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CQ Roll Call Unveils the 50 Richest Members of Congress

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 13.10.43With Congress back in session, CQ Roll Call has unveiled its 24th annual list of the 50 Richest Members of Congress. The list is based on financial disclosure forms from every member of Congress, including delegates. For the first time this year, Roll Call has published the complete list of Representatives, Senators, and Delegates that filed a financial disclosure form.

At the top of the list this year and last is Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) with a net worth of more than $350 million. Rounding out the Top 10 is Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA). Read more

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Roll Call’s Hill Navigator Pens ‘Ultimate Capitol Hill Internship Guide’ eBook

HL-Intern-Guide-Cover(550x700)July 14 marks the publishing debut of Roll Call’s first eBook. Available for download today, the “Ultimate Capitol Hill Internship Guide” by Roll Call’s Hill Navigator Rebecca Gale.

For those who aspire to intern or are interning in the House or Senate, Gale penned and collected her advice on how to be the “Best Intern Ever.”

Editor in Chief Christina Bellantoni said today in a message to staff, “I especially love showcasing something critical to Roll Call’s mission — coverage of the people who work inside the Capitol. Today’s interns could be tomorrow’s legislative assistants and the next decades chiefs of staff, all core Roll Call readers.” Read more

Members Best Bad News Babes at 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

20140618_200438_3Wednesday night near Eastern Market, women members of Congress and the press who cover them gathered for the sixth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Highlights of the evening: A 10-5 win for the Members over the Bad News Babes, if you were rooting for those elected. $175k raised for the Young Survival Coalition. A first pitch thrown by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords alongside friends Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gifford’s Tweet to 50 Cent saying, “bet you my first pitch will be better than yours was!” Roll Call’s Abby Livingston named MVP for the press team. House Speaker John A. Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ‘in the house.’

Lowlights: ‘Feel like’ temperatures of 99* and 95* in the 7 and 8 pm hours last night, respectively. No air conditioning. A third inning injury for Schultz. The temperature.

After the jump is a rundown of the evening, as told on Twitter. Read more

Weekend Show Preview, 6.13 – 6.15

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Fmr. Natl. Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Ted Olson, David Boies, WaPo‘s Robert Costa, Gwen Ifill of PBS, Nancy Cordes

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Robert De Niro, Brit Hume, Julie Pace of AP, George Will, Jane Harman of the Wilson Center

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Mitt Romney, more guests TBA

ABC’s “This Week“: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Col. Steve Ganyard, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), CNN’s Donna Brazile, Laura Ingraham, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, author Elizabeth Drew

Univision’s “Al Punto”:  TBA

CNN’s “State of the Union: Dana Bash and Gloria Borger co-host, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Fmr. Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), 

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Roll Call Blows Through Print Deadline to Publish Front Page ‘Stunner’

eric cantorLast night’s Virginia primary upset was met with great editorial pride inside the walls of Roll Call according to an email to staff from Editor in Chief Christina Bellantoni. While proofreading today’s issue, politics editor Shira Center flagged data pointing toward a loss by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

This prompted editors to blow through their print deadline, thus publishing the front page headline “Stunner” and a lead story on the Cantor loss.

Check out the full email, after the jump. Read more

Roll Call Book Club Hosts Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes on HRC

Last night at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Roll Call Book Club hosted Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen and The Hill’s Amie Parnes in discussion of their new book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary ClintonRoll Call’s Capitol Hill Editor Jason Dick and Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni moderated the discussion as Allen and Parnes discussed Clinton’s expected second bid for the White House.

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Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes Discuss HRC with Roll Call Book Club

HRC - FINAL JacketUninvited from dinner tonight with Arianna Huffington following her book party at The Jefferson? Us too!

So why not head over to Roll Call Book Club’s discussion with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen and The Hill’s Amie Parnes on their new book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary ClintonRoll Call’s Capitol Hill Editor Jason Dick and Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni are set to sit down with Allen and Parnes to discuss Clinton’s expected second bid for the White House.

HRC – based on more than 200 interviews with Clinton colleagues, supporters, and enemies – explores her “friendships and alliances with Robert Gates, David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, and the president himself” and explains “how Hillary fundamentally transformed the State Department through the force of her celebrity and her unparalleled knowledge of how power works in Washington.”

For more information, or to RSVP (the event starts at 6pm at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE) click here.

Roll Call Book Club is sponsored by Sprint, United States Senate Federal Credit Union, GW’s Graduate School of Political Management and Capitol Lounge.

The DC’s Alexis Levinson Jumps to Roll Call

Alexis Levinson, formerly of The Daily Caller, will now cover Senate races for Roll Call, Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni announced today. Levinson had a similar beat at The DC, breaking news about Rep. Phil Gingrey’s Senate campaign staff exodus and traveling to New Hampshire and South Carolina to cover the presidential race.

Bellantoni also announced that Kyle Trygstad has been promoted to Associate Politics Editor. He will continue to serve as lead reporter on Senate campaigns as well.

Allie Robinson was also brought over from CQ as a Copy Editor. Check out the whole memo after the jump…

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David Eldridge Leaves TWT for Roll Call

In a letter to staff, Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni announced yesterday the hiring of David Eldridge away from The Washington Times, where he had been assistant editor on the politics desk.* She also announced several promotions and newsroom re-organizations.

Eldridge, who starts his new gig on March 31st, will now serve as Roll Call‘s House editor. He will work with Emma Dumain, Dan Newhouser, and Matt Fuller on the “218″ blog, and be their main point of contact for short and long-term projects. He comes to Roll Call amidst a transition for the paper. Bellantoni herself started a mere 8 weeks ago, and a major re-org had already happened right before she arrived. That blueprint was augmented somewhat by the sudden departure of Peter Anthony last week, and now, with a flurry of promotions and the hiring of Eldridge, Bellantoni is attempting to right the ship.

Eldridge is leaving an arguably more troubled paper, also in the midst of major renovation. TWT Editor John Solomon has been trying to reinvent his conservative daily as a multimedia investigative enterprise since he was brought on last summer.

There were more adjustments and promotions announced yesterday as well, though they are a bit too numerous for us to regurgitate here. For more detail on the latest Roll Call re-org, check out Bellantoni’s letter to staff, after the jump.

*Update 2:49: This post previously said that David Eldridge was most recently the managing editor of TWT‘s website. That was inaccurate. Though he was once the managing editor of the website, he is now assistant editor on the politics desk. The current managing editor of the site is Ian Bishop.

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‘MTP’ Launches Midweek ‘Express’ Videos, Because Why Not?

We were sitting around our office suite  here at FBDC headquarters the other day, drinking mai-tais and watching archival footage of “Meet the Press,” when we had a thought: “Why aren’t there more places online to watch David Gregory talk about things?” It was a vexing problem that today -thankfully -has been solved.

“MTP” launched a new video series today called “Meet the Press Express (Brought to you by GE).” The videos will feature Gregory and other folks from NBC’s DC bureau drinking “coffee” with “both seasoned and up-and-coming reporters,”  and having “smart, casual conversation about what’s driving the political agenda that week.” You know like Politico’s “Driving the Day,” but sitting down. Or like “The Talk,” but boring.

The web show premier features such DC notables as The Atlantic’s Molly BallRoll Call’s Christina Bellantoni and Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery. And don’t worry -there are plenty of March Madness references. There’s even some “political bracketology,” wherein Bellantoni scrawls the names of Congressmen on a piece of paper and says sports things. Yay news! Smashing sports and politics together in a completely nonsensical jumble that is useless to both sports fans and news consumers is awesome! All in all, it’s an excellent way to spend several minutes of your workday.

Also -conjecture about Jeb Bush, speculation about Rand Paul, and all the conventional wisdom you could possibly want. Behold the miracle of cost-free content production, after the jump!

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