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ICYMI – Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Daniel Malloy Raps About Georgia Runoff

Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Washington correspondent Daniel Malloy posted a rap explaining the day’s Georgia runoff to readers. No thank you.

“Yo, wake up Georgia, it’s Election Day.
Put in Malloy rap volume two, press play.
Get out and vote, so your voice becomes a yell,
’cause runoff turnout gonna be low as hell.”

Introducing, this week’s Worst of the Web.

Benny Johnson Learns Why You Should Not Photograph DC’s 7 Ugliest Gov. Buildings

U.S._Department_of_Labor_headquartersOn Wednesday, BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson shared with readers photographic evidence of “The 7 Ugliest Government Buildings In Washington, D.C.” Major themes throughout: marble cement everything, thriving dying tree-lined entry ways and sitting areas, and beautiful ugly art.

Well today, Johnson followed up on his original post to explain why you should not take photos of DC’s seven ugliest buildings after being confronted by police and told to leave at six of the buildings he visited, even though he stood on public sidewalks in close proximity to tourists and employees.

At the Department of Energy, Johnson recalled, “The four armed guards prevented me from moving or getting on my bike. After calling my boss, and discussing with the guards, I was given my camera back. ‘Be smarter next time,’ he [an officer] said, ‘and don’t take any more photos here’.”

Johnson reached out to spokespeople for each building and heard back from several, all of who’s answers contradict what went down. Read the full story, here.

Atlantic Media’s Defense One Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Since Launch

birthday2Defense One celebrated its one-year anniversary this week and executive editor Kevin Baron highlighted in an internal memo late Thursday its rapid growth, events and breaking-news coverage over the past year.

In just one year, the Atlantic Media defense and national security brand has experienced record monthly traffic of 800,000 page views and nearly 600,000 unique visitors, doubled its staff from three to six, and secured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to headline its Defense One Summit, which will return this November.

Click through for the full memo, after the jump. Read more

The Atlantic Announces Record Growth for Newsstand Sales and Website Traffic

Atlantic president and editor-in-chief James Bennet and president and COO Bob Cohn yesterday announced record growth for newsstand sales and website traffic for The Atlantic. Over last year, two of this year’s issues have more than doubled 2013 sales while five issues are up 25 percent.

Ta-Nehisi Coates June cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” set a single-day audience record for a magazine story on TheAtlantic.com. Read more

CQ Roll Call Launches Fifth Policy Pulse Blog – Energy Xtra

Energy_Xtra1CQ Roll Call announced today the launch of Energy Xtra, the fifth Policy Pulse blog on RollCall.com to be led by Randy Leonard.

The new vertical will focus on energy debates related to renewable generation, efficiency, electric reliability, infrastructure, nuclear developments, coal technology, and implications of the ongoing oil and gas boom.

Leonard has covered energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill for the past year and written energy stories for The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.

Energy Xtra joins HealthopolisThe ContainerFive By Five and Technocrat on the Policy Pulse roster.

Former Senate Hopeful Liz Cheney Talks ‘Farting’ on Wyoming Campaign

At today’s POLITICO Playbook Lunch with Dick, Lynne, and Liz Cheney, seated next to her parents, Liz recalled a story from her Senate campaign that left a foul look on some faces. At a Wyoming parade, Liz recalled a ‘briefing’ she had with the children of her extended family set to pass out candy on rules of behavior.

Topics addressed: No farting, which she referred to as, “A good life lesson.”

WATCH:

Roll Call’s Hill Navigator Pens ‘Ultimate Capitol Hill Internship Guide’ eBook

HL-Intern-Guide-Cover(550x700)July 14 marks the publishing debut of Roll Call’s first eBook. Available for download today, the “Ultimate Capitol Hill Internship Guide” by Roll Call’s Hill Navigator Rebecca Gale.

For those who aspire to intern or are interning in the House or Senate, Gale penned and collected her advice on how to be the “Best Intern Ever.”

Editor in Chief Christina Bellantoni said today in a message to staff, “I especially love showcasing something critical to Roll Call’s mission — coverage of the people who work inside the Capitol. Today’s interns could be tomorrow’s legislative assistants and the next decades chiefs of staff, all core Roll Call readers.” Read more

‘Bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Draw Laughs at Playbook Cocktails

20140709_174638Last night also at the Newseum just prior to National Journal’s Political PursuitPOLITICO hosted Playbook Cocktails with the ‘bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in conversation with POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.

Equally substantive and funny, the due spoke on the topic of the REDEEM Act, an effort the two support to redefine the country’s criminal justice system; President Obama’s visit to Texas yesterday and whether he should visit the border; whether the duo could land a reality show; and a selfie taken on Booker’s iPhone.

In case you missed it in person or via livestream, check out the full Q&A or if you’re strapped for time, the Top 10 humorous quotes of the night, as compiled by POLITICO, after the jump. Read more

CQ Roll Call Launches Healthopolis to Cover Health News in Congress and Fed Agencies

Healthopolis_1-2CQ Roll Call today announced the launch of its fourth Policy Pulse blog Healthopolis, to be led by Paul Jenks, author of CQ HealthBeat’s ‘Morning Take’ since 2007. The new vertical will cover health news in Congress, federal agencies, and elsewhere.

Healthopolis joins The Container, Five By Five and Technocrat on the Policy Pulse roster.

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain to Join HuffPost Live at Noon

huffpost-liveThe Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain will appear on HuffPost Live today at noon to talk with Alyona Minkovski about their new piece about the NSA and FBI spying on five prominent Muslim-American leaders.

Questions and comments are being collected in advance (here).

Don’t miss what should be an interesting conversation.

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