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Archives: April 2014

Over Indulge And Don’t Worry With MommaLu’s Puke Pack

20140430_010112Here in the Fishbowl, we sometimes receive marketing mailings that we usually toss or gift to a friend. The ones worth keeping, we keep we refer to as Journo Perks. Something we recently received is perfect for a night like this Friday, when there’s eight White House Correspondents’ events to cover.

Exhibit A: MommaLu’s Puke Pack

Available via same day delivery in DC, this pack includes everything you wish you had the morning after a crazy night. Read more

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Afternoon Lede Check, 4.30.14

Republicans block a minimum wage increase in the Senate; Aaron Schock may be the next Chairman of the NRCC; and Oh. My. God. The rain!

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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NBC4′s Angie Goff Sits Down with Lorena Bobbitt

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 00.27.32Hear the name Lorena Bobbitt and what’s the first thing you think of? Most remember her as the woman who attacked her husband with a knife. The case caught headlines nationally in the 90′s, but only some remember she was found not guilty.

In two recent segments, NBC Washington’s Angie Goff sat down with Bobbitt to discuss the night that changed her life and where she’s at now. The re-married mother of one lives in Gainesville, Va. where she works as a stylist and helps victims of domestic violence in Prince William County through her foundation Lorena’s Red Wagon.

Check out the full story here.

 

Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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Robin Givhan Returns to The Washington Post

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A post from WaPo Executive Features Editor Liz Seymour late yesterday announced the return of Robin Givhan as a fashion critic and writer.

Givhan is remembered throughout Washington for many of her Style pieces including one about a parka - “the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower” - worn by Dick Cheney at a gathering to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. She also did a rather scathing review of new Wizards uniforms, and one likening an outfit worn by Condoleezza Rice to something Keanu Reeves wore in “The Matrix.”

Givhan has bylines with Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Vogue and the Detroit Free Press. She is also currently writing The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History, “about how race, politics, economics, and shameless flackery sparked a 1973 French-American runway spectacle that changed the trajectory of the American fashion industry.”

See the full announcement on WashPost PR Blog.

Photo Credit: Helayne Seidman

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Pro-Russian Separatists Seize TV HQ In Eastern Ukraine (Reuters)
Pro-Russian separatists took control of the regional prosecutor’s office and television center in the eastern city of Luhansk on Tuesday, having earlier seized the government headquarters, a Reuters photographer said. BBC News Activists went into the regional television station, but decided not to take it over after they were allowed to make a live broadcast. Following the takeovers, President Oleksandr Turchynov demanded the dismissal of the police chiefs in Luhansk and the other eastern city of Donetsk.Business Insider Pro-Russian separatists have now seized government buildings in at least 10 cities throughout the eastern part of the country. Pro-Russian activists have also shot the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. All the while, journalists throughout eastern Ukraine routinely face intimidation amid the threat of kidnapping and assault. The Guardian About 3,000 activists — some in masks and military fatigues — stormed the regional government HQ and other key buildings. A pro-Russian militia had occupied the security service office in Luhansk, a town of 465,000, just 20 miles from the Russian border. In recent days, Kiev’s tentative grip on local law enforcement in the east appears to have slipped completely. In Luhansk, riot police stood passively in a courtyard. “The regional leadership does not control its police force,” Stanislav Rechynsky, an aide to the interior minister in Kiev said. “The local police did nothing.”WSJ The latest moves in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region came despite a new wave of sanctions on Russia by the U.S. and European Union aimed at forcing the Kremlin to rein in the activists, who have echoed Russian President Vladimir Putin in denouncing Ukraine’s two-month-old government as illegal. The attacks on Luhansk’s regional police headquarters, administration building, prosecutor’s office and television broadcasting facilities mark the biggest advance for the pro-Russia rebels since early April, when militants took control of the regional building of Ukraine’s state-security service, the SBU.

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ICYMI – POLITICO’s Todd Purdum and Dylan Byers to Relocate to LA

According to an internal memo (via NYMag) from POLITICO Managing Editor Rachel Smolkin, two of the outlet’s top talent – senior writer Todd Purdum and media reporter Dylan Byers - are relocating to LA. Purdum’s wife, former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, recently took a position with Warner Brothers leading its communications. Byers is said to be relocating with his fiancé.

Smolkin squashes any notion of an expansion to California, as it recently did in New York when its parent company Albritton Communications purchased Capital New York.

We’re not sure we believe you, Ms. Smolkin.

Michelle Obama Celebrates Seventeen’s Girl Power Movement

Screenshot_2014-04-29-13-31-50Michelle Obama is the latest person to join Seventeen’s Girl Power movement as part of the magazine’s 70th anniversary. The First Lady joins Selena Gomez, Lea Michele and Zooey Deschanel in sharing her thoughts on what Girl Power is and encouraging girls to join the movement.

In her video, Obama explains that Girl Power is about being the very best version of who you are and how education is “something no one can take away from you.”

Check it out here.

Breitbart News Snags Daily Caller’s Caroline May

breitbartEarlier today, Breitbart News announced that The Daily Caller’s Caroline May will join its political unit.

Via a release, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon said, “We are focused on building a team of young, aggressive talent that is the best in class in politics…Caroline will be a key member of this team.”

For The Daily Caller, May covered politics, government waste, and social issues. She is the 3rd reporter from TDC to join Breitbart News since the start of the year, following Jeff Poor and Katie McHugh.

The outlet most recently launched international and regional verticals including Breitbart London, Breitbart Texas, and Breitbart California.

Thursday Guide to WHC Weekend

image001Days away is the White House Correspondents Association Dinner and even sooner is a plethora of parties starting on Thursday.

Thursday all we have on tap is 2, the inaugural Women in Journalism party and Rock the Vote. Below are the relevant dets. We hope to see you there!

Welcome to Washington: A Salute to Women in Journalism
Thursday, May 1, 6 – 8:30pm
Hosted by NBC’s Betsy Fischer Martin, Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams, CNN’s Dana Bash, CBS’s Jan Crawford and the New Republic’s Julia Ioffe
Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres
Dress attire is business professional
Valet parking and coat check will be available

 

rockthevoteThe Spin Room with Rock the Vote
Thursday, May 1, 8 – 11pm
Hosted by Ink Blot Army & FinePoint PR
Original art work by Matthew Curran
Music by DJs .rarKelly and Adam to the Max
Cocktails by EXODO Tequila
Vino from Wine Awesomeness
Beers by Ommegang
Photo booth from Poshbooth
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Swag bag by W Salon

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