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Congrats (again) to Daniel Lippman for correctly identifying the location of the other Fishbowl. It’s a study lounge at GW, on the corner of 22nd and G streets.

Me too, Me too! NPR throws their name in the mix for the WH briefing room seat left vacant by Helen Thomas.

$Palin Paid$: Reliable Source digs deeper into the Us Weekly v. People magazine issue around Bristol Palin‘s pending nuptials to low-rent heartthrob Levi Johnston. People didn’t pay. Us won’t say. Isn’t that as good as admitting to it?

Save the Dates: The 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival is slated for Monday, June 27 – Sunday, July 3.

ClintVinsky: Politics Daily’s Annie Groer contemplates the post-nup name of Chelsea Clinton.

Ouch! D.C. PR rep fired by Marine Corps for mocking military.

Cristopher Hitchens’ Cancer: What is the etiquette for wishing well a rapier wit who has delivered less cordial sentiments to so many? And should you pray for a nonbeliever?

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Kurtz: My Only Experience With RNC Police Has Been Pleasant

Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he discussed topics such as the media’s coverage of Bristol Palin vs. the coverage of John Edwards; post-convention polling of Barack Obama; and his experiences at the respective party conventions. Some excerpts:

Arlington, Va.: Hello Howard. Even though the mainstream media ignored the John Edwards affair and possible love child while he was a presidential candidate and potential vice presidential/cabinet nominee, I see no time’s been wasted covering a pregnant 17-year-old girl. Way to go, media!

Howard Kurtz: Might I point out a couple of inconvenient facts? While the media may have taken too long to grapple with the Edwards story, it was reported the day that Edwards admitted he’d been lying and did have sexual relations with that woman. The media reported on Sarah Palin’s daughter the day that she put out a statement about Bristol’s pregnancy–which, by the way, was four days after McCain picked her to be his running mate. Before that, there weren’t a whole lot of reporters looking into the Alaska governor.

Bethesda, Md.: Okay, so CNN says Obama did not get a “post-convention bounce” while USA Today says he did. Why the disagreement?

Howard Kurtz: Because there’s a whole bunch of polls and no one knows what to think. We’ll go through the same thing when this convention wraps up.

Baltimore: Has Donna Brazile recovered from getting tear-gassed? Have you had any run-ins with the riot cops? How would you contrast police presence in Denver and in St. Paul?

Howard Kurtz: My only run-in with a cop was yesterday, when I asked one for directions and he insisted on my following his squad car to get to the right freeway entrance.