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Archives: January 2009

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and a roundtable with CNBC’s Erin Burnett, Forbes’ Steve Forbes and Moody’s’s Mark Zandi.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the New York Times’ David Brooks.

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Google CEO Eric Schmidt and FedEx CEO Frederick Smith.

CNN’s State of The Union with John King: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

C’SPAN’s Newsmakers with Roll Call’s Steven Dennis and the Associated Press’ Stephan Ohlemacher: Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY).

The Chris Matthews Show: The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Anne Kornblut, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and Newsweek’s Howard Fineman.

Fareed Zakaria, GPS: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo and South African President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: White House senior advisor David Axelrod.

PBS’ Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: National Journal’s Alexis Simendinger, The Economist’s Greg Ip, Slate Magazine’s John Dickerson and the Los Angeles Times’ Doyle McManus.

Fox News’ Huckabee: Neil Cavuto and Geraldo Rivera

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Goodbye, Hello

Okay, folks: That’s it.

This is my last post on FishbowlDC. As I noted earlier, I begin a new position at Politico on Monday and, as a result, I am saying goodbye to FishbowlDC and the Washington Examiner. I won’t repeat my earlier fond farewells, opting instead to just say this was a lot of fun and it’ll be missed.

I hope that many of you will remain fans, friends and followers over at the Politico, and you can still find me via email, Facebook and Twitter.

We also have some exciting news here at FishbowlDC: Matt Dornic is the new editor and Christine Delargy contributing. Dornic runs local PR shop 3 Dog Agency and Delargy works in broadcast news in DC. They begin on Monday, so please drop them a note next week and say hello.


In addition to Matt and Christine, we’ll be hearing from other FishbowlDC contributors in the coming months as well.

Some other changes at the Washington Examiner with regards to the Yeas & Nays column I’ve co-authored with Jeff Dufour for over two years: Kiki Ryan will replace me and join Dufour in covering Washington’s “people, power and politics.” From the announcement:

    Also joining the staff is Kiki Ryan, who has been working part time on the popular Yeas & Nays column since September. She replaces the departing Patrick Gavin as Jeff Dufour’s partner.

    Before coming to The Examiner, Ryan spent six months as an editorial intern at CQ, worked for a Hollywood marketing firm and was a summer intern for Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.

    “Kiki is as comfortable on Capitol Hill as she is at Cafe Milano,” Smith said. “She and Jeff will give our readers fascinating glimpses of how this town works.”

As you can tell, it’s a significant improvement to the paper’s aesthetics.




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Good luck to Matt, Christine and Kiki.

MSNB-Hee Hee

Check out the giggling fest between Norah O’Donnell and Jonathan Capehart :30 seconds into this clip:

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The Revolving Door

  • We hear that Hotline’s Chris Bodenner is going to help out Andrew Sullivan with his website (Sullivan already has one ghostwriter).

  • Roll Call National Account Executive Richard Brown has parted ways with the Capitol Hill paper. Both Brown and Roll Call’rs are mum about why.

  • Morning Reading List, 01.30.09


    Good morning Washington.

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

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    Today’s Most Popular Stories

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    Happy Hour

    Layoffs Hit US News

    We hear that U.S. News has trimmed its sails today, letting go of five (or eight, depending on which tipster to believe) employees. The cuts hit the mailroom, library and fact-checkign department.

    More are expecting to come as the magazine shifts to a new online focus.

    Tale Of the Tape Of Tale Of The Tape

    Our (final?) running tally of the news organizations that send out their Breaking News e-mails the fastest. First place gets three points, second place gets two, third place gets one. As of 1/28:

    Politico: 86
    MSNBC: 79
    CNN: 42
    USA Today: 37
    Fox News: 37
    L.A. Times: 36
    Wall Street Journal: 28
    N.Y. Times: 23
    ABC: 21
    WTOP: 11
    Roll Call: 10
    Washington Post: 7
    CBS: 6
    The Hill: 6
    Campaigns and Elections: 4
    Huff Po: 3

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