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POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue

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Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.

The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.

POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura IngrahamScott ReedLawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)

Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
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Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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Cesar Chavez Film Premiers at Newseum

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and Voto Latino’s Maria Theresa Kumar will be on hand at the Newseum next Tuesday for the DC premier of the film Cesar Chavez, about the labor leader and civil rights activist. Along with cast members America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson, and Director Diego Luna, they will have a discussion after the film about Chavez’ legacy.

Alex Wagner and Sam Kass to Marry?

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Unknown-1BuzzFeed‘s Dorsey Shaw has the picture proof that MSNBC host Alex Wagner is sporting an engagement ring. It’s no secret, at least in Washington, that she has been dating White House Chef Sam Kass for the past year.

See the buzz, which wouldn’t be BuzzFeed without a special graphic with flying hearts.

Wagner has, so far, not officially confirmed the news.

Ezra Klein: Better With or Without Facial Hair?

WaPo‘s Ezra Klein has finally reached puberty!

The evidence came last night as we caught a glimpse of him on MNSBC’s “Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” program hosted by Alex Wagner.

Is he going for a seasoned look? Is he trying to grow up too fast?

We know our preferences where Ezra’s facial hair is concerned, but what are yours? Let us know what you think at fishbowldc@mediabistro.com.

Should he shave it off or keep going?

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Nobody loves a thin man. This is the new Chris Christie’s problem.”WaPo Associate Editor and columnist David Ignatius on the Governor of New Jersey holding a special Senate election a month early, a move that will cost New Jersey some $24 million. Ignatius introduced the entirely new genre of Christie fat jokes this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He has a point. Did anyone really like skinny Oprah?

Just another day on Capitol Hill: WTF?

“A guy outside the Capitol is yelling about neural microchips forcibly inserted thru the nose and it’s kind of amazing.” — CQ Roll Call‘s Daniel Newhauser.

Setting the record straight…“Nope, I wasn’t in Wash DC.” — News Junkie Marty Rudolf in reaction to our Separated at Birth of him in which a Marty lookalike was spotted at the Trader Joe’s in Washington’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

MSNBC host brings big, inflatable ball to work

“Buying an oversized yoga ball for the office now seems like a profoundly bad idea.” — MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, who added, “Contrary to conventional wisdom, deflating an oversized yoga ball is much harder than inflating it.” Note to readers: This is a photoshopped picture of Wagner. It’s her face, but not her body. By Austin Price.

Vomit-worthy Washington power talk

“OH near the Senate chamber: ‘Who in their right mind would ever want to share power?!’” — Gannett‘s Jon Campbell.

Email she won’t open…

“Email subject line makes me curious, but not enough to actually open it: ‘What does the color of your door say about you?’” — The Cook Report‘s Amy Walter.

The perplexing questions Hazy asks himself

“And why the frack is this NJ special election on a Wednesday? Was Thursday morning from 2am to 6am taken?” — MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, once a Boybander always a Boybander, even if he is in Manhattan. Beats us, Hazy? Who the frack knows?

Roland’s Rules on Journalism?

“It cracks me up how media folks don’t mind talking lack of diversity in the GOP, Obama’s Cabinet, but when u point to media, they get scared.” — “Washington Watch” host and Tom Joyner Show regular Roland Martin.

Don’t miss more Morning Chatter…

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Details Includes Odd Pick in Next Wave of Pundits

Despite being fired, unemployed and absent from the FNC airwaves for the last two months, Michelle Fields is included in Details magazine’s “Next Wave of Political Pundits.” The list was published online yesterday.

There’s little reason to doubt that once Fields is once again gainfully employed that she’ll be back on FNC and it’s quite possible she has a bright future there. But Details has her listed as a “Guest Commentator” when she hasn’t been seen on the network since she was let go from The Daily Caller in August.

Fields appears to spend her time these days tweeting and updating her personal blog.

Others who made Details‘ list seemed to make more sense apart from a certain senator’s daughter… Read more

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner to GWU

George Washington University will honor MSNBC’s Alex Wagner with its “Jackie and Rachel Robinson Society Community Recognition Award” next week.

Quick! Somebody make sure Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher — who’s always ready to mention that he knows Wagner — is still breathing!

The award comes as part of GWU’s Jackie Robinson Night. The annual event commemorates the late baseball legend’s breakthrough into major league baseball and his impact on American history. Wagner is receiving the award for her past work as executive director of Not on Our Watch, an advocacy group for human rights around the world.

Professor Michael Long, associate professor of religion and peace and conflict studies, will deliver a lecture Robinson’s political and social activism.

The event is free and open to the public in Funger Hall, room 103. It runs from 7-9 p.m.

It’s a Conference Goddammit!

We can hardly wait for MSNBC host Chris Hayes to sweep back into Washington for what is sure to be a bouncy, boisterous affair. Hopefully he’ll have busloads of Uppers and his perpetually unknown guests and will have worked on his people skills so that the masses can understand him without a thesaurus. Hayes has been known on FishbowlDC for our series entitled “I’m a writer Goddammit” as well as “I have a staff Goddammit,” his spanking white sneakers and more.

Hayes and other libs will partake in  the “Take Back the American Dream” conference from June 18 to 20 at the Washington Hilton.

Journos and pols we can expect: Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and NYT columnist, Rebuild the Dream’s Van Jones, Rep. Keith Ellison, Democracy for America chair Howard Dean, Sen. Bernie Sanders, MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris-Perry, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey, co-directors of the Campaign for America’s Future,  and more.

The conference will offer free conference registration for reporters, bloggers and producers.  To register, visit here.

D-Lister Actor Pinches Woman’s Behind at Elle Party

Richard Kind. Heard of him?

Well, he’s not that kind. In fact, he behaved like kind of a d–k at a private dinner last night at Washington’s Ritz hotel to honor women in media like CBS’s Norah O’Donnell and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner. The event was also hosted by Elle Magazine, Lani Hay, president of Lanmark Technology and the Creative Coalition.

Early on, Kind, 55, though schlubby and pasty, seemed ordinary and sociable. He looked like someone you’ve seen on TV but can’t quite place him, which is how it is with the myriad of D-listers cropping up for this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night. Turns out he was on Spin City. He played the character of Paul Thomas Lassiter. He also had a reoccurring role on Scrubs, playing an annoying hypochondriac named Mr. Harvey Corman. George Clooney, another actor who will attend the WHCD this weekend, was the best man at his wedding in 1999.

As the evening progressed, Kind’s unkind personality emerged. He began spouting off against Utah and Mormons, not caring that there was a woman from Utah (and a Mormon) in his midst. A partygoer tried to gently nudge him to pipe down. “What am I supposed to do, not speak my mind?” he asked.

Well, yeah, for starters, that’s a fantastic idea. But then he moved his dickishness to the next level by pinching a woman’s derriere. He then looked at her and laughed. The woman didn’t see it coming. She asked another partygoer, “Who is that old guy?”

Said a different partygoer, “He wishes he was D-list. He’s like L-list. Loser.”

Apart from Kind, the evening was lovely and the other males in the Creative Coalition entourage behaved like complete gentleman. Tim Daly, an actor on Private Practice and longtime member of the Creative Coalition, is a known commodity during WHCD weekend. He sat and chatted with female guests. He didn’t pinch their asses. In fact, the women at our table couldn’t stop marveling over how nice and normal he is.

Kind may want to take some social cues.

 

 

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