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QUOTES of the DAY

CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent and the original Bayside Tiger Ed Henry poses with Mr. Belding at Ron & Sara Bonjean’s annual holiday party. They hired the actor from “Saved From the Bell” to spice things up. More on the party later…

Reporter inserts crying joke into TV appearance

“Hey guys, I promise not to choke up.” — Politico‘s Mike Allen on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning. Just before Allen’s appearance, talk had turned to the inevitable — House Speaker John Boehner’s crying. The leader choked up on Sunday’s “60 Minutes.”

Hurry up! Reporter has more tweeting to do

“Nothing more pleasant than watching the people seated 20 minutes after you get served first. #restaurantfail.” — Slate’s Dave Weigel in a weekend tweet.

Journo looks ahead

“Two years from today, it’s 12/12/12. Should be fun.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller in a weekend tweet.

Journo looks ahead (Part II)

“Must be feeling proactive today. I’ve got Monday aggravations on a Sunday.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Sunday tweet.

Morgan chews (and eats) fat with Greenspan, Morrison and Huffington

“Chewed the fat over roast beef and pinot noir with splendidly eclectic group incl Alan Greenspan, @Matt_Morrison and @ariannahuff.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan in a weekend tweet while in Washington.

Men and quiche

“They say real guys don’t eat quiche, but this guy does, and he is real!” — Phillip Grace, 68, the subject of WaPo Magazine’s weekend Date Lab. He’s prepping for a second date with the lass and he told WaPo he’s inviting her over for mushroom quiche.

Tonight: WaPo‘s “The Fix” Editor Chris Cillizza hosts “Politics & Pints” at the Cap Lounge. Cillizza’s providing new incentive for tonight: “The trivia gets under way at 7 pm. And, as a special holiday gift, EVERYONE who plays will get a “Politics and Pints” tumble for FREE!” You’re supposed to sign up on the Facebook even page here.

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