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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.10.14

Germany asks top U.S. spy to leave amid flap. No charges in shooting of woman after Capitol Hill chase. Flash flood watch for the D.C. area until midnight.

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

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‘Bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Draw Laughs at Playbook Cocktails

20140709_174638Last night also at the Newseum just prior to National Journal’s Political PursuitPOLITICO hosted Playbook Cocktails with the ‘bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in conversation with POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.

Equally substantive and funny, the due spoke on the topic of the REDEEM Act, an effort the two support to redefine the country’s criminal justice system; President Obama’s visit to Texas yesterday and whether he should visit the border; whether the duo could land a reality show; and a selfie taken on Booker’s iPhone.

In case you missed it in person or via livestream, check out the full Q&A or if you’re strapped for time, the Top 10 humorous quotes of the night, as compiled by POLITICO, after the jump. Read more

Team ‘Press Pass’ Prevails at National Journal’s Political Pursuit

Winning team "Press Pass"

Winning team “Press Pass”

Last night at the Newseum, National Journal hosted its sixth annual Political Pursuit, a “game show” on political trivia with members of Congress, the press that cover them, and political “insiders.”

The evening was co-moderated by National Journal Editor-in-Chief and President Tim Grieve and Hotline Editor-in-Chief Scott Bland. Team “Press Pass” won the night with 290 points and consisted of Bloomberg News’s Greg Giroux, Roll Call’s Shira T. Center, The Washington Post’s Paul Kane, The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin, and Los Angeles Times’ Mike Memoli. Read more

CQ Roll Call Launches Healthopolis to Cover Health News in Congress and Fed Agencies

Healthopolis_1-2CQ Roll Call today announced the launch of its fourth Policy Pulse blog Healthopolis, to be led by Paul Jenks, author of CQ HealthBeat’s ‘Morning Take’ since 2007. The new vertical will cover health news in Congress, federal agencies, and elsewhere.

Healthopolis joins The Container, Five By Five and Technocrat on the Policy Pulse roster.

Sarah Gilbert Set to Rejoin NPR’s ‘Weekend Edition’

Sarah GilbertNPR’s “Weekend Edition” announced a new hire this morning. Sarah Gilbert will rejoin the show as supervising senior editor, which she originally joined in 2012 before leaving for ”Marketplace” in 2013.

Side note: With Gilbert’s return, “Weekend Edition’s” staff now consists of three Sarah’s, including Supervising Senior Producer Sarah Oliver and Producer Sarah Handel.

2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees Include Past Winners Claire Danes and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

59th_Primetime_Emmys_logo-2Nominees for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, with “Washington (or its television portrayal)” represented quite nicely.

2013 winner Claire Danes for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series is again nominated as Carrie Mathison on “Homeland” against Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on “House Of Cards” and GW grad Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on “Scandal.” Kevin Spacey was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his portrayal of Francis Underwood on “House Of Cards.” Read more

GSA Solicits Contractor Bids for White House Bowling Alley, Posting Later Canceled

Photo credit: M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO

Photo credit: M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO

Last night’s “NBC Nightly News” reported that the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building used by White House staff and their guests was set to undergo a renovation according to a General Services Administration posting to contractors. The posting has since been canceled and a White House official told TIME the renovation was no longer going to take place.

In May, POLITICO published a gallery showcasing the alley’s signs of wear and sometimes disrepair.

Click through to see last night’s NBC report and the sad, sad shape of the Truman Bowling Alley. Read more

White House Correspondents’ Association Elects Reuters’ Jeff Mason 2016-17 President

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Jeff Mason, via Twitter

The White House Correspondents’ Association elected Reuters’ Jeff Mason president for 2016-17 over Fox News White House producer Wes Barrett in a vote tallied 172 – 23.

A newspaper seat and a photographer seat of the Association board were filled by The Dallas Morning News‘ Todd Gillman and The New York Times‘ Doug Mills, respectively.

Current president – McClatchy’s Steven Thomma – Tweeted out the news Wednesday. Prior to Mason’s term, The Wall Street Journal‘s Carol Lee will serve as president for the 2015-16 session.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.10.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Hardcore Pawn Stars On the Weirdest Things They’ve Pawned

TVSpy But Didn’t You Say You Had Breaking News?

SocialTimes How to Create Content That Goes Viral

AllFacebook A Look into Facebook’s ‘Big Like Theory’

GalleyCat Amazon Makes Author-Friendly Offer to Hachette

AgencySpy ECD Carl Rogers Leaves Havas

TVNewser Hasselbeck Shares Her Opinion on Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to The View

Lost Remote NBC Becomes First Broadcast Network to Offer Exclusive Content on SoundCloud

FishbowlDC CNN and National Journal Host ‘Politics on Tap’ with Sen. John McCain

AllFacebook FB Testing Lock-Screen Notifications with Android Beta-Testers

AllTwitter Germany’s 7-1 World Cup Win Against Brazil Sets a New Twitter Record

Inside Mobile Apps Our Interview with the Founder of Trusper, the Tip-Sharing Social Network

PRNewser Five Generation Gaps in Need of Bridging in Public Relations

MediaJobsDaily Four Ways to Keep Your Career Authentic and Uniquely You

UnBeige At Chanel, Le Corbusier Inspires Concrete Couture

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