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‘Bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Draw Laughs at Playbook Cocktails

20140709_174638Last night also at the Newseum just prior to National Journal’s Political PursuitPOLITICO hosted Playbook Cocktails with the ‘bromancing’ Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in conversation with POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.

Equally substantive and funny, the due spoke on the topic of the REDEEM Act, an effort the two support to redefine the country’s criminal justice system; President Obama’s visit to Texas yesterday and whether he should visit the border; whether the duo could land a reality show; and a selfie taken on Booker’s iPhone.

In case you missed it in person or via livestream, check out the full Q&A or if you’re strapped for time, the Top 10 humorous quotes of the night, as compiled by POLITICO, after the jump. Read more

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QUOTES of the DAY


Warning: ‘One more and you’re blocked

“Periodically it becomes clear that I need to warn folks: I block birthers (and truthers). Keep that nonsense out of my twitter feed. Thanks.” — ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper in a Monday tweet. He warned one potential birther, saying, “One more birther question and you’re blocked.”

The new Howie – what will he be like?

“Drop some F-bombs? No, my tone at the Daily Beast will be familiar to those who followed my WP blog. Only funnier.” CNN and soon-to-be Daily Beast D.C. Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Twitter interview with Mediashift’s Mark Glaser.

Journo’s mom has something to say

“My mother has posted 5 comments on my Facebook wall today. Will she make it to a baker’s dozen?” — Media Matters columnist Karl Frisch in a recent tweet.

Politician writes touching, fried tweet

“I’m lucky 2 have this prayer answered a # of times over:”God grant me at least 1 fried [sic] who truly knows me & is still my friend anyway, ” writes Newark Mayor Cory Booker in a Monday night tweet. (The editors in us couldn’t resist this one – we couldn’t tell, was he joking?)