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First Lady Michelle Obama Attends Washington Kastles Match Tuesday Night

At last night’s Washington Kastles’ match, a now regular fan was in attendance. For the fourth year in a row, First Lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, watched as the Kastles debuted Sloane Stephens against the Springfield Lasers.

The Kastles 23-15 win over the Lasers secured their spot in the Eastern Conference Championship match against the Philadelphia Freedoms this Thursday.

The GW Hatchet, George Washington University’s independent student newspaper, Tweeted the below of FLOTUS at the match along with two Tasty6 cold press juices, a sponsor of the games and our latest obsession since attending this month’s Charity Classic Set, which brought together members of Congress, national media and professional athletes to raise money for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Best Buddies, DC Public Education Fund, and Food & Friends.

Click through for more top Tweets of the night.

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Top Twitter Feed Reactions to LeBron James’ ‘Coming Home’

Our top Twitter feed reactions to LeBron James’ “I’m coming back to Cleveland.”

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Where to Watch Tonight’s World Cup Match Near DC News Outlets

mexiconetherlandsIf you too are having a slow news Tuesday this first of July, we’ve got you covered. At 4pm today, the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will take on Belgium in the Round of 16 match of the World Cup.

It starts just before the work day ends, so here’s where you can go to watch it, nearest to your respective news outlet.

The Washington Post and Washington Examiner: Post Pub (1422 L St NW) with happy hour specials from 3 – 8pm or Lincoln (1110 Vermont Ave NW) with happy hour specials from 4 – 7pm.

USA Today and The Hill: PJ Clarke’s (1600 K St NW).

Roll CallBoundary Road (414 H St NE).

POLITICO: Continental Pool Lounge (1911 N Fort Myer Dr). Happy hour specials from 5 – 8pm.

Daily Caller: Barcode (1101 17th St NW). Happy hour specials from 2 – 7pm.

National Journal: CIRCA at Foggy Bottom (2221 I St NW). Happy hour specials from 4 – 7pm.

Huffington Post Politics: The Exchange Saloon (1719 G St NW). Happy hour specials from 3 – 7pm.

WTOP: Report: District 2 Bar & Grille (3238 Wisconsin Ave NW). Happy hour specials from 4 – 7pm.

WTOP ‘Beltway Poll’ Shows Regional Support for Washington Redskins Name

Photo via Redskins.com.

Photo via Redskins.com.

WTOP’s “Beltway Poll” announced this morning showed that more than 60% of those in the region don’t believe the Washington Redskins should change their name. Of the more than 600 surveyed in WTOP’s listening area, 69% say the team name controversy has not influenced their decision to purchase Redskins’ tickets or merchandise.

While more than half of respondents don’t think a name change is necessary, 55% believe the name will eventually have to change and 72% don’t think the media should stop using the Redskins name.

The survey was conducted following a June 18 announcement that the U.S. Patent Office canceled 6 Redskins football team trademarks after its Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that those in question were “disparaging to Native Americans.” In May, 50 US Senators signed support for name change of the Washington NFL team.

The WTOP “Beltway Poll” was conducted by Heart and Mind Strategies and reached 604 participants in the WTOP listening area from June 20-26, 2014. Comprehensive findings can be found here.

Supreme Court Rulings Ignite ‘Running of the Interns’

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 17.58.17BuzzFeed Politics and Benny Johnson win the day with this afternoon’s post on the annual tradition in DC known as the “Running of the Interns.” Since cameras and recording equipment are banned within the Supreme Court, TV network interns run from where the ruling is given in printed form to where their respective news outlet is located.

Click on over to BuzzFeed for the good, the bad, the ugly, and the stylish (!!) of this morning’s “Running of the Interns.”

Democrats Take Win Over Republicans at Roll Call’s Congressional Baseball Game

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For the sixth year in a row, the Democrats took home the trophy at Roll Call’s 53rd Congressional Baseball Game. The Dems beat out the Republicans 15 – 6 last night at Nationals Park.

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) were named the night’s MVPs. The game was called in the 7th inning just before rain poured down on the city.

One common theme throughout the night were staffers donning t-shirts rooting for their Congressperson.

The game was preceded by Roll Call’s annual “Taste of America” contest, a tournament-style food competition modeled after March Madness, in which Utah’s Cherry Cobbler won. The competition featured 64 foods with one entry per state and two entries for the larger states and the event featured food from the Top 8 finalists.

Click through for our gallery, the night’s top Tweets, and Roll Call’s rundown. Read more

Roll Call Launches Fantasy Contest Ahead of Wednesday’s Congressional Baseball Game

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 17.39.10Just in time for Wednesday’s Congressional Baseball Game, Roll Call has launched a fantasy baseball contest for fans to predict their MVPs of the night.

Participants will chose nine players from either team – the Democrats or Republicans – and based on those selected and the final score, will be put in the running for prizes including a $200 Nike gift card, two tickets to a Nats game, and a $50 Zappos gift card.

Proceeds from the game go to the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

Tickets to the game are $10 and can be purchased here. Individuals can register for the fantasy baseball game here. Read more

Members Best Bad News Babes at 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

20140618_200438_3Wednesday night near Eastern Market, women members of Congress and the press who cover them gathered for the sixth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Highlights of the evening: A 10-5 win for the Members over the Bad News Babes, if you were rooting for those elected. $175k raised for the Young Survival Coalition. A first pitch thrown by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords alongside friends Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gifford’s Tweet to 50 Cent saying, “bet you my first pitch will be better than yours was!” Roll Call’s Abby Livingston named MVP for the press team. House Speaker John A. Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ‘in the house.’

Lowlights: ‘Feel like’ temperatures of 99* and 95* in the 7 and 8 pm hours last night, respectively. No air conditioning. A third inning injury for Schultz. The temperature.

After the jump is a rundown of the evening, as told on Twitter. Read more

U.S. Patent Office Cancels Redskins Trademarks

Photo via Redskins.com.

Photo via Redskins.com.

This morning, the U.S. Patent Office canceled 6 Redskins football team trademarks after its Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled the those in question were “disparaging to Native Americans.”

“We are extraordinarily gratified to have prevailed in this case,” said Alfred Putnam, Jr., chairman of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, which represented the five men and women who initiated the suit brought to the Patent Office.

The board canceled the trademarks in 1999, but four years later, a federal judge overturned the ruling body’s decision. The Redskins have two months to appeal the decision.

In a statement by the team’s trademark attorney, Bob Raskoph said, “We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling will be overturned on appeal. This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board cancelled the Redskins’ trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board.”

The naming of the football team has been an ongoing debate in Washington and beyond. In May, 50 U.S. Senators signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in support of a name change for DC’s NFL team, something the team’s owner Dan Snyder says he will never do.

VP Biden Celebrates Win in U.S. National Team Locker Room

Vice President Joe Biden. At the World Cup. In the U.S. National team locker room following their win over Ghana.

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