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Events

Tuesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Women and Media: Africa in Focus at the Gallup World Headquarters, 9 a.m.

— Advanced Facebook: How to Make the World’s Largest Social Network Work For You at the National Press Club, 10 a.m.

— Luncheon with former Sen. Jim Webb at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 after a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.

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Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 leaves off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Saturday Night Toast for Newly Appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith

Photos via Haddad Media

Mikey Dickerson, Megan Smith, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Kara Swisher, Lucky Carney

Saturday night at the home of Hilary Rosen, colleagues, friends and family gathered to toast Megan Smith, the recently appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President.

Guests were welcomed at the door to flights of champagne and proceeded into the residence to a table of gourmet delectables and passed hors d’oeuvres.

The high level crowd included Hunter Biden and Kathleen Biden, Kara SwisherBob Barnett and CBS News’ Rita Braver, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and husband Mark Bailen, FLOTUS Communications Director Maria Cristina “MC” González and husband Miguel FerrerWalt Mossberg and Edie Mossberg (Walt and POLITICO’s Mike Allen both had iPhone 6s), Vicki Kennedy, NIH’s Dr. Tony Fauci, Amb. Lloyd HandJeremy Bash and Robyn Bash, Campbell Spencer, director of the White House Visitors Office Ellie Schafer, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service Mikey DickersonNYTimes’ Carl Hulse, Vanity Fair’s Maureen OrthGreta Van SusterenAl Hunt and Judy WoodruffAndrea Mitchell, and Ed Henry and Shirley Henry.

More photos after the jump. Read more

Monday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— A Strategic Plan For Employee Benefits panel at the National Press Club, 10 a.m.

— Media Rise Festival, today through Sunday, September 28

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Russia didn’t consider beer to be alcoholic until 2011.

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#LOL Téa Leoni

At the POLITICO Playbook Lunch last hour, star of CBS’s new series “Madam Secretary” Téa Leoni joked about who from American politics her character emulates.

h/t to POLITICO Video EP Christine Delargy via Instagram

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.

Friday Morning Splash

 

What’s Happening

— Digital Borders and Technological Sovereignty: Breaking or Saving the Internet as We Know It? at the New America Foundation, 9 a.m.

Politico Playbook Lunch at the Hyatt Regency, noon

 

— Luncheon with CVS Health President and CEO Larry J. Merlo at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

The US paid off the national debt for the only time in history in 1835, but only remained debt-free for one year.

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David Gregory Moderates Yesterday’s No Labels National Ideas Meeting

Former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory yesterday moderated a discussion at the No Labels National Ideas Meeting, with honorary co-chairs Gov. Jon Huntsman and Sen. Joe Manchin.

On the topic of media coverage in Washington, Gregory said, “Sometimes it is an over-simplification to talk about the speed of the news cycle — that is part of the problem. What it is is the attachment to narrative…In Washington political journalism the narrative gets set early and then its built on. Things that fight the narrative get harder to report out, often because of laziness in the media.”

WATCH remarks from Gov. Huntsman via No Labels:

Thursday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

The Atlantic Presents A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials for Tech Leadership at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 9 a.m.

— Campaign Nonviolence Launch at the National Press Club, 10 a.m.

— Behind the Scenes: Investigative Reporting with David Corn, DC Bureau Chief for Mother Jones at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

“Tom Sawyer” is the first novel ever written on a typewriter.

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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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The Atlantic and Aspen Institute Announce the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 13.48.22Today The Atlantic, in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Forum, announced its impressive lineup of speakers for its sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum. The two day event will take place October 29 and 30 at the Harman Center for the Arts and will cover national and international topics of importance including business, education, climate change, policy, and science and technology.

Aspen Institute president and CEO Walter Isaacson will discuss his forthcoming book The Innovators. Additional participants include Revolution founder and partner Steve Case, Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb, Cornell University president David Skorton, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, House of Cards screenwriter Beau Willimon, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), among others.

The Atlantic’s James Bennet, Steve Clemons, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Fallows, and Scott Stossel will join Bloomberg View’s Margaret Carlson and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell as moderators.

For a full list of participants across all topic areas, click here. Media interested in attending should start sucking up now to Alexi New for invites.

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