If you needed more proof that DC is run by The Gayz, here you have it!
The second installment of Paul Ryan XXX is out. And boy-howdy is it a page-turner! Or a scroll-downer:
Paul put his arm around Aaron’s waist as the elevator door closed behind them. Aaron leaned his head on to Paul’s chest as they began their silent ascent. Aaron could feel Paul’s breathing, steady and strong.
It was incredible. Paul was incredible.
Paul opened the door to the room for Aaron, motioning for him to go inside. Aaron did.
He glanced around the room. It was beautiful, with carved wooden furniture. The window was open, looking down on the White House. A large, king bed with white linens lay before them.
Aaron heard the door close behind him. He felt Paul’s arms wrap around his waist from the back. Paul slid his left hand down until it was on top of…
What happens next? Only one way to find out…
Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
Washington Times: U.S. Army mulls wiping out memory of Robert E. Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson
Washington Examiner: Republican Mark Obenshain concedes Virginia AG race amid recount
Washington City Paper: D.C.’s Nudity-Friendliest Art Gallery Exits Georgetown
USA Today: India outraged by strip search of diplomat
The Hill: Senate advances budget deal
Politico: Klayman in huge CNN smackdown
National Journal: Is Congress Turning Off Your Televangelist?
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed:
What will become of Jay Leno? by Matthew Belloni at THR.
Keija Minor has come a long way from her initial career as a corporate lawyer. This D.C. native left the world of law around 2003 and took a major pay cut to start over again as a magazine intern. Her leap of faith paid off: she’s now the editor-in-chief of Brides.
How did you make the move from corporate law to magazines?
There is literally a book called What Can You Do With a Law Degree? that was sticking out on a shelf at Barnes & Noble, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a sign!’ So I decided basically by the end of year two [of my job as a lawyer] that I needed to look for something else, and then it took a year to save a year’s worth of mortgage payments, with my theory being that I may be broke and not be able to eat, but I won’t be homeless. And I actually started taking [women's magazine] classes at Mediabistro. Once I made up my mind that that’s what I wanted to do, it was like this huge burden was lifted off my shoulders — I had five minutes of regret about two minutes after I left the firm.
To hear more from Minor, including what it’s like to be the first African American to hold a top position at Condé Nast, read: So What Do You Do, Keija Minor, Brides Editor-in-Chief?
An anchor for WUSA 9, J.C. Hayward, will have to wait a little longer before she learns if she will be allowed back on the air anytime soon. Hayward was put on leave from her job at the local CBS affiliate on October 2nd, after the District of Columbia named her in a complaint as one of five people who attempted to divert money from Options Public Charter School for personal gain. Hayward, who is chairwoman of the school, maintains her innocence and has requested to be removed as a defendant in the case. DC Superior Court Judge Craig Iscoe had scheduled a hearing today to consider the motion, but it was postponed until January 3rd, according to the court website. The hearing was postponed in order to give Options Public Charter, a city school for students in danger of dropping out, more time to respond to the complaint. This is the third time the school has requested such an extension.
In related news, the DC Public Charter School Board voted unanimously on Monday to close Options, citing a “pattern of fiscal mismanagement.”
Surprisingly, it was actually on Election Night, not weeks before, as you might expect.
Erdos and Morgan have released the results of their 2013 Opinion Leaders Survey, and included in that are rankings for the most-read publications by congressional opinion leaders. The results for both print and online are published below. Here are the key take aways:
1) Politico and WaPo are the clear winners here, with power-brokers on Capitol Hill saying they are the 1st and 2nd most read print and online publications respectively; 2) Roll Call and The Hill (3 and 5 respectively in both online and print) have an outsized influence in Congress, despite smaller circulations and middling web traffic over-all; 3) Despite major restructuring in recent months at CQ Roll Call, both Roll Call and CQ Weekly remain quite influential in Congress; 4) Drudge Report comes in at number 7 -a surprisingly low number for what many consider to be the “One Blog To Rule Them All” -a site that drives the news cycle every day; 5) USA Today and TWT are on the print list but not the online list. Both pubs have nearly saturated levels of distribution on and around the Capitol to which they clearly owe their influence. Their content can’t compete online though where staffers and members have more options. 6) The LA Times is just the opposite -it’s physical presence is obviously small within the Capitol, but its content is good enough that people search it out online. 7) When it comes to television networks online, CNN is clearly dominant. Meanwhile, when it comes to CBS and Fox -they’re nowhere to be found.
- Washington Post
- Roll Call
- CQ Weekly
- The Hill
- Wall Street Journal
- National Journal
- New York Times
- National Journal Daily
- Washington Times
- USA Today
See online results after the jump…
Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
Washington Post: 40 maps that explain the world
Washington Times: PRUDEN: The scam that will not die
Washington Examiner: Tech leaders urge Obama to ‘move aggressively’ on NSA reform
Washington City Paper: D.C.’s Toughest Reservation? Oh, You Know.
The Hill: Obama a ‘corporatist’, Schweitzer says
Politico: Klayman: ‘We hit the mother lode’
National Journal: Is Congress Turning Off Your Televangelist?