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Animal Health Institute Names Winners of 2014 Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill

Rep. Denham and 2013 winner Lily

Rep. Denham and 2013 winner Lily

Last night at the Cannon Caucus Room, the Animal Health Institute announced the winners of its Cutest Pets competition (for which FishbowlDC editor Nick Massella served as a judge) at AHI’s Pet Night on Capitol Hill. Winners hailed from the offices of Sen. Boxer, Rep. Mike Honda, and Sen. Warren and were “unveiled” by  Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-CA) dog “Lily,” a 2013 winner.

Hundreds packed into the room for one of Capitol Hill’s favorite annual events and posed for pictures with celebrity pets including Marti, who plays “Sandy” in the upcoming remake of “Annie” and Orion, who plays “Buttercup” in “The Hunger Games” (Rumor has it Jennifer Lawrence actually likes the fluffy cat…and there are actually two of them. Kinda like the Olsen Twins.).

In attendance: Story Partner’s Trudi Boyd, Amos Snead, Lauren Culbertson, Jen Voss, and Elyse Petroni, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), AHI’s Ron Phillips and Rich Carnevale.

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360 Live Media Unveils New Office Space

Wednesday night, 360 Live Media unveiled its new green- and modern country-themed office space to friends and clients at 17th and Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Guests enjoyed signature drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres while watching a live muralist and having their caricature drawn, and walked away with mason jars filled from a green-themed candy bar, a green anthropologie candle, and a potted succulent.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders at CNN & NJ’s Politics on Tap: ‘If I run, I will run to win’

20140916_190340-2Tuesday night at Sixth Engine, CNN and National Journal reconvened for its second installment of “Politics on Tap.”

Headlining the evening was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who sat down with CNN’s “The Lead” host Jake Tapper and National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier to discuss a possible 2016 run for president.

“If I run, I will run to win,” declared Sanders. Read more

W Washington DC Unveils its Redesigned POV

POV crowd 2The W Washington DC Friday night revealed its redesigned POV rooftop bar, featuring new art and decor including wall-sized brass murals of former US presidents.

In true W fashion, guests checked in downstairs and were escorted to the top where behind a wall designed to look like red tape, hundreds of Washingtonians celebrated including the Washington Wizards’ John Wall, The Daily Show’s Jason Jones; Washingtonian fashion editor Kate BennettUS News’ Nikki Schwab; Washington Business Journal’s Jennifer Nycz-Conner and Rebecca Cooper; NBC Washington’s Dianna Russini and Eun Yang; FOX 5′s Steve Chenevey; WJLA’s Scott Thuman; the Washington Redskins’ LaRhonda Burley; Todd Flournoy; Sophie Pyle, Kate Michael, Victoria Michael, Neil Grace, Nick Owens, Katy Adams, and Cori Sue Morris.

Not part of the redesign: it’s iconic view of the White House.

Washington Examiner Welcomes Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon at Morton’s

HugoGurdonWednesday night at Morton’s Steakhouse on Connecticut Avenue, MediaDC CEO Lou Ann Sabatier introduced Washington Examiner’s new editorial director Hugo Gurdon to friends and members of the advertising community.

“Under his leadership, we can complete the transition we began in 2013 to a national source for news and policy analysis,” said Sabatier. “He is bringing added depth and authority to Washington Examiner content.”

Gurdon told guests to expect a staffing increase of reporters to cover breaking news with a focus on defense and national security, energy and environment, healthcare, technology, and money.

In July, FishbowlDC reported Gurdon’s departure from The Hill, where he served as editor in chief since 2003. Read more

POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue

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Photo credit: Rod Lamkey for POLITICO

Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.

The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.

POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura IngrahamScott ReedLawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)

Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
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CNN and National Journal’s Politics on Tap with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Politics on Tap Invite-SEPT-v3ACNN and National Journal are back with their second installment of its Politics on Tap series, with this time, a focus on the upcoming midterm elections and the top issues facing candidates.

To start, CNN’s Dana Bash will sit down – brew in hand – with National Journal’s Congressional leadership reporter Tim Alberta and Washington editor Ben Pershing on the fight for control of the Senate as well as which races to watch. CNN’s Jake Tapper and NJ’s Ron Fournier will then join Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to discuss the top issues of the cycle. Will he announce his candidacy for president (see this Washington Post article)? Who knows! Is an open bar event the perfect venue for him to do so? Definitely!

The invite has yet to go out, but we’ve posted it after the jump, RSVP dets omitted (sorry). It should go out later today or tomorrow, but should you not receive, try sucking up to your CNN and NJ friends to be added to the list. Read more

Chuck Todd and Deborah Turness Have Thursday Night ‘Working Dinner’ at Stoney’s

In the final 72 hours before his debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where was Chuck Todd? Stoney’s!

In an interview with POLITICO’s Dylan Byers this week, Todd recalled NBC News president Deborah Turness - who just last month announced that he’d replace David Gregory as “MTP” moderator – requesting a staff working-dinner for Thursday.

Thursday being the start of the NFL season, Todd told Byers, “We found a sports bar that gave us a room with a TV…The rest of the staff can have a working dinner. I’m going to be watching football.”

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The New Republic Celebrates 100 Years

TNR 100In celebration of its centennial, The New Republic will host a gala November 19 with a keynote from President Bill Clinton and co-hosted by Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Harvard president Drew Faust, HBO CEO Richard Plepler, actor Peter Sarsgaard, “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, producer Aaron Sorkin, George Stephanopoulos, and Fareed Zakaria.

“The New Republic was created to shape the course of American life—and in the course of one hundred years, we’ve become an American institution,” said Franklin Foer, the magazine’s editor. “Our history has made a meaningful difference in public life and is worthy of tribute—and a big party!” Read more

Perfect Weather, Great Views at HuffPost Thursday Night Happy Hour

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photo-2On Thursday night, The Huffington Post and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee hosted a happy hour for 300 friends atop the Warner Roof, with hors d’oeuvres provided by chef Will Artley, of Falls Church’s Pizzeria Orso.

Guests noshed on truffled deviled eggs; mini veggie, chicken and beef kabobs; cured meats and cheeses; and marinated heirloom tomato and grilled corn and pea salad.

Partiers also tapped 3 kegs, with many staying past the intended closing time and wine had to be restocked three times, proving to be a fun night for all in attendance.

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