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CNN’s Moody Mocks New Government Spending Bill

“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” -Otto von Bismarck,

When discussing the 2015 Government Spending Bill, the old adage, made famous by the Prussian statesman, seems as applicable today as it was over a century ago. CNN senior digital correspondent, Chris Moody sifted through the grotesque innards of the new bill today in a CNN Digital video.

In the clip, he points out several of the more putrid aspects slipped into the 1,600 page bill – from Congress blocking the vote to legalize marijuana in DC, to the fact that ”it lets school districts avoid nutrition guidelines that would lower the amount of sodium in children’s school lunches. Because that would be tyranny.”

Moody even trolled the bill on Twitter, comically tweeting at Senator Ted Cruz, “Hey @tedcruz, why didn’t you make sure farmers are protected from Chupacabra attacks in the spending bill?”

Watch Moody’s video via CNN Digital. Enjoy!

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Massive Win for FOX News Channel’s Election Night Coverage

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FOX News Channel dominated primetime election night coverage as the most watched network among its broadcast and cable competition, according to Nielsen Media Research. In the 10 pm hour, FNC averaged 6,607,000 total viewers, exceeding both CNN’s 1,936,000 and MSNBC’s 1,594,000 average total viewers combined by more than 3 million. FNC also beat out CBS, NBC, and ABC in total viewers during that hour, with the highest of the three – CBS – garnering 5,408,000 average total viewers.

In the A25-54 demo during the 10 pm hour, FNC was again on top with 1,825,000 viewers, more than combining the demo numbers of CNN and MSNBC. This year also marks FNC’s first time during election night coverage of besting CBS, NBC, and ABC ratings in the A25-54 demo.

See the full 10 pm and primetime numbers after the jump. Read more

Epic Tuesday Night for Republicans in Washington

Bloomberg Politics’ Griffin Hammond documented the lively and booze filled night of Republications celebrating the party gaining control of the U.S. Senate following Tuesday’s Midterm Elections.

From a gathering hosted by and at the offices of the Americans for Tax Reform to Magnum Entertainment’s bash at Union Station, the night was epic, for some.

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We’re just left wondering, was Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair” on blast at Union Station?

WATCH LIVE: Reince Priebus, Other GOPers Hold Noon Presser on Midterm Results

The chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus, and several other Republican leaders will hold a noon press conference on Wednesday following Tuesday’s Midterm Elections.

WATCH live, via NBC News, below.

Wednesday Morning Livestream for National Journal’s ‘Day After’ Conference

Too late a night to make it to National Journal’s “The Day After” conference on the results of yesterday’s Midterm Elections and their potential implications throughout the country (more info on the event here)? Us to.

So WATCH online, via NJ’s live stream:

Election Analysis + Drinking = HuffPost Live at 6pm Tonight

What trumps the typical Election Night coverage on broadcast and cable networks (a full rundown here via TVNewser) and live streams by online news outlets? Coverage complete with libations, that’s what!

At 6 pm, HuffPost Live will present a special live edition of its popular “Drinking & Talking” series, complete with a table spread of wine, beer, and Maker’s Mark. HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein will moderate a conversation with TalkingPointMemo’s Brian Beutler; EMILY’s List comms director Jess McIntosh; The Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman; and Purple Strategies’ Rory Cooper.

Topics of conversation: the “most humiliating” and “most memorable” moments of this election cycle and “if you’re the President, do you go see a shrink after this.”

So sit back come 6 pm, and watch the latest installment of HuffPost’s “Drinking & Talking,” election-style. And stay tuned throughout the night for HuffPost Live’s all night election coverage.

Chuck Todd Joins Stephen Colbert to Discuss Midterm Elections

Moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd was a guest on last night’s “Colbert Report” to discuss his fascination with politics, today’s midterm elections, and his forthcoming book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, on shelves next week.

Chuck explained why control of the Senate may not play out until January 2015:

Todd: “These midterms are so exciting, I know you love them so much. Not only could we have recounts — you love those, not only will it take the Iditarod to get the votes from the bush country in Alaska to find out who wins Alaska, but we’ll have runoffs in Louisiana, and a runoff in Georgia in January. So why shouldn’t these midterms last until January of 2015? They’re very exciting.”

Stephen Colbert: “Chuck, if I have to keep talking about the midterms after tomorrow night, I’m going to go to Maine and start making out with that nurse.”

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POLITICO’s Election Night Coverage

POLITICO revised logoPOLITICO is gearing up for Tuesday’s midterm elections, with its coverage billed “POLITICO LIVE 2014,” to be anchored via live stream by chief White House correspondent and “Playbook” editor Mike Allen. Programming will launch at 8 pm, with an hour to feature analysis by John Harris, Susan Glasser, Maggie Haberman, and Glenn Thrush, among others, including Manu Raju in Kentucky and Anna Palmer in Louisiana.

The Rosslyn-based political news outlet will continue its online election night coverage at the top of every hour, with streams of victory and concession speeches in key races, and county-by-county election results on a dedicated page in its “Election Central.” POLITICO has also created a Twitter list, comprising tweets from 33 of its political reporters.

Allen’s “Open Mike” series recently added exclusive interviews with DNC CEO Amy Dacey, RNC chief-of-staff Mike Shields, and DGA executive director Colm O’Comartun.

‘Celebrate America’s Election’ at The Jefferson

Looking for somewhere to watch (and celebrate…or commiserate) election night results come Tuesday evening? Constance Milstein and Rachel Pearson are hosting “Celebrate America’s Election” at 6 pm on November 4th at The Jefferson Hotel.

Zignal Labs will be on hand to display real-time analysis of the competitive Senate races, pulling from Twitter, Facebook, websites and news outlets’ coverage and mentions.

Alas, the party is invite only. Sorry folks!

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Fishbowl Five with FOX News Channel’s ‘Campaign Carl’

BUMP_300DPI_CARL_CAMERONAhead of tomorrow’s midterm elections, FishbowlDC’s latest five question and answer series is with FOX News Channel’s chief political correspondent Carl Cameron.

Cameron has reported on every major election for FNC since he joined the network in 1996, earning him the nickname “Campaign Carl.” Since 1988, his coverage of presidential candidates runs the gamut, from President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), to former President George Bush and former President Bill Clinton. He also served as the network’s chief White House correspondent from 2004 – 06.

On Tuesday, Cameron will report from Kentucky for the network’s coverage of the midterm elections, starting at 6 pm with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly in the anchor chairs.

In the meantime, check out our latest FishbowlDC Five with FOX News Channel’s ‘Campaign Carl.’

 

FishbowlDC: What has been the most surprising story you’ve covered on an election night?

Carl Cameron: “Election night upsets are always surprising. This year’s primary ousting of former House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor was a stunner. Republican Scott Brown’s 2010 special election victory to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in liberal Massachusetts is another example. The all-time winner to-date of course is the 2000 election recount and all that followed.”

 

FishbowlDC: What are your plans while on the ground in Kentucky tomorrow, November 4th? Read more

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