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Google Leadership Explain ‘How Google Works’ on ‘TODAY’ Show

coverWant to work at Google? Who. Doesn’t.

And for those that do, in Washington and beyond, executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, advisor to Google CEO Larry Page, were on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning to discuss how to get hired by the internet conglomerate and their new book How Google Works.

On who the company seeks to hire, Schmidt explained, “I think you want to be a smart creative. Somebody who has some kind of technical knowledge or passion or something. Somebody who has some kind of business interest. But they have to be curious. They can’t be boring.”

So invest in your career while taking a break from your current, and watch the “TODAY” show hit, after the jump. Read more

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HuffPost Pulls All the Times Josh Earnest Hasn’t Been ‘In a Position’ to Answer

The Huffington Post pulled together clips of all the times that White House press secretary Josh Earnest hasn’t been ‘in a position’ to answer questions from reporters.

HuffPost writes:

“Sometimes it’s used for obvious reasons, such as when discussing sensitive operations in Iraq. Other times, the public is left wondering how he could possibly not be in such a position.”

WATCH:

 

 

Jonathan Karl Asks Josh Earnest About President’s Knowledge of @BarackObama

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 14.16.23Jonathan Karl posed a question to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest at today’s press briefing on the topic of a ‘Throwback Thursday’ Tweet by @BarackObama referencing “when a woman—not her boss—made her own decisions about her health care.”

“Does he even read the others?” asked Karl about ones not signed with his initials. “Does he know they’re going out? Are they reviewed by senior people at the White House or is that just simply OFA doing something on his behalf?”

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Jake Tapper and Mark Leibovich Interview Each Other on How to Make it in This Town

Photo credit: Janet Donovan

Jake Tapper. Photo credit: Janet Donovan

Wednesday night at Hogo, 826DC hosted an event on “How to Make it in This Town” with New York Times best selling authors Mark Leibovich (This Town) and Jake Tapper (The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor). The two sat down and spoke about and interviewed each other on their careers in Washington since the 1990s.

And in case the conversation wasn’t satiating enough, 826DC coordinated drink specials in honor of the evening’s guest speakers. For Tapper, there was “That Old Fashioned” – stag, vanilla syrup, and crazy bitters. Guests could also order the Leibovich, a Red Stripe tall boy, or the Full Leibovich, paired with a shot.

Prior to the evening’s formality, FishbowlDC had the chance to chat with Tapper, who offered some fodder as to how Leibovich can make it in this town after writing This Town. The CNN host joked, “Apologies. Lots and lots of apologies,” and later added, “He’s one of the best writers in modern journalism.”

Asked what it takes for anyone young to make it big, he added, “Here’s my advice for anybody, about anything. Work really hard. That’s the key to everything. Nobody wants to hear that because everybody wants to learn the trick – learn everyone’s middle name, show up ten minutes early for work – whatever. If you work really, really hard, and you’re good, and you’re constantly improving, that pays off.” Read more

Jeopardy: What is ‘Obvious to Everyone in DC,’ Alex?

For those of you who tuned into “Jeopardy!” last night, a familiar name answered a $200 clue in the “First Responses” category.

The question: “Here’s our first clue about this website, covering D.C. since 2007 & named from slang for an electee.”

Check out the below video for the correct answer answer.

CNN’s Jake Tapper Asks Question During Edward Snowden’s Twitter Q&A

Edward Snowden‘s Twitter Q&A which began 80 minutes ago has been quite informative and even featured a question from Jake Tapper, host of CNN‘s The Lead.

Below is Tapper’s tweet and Snowden’s reply. Also, a link to a full transcript from the Q&A can be found here.

Q: @jaketapper #AskSnowden Under what conditions would you agree to return to the U.S.?

A: Returning to the US, I think, is the best resolution for the government, the public, and myself, but it’s unfortunately not possible in the face of current whistleblower protection laws, which through a failure in law did not cover national security contractors like myself.

The hundred-year old law under which I’ve been charged, which was never intended to be used against people working in the public interest, and forbids a public interest defense. This is especially frustrating, because it means there’s no chance to have a fair trial, and no way I can come home and make my case to a jury.

Maybe when Congress comes together to end the programs the PCLOB just announced was illegal, they’ll reform the Whistleblower Protection Act, and we’ll see a mechanism for all

Live Q&A with Edward Snowden Today at 3pm

edward-snowden-nsa-06-10-13-cropped-proto-custom_282Edward Snowden will answer the public’s questions at 3pm EST today during a Q&A hosted by The Courage Foundation. Questions can be submitted on Twitter using the hashtag #AskSnowden and his responses will then appear at http://www.freesnowden.is/asksnowden.

The live chat comes exactly a week after President Barack Obama gave an address in response to the public concerns raised by Edward Snowden’s revelations about U.S. surveillance practices. In the live chat, Edward Snowden is expected to give his first reaction to the President’s speech.

Courage, formerly the Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund, is a trust, audited by accountants Derek Rothera & Company in the UK, for the purpose of providing legal defence and campaign aid to journalistic sources.

We’ll be sure to monitor the Q&A and will report back highlights of the online exchange. If you’d like to participate but prefer to stay anon, email your questions to fishbowljames@gmail.com and we’ll consider asking on your behalf.

Erickson Ponders the Meaning of Kwanzaa

RedState’s Erick Erickson illustrates why the GOP might be having a hard time with minority voters:

 

 

 

Good Question: How Many CQ Roll Call Re-orgs?

We reported on CQ Roll Call‘s latest re-org yesterday. A reader writes in to ask:

How many  CQRollCall or Roll Call “restructuring” stories have I seen since 2008?  Seems like it’s the most restructured news op in town…

And a follower on Twitter asks a similar question:

 

 

 

 

 

So, anybody know the answer? Just how many CQ Roll Call restructures have there been in the past few years?