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Today’s Most Popular Stories

Washington Post: Police Raid Berwyn Heights Mayor’s Home, Kill His 2 Dogs

Washington Examiner: Mall sprawl

N.Y. Times: Strong Economy Propels Brazil to World Stage

L.A. Times: Schwarzenegger signs pay-cut order

USA Today: Still a ‘standoff’ after Packers offer Favre $20M to stay retired

Politico: GOP’s celeb-Obama message gains traction

ABC News: Tourists Trek to Mexico for ‘Death in a Bottle’

CBS News: GOP’s Image Of Obama Gains Traction

Fox News: Hidden Portrait Found Beneath Van Gogh Painting

CNN: Bus passenger beheaded seat mate, witness says

Wall Street Journal: Low-Speed Electric Vehicles Catch On

MSNBC: Wash. governor forgets ID, can’t get into bar

Congressional Quarterly: Obama Abroad: Not Just Another Rock Star

NPR: Birth Of Rice-A-Roni: The Armenian-Italian Treat

Roll Call: Judge Rules That Bush Aides Cannot Ignore Subpoenas

Luke Russert To Join NBC

Well, Page Six actually heard it right: Luke Russert is joining NBC News and contributing to its 2008 election coverage.

From the release:

    Luke Russert joins NBC News in his first assignment for Decision 2008 as correspondent at large for the conventions, focusing on youth issues. Luke Russert recently graduated from Boston College with a double major in History and Communications. Since March of 2006, he has co-hosted the critically acclaimed sports radio talk show “60/20 Sports” with political pundit James Carville on XM Satellite Radio. On “60/20 Sports” he has interviewed the likes of former President Clinton, former President George Bush, Bill Russell, Cal Ripken Jr. and Lance Armstrong. Luke is the son of the late Tim Russert and of Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth.

NBC News President Steve Capus said “Never before in an election cycle has so much attention turned to the youth vote, and Luke will bring a unique perspective to covering it.” Said Luke: “I am extremely humbled and grateful that NBC News is giving me this opportunity. I believe youth issues will continue to play a significant role during this election and I want to do my part to report them honestly and objectively.”

Earlier on FishbowlDC:

  • Luke Russert To Join NBC?

  • Luke, Carville To Honor Tim on XM

  • A Toast To Luke

  • Luke Russert Continues To Impress

  • Luke on “Today

  • Hottest Media Types: Hot Or Not?

    Capitol Hill Covers

    Who Is This Journo?


    Find out after the jump…

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    Poll of the Day

    Nico Pitney: The FishbowlDC Interview

    nico_pitney_140x140.jpgSay hello to the Huffington Post’s Nico Pitney.

    (photo credit)

    What word do you routinely misspell? Canceled, accommodate

    What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Sonar

    What time did you get up this morning? 7:45

    When did you last cry and why? Watching Sex and the City: The Movie. I hate this interview.

    How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? About 1000. My 7 gig Gmail account is 97 percent full.

    What’s your favorite letter? 2Pac: Dear Mama

    What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Judd Legum.

    When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? To do this interview. The Internets.

    Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan, Amy Morris, Keith Koffler, <strongMark Silva, Ann Compton, Mark Knoller, Betsy Fischer, Katherine O’Hearn, Pamela Brown, Beverly Kirk, Wendell Goler, Glenn Kessler, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Claudia Milne, Kelly Dinardo, Bruce Becker, Michael Rogers, Paul Schur, Diana West, Eric Nuzum, Bill Adair, Jonathan Ward, Jennifer Sergent, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Silverstein, Dana Milbank, Mark Murray, Katherine Lewis, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell, Candy Crowley, Steve Chaggaris, James Pindell, Linda Kramer, Reid Wilson, Jay Newton-Small, Dan Steinberg Susan Ferrechio, Matt Labash, Gene Weingarten, Ron Allen, Kimberly Dozier, Perry Bacon, Jim Mills, Erin Hartigan, Lindsay Applebaum, Bob Madigan, Gene Gibbons)

    Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.

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    Capitol Hill Revolving Door

    From Roll Call Editorial Assistant Dan Heim:

      Thanks to everyone here at Roll Call Group for a fantastic 18 months. I have learned a ton and I know the experience and skills and relationships I have gained will be an asset down the road — and, I hope, to the Obama campaign over the next three-plus months. Thanks to the copy desk in all the various formulations I encountered it for being such a fun and laid-back crew to work with; to the reporters and editors who, in addition to helping me develop in Around the Hill, allowed me to get outside of it on occasion and write some politics and news stories toward the “front of the book”; and to everyone at GW, CN, Rothenberg and the business side who were great to encounter at softball, Congressional baseball games, lunches, etc.

    From The Hill’s Jessica Holzer:

      Today is my last day at The Hill and I just wanted to pass on my new contact information.

      On Monday, I start a new job as a financial regulation reporter at Dow Jones. I will be covering many of the same financial industry issues I do now, though with a sharper focus on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the federal response to the housing mess.

    Morning Reading List, 07.31.08


    Good Morning Washington. Above, FishbowlDC’s “Word Cloud,” courtesy of

    Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below.

    We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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