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Posts Tagged ‘Alex Roarty’

NJ Restructures Hotline

NJNational Journal EIC Tim Grieve announced this morning a slew of  staffing changes in an internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC.

“I’m not sure how this happened, but 2014 is almost upon us – and 2016 isn’t far off,” wrote Grieve. “We’re making big moves to gear up for both, and I want to share some of the early details with you now.”

Among the changes: Josh Kraushaar, who’s been running Hotline will become Political Editor for National Journal.  Kraushaar’s post at Hotline will be assumed by Steve Shepard.  Under a revamped Hotline beat structure, Kevin Brennan will cover the Senate races; Scott Bland will follow the House; and Julie Sobel will cover presidential campaigns while producing “Wake Up Call.”

In addition, Sarah Mimms will move from Hotline to the Daily.   Alex Roarty will join Hotline as chief political correspondent where he’ll write for “Hotline on Call” and  continue to be a regular presence in National Journal magazine, National Journal Daily and NationalJournal.com.  And Karyn Bruggeman will become Hotline’s governors’ race analyst.

Congrats to all on your new positions.

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Afternoon Reading List 08.13.13.

Paying for an unpaid internship — Unpaid internships have become a dreaded necessity, and Capitol Hill is no different. As HuffPost’s Arin Greenwood reports, one aspiring Hill staffer has launched a campaign on Indiegogo to cover the costs of living in D.C. during an internship she’s been offered with Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The campaign, titled “Latina Leadership Fund — Dreams and Political Aspirations,” describes Jessica Padron‘s already-impressive political experience and notes that she’ll be the first in her family to be a college grad once she graduates form the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. So far, she’s raised $2,875 out of the $6,500 she’s asking for.

Weiner gets schooled Anthony Weiner has dropped to fourth in the Democratic primary race for New York City mayor, and has become somewhat of a punching bag for the media. As TNR’s Marc Tracy reports, that beating of Weiner continued Monday night when the mayoral candidate got “schooled” by Ben Smith at BuzzFeed Brews. Tracy provides a vivid account of the interview, in which Smith got Weiner to state that his wife, Huma Abedin, “has been assigned a role on the nascent presidential campaign” of Hilary Clinton. Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, was “masterful,” he wrote. While Tracy described Smith’s “keen dislike for Weiner,” Tracy wasn’t shy about his love for Smith.

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What To Read (Or Not Read) In This Week’s National Journal

The latest issue of the National Journal is out, and here’s a look at some of the stories you can get online for free:

What America’s Top Tech and Telecom Companies Don’t Want You to Know, by Michael Hirsh
The story: They’ve been helping the government spy on people for a very long time. The cozy relationships go back decades.

Ever watched the X-Files? This is kind of a detailed look at all the stuff they warned was happening, and we just happily assumed was pure fiction. It begs the question, what else do we not know?

Americans Are Once Again Divided by Race, by Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein

The story: The Trayvon Martin case demonstrates how whites and minorities often view politics and justice in very different ways, writes Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein.

Once again? Was there a time in our history that we’ve missed where whites and non-whites just got along spectacularly? Maybe the Trayvon Martin case has put the huge rift back on display, but it’s not like it ever went away. We were hoping for some less-than-obvious conclusions in this piece, but didn’t find many.

Who will control the Senate after the next election?

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Separated at Birth: WWR’s Brandus and NJ’s Roarty

It’s not often that we find journalists that could pass for brothers. But today we discovered major similarities in the facial bone structures of The Week‘s and West Wing ReportsPaul Brandus (at right) and National Journal political writer Alex Roarty.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Breathing is difficult because of the fire at Frager’s. The sun is still up but some part of Cap Hill look like nite.”Andrew Mollenbeck, WTOP.

Minor Morning Oopsy!

“Another smart take from @HotlineJosh : ‘GOP Struggles With Its Silver Linings Playbook’” — NJ‘s Ron Fournier. The Hotline’s Josh Krashaar, however, corrects the record, saying, “@ron_fournier was actually @Alex_Roarty piece.”  To which Fournier replied, “Alex doesn’t seem like a ‘Silver Linings’ dude. Great piece.” Read the story here. Alex Roarty is a politics writer for NJ. We sure hope Fournier isn’t getting Howard Kurtz Syndrome, an affliction caused by being being heavily distracted while reading shit online too fast.

Editor stresses out on deadline, needs Cheerios, champagne and rest

“This is going to be one ballbuster of a deadline. Not to mention everything else that has to get done. #needsmycheerios” – Metro Weekly Editor-in-Chief Randy Shulman. Thankfully he writes, “In two weeks, I will be sipping champagne at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. #bgh @BigGayHoliday.”

TWT writer gets writer’s block

“I’ve hit the wall on writing my first book. Curling up in the fetal position seems only option now.” — TWT‘s Emily Miller. Uh oh. She later added, “I might just leave the country so my publisher can’t find me.”

Bickering is…

FNC’s Dana Perino, 7:52 p.m.: “Greg Gutfeld since I’ve met you, I’ve never laughed so much. At you.”

FNC’s Greg Gutfeld, 7:53 p.m.: “Dana Perino you just proved my point. No wonder your closest friends are four-legged.”

Jasper Perino (yes, her dog), 7:54 p.m.: “Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, at least her closest friends are not mythical creature.”

Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between Washington Examiner’s Justin Green and BuzzFeed Political Editor McKay Coppins.

GREEN: “The cronut thing proves New Yorkers are terrible.”

COPPINS: “If DC got cronuts they’d shut down the city in celebration. Then everyone would go to the 2 other good restaurants in town.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Fournier Looks Outside Beltway for Two New Hires

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In an early morning memo today, NJ Editor in Chief Ron Fournier announced the hires of two new reporters – they’re both Statehouse reporters. They are Jim O’Sullivan of Boston, Mass., and Alex Roarty of Harrisburg, Pa.

O’Sullivan is lead reporter for State House News Service. They are creating a new “chief analyst” roll for him at CongressDaily. Roarty, meanwhile, is editor at PoliticsPA and Pennsylvania Legislative Services. He covers the commonwealth’s Senate, gubernatorial races and congressional elections. Here in Washington, he’ll be staff writer on the political team.

Both men begin September 20.

Read the internal memo after the jump…

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