There’s just a few spots left to attend tomorrow’s National Journal event with election prognosticator Charlie Cook on the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections. The editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and NJ columnist will dissect and share his predictions for the races whether they’ll mirror the landscape of today.
The new vertical will focus on energy debates related to renewable generation, efficiency, electric reliability, infrastructure, nuclear developments, coal technology, and implications of the ongoing oil and gas boom.
Leonard has covered energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill for the past year and written energy stories for The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.
Last night also at the Newseum just prior to National Journal’s Political Pursuit, POLITICO hosted Playbook Cocktails with the ‘bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in conversation with POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.
Equally substantive and funny, the due spoke on the topic of the REDEEM Act, an effort the two support to redefine the country’s criminal justice system; President Obama’s visit to Texas yesterday and whether he should visit the border; whether the duo could land a reality show; and a selfie taken on Booker’s iPhone.
In case you missed it in person or via livestream, check out the full Q&A or if you’re strapped for time, the Top 10 humorous quotes of the night, as compiled by POLITICO, after the jump. Read more
Last night at the Newseum, National Journal hosted its sixth annual Political Pursuit, a “game show” on political trivia with members of Congress, the press that cover them, and political “insiders.”
The evening was co-moderated by National Journal Editor-in-Chief and President Tim Grieve and Hotline Editor-in-Chief Scott Bland. Team “Press Pass” won the night with 290 points and consisted of Bloomberg News’s Greg Giroux, Roll Call’s Shira T. Center, The Washington Post’s Paul Kane, The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin, and Los Angeles Times’ Mike Memoli. Read more
CQ Roll Call today announced the launch of its fourth Policy Pulse blog Healthopolis, to be led by Paul Jenks, author of CQ HealthBeat’s ‘Morning Take’ since 2007. The new vertical will cover health news in Congress, federal agencies, and elsewhere.
Healthopolis joins The Container, Five By Five and Technocrat on the Policy Pulse roster.
For the sixth year in a row, the Democrats took home the trophy at Roll Call’s 53rd Congressional Baseball Game. The Dems beat out the Republicans 15 – 6 last night at Nationals Park.
Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) were named the night’s MVPs. The game was called in the 7th inning just before rain poured down on the city.
One common theme throughout the night were staffers donning t-shirts rooting for their Congressperson.
The game was preceded by Roll Call’s annual “Taste of America” contest, a tournament-style food competition modeled after March Madness, in which Utah’s Cherry Cobbler won. The competition featured 64 foods with one entry per state and two entries for the larger states and the event featured food from the Top 8 finalists.
Click through for our gallery, the night’s top Tweets, and Roll Call’s rundown. Read more
Just in time for Wednesday’s Congressional Baseball Game, Roll Call has launched a fantasy baseball contest for fans to predict their MVPs of the night.
Participants will chose nine players from either team – the Democrats or Republicans – and based on those selected and the final score, will be put in the running for prizes including a $200 Nike gift card, two tickets to a Nats game, and a $50 Zappos gift card.
Proceeds from the game go to the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.