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Snoop Dogg ‘Admits’ to Smoking Weed at the White House

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 17.25.28On Snoop Dogg’s official YouTube channel GGN - the Double G News Network – the rapper recalled, with guest Jimmy Kimmel, a visit to the White House in which he smoked weed in the bathroom. The “Gin and Juice” singer was most recently at the White House in December 2013.

“I said, ‘May I use the bathroom for a second?’ Snoop recalls asking ‘the CIA or FBI,’ which he referred to as ‘the alphabet boys.’ They supposedly followed up by asking him, ‘‘What are you gonna do, Number 1 or Number 2?’ ” to which he answered ‘Number 2.’

He went on to add, “So I said, ‘Look, when I do the Number 2, I usually, you know, have a cigarette or light something to get the aroma right.’ And they said, ‘Well you know what? You can light a piece of napkin.’ I said, ‘I’ll do that.’ And the napkin was this,” as he smokes a blunt on camera.

Sounds believable. Watch for yourself after the jump. Read more

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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.22.14

Appeals courts split on Obamacare subsidies. Cockpit of MH17 found sawed in half at crash site; many parts missing. And police shoot, kill knife-wielding man ‘acting erratically’ at Silver Spring bank branch.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Atlantic Media’s ‘Defense One’ Plans to Double Editorial and Business Staff

PrintDefense One today announced that it plans to more than double its number of dedicated staff with the addition of 11 new full-time editorial and business employees. The announcement comes days after the Atlantic vertical celebrated it’s one-year anniversary, in which it already doubled its staff from three to six and experienced record monthly traffic of 800,000 page views and nearly 600,000 unique visitors during its first year.

As part of the expansion, executive editor Kevin Baron plans to hire three new beat reporters as well as two regular contributors. The U.S. defense and national security-focused brand will also add a general manager, associate publisher and events director along with dedicated sales and marketing persons.

“We’ve seen in the last year a tremendous appetite for the kind of journalism, ideas commentary, and events that has become the hallmark of the Defense One brand,” said Baron. “We did what we came to do in year one, and now this investment will enable us to expand our reporting on the national security community.”

Tim Hartman, CEO of National Journal Group that oversees Defense One, will lead the effort.

Pew Research Center President Alan Murray to Join Fortune as Editor

Alan MurrayPew Research Center President and former Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Alan Murray announced in a memo to Pew staff today he’s been named editor of Fortune.

Murray joined Pew as president in November 2012. In addition to WSJ bureau chief, he served as deputy managing editor and executive editor of online for the Journal and CNBC’s Washington bureau chief from 2002 to 2005, during which he co-hosted “Capital Report” with Gloria Borger.

“I came to appreciate Alan’s intellect, and his love of news about business and economics in the years we were both at The Wall Street Journal, and I have followed his career closely as he moved into management while expanding his interests from print to video, digital and events,” said Norman Pearlstine, chief content officer of Time Inc. ”There is no one more wired in the business and media worlds, and I am thrilled to have an editor of his caliber and intellect at the helm.”

Click through for Murray’s note to Pew staff, in which he describes his move to Fortune as “like a calling, and it is one I find impossible to resist.” Read more

CNN Names Elise Labott Global Affairs Correspondent

b20720d653e07e54d5f77d41b24f8312An internal memo sent last hour by CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist to staff announced that Elise Labott was named global affairs correspondent with the network. She has been with CNN for 14 years, as a State Department producer and later a foreign affairs reporter.

See Feist’s memo after the jump. Read more

Financial Times Names Megan Murphy Washington Bureau Chief

Megan Murphy FT Staff.Financial Times today announced the appointment of Megan Murphy as Washington bureau chief, to lead FT’s coverage of US politics, effective January 1, 2015. She will relocate from London to Washington this fall.

Murphy currently leads fastFT, a service that delivers market-moving news around the clock. She joined FT in December 2007 and has covered law courts, investment banking and media. Prior to FT, she was a legal affairs correspondent at Bloomberg News.

Murphy succeeds Richard McGregor, who will transition to longer-term projects.

DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 7.20.14

On Sunday, July 20th, according to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market – when five of the shows interviewed Secretary of State John Kerry (including CNN’s “State of the Union” and excluding Univision’s “Al Punto”) – NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday Show with 68,000 total viewers, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with 63,000 and Univision’s “Al Punto” with 55,000.

In total households, NBC led with 58,000, followed by FOX at 46,000, and CBS’s “Face the Nation” with 36,000. In the A25-54 demo, Univision was on top at 37,000 viewers, followed by NBC and FOX tied for second at 26,000.

Compared to the same week last year in the DC market, Univision was up +817%, FOX was up +163%, and CBS was up +119% in total viewers. Both ABC’s “This Week” and NBC were down in the same category compared to last year, at -32% and -28% respectively.

See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.22.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Janet Mock Named Marie Claire Contributing Editor

Lost Remote Beamly Expanding to Android TV

AllFacebook Facebook Announces Rollout of Save Feature

FishbowlDC Exclusive: Garrett Graff Joins Politico Magazine

MediaJobsDaily Three Ways to Break Bad Email Habits

TVNewser S.E. Cupp: ‘Discipline Was Necessary’ For Ayman Mohyeldin and Diana Magnay

TVSpy Maybe It’s Time We All Stopped Touching People’s Stuff

SocialTimes Twitter Improves Privacy and Consistency of Direct Messages

AllTwitter Pinterest, Tumblr Drive More Website Traffic Than Twitter

Inside Mobile Apps Cabin: A Magnetic, Streamlined, Back-Up Battery Solution for iPhones

InsideFacebook Five Tips for Creating a Sequenced Facebook Ad Campaign

GalleyCat The New Yorker is Offering Free Digital Access to Entire Publication All Summer

PRNewser Can a Brand Win a Pulitzer? Former WSJ Tech Reporter on Content Strategy

AgencySpy PIVOTSTACK Creates New Ranking Forum for Ad Agencies

UnBeige Mark Your Calendar: Bill Cunningham at the 92Y

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What’s Happening

— Politico presents Women and Capital: Earning It, Raising It, and Giving It 9 a.m.

— Luncheon with Dr. Tom Frieden, director of Centers for Disease Control at  the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m.

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Separated at Birth: The Atlantic’s James Hamblin and ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’

Doogie-Howser-doogie-howser-md-3194744-1024-734Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 16.59.19A recent series from Atlantic Video by senior editor James Hamblin, MD, explores “If Our Bodies Could Talk,” including “Single-Tasking is the New Multitasking,” “Workouts to Do at Work” that we’ll never actually do, and that wine isn’t as healthy as we thought.

Unbeknownst to us, the young MD has already been everywhere. His work has been featured on or covered by MSNBC, The New York Times and POLITICO. TIME named his Twitter handle in the top 140 best Twitter feeds of 2014. And BuzzFeed referred to him as ‘the most delightful MD ever.’ We agree.

While the topics so far covered in the series already induce much anxiety, we can’t help but watch and be reminded of another MD we all know well, Doogie Howser. Read more

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