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Francesca Chambers Celebrates Move from Red Alert to Daily Mail

imageFrancesca Chambers threw a “good bye Red Alert, hello Daily Mail” party Friday night at Bar Code in downtown DC. Chambers had been at Red Alert for two years as editor in chief. She moves to the UK’s Daily Mail as White House correspondent and deputy bureau chief today.

In attendance: Townhall’s Kevin Glass, WaPo‘s Robert Costa, US News’ Nikki Schwab, FCC’s Neil Grace, Andrew Clark of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the Franklin Center’s Michael Moroney.

h/t Neil Grace

Photo: Grace, Chambers, Schwab, Moroney

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What’s Happening
— How Volunteering Can Help Your Job Search at 40Plus, 9:30 a.m.
— Luncheon with comedian Lewis Black at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m.

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Birthdays
— Fresh FM’s Darik Kristofer
— Thomas Jefferson

Fishbowl Fun Fact
Isaac Asimov is the only author who has published books in every Dewey Decimal category.

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Dirty Daddy Bob Saget Opens Up at P.J. Clarke’s

20140410_191649Last night at P.J. Clarke’s Sidecar, Bob Saget stopped by to discuss and answer questions about his publishing debut, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. Looking as if he hasn’t aged since working on the set of Full House, Saget reminisced about his time on the show and of his own family, with some not-so-Danny-Tanner jokes and quips.

At times, Saget appeared nervous and possibly as if what he was about to say was upsetting, but everything came full circle with a dirty joke from America’s most famous dad.

“This book has opened up me wanting to just talk from my heart but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to go lower than my heart also,” said Saget, before an audience of at least 70, equally split between men and women.

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What’s Happening
— George Polk Awards in Journalism in New York City
— Grenada: Pioneering the Next Frontier as a Sustainable Nation at the National Press Club, 2:15 p.m.

The Revolving Door
Know of someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know.

Fishbowl Fun Fact
George Washington was supposed to be buried in the Capitol building.

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Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie Honored for Service

MDD_14_4USA WEEKEND held their Make a Difference Day Luncheon today at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, with special guests Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Jon Bon Jovi.

The event was hosted by Jenna Bush Hager, special correspondent for the Today Show, who honored 14 grassroots community efforts with $10,000 awards for their volunteer efforts in 2013.

Lauer and Guthrie were also honored for their advocacy of Today’s Shine a Light campaign promoting volunteerism in the community. Bon Jovi was recognized for his work with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

Make A Difference Day is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine (a Gannet company) in partnership with Points of Light and Newman’s Own. This year, Make A Difference Day will be celebrated on October 25.

Morning Splash

What’s Happening
— NCC Media Cable Upfront Showcase
— Dinner with former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m.
— Bob Saget book signing of his publishing debut, Dirty Daddy, at P.J. Clarke’s, 8 – 9:30 pm.

The Revolving Door
Know of someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know.

Fishbowl Fun Fact
Every tweet sent is being archived by the Library of Congress.

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Democrats Top Republicans By One

20140408_capitol_classic_ff_007_605Democrats and Republicans are used to playing dirty -but not like this. Last night at RFK Stadium, Members of Congress from both parties went head to head in The Capital Soccer Classic, hosted by the US Soccer Foundation and POLITICO. Read what you will into this pundits: Democrats beat Republicans, 7  to 6.

According to POLITICO’s Lucy McCalmont,

It was a scoreless first half, largely because of the efforts of Swalwell, who as the goalkeeper for the Democrats made numerous saves against the Republicans’ strong offense. However, the Democrats scored three goals in quick succession to open the second half. The Republicans answered with one goal, but following another goal by the Democrats with just over a minute left, the score was 4-1 by the end of regulation time.

The list of sporty member who took to the field includes:  Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Rep. Todd Young (R-IN). They were joined by DC United coach Ben Olsen and former US Olympic athlete Staci Wilson.

(Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr./POLITICO: Rep. Dave Reichert jumping in the air)

Capitol File Formally Welcomes Thorp and Jacobs at Eno

Tuesday night, Capitol File hosted a cocktail party to welcome two new-ish additions to the glossy, Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Thorp and Publisher Suzy Jacobs. The evening took place at Eno, the also new-ish wine bar next to the Four Seasons in Georgetown. Fun people. Delicious food and drink. Great night.

Here’s how it went down.

603 - Step out of café tu-o-tu and immediately bump into Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki and Maha Hakki. Have been seeing a lot of them lately. Super sweet.

605 - Walk into Eno. Immediately offered champagne. Why not?

6:10 - Assess the situation. This place is awesome. How have I not heard of it? Beautiful exposed brick. A chandelier made out of a wine barrel. Contemporary yet comfortable furniture. What’s not to love?

618 - Staff offers to refill my champers. I’m 3 sips in and good for now.

20140408_1817236:22 - Make my way upstairs, to no joke, the most delicious charcuterie spread I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

6:31 - Introduced to the Four Seasons’ Director of PR, Liliana Baldassari. Probably a good person to know.

7:17 - Welcome my third glass of champers over conversation with Associate Publisher Meredith Merrill. Congratulate her on a successful event. I’d say there’s a good 75 people who have walked through the doors to welcome Thorp and Jacobs.

20140408_2027567:46 - Finally meet Suzy after completely forgetting that this was a party to welcome her and Elizabeth.

8:01 - Depart for the Internet Association Gala After Party at Carnegie Library. Post TK.

In attendance: Capitol File’s Elizabeth Thorp, Suzy Jacobs, Laura Mullen, and Amy Moueller; Almus Thorp; CNN’s Edie Emery; Danielle Tergis; Revamp’s Daniel Swartz; Todd Flournoy; Alfredo Flores; the Four Seasons’ Liliana Baldassari; Dannia Hakki; and Maha Hakki.

Morning Splash

What’s Happening
— “Why Water and Toilets Matter” at the National Press Club, 9:30 a.m.
— GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs Fellows Celebration at the F Street House, 6:30 p.m.
— Journalism Between Red Lines: Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict at the Newseum, 6:30 p.m.
— WCP’s Best of D.C. Fete 2014 at the Carnegie Library, 7 p.m.

The Revolving Door
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Fishbowl Fun Fact
Thomas Jefferson had two pet bears while in office. Both were gifts from Lewis and Clark.

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DC Magazine Celebrates Men of Style, Snubs FishbowlDC

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Last night at Carnegie Library, DC Magazine hosted its annual Men of Style party, recognizing the most stylish men in the region. Neither FishbowlDC Editor Patrick Tutwiler or myself were recognized. WTF?!

Those who were recognized in the April issue  include Michael Beckerman, CEO of the Internet Association; Jonas Singer, co-owner of Blind Dog Café; Gregory O’Dell, president and CEO of Events DC; Rich Dinning, senior general manager of Tyson’s Galleria; Philippe Lanier, head of strategic finance for Eastbanc; Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton; and Eric Burka, managing principal of Streetsense.

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