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GQ‘s “50 Most”: The Powerful Party

They came, we saw, we tallied…

Yesterday we filled you in on exactly who made GQ’s “50 Most Powerful People in DC” (and who was snubbed). Then we asked some of our favorite nightlife and Washington social scene reporters who of the “Most Powerful” they thought would grace the mag’s party last night at 701 Restaurant.

So just who showed and who no-showed? There were officially 17 “Most Powerful” partying, including some heavy hitters like #5 Peter Orszag, #22 Sen. Ben Nelson, and the only TV newser to make the cut- #31 George Stephanopoulos.

Also from the list: Dick Armey (#35), Ashok Bajaj (#47), Bob Barnett (#44), Joel Benenson (#41), Bob Cohn (#39), Stephanie Cutter (#49), Steve Elmendorf (#32), Nathaniel Fick (#42), Tom Goldstein (#45), John Harris (#43), Jim Messina (#25), Tony Podesta (#26), Paul Rieckhoff (#37) and Billy Tauzin (#12).

And how did our panel of experts- TWT‘s “Green & Glover, Under Cover” columnists Stephanie Green and Liz Glover, Politico Click’s Patrick Gavin, Washington Life‘s “Hollywood on the Potomac” columnist Janet Donovan and FamousDC- do?

Gavin correctly guessed the most- 14- though he did also throw the most names out there. Green and FamousDC tied for last, with zero correct “Most Powerful” guesses. And Glover and Donovan came in with a respectable six and four correct.

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Sunday Show Preview

CBS’ Face the Nation: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. Roundtable with former Sen. Charles Hagel and Former Rep. Lee Hamilton.

ABC’s This Week w/ Jake Tapper (Steph on vacay): Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Rountable with Donna Brazile, Nat. Journal’s Ron Brownstein, Anne Kornblut of WaPo, Rep. Strategist Ed Gillespie

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senator Tom Coburn, former Congressman Dick Armey, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Gov. Bill Ritter, Rep. Charlie Rangel, former Senator Tom Daschle and Chamber of Commerce’s Executive VP of Government Affairs Bruce Josten

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Kent Conrad(D), Sen. Richard Shelby(R),
J. James Rohack, M.D., President of the American Medical Association, John Rother, Executive Vice President for Policy and Strategy at AARP.

CNN’s State of the Union with John King: Sec. Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) on health care. James Carville and Mary Matalin on “Sound of Sunday.”

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: NYT’s Jeff Zeleny, Conservative Commentator Amy Holmes, WaPo’s Ruth Marcus on coverage of health care town hall. Pop culture analyst Lola Ogunnaike and Balto Sun’s TV critic David Zurawik on Kate Gosselin & Octo-mom reality series.

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the US and Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Odinga.

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Richard Stengel, managing editor, TIME; Trish Regan of CNBC; John Heilemann of New York Magazine; and Kathleen Parker, Washington Post columnist.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times, TIME Mag’s Michael Duffy, Nat. Journal’s James Kitfield and Janine Zacharia of Bloomberg News.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt:

We’ll update as we learn them.