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Archives: January 2010

Secret Admirer Emerges on Craigslist

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You were standing over with the public viewing the arrival and kept looking over at me, smiling and it appeared you took a picture of me at some point. I was standing over near the press area. Drop me a line if this was you, perhaps we could get some coffee sometime.

Obama Meeting With House GOP Open to Media

President Obama’s upcoming meeting with House Republicans has been opened up to members of the media, The Hill reports today.

The full meeting, including a question-and-answer session, will be in front of reporters and television cameras, reports Molly Hooper.

See the story here.

Roll Call Photog Spends 18 Months Documenting Warner

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Roll Call photographer Douglas Graham spent 18 months documenting the campaign, election and freshman year of Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).

Watch a well-done video clip here — complete with lots of dramatic snaps and clicks from his camera. See the full print package in Roll Call on Tuesday.

“It’s not how often you talk, but what you say,” Warner said. Noteworthy are his hearty laugh and multiple loud sighs throughout the video.

Washington Biz Journal‘s Prom Night

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Washington business leaders packed the National Building Museum last night for WBJ‘s annual “Book of Lists” fete. Dubbed “prom night” by WBJ‘s staffers, the glam, Mardi Gras-themed gala boasted six open bars, catering by Jose Andres, photo booth, and a head spinning number of opportunities to pass a business card.

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WBJ Publisher Alex Orfinger spent most of the evening greeting guests like Mark Ein and Winston Lord at the event’s entrance. Inside, FishbowlDC caught up with editor Doug Fruehling and Jen Nycz-Conner (pictured above) as well as Ann Curry-lookalike, reporter Melissa Castro. And though we didn’t sample the “Listini,” a mix of Smirnoff Cranberry, Chambord, Sierra Mist and cranberries, we’re pretty sure it did the trick for most guests.

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For more on the “Book of Lists,” click of here and check out the WBJ team getting down to business (after party at the Irish Channel) after the jump.

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Anonymass Tip of the Week

5961-Horses-Ass-Clipart-Picture.jpgThe tip (which came in this morning): “Wait. All the puff pieces about Tucker Carlson say he gave up booze years ago. Is that a virgin mint julep in his hand?”

This is in reference to the party picture we ran yesterday of Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson who appeared in a picture on the night of the SOTU at George with his employees, who were doing shots. Carlson had a drink in his hand — it was a hardcore soft drink. Carlson has been an admitted teetotaler for years.

“It was ginger ale,” a spokesperson said. “He wanted to be part of the party. Which is actually still pretty “crazy” for Tucker because he doesn’t drink/eat sugar.”

FishbowlDC was present at the party and can attest that Carlson was not drinking alcohol.

Goofy-Sounding Awards Dinner Tonight

WHT_JohnPhillips.jpgSome big D.C. names are judging The Reed Awards to be announced tonight at the Washington Marriott.

The second annual Reed Awards, sponsored by Aristotle, announces the winners of such “special” awards as “Best Campaign Comeback”, “Best Villain Used in Political Media” and “Most Explosive Collaboration of the Year”. (It’s hard to believe anything with the word “special” in it is going to be favorable.)

Judges include The Daily Beast’s Mark McKinnon, Christine Pelosi (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) daughter, pollster Mark Penn, newsman Bill Schneider, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, GMA’s George Stephanopoulos, NBC’s Chuck Todd, former NJ Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and “dozens of other political celebrities for the more than 70 achievement categories.”

With Aristotle as the lead sponsor, CEO John Phillips will definitely attend (and he may be in this outlandish hat considering the chill). It’s no sure thing that these well-known judges will attend, a spokeswoman told FishbowlDC. But yes, they’ve all participated in the judging.

Ullman : The Runaway Political Impersonator

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What’s it like meeting someone who has imitated you in the best and worst of ways?

Well last night MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow found out when she invited comedian Tracey Ullman on her show. Ullman impersonated Maddow on her recent hilarious Showtime program, “Ullman’s State of the Union,” which airs Mondays at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Maddow wanted to know how Ullman picks her subjects and how she went about creating her rendition of the lefty host.

“I’m a huge fan of yours and I found these glasses in a pharmacy, and I don’t know I went, huh huh huh, you have a goofy laugh! I don’t know, I just wanted to be you,” the comedian told Maddow, adding, “You have a long face. … As soon as I started impersonating you [with a prosthetic chin] I laughed and cracked my chin. … I know, it’s a tough one.”

This is a must watch for anyone who hasn’t seen clips of Ullman’srecent show in which she dresses up and imitates everyone from Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — she thinks he desperately needs dentures — to HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and The Daily Beast’s Meghan McCain.

Ullman explained her Huffington.
“Arianna’s a cinch, because it’s Eva Gabor from Green Acres,” she said.

Who’s next is a mystery, but Ullman’s got thoughts on a lot of politicos: Rep. Michele Bachman (R-Minn.) is “glamorously bonkers”, and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio)is “getting so sunburned. He’s having trouble in the tanning salon.”

Watch her appearance on Maddow’s show here.

Watch more impersonations here.

A Conversation with Diane Rehm and Carl Kasell

On Tuesday Feb. 2 WAMU and NPR’s host Diane Rehm welcomes guest Carl Kasell to GWU’s Jack Morton Auditorium at 7 p.m. for a “live conversation” between the two NPR radio personalities.

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Rehm is host and executive producer of “The Diane Rehm Show”; Kasell is a former NPR newscaster.

Rehm is expected to discuss Kasell’s 50 years in broadcasting, why he retired from the NPR Newscast Unit, how NPR has changed since he started in 1975, and what lies ahead. In addition to her own questions, Rehm plans to take questions from the audience.

The sold-out event tapes live and will available on wamu.org on Feb. 3.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote of the Day

Baby still refusing to come out, so we’re home. Wife: SOTU made him think he’d rather stay where he is for now.
NYT’s Charlie Savage tweeted this yesterday, the day after spending the SOTU from the Georgetown Hospital delivery ward.

This is called a Yellow Regal Child fish.

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Today’s Most Popular Stories 01.28.10

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for January 28, 2010:

Washington Post: Man, 34, charged with rape in assault in Montgomery College bathroom

Washington Times: Bernanke wins 2nd term as Fed chief

Washington Examiner: A speech with nothing for everybody

USA Today: Toyota expands floor mat recall; supplier redesigns pedal

CQ Politics: Farm PAC Passes on Griffith Endorsement

The Hill: Feinstein says Obama should move terror trials from New York City

Politico: White House: Obama is right about Supreme Court decision

ABC News: No Manslaughter Defense in Abortion Doc’s Slaying

CBS News: Mapping Cancer Genes to Find a Cure

Fox News: Dennis Miller on Obama’s State of the Union Address, Democratic Infighting, Super Bowl

MSNBC News: No easy answer to why Toyota accelerators stick

CNN: Gloves come off after Obama rips Supreme Court ruling

Wall Street Journal: Bernanke Wins New Term

NPR: Study: Humans Were Born To Run Barefoot

Roll Call: Reid Looking ‘Very Closely’ at Reconciliation for Health Care

National Journal: Obama Seeks To Channel Voter Anger

Bloomberg News: Asia Stocks Slump, Euro Drops on Greek Deficit, U.S. Jobless

Gallup.Com: Americans With Postgraduate Education Still Back Obama

Talking Points Memo: White House Didn’t Have MA-Sen Health Care Contingency Plan

Politics Daily: Hillary Clinton Not Seeking Second Secretary of State Term: Is Private Life Next?

Reuters: Snap Analysis: Obama’s big speech: did he get his groove back?

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