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Jay Carney Toasts Brendan Buck’s Move from Boehner’s Office to AHIP

brendan-buckIn celebration of his move as press secretary for Speaker Boehner to America’s Health Insurance Plans, Brendan Buck joined with friends Monday evening to toast to his new gig. We hear White House press secretary Jay Carney even stopped by, which is pretty funny given their past Twitter feuds.

The night was hosted by Michael Steel – also of Boehner’s staff. In attendance: Washington Examiner’s Rebecca Berg, POLITICO’s Mike Allen and Christine Delargy, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Jeff Zeleny, RNC’s Sean SpicerKevin Smith, Doug Heye, Rory Cooper, CBR’s Brent Swander, Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox, BuzzFeed’s John Stanton, CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Erin McPike, Kevin Sheridan, WaPo’s Paul Kane, Roll Call’s Tom Williams, Crossfire’s David Chalian, NBC News’ Frank Thorp and Shawna Thomas, CBS’s Walt Cronkite, Sue Davis, Scott Mulhauser, Kirsten Kukowski, Brad Dayspring, Laena Fallon, Juleanna Glover, and Becca Glover.

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Photo of the Day: Oahu Hearts Obama

These are everywhere here. If y’all are real nice to James, I’ll bring some back for ya…*

*Doug Heye, don’t worry, I already got you one of each.

The Week Hosts Academy Awards Bash

Mary Kathryn Covert, Glenn Ballard, Michael Steel, Brianna Keilar

The Kalorama manse of lobbyist Juleanna Glover played host to The Week‘s first annual Academy Awards party last night.  Complete with Oscar-shaped cookies, popcorn and tuxedo-clad servers passing trays of Junior Mints, Milk Duds and Redvines, the event was a perfect balance of festive glitz and a casual night at the movies.

Despite the all-star lineup of party hosts (Ron Bonjean, Tammy Haddad, Juleanna Glover and Karen Finney), the fete was not over-attended, offering around 100 guests a relaxed atmosphere to mix, mingle and eat their weight in miniature grilled cheese sandwiches* (see: me).  Spotted taking in the festivities were FD’s Mary Kathryn Covert and Michael Steel, CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Sam Dealey of Qorvis, Sarah Bonjean, Janet Donovan, NRSC’s Brian WalshLynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, soon-to-be USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich, Doug Heye, The Hill‘s Emily Goodin, Mark Paustenbach, Glenn Ballard, Pepper Watkins, Jay Newton-Small, Jeremy Bash of the CIA, Barbara Martin, Becca Glover Watkins, Kimball Stroud, Washington Life‘s Kevin Chaffee, WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart, Daily Caller’s Megan Mulligan,  UrbanDaddy’s Jeff Dufour and an uber-preggers Jayne Sandman.

L: Ron Bonjean and Jackie Kucinich R: Popcorn served in The Week funnels

L: Tammy Haddad with Lynn Sweet R: FishbowlDC entourage

Hey, Isn’t That…

Kathy Griffin?  The kooky comic was spotted  at L2 on Friday night.  Griffin, who had just wrapped a performance at the Kennedy Center,  made a surprise appearance at the Georgetown club to wish CNN’s Jessica Yellin a happy 40th birthday and hang with her pals and parents-to-be, CNN’s John King and Dana Bash.  Other guests at Yellin’s birthday bash included NYT’s Jeff Zeleny, TIME’s Jay Newton-Small, Doug Heye, NRSC’s Brian Walsh, Jack and Susanna Quinn, Mark Cuban, Kimball Stroud, Treasury spokesman Mark Paustenbach, CNN’s Brianna Keilar, NYT’s Carl Hulse, HuffPo’s Peter Cherukuri and SKDK’s Emily Lenzner, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and GPG’s Mike Feldman, NYT’s Mark Leibovich, NBC’s Betsy Fischer and Politico’s Jonathan Martin, W.H. Dep. Social Secretary Ebs Burnough and Wolf Blitzer who graciously posed for pictures with a posse of L2 cocktails waitresses.

#WPCF Dinner 2011

A packed ballroom in the basement of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel played host to the 67th Annual Washington Press Club Foundation’s Congressional Dinner last night.  Nearly 800 guests including Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)  turned out to rub elbows with the Washington press corps and take in a program emceed ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper who filled in for Christiane Amanpour.


Throughout the event, the always-dapper Jake Tapper took shots at Rep. Chris Lee‘s (R-NY) recent Craigslist scandal and proclaimed that Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) was “not a witch but may be a warlock.”   He was outperformed by only Coons who had the room in stitches as he mocked everyone from Vice President Joe Biden to the evening’s emcee. The freshman Senator jabbed Tapper, saying that last night wasn’t the first time he was “second choice for a job offered to Amanpour” and delighted the crowd by explaining “it’s not the size of your state, it’s how you use it.”


Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) had the tough job of following Coons’ act but she held her own.  Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Rep. Terri “but seriously” Sewell (D-AL) who inserted the phrase “but seriously” after each of her  floundering punchlines.   On the bright side,  Sewell’s standup act drove us out to The Hill‘s after-party before reality show representative, Sean Duffy (R-WI) took the mic. We hear he bombed too.  Waaa. Waaaaa.  

Top L: A surfy, turfy entree Top R: John Feehery and Doug Heye Bottom L: The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie preparing for her close-up.  Bottom R: The glistening locks of a silver fox – Bob Cusack, The Hill‘s M.E. and resident Clooney.

Your Daily “Suspicious Package” Post

Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Glenn Ballard, CBS producer Rob Hendin, Quinn Gillespie’s Chris Brown, Mark Paustenbach, RNC’s Doug Heye, Daily Caller’s Moira Bagley, Ben Clark, Urban Daddy’s Jeff Dufour, Qorvis’ Seth Pietras and others gathered to listen to “Suspicious Package” at Glover Park’s Gin and Tonic on Friday night. While most of SP’s roadies called it a wrap when the band finished around 11pm, a few of these folks were caught shamelessly, solid-gold dancing at Smith Point hours later. You know who you are.

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Band: Tim Burger, Christina Sevilla, Tom Toles, Bryan Greene and Josh Meyer

Jonathan Allen: Superstar and Founding Father

Washington D.C. is aglow in Jonathan Allen, ex-Politico writer turned aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who appeared happy as usual last night at the Capitol Lounge for The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza‘s trivia night.

Members of the media and Capitol Hill aides were spotted swarming the new aide, who was chatting with the likes of GOP pundit Doug Heye, Politico‘s Dan Reilly, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) Spokesman Brad Dayspring, NRSC’s Ken Spain, Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz, WaPo‘s Paul Kane, and NRSC Spokesman Brian Walsh .

“He always seems happy,” said a Capitol Hill journalist who ran into Allen last night and chatted with him briefly.

Allen, who signed on to Politico for three months only, this week switched over to the other side of the tracks to work for Schultz.

“I think that he’s a great contribution to the team,” said Schultz’s spokesman Jonathan Beeton, already sounding the perfect spokesman for Allen and nearly casting him like a Founding Father.

“He’s obviously, you know, insightful and intelligent and has a great historical perspective on the institution. That was what the congresswoman was looking for. Jonathan Allen fits that to a T.”

Beeton said he had no concerns about Allen switching teams from the journalism to politics and neither does Schultz. “George Stephanopoulos is only one I successfully know of going the other way,” he added.

When the Embassy’s Rockin’…

Suspicious Package- WaPo‘s Tom Toles, Christina Sevilla of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Bryan Greene and LAT‘s Josh Meyer- performed at the Danish Embassy Friday night, across the street from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s house (she no-showed). The event was in advance of the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December and the band dedicated one of its last songs The Beatles’ “Come Together” to its cause.

Adoring fans included Dick Keil, Anu Rangappa, Juleanna Glover, Kiki Ryan, Brian Walsh, Doug Heye, Mark Paustenbach, Sasha Issenberg, Wendy Gordon, Jill Collins, Lauren Vicary, Kenny Day, Adam Zagorin and Allan Lengel, among others. The after-party continued at the Darlington House on Dupont Circle… there we were joined by Matthew Cooper, Polson Kanneth and Amy Holmes, to name a few.

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Taking a Gamble on CNN International

Fox’s Hadley Gamble and friends gathered at the Library last night to toast her upcoming move to CNN International in Abu Dhabi.

Griff Jenkins and Kathleen Jenkins, Kevin Madden, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Jill Chappell, Doug Heye, Lauren Torlone, Philippe Lanier, Jurek Martin, Christina Wilkie, Ashley Taylor, Reed Landry and Pamela Sorensen were just some of Fox and friends to celebrate Gamble’s big move.

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Birthday Shenanigans

Politico‘s Anne Schroeder Mullins celebrated her birthday with style, grace and a few chums of note last night. Husband Luke Mullins, Paul Kane, Michael Steel, Antonia Ferrier, Jack Deschauer, Brent Colburn, Brody Mullins, Lauren Mullins, Doug Heye, Carrie Foster, Scott Mulhauser, Sam Dealey, Katie Lindsey, Patrick O’Connor, Ron Bonjean, Sara Bonjean, Julie Bosman, Dan Reilly, Tim Wolfmeyer and Liz Wolgemuth commandeered the patio of a downtown watering hole to toast Ms. Shenanigans.

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten would have been there, but he had a prior engagement. However, he did send a copy of his new book with a birthday inscription over as gift for notable foodie Schroeder-Mullins. This was Anne’s second annual 29th birthday.

Speaking of birthdays… today is Media Future Now founder Andy Mirsky‘s birthday and WaPo‘s Paul Kane will celebrate his 30-something-ith birthday tomorrow.

This was written by FBDC guest blogger Kenny Day.

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