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September 29, 2014: Mike Elk has been named labor reporter at Politico Pro. He had been labor reporter at In These Times. (FishbowlDC)

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Morning Chatter - Posted April 22, 2013
Quotes of the Day Weekend understatement: "A Saturday free of news crises. #priceless" -- USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2013
Quotes of the Day: Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath "DC ON ALERT: Outside White House, Pennsylvania Ave again closed to pedestrians." -- NBC News' Peter Alexander with accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 10, 2013
Quotes of the Day IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS: "Rush Limbaugh with a porn-stache will save your Tuesday afternoon." -- BuzzFeed's Bennie Johnson. ... [FishbowlDC]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [PRNewser]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2013
Quotes of the Day "But are you ready for this jelly?"-- CNN's Jake Tapper, employing an unusual (for Washington) twist of phrase on his new show, "The Lead." To which HuffPost Politics Editor ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2013
Quotes of the Day "But are you ready for this jelly?"-- CNN's Jake Tapper, employing an unusual (for Washington) twist of phrase on his new show, "The Lead." To which HuffPost Politics Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 6, 2013
Quotes of the Day   Writer dude raves about House chicken tenders "Dude, House side chicken tenders crush Senate side any day. and more choice of dipping sauces." -- HuffPost's Jon Ward. The Sn... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Home for the Holidays Edition HOLIDAY JOKESTER: "My favorite 2012 picture of Steve Buttry." -- Mimi Buttry, wife of Steve Buttry. But... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Gratitude Edition Happy Thanksgiving fishies. We've gathered some of our favorites this morning for your reading pleasure. We'll see you back here next week unless WaPo's Ezra Klein grows... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 7, 2012
Quotes of the Day - Election Banter "Holy. Cow. The magic wall... Is ON THE FLOOR" -- The Atlantic Associate Editor Brian Fung. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 1, 2012
Quotes of the Day DISTURBING: "Holloween 2012 -- I'm a tiger in bed," -- HBO's Bill Maher. We have to say, former Rep. David Wu (D-OutofHisMind) plays a better tiger. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 25, 2012
Quotes of the Day FOOD, LIQUOR, WEDDING CHAPEL, CLEAN ROOMS: "What more does anyone need really?" -- NPR's Ari Shapiro on the road in Neva... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I like it, it's not true, but it's all fun." -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who couldn't stop playing SNL's impersonator of himself on his program Monday. The impersonator accentuated Matthews' propensity to interrupt his guests, a behavior which he somehow has no clue that he does. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day "It's so hard to talk these days." -- FNC's Greta Van Susteren in reaction to V.P. Joe Biden's "gaffe" yesterday. "He's gotta recognize that he's gonna be double teamed. Jim Lehrer is part of the cultural left so Mitt is going to have to communicate past Lehrer ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I gotta say, between Mitt Romney's gaffes and Kate Middleton's tits, I'm afraid to leave the house!" -- Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." Congratulations. (A little...) "Happy anniversary to my 2nd favorite morning show." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day "That was a weirdest thing I have ever seen at a convention in my entire life and it will be the weirdest thing I've ever seen if I live to be 100. That was bizarre." -- MSNBC's Rachel Maddow's i... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 30, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY "You can't hear me. Isn't that convenient?" -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews Wednesday night during an interview in which he snapped at Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on immigration policy. Brewe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The AIR CONDITIONED porta-potty at the CNN Grill #rnc2012" -- BuzzFeed's John Stanton. Really, double sinks? ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 28, 2012
Quotes of the Day CNN Producer for Piers Morgan Tonight Brad Parks: "Passing time between live shots at the CNN Grill photo booth." Mrs. Ralph Reed to Convention Security: Ligh... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 8, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reminder: Fishbowl Summer Superlatives 2012 At noon today we will begin compiling the nominees. So screw your deadlines for a few minutes and come help us decide which Washington journalists ought to be nominated for Worst Temper... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day Um, we're not even going to try to figure this sultry scene out: Sassy stylist Paul Wharton writes, "With my sweet, naughty kitten @Lena_Chase. I could stare at her all day long." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 13, 2012
Quotes of the Day Greta dines on Dots and lives to regret it "Just decided...will never eat DOTS again (feel sick)....dinner at the Fox Breakroom vending machine gets old fast." -- FNC's Gr... [FishbowlDC]

Confusion in the Age of Email Reporting: Labor Journo Mike Elk is Not Your Whore - Posted July 3, 2012
Labor journo Mike Elk, who writes for Inthesetimes.com, isn't exactly shy and retiring. He ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day Thought Bubble: Ann Romney, you are no Laura Bush "Honor Laura Bush. She stood up for women & she puts up with the repubs." -- CNN Contributor Hilary Ro... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Father's Day Treats: "Cleaning the pot after making rice krispy treats." -- Mr. Norah O'Donnell (i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS Chief White House... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo wants CNN's Piers Morgan deported "Can someone set up a kickstarter to fund deportation of Piers Morgan and the rest of these #jubilee fools drooling over an aging despot?" -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day Cleaning lady tells TV reporter not to shower "Cleaning lady said 'dont shower.' I said 'you already scrubbed it.' she said 'yah, but you look better when you dont shower.' huh?" -- ABC7's ... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Seeks to Press Charges After Being Manhandled on Capitol Hill - Posted June 4, 2012
Labor journo Mike Elk, who writes for InTheseTimes Magazine, is looking for justice against the Honeywell PR reps who held him after a Capitol Hill conference last week and a Capitol Hill aide who he alleges grabbed him. The reason: he p... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Reveal When They Let Mom Down - Posted May 13, 2012
In a twist on Mother's Day today, we asked Washington journalists to think about a time or moment in their lives when they disappointed her. Just the asking part was fascinating in that it sometimes evoked complicated feelings. While many readily replied to the question, more than one declined for any... [PRNewser]

Journos Reveal When They Let Mom Down - Posted May 13, 2012
In a twist on Mother's Day today, we asked Washington journalists to think about a time or moment in their lives when they disappointed her. Just the asking part was fascinating in that it sometimes evoked complicated feelings. While many readily replied to the question, more than one declined for any... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Suffers From 'Damn Flight Anxiety' - Posted May 8, 2012
Labor journo Mike Elk was on a tear yesterday about his pre-flight jitters. Though just on a short jaunt from Chicago to D.C. Monday, his fears about flying loom large. "Damn flight anxiety already started - covering the airl... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 1, 2012
Quotes of the Day WaPo's heart headline... In Dana's love letter to Newt, he says: "We love that, in an age of disciplined pols, you are different: You travel with suit jackets in multiple sizes to keep pace with your yo-yoing wa... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day Big Ball of WHAT? FNC's Greta Van Susteren remarked: "We spotted one of our colleagues crossing the street in Manchester but what really caught our attenti... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Live From New Hampshire: C-SPAN's Steve Scully interviews Politico's Jonathan Martin... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 4, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Behind the Curtain in Des Moines The Rachels: RealClearPolitics' Scott Conroy says on Twitter, "What they're watching at ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 27, 2011
Quotes of the Day - Home for the Holidays Edition "Merry Christmas from Ft. Lauderdale" -- Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies' Karl Frisch. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 23, 2011
Quotes of the Day Alert the proper authorities... "Just became That Journalist who takes swigs of Pepto-Bismol at their desk." -- WaPo Express's Sara Schwartz... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 15, 2011
Quotes of the Day "I'm probably going to drunk dial Wolf Blitzer. It's going to be a Situation Room." -- Comedian Kathy Griffin on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night, describing what she was going to do while hosting New Year's Eve on CNN with Anderson Cooper. Incidentall... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 28, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- the post holiday edition HuffPost's Sam Stein's potential Chanukah present from Ralph Lauren: "Is this sweater a joke? (mom wants to get me it for Chanukah)." ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 2, 2011
Quotes of the Day All in a day's work "Haven't gotten out of my bathrobe, but working the phones, talking to sources, making shit happen." -- Labor journo Mike Elk. Editor falls prey to office t... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 7, 2011
Quotes of the Day Journo compares TV hits to sex life "I think I've done more life [sic] tv and radio interviews in the last year than I have had sex." -- Labor journo Mike Elk. ... [FishbowlDC]

So What's in Your Satan Sandwich? - Posted August 2, 2011
After Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) described the debt bill as a "Satan Sandwich" we wondered what Washington journos (and the husband of one) would put in their own satanic sandwiches. No, it's not a pick-up line but say it enough times and it starts to sound like one. Some reporters claimed... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 28, 2011
Quotes of the Day A good omen or bad? "A brown marmorated stink bug landed on my shirt during today's Metro ride. Pretty sure that symbolizes something; just not sure what.?" -- WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 22, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Commenter (facetiously) wonders about TP in White House "Gee, monkeying around with the vending machines. Nice to see the WHCA on top of the big issues. What next, adding two-ply toil... [PRNewser]

Morning Rant With a Side of Profanity - Posted July 19, 2011
This feature is normally called "Anonymous Rant." But today the writer wants to be on the record, and his wish is our command. This rant is by labor journalist Mike Elk, who had a radioactive reaction to today's Work Summit hosted by The Atlanti... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 7, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY FishbowlDC Reader Larry Kelly sent this photograph of his glorious front porch in Ohio where he sits in a rocking chair and reads and tweets. He explains that the cabin shell was built in 1836. Kelly was an avid tweeter during WeinerGate.... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 22, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY A journo can't work under these circumstances "Next door: young child running around screaming, old woman yelling at him. #killmenow" -- Washington Examiner's Lachlan Markay in a Thursday tweet. What are the Salahi's up to? "Salahi's confirm to me that they're worried about a stalker. Warren Co and LA... [FishbowlDC]

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