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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Offers Howard University Commencement Speech

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 13.17.44Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs addressed graduates of Howard University on Saturday after receiving an honorary doctor of humanities.

Combs concluded his nearly 40 minute speech with three pieces of advice for the graduating class.

“I want you to never be afraid to make a decision. Be decisive. Don’t be afraid to fail. Be fearless.”

“I want you to remember the power of you. You got to feel that power. You got to believe in that power. You have that power, trust me…you are the most powerful generation this world has ever seen.”

And lastly, his motto, “Can’t stop. Won’t stop.”

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Ciroc brand ambassadors Ke’Shawn Forbes and DJ Quicksilva with Ciroc Girl and WPGC midday host Sunni and the City and MoKi Media’s Dannia Hakki

The same weekend of Combs visit to Washington, his vodka brand hosted a VIP party cruise in honor of Ciroc Week. Sunday’s gorgeous weather along the Potomac in a chartered Boomerang yacht proved to be the ultimate #journoperk.

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Jimmy Carter to CNN’s Erin Burnett on Oliver North’s recent comments that Obama is “Jimmy Carter on steroids:

I don’t pay any attention to Oliver North and I’m kind of sorry to hear you quote him. You know, he was a criminal during the Iranian Contra crisis and was convicted of betraying the best interest of our country. And of course he is famous now because he is a constant critic of the democratic party and the democrats. But I don’t worry about that. As of a matter of fact, I don’t think anyone could have moved more strongly against the Soviet Union when they went into Afghanistan than I did.

See the whole interview here.

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Tina Brown on Bloomberg TV about Newsweek launching their new print edition today with a cover story on Bitcoin inventor (we think?) Satoshi Nakamoto:

I’m so glad I’m not the editor. But actually, I’m very supportive of their desire to get a print product out. I actually always thought there should have been a print component to the digital Newsweek. A small print component. But it is very hard. The ship has sailed. It really is a hard thing to bring it back. However, I do wish them well because I want every magazine that is out there to survive.

 

Quote of the Day: Greenwald Coming Back to US

GlennGreenwaldIn an interview with Huff Post Live’s Alyona Minkovski today, Glenn Greenwald swore that he would come back to the United States, Polk Award in hand, whether or not he faced legal challenges over his role in the NSA leak stories:

“I’m going to force the issue just on principle, and I think coming back for a ceremony like the Polk Award or other forms of journalistic awards would be a really good symbolic test. We’re still figuring out exactly how we’re going to do it and when, but there’s no question we’re going to come back to the US and test the First Amendment.”

NYT New DC Bureau Chief Carolyn Ryan Looks Around City, Says, ‘Hm, Not As Bad As I Thought’

Also we still have giant sodas and trans-fats. Hooray DC!

Barack Obama: Underwood Gets Stuff Done. Alex Burns: False.

Barack Obama thinks DC pols should act more like House of Cards‘ Rep. Frank Underwood (D -SC).

He told a bunch of tech CEO’s today at the White House, “I was looking at Kevin Spacey['s character Underwood], I was thinking man, this guy gets a lot of stuff done.”

Politico’s senior political reporter Alex Burns begs to differ:

 

 

Burns forgets though – Frank Underwood also does a lot of rowing.

 

He also clearly spends lots of time coming up with witty asides and pithy monologues.

But How Does Dave Weigel Feel About the Obama-Castro Handshake?

Glad you asked…

 

But why should Dave get all the credit for the insight? Matt Yglesias has the same idea too:

 

This is the article Yglesias is referring to, FYI.

What He Said…

Jeeze Louise, we haven’t seen this much self-congratulatory B-S about a dead guy since…well I guess since the whole “OMG It Just Dawned On Us That JFK Died 50 Years Ago” fiasco of November 2013. At least one DC journo feels our pain…:

 

 

Rand Paul Plagiarizes, So What?

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Everyone’s in a tizzy about Rand Paul’s cut-and-paste problem, the most recent example of which was reported yesterday. But is it really that big of a deal? At least one victim of the long lost Sticky Bandit doesn’t seem to mind. Dan Stewart, at The Week, whose writing on mandatory sentencing was lifted and included in Paul’s infamous Washington Time‘s column, has an interesting take:

I’m indifferent to being plagiarized because today’s media environment has changed what it means to have ownership of a piece of writing. Once your words are published online, they become part of the currency of the internet. They can be freely woven into others’ articles, quoted at length, or tweeted without context. None of us can afford to be that sensitive about how others use or abuse our work.

Of course, not everyone shares his view. The Washington Times has announced that it is nixing Paul’s weekly column.

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QUOTES of the DAY

U.S. Senator just wants to tweet in peace

“Quit complaining abt my Twitter shorthand I know how to spell But Twitter limit is 120 characters” – Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. (It’s actually 140 characters, senator, but we’ll let you off the hook.)

Bummer

“Looks like im bumped by Clinton on msnbc.” – lover of all things Fishbowl, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. And we were so looking forward to it.

Distaste for Creed somehow matches distaste for James O’Keefe

“In prank journalism, Art Levine is to James O’Keefe what “Exile on Main Street” is to the Creed reunion album: http://bit.ly/fYVlMD” – Foreign Policy‘s Charles Homans.

Intern worships Oprah

“Seriously Arizona, you are my Oprah.” – Daily Caller intern Caitlin Emma. For those not following the NCAA college basketball tournament, the University of Arizona beat Duke, the top team in the country, and sent them packing.

And while we’re on the subject of the Daily Caller

“Leaving Florida with two dozen tattooed, sun-burned, drunk people. D.C., here I come.” – Caller reporter Mike Riggs, who spent the week in his home state. Welcome back.

And while we’re on the subject of returning to D.C.

Betsy Rothstein returns to the Fishbowl on Monday and this is my last day doing the morning quotes (and since the tweets out of D.C. weren’t so great yesterday), I’m giving myself a quote:

“Will we be able to say the word ‘winning’ ever again? Cause that was like an actual word once that I occasionally used” – FishbowlDC’s Alec Jacobs, referring of course to Charlie Sheen.

Still not sure why this was so funny…but it was

“Can’t believe lobsterfest is over.” – Fox News contributor and former press secretary for President George W. Bush, Dana Perino.

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