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Today’s Most Popular Stories 11.15.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for November 15, 2011:

Washington Post: Deaths in triathlons may not be so mysterious; panic attacks may be to blame

Washington Times: Health case raises recusal questions for Kagan, Thomas

Washington Examiner: Speaking of floor leaders: Steny Hoyer’s intimate ties with lobbyists

USA Today: Sandusky attorney questions account of shower incident

NPR: Meet The World’s Most Expensive Photo, Part II

The Hill: ‘Secret farm bill’ primed for passage in debt deal

Politico: Nancy Pelosi’s comeback plan

Roll Call: Lawmakers Deny Insider Trading in ‘60 Minutes’ Report

National Journal: Poll: Ron Paul Emerges as Front-Runner in Iowa

The New Republic: It’s No Accident That the Tea Party’s Presidential Candidates Keep Flaming Out

The Daily Caller: New emails: DOJ, Eric Holder manipulated press for favorable ‘Fast and Furious’ coverage

Porn Stars, Paps and Arnie Duncan

It’s always fun to see how a politico handles a Hollywood-style paparazzi ambush. Such was the case yesterday when Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan was approached by Celebrity Q & A’s Colin Drummond outside the T.C. Williams High School.  Seeking a salacious story, Drummond tried to get Duncan to comment on porn star Sasha Grey‘s new pass time: reading books to public elementary school students in California.  Arnie denied any knowledge of the “actress” or her extracurricular activities and quickly flipped the pap’s tongue slip to deliver a motivational message about literacy: “I love people reading books in school.  We’re all supposed to read books in school.”  Point Duncan.

Today’s Most Popular Stories 11.14.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for November 14, 2011:

Washington Post: Deaths in triathlons may not be so mysterious; panic attacks may be to blame

Washington Times: At Penn State’s stadium, profanity, scorn greet one father’s protest

Washington Examiner: Speaking of floor leaders: Steny Hoyer’s intimate ties with lobbyists

USA Today: Ex-boyfriend of Cain accuser backs her story

NPR: First Listen: Kate Bush, ’50 Words For Snow’

The Hill: GOP sen.: Feds send checks to millionaires for not working

Politico: Some Democrats refuse to back President Obama

Roll Call: NetCoalition Seeks to Establish K Street Residence

National Journal: Perry Takes a Page From the Gipper

The New Republic: It’s No Accident That the Tea Party’s Presidential Candidates Keep Flaming Out

The Daily Caller: Gay TV star: I was assaulted for being associated with Ann Coulter

Connection Newspapers CEO in the Clink!

Clink! Welcome to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville – new home of Peter Labovitz, president and CEO of NOVA-based Connection Newspapers.  The 70-year-old media executive has officially turned himself into the Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin a six-month jail term for tax fraudSentenced on September 27, 2011, Labovitz left behind this month a$6 million Old Town, Alexandria mansion and moved to this medium security facility in the southeastern part of New York state, near Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and 70 miles northwest of New York City.

At FCI Otisville, Labovitz will be allowed to receive visitors on Fridays from 1.15 to 7.45 pm, Saturdays from 8.00 am to 2.45 pm and Sundays from 8.00 am to 2.25 pm.  According to the FBP’s Inmate Locator, Labovitz will be released on May 2, 2012.   The back story here.

Yahoo! News Celebrates Chalian, Campaign Season

Photo L to R: Rick Klein, Robin Sproul, Richard Kaplan, Ross Levinsohn, Jonathan Karl, Amy Walter, Joe Ruffolo.

If you didn’t make it up to the rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave for Yahoo! News’ swanky soiree on Wednesday night, here’s a quick recap of what you missed:  Thrown by event extraordinaire Philip Dufour, the party was held in large part to welcome new DC bureau chief David Chalian.  In addition, the newsgroup used the opportunity to kick off their 2012 campaign coverage plans and to raise a glass to their partnership with ABC News.

Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo! EVP of the Americas  (and American University alum),  spoke about Yahoo! News’ expanding editorial coverage and presence in Washington to a crowd that included many familiar faces from ABC’s DC bureau:  Ann Compton, Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein, Polson Kanneth, Richard Kaplan, Amy Walter and Robin Sproul.  Also in attendance were WaPo‘s Dana Milbank, Neil Patel of the Daily Caller, NJ’s Chris Frates, Jane Mayer from the New Yorker, CNN’s Dan Lothian and Alex Mooney, Politico’s Marty Kady and Keach Hagey, Judy Kurtz of The Hill, NBC’s Adam Verdugo, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, CQ Roll Call’s Mark Walters and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Sunday Show Preview 11.13.11

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Ed Gillespie, Republican Strategist; E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post; David Brooks, The New York Times; Helene Cooper, The New York Times.

CBS’s Face the Nation: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MI), Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), John Huntsman, CBS News’ John Dickerson, NJ’s Major Garrett, Dee Dee Myers, WaPo’s Kathleen Parker.

ABC’s This Week: Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist; Jonathan Karl, ABC Senior Political Correspondent; Dana Loesch, Bigjournalism.com; George Will, ABC News; Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; David Albright, Former United Nations Weapons Inspector.

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX);Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee; Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, (D) Los Angeles.

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Lauren Ashburn, Newsweek/Daily Beast; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller; Christine Brennan, USA Today; Buzz Bissinger, Newsweek/Daily Beast; Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Michigan).

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: U.S.  Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)  and Lee A. Saunders, secretary/treasurer for the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Platts Energy Week: Sen. Mark Warner (R-VA) and Sun Edison Vice President Kevin Lapidus.

C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Grover Norquist.

Bloomberg & WJLA’s energyNOW!:

Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman:Doris Meissner, Senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies; Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum.

Politico’s Turn the Table after the jump.

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.

Cribs: DSK Dream House Edition

Do you have a taste for the finer things?  …luscious gardens, exquisite pools, chef’s eat-in kitchens and hotel housekeepers?  If so, you’re in luck!  For a sensible $5.2 million you could live the DSK dream in Washington because Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Anne Sinclair’s Georgetown home is on the market.  Power realtor Nancy Taylor Bubes (best name ever) nabbed the 3-bedroom, 4.5 bath listing and is now hawking the house via glam, glossy postcard.  See the mailer below and more about the scandal-ridden residence here.

Today’s Most Popular Stories 11.10.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for November 10, 2011:

Washington Post: What caused the financial crisis? The Big Lie goes viral.

Washington Times: Government fines jailed Border Patrol agent’s family

Washington Examiner: Speaking of floor leaders: Steny Hoyer’s intimate ties with lobbyists

USA Today: Joe Paterno’s long career

NPR: Should Babies Co-Sleep With Their Parents?

The Hill: Senate in party-line vote rejects measure to overturn FCC net-neutrality rules

Politico: Chris Rock, the Obama supporter

Roll Call: Heard on the Hill: Steven Palazzo’s Hill Staffers Gone Wild

National Journal: Name and Shame? Obama May Go Public with Lawmakers’ Funding Requests

The New Republic: Why Obama’s 2008 Coalition Won’t Save Him This Time

The Daily Caller: Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher: Ted Kennedy asked if I would have sex with Chris Dodd

Today’s Most Popular Stories 11.9.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for November 9, 2011:

Washington Post: Joe Paterno will retire at the end of Penn State season

Washington Times: CURL: Politico and the Cain story that wasn’t

Washington Examiner: Speaking of floor leaders: Steny Hoyer’s intimate ties with lobbyists

USA Today: Joe Paterno’s long career

NPR: How Birth Control And Abortion Became Politicized

The Hill: Justice Breyer warns of Orwellian government

Politico: Clinton recants part of new book

Roll Call: Heard on the Hill: Steven Palazzo’s Hill Staffers Gone Wild

National Journal: Test Broadcast of Government’s National Warning System Set for Wednesday

The New Republic: Why Obama’s 2008 Coalition Won’t Save Him This Time

The Daily Caller: If Cain wins, the tea party loses

Roll Call’s Starkey Moves Back to CQ

Roll Call web editor Melanie Starkey is moving to CQ to begin a new role as editor for daily news.  In an email announcing the transition, Susan Benkelman called Starkey a “solid editor with great news judgment and an unflappable disposition.”

Prior to her most recent gig, Starkey was a copy editor and web producer for CQ. Before joining the company, she was a Sunday/Monday news editor at the St. Petersburg Times, and before that a copy editor for the paper. Congrats to Melanie!

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