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Daily Caller Finds 28 Capitol Hill Beauties in a Single Afternoon

On Wednesday, The Hill published its annual list of “The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful People,” which caused quite a buzz around Washington.

The list typically generates explosive chatter among Hill staffers and D.C. journalists, but the response to this year’s list mainly questioned how deserving those 50 people really were. So The Daily Caller, in its typical brash fashion, decided it could do a better job. In fact, it decided, their interns could do a better job (because interns are great).

So a team of three Daily Caller interns was dispatched to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon with cameras and instructions to stalk good-looking Hill staffers. The team was made up of Ariel Cohen, Elizabeth Dorton and the now-famous young intern Gabe Finger.

They came back with “The 28 Most Beautiful People On The Hill That TheDC’s Interns Found In A Single Afternoon.” The list, as The Daily Caller notes, “has no particular order and is of course composed entirely of women.”

Kate Upton apparently wasn’t on the Hill visiting her uncle, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), or she would have undoubtedly been on the list.

But 28 others found themselves on the list, and we have to say, those interns have pretty good eyes when it comes to spotting beautiful people on the Hill.

According to Daily Caller publicist Nicole Roeberg, many of the staffers that the interns approached thought The Hill’s list was subpar, though some didn’t want to be on The Daily Caller’s list. Read more

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Royal Baby Update

Well, it’s a boy. The newest addition to the Royal Family has finally been born following a worldwide media circus full of anticipation.

We revisited the live blogs we mentioned earlier to see what they were saying about the birth, which occurred, according to multiple sources on this list, at 3:24 ET. By the way, the guy in the photo is the town crier announcing the birth of the baby, via ABC News.

The Atlantic: The blog previewed the announcement at 3:35 p.m., citing reports that the baby was an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy. Two minutes later, the reports were confirmed. Some tweets were also added to the blog.

The Guardian: Paul Owen, Peter Walker and Ben Quinn have stayed busy with this blog, updating it frequently throughout the day. At 3:31 p.m., a post was published that said only the sex, weight and time of birth. Details followed in a flurry of subsequent posts.

HuffPost: Published surprisingly late, at 3:42 p.m., the blog offered similar information about the weight and time of birth while also including tweets.

The Daily Beast: Tom Sykes wrote a lengthy account of the birth, including all the latest information, as well as some context. He mentioned Princess Diana giving birth to her firstborn for bonus points.

ABC News: A breaking news banner spread across the top of the website and Russell Goldman first announced the sex and weight at 3:31 p.m., followed by many more details, including photos and quotes from the new grandfather, Prince Charles.

CNN: The live blog published tweets from @ClarenceHouse, an official account for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announcing the birth, weight, time and small details. Following were more details and reader comments, along with photos.

MSNBC: Eun Kyung Kim posted an update at 3:38 p.m. announcing the usual details, linking today a story on today.com that had more information. Kim also included the fact that Duchess Catherine is 31, and that the baby is third in line to the throne, edging out his uncle, Prince Harry.

BBC: The live blog run by Ian Westbrook and Claudia Allen first announced the birth at 3:42 p.m. Accompanied by a live stream of their television coverage, the blog continued churning out details, quotes, photos and tweets about the birth.

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Afternoon Reading List 07.18.13

That’s “Mr.” to you — Though the lede mentions the Trayvon Martin verdict, don’t worry. It’s not another opinion piece about the trial or verdict. Instead, Slate’s Katy Waldman looks at the difference in applying for a job as a man versus a woman. Specifically, she outlines the case of Australian business manager Kim O’Grady. His account of gender bias as he applied for a series of jobs in the late 1990s, titled “How I Discovered Gender Discrimination” (such a compelling title) went viral this week. In the account, O’Grady said he was “experienced in managing technical & trade supply businesses” as well as engineering and sales. He figured it should be easy to find a job. But he wasn’t contacted once in four months, and the rejection letters began to pile up. After closely examining his CV, he noticed the ambiguity of his first name. Not that he thought it would make a huge difference, but just in case, he added “Mr.” in front of his name. After the next round, he netted two interviews. A Yale study 10 years later yielded similar results. Though this has been identified as a problem, Waldman points out that there really isn’t a solution, other than giving your daughter a man’s name, which is probably not the best idea.

Why you should read it: Gender discrimination is widely talked about, Waldman provides succinct anecdotal evidence that helps illustrate just how big of a problem it can be.

Looking back at The Hill‘s Most Beautiful List — If you’ve ever heard of The Hill, chances are you’ve at least heard of, if not excitedly anticipated each year, the 50 Most Beautiful People List. For those unfamiliar with the list, it’s a reader-nominated list of the best-looking men and women on Capitol Hill. This year will be the 10th anniversary of the list, so Emily Goodin of The Hill (where else?) looked back at its start. The first list came out in 2004, and was the brainchild of one Betsy Rothstein, now the editor of FBDC and my boss. Audra Ozols Gannon was rated No. 1 on that first list, and she said recently that she was “surprised, flattered and a little bit unsure of what it was” when she found out she was on the list. Others had similar reactions and getting photos of all of them proved difficult. Rothstein, who got the idea for the list from a still-unnamed source, said sometimes, in the early days, putting the list together involved staking out hallways of office buildings and waiting for someone worthy to walk by. “We’d literally chase people down the hallway,” Rothstein said. The next year, however, was much easier. As photographer Patrick Ryan said, the difference between year one and two was “night and day,” and people began campaigning to get on the list. Each year, the list has grown in popularity to become a widely-anticipated part of summer for those on the Hill.

Why you should read it: The list is a pretty big deal around Washington, and Goodin looks back at how it got started. Plus it mentions my boss, so this is me sucking up. Editor’s note: Austin, you can take the rest of the day off! Go enjoy yourself.

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