assigned seat between... [FishbowlDC]

Two Ways Of Looking At This - Posted February 14, 2007
Either President Bush just mocked/laughed at the Politico or he gave Mike Allen a free opportunity to promote his publication on national television... Rough transcript from watching Bush's press conference: Bush: Who do you work for? Allen: Politico.com Bush: Would you like to take a minute to explain to the American people what politico.com is? FishbowlDC... [FishbowlDC]

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