The leader so far in the caption contest: “Ten years of steriod use can be reversed in a single operation. When you wake up, your balls will be this big.” Voting ends today.
The Tortellini points out a potential conflict in D.C. journalism as CQ is co-sponsoring a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event. “Given the gobs of money that the chamber spends lobbying Congress ($60 million in 2004 and 2005 just on legal reform alone!), should the ever-so-balanced media outlet really be getting so chummy with these guys??” What do you think? (Hat Tip: Wonkette)
The City Paper calls Mayor Adrian Fenty’s attempt to “limit press access to his first official act as executive” his “first fumble.”
It’s that time of year again — Weblog Award nominations are due by January 10. Have you voted for your bloggies yet?
According to FNC, Major Garrett was the first television journalist to ever report live from inside the House Chamber. Garrett was on air first today just before noon.
His Extremeness holds the real key to getting a mention in a Washington Post story, and it’s not what you think.
A tipster tells us that some networks can’t escape spelling issues: “CNN’s spelling was off last night too. On Anderson Cooper 360 last night there was a banner headline about the ongoing ‘fued’ between Trump and Rosie O’Donnell.”
One last beat change over at The Hill that we forgot to mention yesterday: Elana Schor will cover the Senate.
And local folks may recall Craig Winneker, a one-time Capital Style / Roll Call / McLaughlin Group employee here in Washington: It was recently announced that he’ll be joining the Wall Street Journal Europe tomorrow as the deputy Weekend Journal editor.