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ARMS CROSSED: Look closely around House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s (R-Va.)  boardroom table and you see TWT‘s Senior Editor for the Opinion Page Emily Miller two people to the left of Cantor. Politico‘s Jon Allen called her out for this picture that appeared in Politico Monday. Allen wrote, “You’re in the center of the top photo on politico.com, arms crossed in annoyance? skepticism? chilliness?” Miller replied, “LOL…I am bored.” The photograph accompanied a story by Allen and colleague Jake Sherman with the headline, “Cantor ascends as GOP voice.”

The Observer

“The crickets and or cicadas have somehow perfected the mid-90s New York car alarm tonight.” –  Slate‘s John Dickerson in a Monday tweet.

Michelle gets flack for being at the Shack

“Uh, yes … I’ll have the usual. << Michelle Obama at the super-healthy Shake Shack.” — Politico‘s Matt Negrin in a Monday tweet after Politico CLICK reported that the first lady was spotted at Shake Shack in Dupont Circle. Read here.

Journo is clear Friday Night Lights fan

“Tomorrow, ESPN will air the first 2 episodes (best pilot ever) of Friday Night Lights so people can fall in love w it for 1st time or again.” Human Events Tony Lee in a Monday tweet. What Lee may not know is that he shares his strong feelings for the show with Slate’s online Magazine Editor David Plotz, who has already fallen in love with the show. It’s his must-see TV as he informed in a previous FishbowlDC interview.

Roll Call editorial asst. has a crush on who?

“Hey look, Edward Cullen is in #HarryPotter. I really did find him attractive pre-Twilight. #hpmarathon” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa in a Monday tweet about Edward Cullin, the character in “Twilight” played by teen heart throb Robert Pattinson.

Bachelor’s ex says paparazzi helped destroy her relationship

“Chris needs to ask Emily to be the next Bachelorette before she leaves the set. — TWT‘s Emily Miller on Monday night during ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” During this especially candid episode, Emily Maynard, the blonde chosen by previous bachelor Brad Womack, came on and shook with tears about their recent breakup. She also complained that the paparazzi followed her to the grocery store and helped destroy their relationship. Miller added, knowingly, “If Brad can’t make it work with perfect Emily, he will never get married.” (Above, the couple in happier times.)

Boybander gives kudos to Good Magazine

“Respect to @GOOD for paying contributors before publication. Never had that happen to me before.” — Wired.com‘s Spencer Ackerman in a Monday tweet.

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