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U.S. News’ Dave Catanese Named “Best in Show” at Karaoke in the Capital

daveU.S. News & World Report’s senior politics writer Dave Catanese won for “Best in Show” at last night’s Karaoke in the Capital at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Catanese sang Kanye West’s “Clique” and U.S. Newsers Nikki Schwab, Kimberly Leonard, and Lauren Boyer joined onstage as back-up dancers.

The sixth annual event was put on by the American Association of Political Consultants’ Mid-Atlantic Chapter and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation was the night’s beneficiary.

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Join Mediabistro for Networking with Media Professionals on Wednesday, Nov. 12

dc-party_304Mediabistro and FishbowlDC invite you to cocktails and networking on Wednesday, November 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Brixton (901 U St. NW).

Attendees will receive one complimentary drink ticket and can explore employment opportunities ranging from editorial and production at Atlantic Media, C-SPAN, and McClatchy to public affairs and social media positions at top global PR agency Porter Novelli.

The evening will be hosted by Eddie Burke, head of communications for Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

A full list of positions the above companies are looking to fill can be found here.

The event is free to attend but an RSVP is required. You can do that here.

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

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?

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.

‘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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WUSA9 Anchors Mike Hydeck, Andrea Roane Headline DC’s Dancing Stars Gala

WUSA9 morning anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck

WUSA9 morning anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck

WUSA9 morning show anchors Mike Hydeck and Andrea Roane and PBS contributor Rina Shah competed in the first ever DC’s Dancing Stars Gala Saturday night at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner. The evening, which raised more than $150,000 for local charities, brought together several former Washington NFL athletes and a crowd of more than 400 attendees.

Modeled after ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the competition was emceed by Clinton Portis and Chris Cooley, former Washington NFL players, who’s on stage chemistry bested that from any gala in recent memory. Hydeck, Roane, and Shah were joined in competition by “House of Cards” actor Lamont Easter, former NFL athlete John Booty, America’s Miss DC Sarah Hillware (2012) and Antoinette Cordova (2013), VP of DARCARS Automotive Group Tammy Darvish, and Ted Britt Automotive Group GM Evelyn Smallwood.

In the end, “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Jonathan Roberts, “The Bachelorette’s” Chris Bukowski and former Washington NFL player Gary Clark awarded Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, wife of former Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan, and Shah the night’s champions, with Jackson-Jordan winning for highest votes and Shah named Judges’ Choice with the highest score. Read more

DC Vote Hosts Champions of Democracy Awards Gala at Library of Congress

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Last night in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress, DC Vote hosted its annual Champions of Democracy Awards Gala. The evening honored the Herb Block Foundation, founded in memory of 40 year Washington Post political cartoonist Herb Block, with the 2014 Champions of Democracy award, presented by Chicago Tribune editorial board member Clarence Page.

Herb Block Foundation CEO and president Marcela Brane accepted the award on behalf of the foundation and introduced Herb Block scholarship recipient Oluwafemi Morrisey, who shared how the scholarship he received in honor of Block enabled him to pursue education at the University of the District of Columbia. Remarks were also offered by co-chairs Marie Johns, former president and CEO of Verizon, Washington, DC, and Barclays Wealth and Investment Management director Joseph Perta. Read more

Google Explores ‘Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election’

IMG_20141015_190840Last night at Google’s new DC headquarters, the tech giant hosted “Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election” as part of its DC Talks series.

The conversation on November’s Senate races was moderated by ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. The panel consisted of Matt Canter, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee deputy executive director and his National Republican Senatorial Committee counterpart Matt Lira as well as Brad Dayspring, NRSC communications director, and DSCC’s political director Anne Caprara.

In attendance: TIME’s Jay Newton Small and Zeke Miller; Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta and Jon WardRoll Call’s Tom Williams; Google’s Rob Saliterman, Natasha Sachs, and Ashley Wiers; Target Victory’s Scott Sendek and Zac Moffatt; NRC’s Sara Sendek; Bully Pulpit’s Jen Nedeau (just named to PRNewser’s Real Top 14 PR Twits for 2014); USTP’s Christina Sevilla; Tim Burger; Kyle Downey, and Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

The Washington Blade Celebrates 45 Years

The Washington Blade celebrated its 45 anniversary Thursday night at the showroom of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams on 14th Street. During remarks to the 100 attendees, Blade editor Kevin Naff highlighted the launched of the Washington Blade Foundation.

In addition to digitizing 45 years of The Washington Blade’s content, the foundation will provide funding for researchers of LGBT topics and offer scholarships for aspiring journalists. The paper is also soon to be honored by the DC Historical Society as a Washington institution, and a collection of past issues and historic moments in its coverage has been accepted by the Newseum.

The Blade’s October cover is a throwback to the paper’s inaugural issue in October 1969.

 

Bloomberg Politics Toasts ‘With All Due Respect’

Kittner_20141007_5422Tuesday night at Teddy and the Bully Bar, Bloomberg Politics hosted a watch party for its recently launched “With All Due Respect.”

TVs in the bar aired the program, hosted by Game Change and Double Down authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which almost no one paid any attention to. Rather, guests noshed on short rib tacos and fried chicken and waffle sliders and welcomed the open bar.

In attendance: Reggie Love; Burson’s Dag VegaTIME’s Jay Newton-Small and Zeke MillerNational Journal’s Jeff Cartwright and Alex Seitz-Wald; Yahoo’s Olivier Knox and Garance Franke-RutaWaPo’s Nia-Malika HendersonPaul Kane, and Ben Terris; Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur; POLITICO’s Mike AllenDaniel Lippman, Lauren French, Alex Byers, and Hadas Gold; USTR’s Christina Sevilla; Alan BjergaEmma AngererNate Tibbits, Dave WeigelCraig Gordon; Meridith Webster; Pam Stevens; Josh Green; Margaret TalevIndira LakshmananLisa Lerer; and Elizabeth Chmura.

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