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Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly to Co-Anchor FOX News Channel’s ‘America’s Election HQ’

BUG_BUMP_SUPER_TUESDAY_2Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will co-anchor “America’s Election HQ,” FOX News Channel’s November 4 midterm election night coverage starting at 6 pm. Bill Hemmer will operate the network’s electronic “Bill-board” with Martha MacCallum focused on exit poll data.

Also slated for camera time: senior political analyst Brit Hume, “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, and contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will, and Juan Williams. Read more

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Who is THAT at the ‘Game Change’ Bar?

On Friday we reported that The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack was 98 percent that he wound up in Game Change as an extra. Over the weekend, thanks to technology and the Internet, that percentage gap tightened to 100 percent. In the photograph below, Cusack is situated to the left of the bottle sitting with the mustached man. Cusack has no facial hair, but due to lighting the picture makes him look as though he has sideburns, a beard and a goatee. That’s all an illusion, but it is him.

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer noted Cusack’s “cameo” in “Game Change” during an interview this morning with Cusack on the 2012 presidential race. After Cusack noted it was a very small cameo, Hemmer quipped it was so tiny that he didn’t notice Cusack in the flick. He later called Cusack a “Hollywood star” and Fox anchor Jamie Colby chimed in that she wants Cusack’s autograph.

FNC Party Draws Animated Mix of Journos, Pols, Bigwigs And a String Quartet

Roger 2.jpgIf you’re a political star gazer, the FNC pre-party to the Radio & TV Correspondent’s Dinner was the place to be Wednesday night as famous faces filled the room adorned in spring. As guests poured in and the party reached comfortable capacity, partygoers were greeted by a giant red Fox News emblem on the wall. If they were talent, well-known or just plain glam, photographers on hand asked them to strike a pose and then directed them across a bridge created especially for the party.

Fox News President Roger Ailes and his wife (above), Elizabeth, were one such couple directed to walk slowly across the bridge. The flashbulbs went wild.

Ailes is no wall flower. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) immediately engaged. “How are you?” Issa asked. In chimed Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), one of a few Democratic lawmakers there: “He’s fair and balanced,” Cummings said, cracking himself and those in his midst up.

Ailes also laughed. He then explained to Issa, who had begun bashing conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh, that Fox News is different. “We have a phone on the set,” he said. “Anyone can call and correct us on the set.”

Cummings said Ailes “has been really wonderful to us,” meaning the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). “We may have a situation where we disagree about things but it doesn’t mean we can’t socialize because that’s how I think you break through,” he said. “A lot of people will talk about each other but not to each other.”

Cummings said he has known “Roger” for years. When the congressman presided over the CBC, it was FNC that worked with the CBC to sponsor the presidential debates.

Meanwhile, in walked Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) alone. The senator briefly scanned the room, spoke to no one. Soon he sidled up to conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham who was decked out in an ice blue mermaid dress, sleeveless, with ruffles cascading to the floor.

“You look great, man” Ingraham told Specter, marveling at his appearance since the senator survived his cancer scare. “You’re a fighter.” Specter chatted comfortably with Ingraham for a long while. Later Specter’s wife, Joan, joined them.

FNC’s Jennifer Griffin was also there. In a sleek auburn bob wig, she explained that she, too, was recovering from cancer. The correspondent looked radiant and charmed the room of partygoers.

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Roger Ailes with Valerie Jarrett. Photo courtesy of FNC.

Find out what Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg calls his wife at parties and which journos and other V.I.P’s were there after the jump. Also, see more party pictures…

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FNC’s Pre-Dinner Soiree to Entertain Obama Officials, Valerie Jarrett Tops Guest List

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No matter that the Obama Administration was once at odds with Fox News, officials are on the guest list and set to attend the only pre-party to the RTCA dinner Wednesday night. Those planning to be FNC guests for the evening include Obama’s Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowksi, Domestic Policy Council Advisor Melody Barnes and National Security Adviser Jim Jones, Special Master for TARP Admin Kenneth Feinberg and Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

We hear FNC’s exclusive invitation-only bash will be a room decked out in Spring. And what’s a party without famous faces in the crowd like Geraldo Rivera and Bill O’Reilly? (See list of Fox News talent to attend below.)

Other confirmed party guests: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.); Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.); Gov. Ed Rendell; Rep. Elijah Cummings(D-Md.); Mo Elleithee, former Clinton campaign spokesperson; former Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.); Austan Goolsbee, Council of Economic Advisors; Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.); Deborah Hersman, Chair of National Transportation Safety Board; Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), Democratic strategist Joe Trippi; former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.); Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.); and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.).

Talent to Attend
O’Reilly; Shepard Smith; Bret Baier; Chris Wallace; Bill Hemmer; Megyn Kelly; Carl Cameron; Jennifer Griffin; Catherine Herridge; Shannon Bream; Rivera; and Alisyn Camerota

Lucky WH Journo Vacationing in D.R.

specreport-20090424-goler.jpgFox News lucked out last night on getting the first interview from a network reporter in the region of Haiti’s earthquake. Haiti was closed off, so everyone heading to the region needed to go to the Dominican Republic. It just so happens that White House Correspondent Wendell Goler was vacationing in the Dominican Republic when the disaster struck. He called into “The Fox Report” live at 7 p.m.

Too bad his vacationed was ruined.
But see the video here. Look for Goler’s report at the end of the video, after the missionary.

FNC’s Bill Hemmer, Orlando Salinas and Steve Harrigan are all en route to the Dominican Republic.

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, House Minority Leader John Boehner and a roundtable with New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, NPR’s Michele Norris and Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes.

  • This Week: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a roundtable with former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman along with ABC News’ Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and George Will.

  • Face the Nation: Vice President Joe Biden (Live).

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: House Majority Whip, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) will be interviewed by David Lightman, Congressional Corrspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, and Perry Bacon of the Washington Post.

  • State of The Union with John King: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Jeff Zeleny, White House reporter, The New York Times, Chip Reid, chief White House correspondent, CBS News and Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post; Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News; Howard Fineman of Newsweek; and Anne Kornblut, Washington Post White House correspondent.

  • Fareed Zakaria, GPS: Ashraf Ghani, former Afghan Finance Minister, Barnett Rubin, Center on International Cooperation, Steve Coll, New American Foundation, Rory Stewart, author, “The Places In Between”, Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution and David Kilcullen, author, “The Accidental Guerilla”

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Pete Williams of NBC News, Karen Tumulty of TIME Magazine and Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

  • Huckabee: Nina Gilbert and her 70 students from Ivy Preparatory Academy will share video of their trip to DC. Also, FOX Business Network’s Liz Claman and Tracy Byrnes, Financial Advisor Dominick Tavella.

  • Morning Reading List, 01.13.09

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    Good morning Washington.

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    Morning Reading List, 12.18.08

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    Good morning, Washington. What DC street is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly.”

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    Morning Reading List, 09.01.08

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    Good morning Washington.

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    About Last Night…

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    Tom Brokaw said “ass,” Wonkette doesn’t like MSNBC’s panel, Tim Russert picks his nose, Fox was the first to call Ohio for Hillary, TVNewser regrets to inform Chuck Todd that his “screenwriter pales in comparison to the Billboard and Magic Wall,” Karl Rove makes a funny (“Can we call this the strategery room?“), Paul Begala raises our favorite topic (“If Dana’s report is right…and she couldn’t be wrong, because we’re one of the best political teams around, I guess.“), Brit Hume told Bill Hemmer “You and that map is just irresistible,” Fox News people talk much slower than MSNBC people, Wolf Blitzer said that you, too, could be just like John King (“And I want to just alert our viewers, as well, as they’re home, and they want to be John King. You know what, you can be John king. And this is what you can do. Go to CNNPolitics.com. And you can look at all of these states county by county, make all of these projections. CNNPolitics.com; good place to get some additional information. And you too can pretend you know what you’re doing, just like John King. He actually does know what he’s doing. But go ahead and go to CNNpolitics.com), there were lots of bells and whistles and Chris Matthews couldn’t make up his mind about coffee,

    But did anyone have the competitive edge?

    Oh, and think you have a busy morning? Take a look at HRC’s:

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      Hillary Clinton Appears on Morning Shows
      –NBC’s Today Show
      –ABC’s Good Morning America
      –CBS’s Early Show
      –CNN’s American Morning
      –FOX’s Fox and Friends
      –MSNBC’s Morning Joe

    Anyone have some fun quotes from last night’s washingtonpost.com/Newsweek webcast? In case you were wondering, Ed O’Keefe’s tie was a gift from his mom and dad.

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