HuffPo is telling us that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is answering questions live from parents concerned about the Affordable Care Act and the December 23rd deadline for enrollment. You can catch the live stream here, if you hurry.
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If you needed more proof that DC is run by The Gayz, here you have it!
The second installment of Paul Ryan XXX is out. And boy-howdy is it a page-turner! Or a scroll-downer:
Paul put his arm around Aaron’s waist as the elevator door closed behind them. Aaron leaned his head on to Paul’s chest as they began their silent ascent. Aaron could feel Paul’s breathing, steady and strong.
It was incredible. Paul was incredible.
Paul opened the door to the room for Aaron, motioning for him to go inside. Aaron did.
He glanced around the room. It was beautiful, with carved wooden furniture. The window was open, looking down on the White House. A large, king bed with white linens lay before them.
Aaron heard the door close behind him. He felt Paul’s arms wrap around his waist from the back. Paul slid his left hand down until it was on top of…
What happens next? Only one way to find out…
Erdos and Morgan have released the results of their 2013 Opinion Leaders Survey, and included in that are rankings for the most-read publications by congressional opinion leaders. The results for both print and online are published below. Here are the key take aways:
1) Politico and WaPo are the clear winners here, with power-brokers on Capitol Hill saying they are the 1st and 2nd most read print and online publications respectively; 2) Roll Call and The Hill (3 and 5 respectively in both online and print) have an outsized influence in Congress, despite smaller circulations and middling web traffic over-all; 3) Despite major restructuring in recent months at CQ Roll Call, both Roll Call and CQ Weekly remain quite influential in Congress; 4) Drudge Report comes in at number 7 -a surprisingly low number for what many consider to be the “One Blog To Rule Them All” -a site that drives the news cycle every day; 5) USA Today and TWT are on the print list but not the online list. Both pubs have nearly saturated levels of distribution on and around the Capitol to which they clearly owe their influence. Their content can’t compete online though where staffers and members have more options. 6) The LA Times is just the opposite -it’s physical presence is obviously small within the Capitol, but its content is good enough that people search it out online. 7) When it comes to television networks online, CNN is clearly dominant. Meanwhile, when it comes to CBS and Fox -they’re nowhere to be found.
- Washington Post
- Roll Call
- CQ Weekly
- The Hill
- Wall Street Journal
- National Journal
- New York Times
- National Journal Daily
- Washington Times
- USA Today
See online results after the jump…
Question: How many DC media outlets does it take to cover the incredibly relevant breaking story about Google’s top DC-area searches for 2013?
Answer: All of them.
Today we learned that Sujata Mitra is leaving CQRC for HuffPo. That made the 7th article this FishbowlDC editor has written about CQRC staff changes in less than two months. And now comes the 8th. In an email to staff, Anne Hoy announced three promotions and EIGHT new hires as part of an expanded collaboration with Thompson Reuters’s WestlawNext legal research system. CQRC currently provides “Washington Briefings” and policy updates for researchers using the database in the areas of securities, banking, and energy. The new hires and promotions are aimed at expanding CQRC contributions to include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets and immigration.
They also come after a series of shake-ups at the org, which, taken together, indicate that CQRC is hiring people who can commoditize their information assets, at the expense of retaining more traditional journalistic talent.
The most recent round of staff changes is pretty intense, so rather than repackage it, we’ll let you read in straight from the horse’s mouth after the jump.
Sujata Mitra, the Director of Marketing and Communications for CQ Roll Call announced today that she will be leaving to become the Director of Communications of News and Politics for The Huffington Post. Sujata is leaving after three years at CQRC. Prior to that, she did communications work for Dan Klores Communications in New York and Allison & Partners in DC, as well as for the American Sociological Association. Sujata hails from New York, where she got her start in communications at WPIX, the local CW affiliate.
Sujata’s last day at CQRC will be December 19th; she starts at HuffPo on January 6th. Congrats Sujata!
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