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Crawford Commemorates Mother’s Day – To celebrate Mother’s Day, Craig Crawford is giving his readers the chance to vote for “Favorite TV Mom.” Crawford has an extensive list of 15 different TV Moms. Some are timeless, like Edith Bunker from All in the Family and Marion Cunningham from “Happy Days.” Others are a little less conventional, like Marge Simpson and Nancy Botwin from “Weeds.” Vote now at www.craigcrawford.com.

Cicada Nation – Yes, the cicadas are coming. Yes, people will freak out. No, it’s not the end of the world. Just don’t mention that to Mother Jones, which lists their story on the political history of cicadas as the “Top Story” in their Political Mojo newsletter. While everyone seems to be talking cicadas these days, it’s hardly a POLITICAL news item.

Major Garrett Continues to Battle Illness – Earlier this week, CBS’s Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett announced on Twitter that he was feeling a little under the weather. Even Twitchy noticed.

Double pneumonia sounds pretty hardcore. Since it’s been a few days, we reached out to Garrett, who tells FBDC, “I’m on the mend. I’m taking more drugs than Elvis but doing fewer shows. I also have a sinus infection with the reach and aggression of the 19th century British Navy. Between the twin maladies, I feel older than 50 and slightly younger than Yoda.” Rest up, Major. And if you just read this, you might want to Lysol your computer. Just to be safe.

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Major Garrett Tweaks Twitter Handle

One of the most prolific tweeters that we follow is Major Garrett. The brand new Chief White House Correspondent for CBS/Columnist for National Journal takes his Twitter feed to many different places. We began to worry about Garrett since he hadn’t tweeted since November 22. Just as we were thinking of sending out the search dogs, he re-emerged Tuesday morning with the following tweet.

He lives! And he’s changed his name! While he will still write a column for National Journal, his main gig will be with CBS. When Garrett covered the White House for Fox News, he tweeted as “@MajoratWH.” When he jumped to National Journal, he switched to “@MajoratNJ.” At the time, followers seemed to wait with baited breath for what the new handle would be. When we got the news about his moving to CBS, we figured it was only a matter of time.

We reached out to Garrett about the name change… Read more

Major Garrett Heads to CBS

Major Garrett will be returning to TV and the White House. Effective November 26, Garrett will take over as White House Correspondent for CBS News. CBS is a television partner of National Journal, where Garrett currently serves as White House Correspondent for the publication. He will continue to write a weekly column for them.

Garrett replaces Norah O’Donnell, who moved on to be the host of “CBS This Morning.”

Ron Fournier, Editor-in-Chief of the National Journal sent this email to colleagues.. Read more

CBS Sunday Morning‘s Mo Rocca: ‘The Electoral College has totally outlived its usefulness’

The final results of the popular vote aren’t in yet, although Obama’s chances are looking pretty good. Nate Silver says he’s ‘likely’ to win, so we’ll take his word for it. But for a while, things were looking up for Romney and Donald Trump was ranting away, bringing up the inevitable Electoral College vote debate.

Before Tuesday’s election, Mo Rocca, correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and star of the PBS documentary Electoral Dysfunction, spoke to Mediabistro for its So What Do You Do? column and pondered what would happen if Romney won the popular vote: “When that happens, the Electoral College won’t just be suspended; it will blow up in a fiery ball. Republicans are not going to stand for it, and Democrats already got burned. So, finally, there will be unity in this country and people will say we’ve got to junk this thing. The Electoral College has totally outlived its usefulness.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Mo Rocca, CBS Correspondent and Cooking Channel Host?

Rise and Shine: CBS Seeks Senior Producer for ‘The Early Show’

If you can’t get enough of what’s going on in Washington, and are able to get key players on the phone in a jiffy, listen up. CBS News is looking for a new senior producer for “The Early Show” to help shape live broadcasts with particular attention to the political and D.C. scene.

The network needs someone with a serious interest and working knowledge of Beltway politics in order to book high level guests and oversee all editorial content for the “Early Show” staff. You’ll be approving all script and live segment elements for the daily broadcasts, making suggestions and enhancements when necessary, so you should be prepared to bring your A game every day.

To be considered, you must have experience overseeing and producing live and tape pieces for a network news program or live cable news. You should also be comfortable with working long hours and potentially logging time at the office on weekends. Being a morning person will definitely work in your favor. Interested? Apply here.

Rising Star Finalists

mblogo.jpgAfter the jump, you’ll find the finalists for FishbowlDC’s Rising Star competition. Congrats to everyone for being nominated and making it into the 2nd round in our first “Rising Star” competition. The winners will accompany mediabistro.com and FishbowlDC to the National Press Foundation Dinner, with a seat next to a high-profile guest (and if you’re a high profile guest who wants to go, let us know).

Plus: We’ll be giving away seats to lucky winners we’ll pick at random. Click here to enter the raffle (send your name, affiliation and contact info).

Now, before you write in to complain about so-and-so not getting included, etc., etc., let’s explain a few things.

1.) If you didn’t get nominated, you didn’t get considered. The pool of contenders was chosen by you.
2.) Some (actually, many) people were not included because, in our opinion, they were already “risen”, not “rising” (For instance: Ed Henry was nominated. Funnily enough, so was Helen Thomas). So, for some of you, it’s a compliment.
3.) We did our best to limit the number of finalists from each publication, from certain beats, and from each medium (print, radio, broadcast, etc.).
4.) Most importantly, we’re well aware that the list is imperfect. We did our best. Our apologies in advance if you felt snubbed. Dorian, Inky and Patrick discussed the finalists but the finalists were mostly determined by consulting with employees at various news organizations for their insight, thoughts and advice.

Okay, so this is how it’s going work: After the jump is the list of finalists. If you’re already attending the National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on February 22, let us know. Unfortunately, we’ll have to remove your name from consideration, since that means you won’t be able to sit with us (*tear*). Also, if you simply don’t want to be considered, please also let us know. Then, with the list tweaked as/if needed, we will open up voting Thursday morning and it will go through Monday.

Click below for the finalists…

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