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Reporter praises boss

“A @duke friend emails to let me know @politico‘s John Harris is one of many great journo speakers traveling to my alma mater this fall.” — Politico reporter Meredith Shiner lays it on thick in a Monday tweet about her Editor-in-Chief.

Honoring Tim Russert

“America’s Promise Alliance journalism prize honoring Tim Russert to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for uncovering deaths of foster care children.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Monday tweet.

Evening admission

“At a Daily Caller party. I am not on drugs.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Online Editor John McCormack in a Monday night tweet. He’s referencing Daily Caller reporter Mike Riggs, who recently admitted to shrooming in his off hours.

Politico reporter mistaken for Asian

“People actually ask me if I’m Asian all the time. it’s not just a Sharron Angle thing.” — Politico‘s new tech reporter Jen Martinez in a Monday tweet. Angle is running for Senate against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada. She told some Hispanic students last week that she sometimes sees them as Asian. In further explanation, Martinez added, “I’m not saying what she did was wrong/right, but was pointing out that in my personal life people always guess that I’m Asian.”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I recommend the seasonal pumpkin milkshake at @the_tombs, although not as good as the vanilla I selected in July as one of DC’s best.” — From Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff on Oct. 15.  (Pumpkin Vs. Vanilla — anyone have any opinions on this dilemma? Write us at

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