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CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell‘s hubby Geoff Tracy (who sometimes refers to himself as Washington’s unelected mayor) makes a grand Wednesday night declaration: “Pie is served (chocolate silk).”

Scribes sarcastically suggest other options for Sept. 7

“Breaking: Seinfeld reunion show, new and improved LOST finale, first Casey Anthony TV interview all scheduled for Sept. 7 at 8 EST” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns.

“If Sarah Palin really wanted to shake things up right now, she’d declare a ‘big announcement’ to be made on Sept. 7 at 8:00″ — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.

“Thursday works better for me too. If anyone cares.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.

“Obama asks to speak during GOP debate. Biden to address meeting of Cub Scouts during Spongebob marathon. It’s chaos.” — Conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter.

This is just embarrassing…

Dick Lugar following me on Twitter? Heart, be still!” — Gawker‘s Political Editor Jim Newell.

Internet strangeness…

“OK, the Getty Images search is insane. I type in ‘diversity’ and the first page of results? Synchronized swimmers.” — Former TBDer Elahe Izadi who is working on NPR Project Argo blog on WAMU 88.5.

One journo sees bright side of mess

“Finally a win-win. Speech-scheduling contretemps will boost ratings for both the GOP debate and Obama’s speech, whenever it is.” — WSJ‘s Jonathan Weisman.

Another sees downside of mess

“I mean, really? We’re at a point where GOP is blocking a speech? #UGH” — HuffPost‘s Jen Bendery.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Another reason why I love my birthday: Got an email from Joy of Motion saying that I get a free dance class. Awesome.” — Roll Call feature writer Jessica Estepa. Happy Birthday and all Jessica, but more importantly, you’re clearly currently kicking Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg‘s ass in this feature.

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On the Market: Chez O’Donnell

Wonder what it would it cost to live like MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell and hubby Chef Geoff Tracy? The answer is easy…just under $1.7 M.

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The couple’s four bedroom home in northwest Washington is on the market. The gorgeous colonial boasts a formal living room with fireplace, flagstone terrace and garden and not surprisingly – a “spectacular gourmet kitchen with center island.”

O’Donnell, who graces the cover of this month’s “I AM Modern” mag tells FishbowlDC that she doesn’t have new digs picked out just yet. The house is for sale because they “need more space for the kids.”

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DC’s Women in Media Support the Rebecca Project


Juleanna Glover and Richard Wolffe with Rebecca Project’s Malika Saada-Saar and a party guest.

Juleanna Glover opened the doors of her Kalorama home Saturday night to some of DC’s most powerful women in media to benefit the Rebecca Project for Human Rights. This is a group founded by executive director Malika Saada-Saar and Autumn VandeHei to advocate for women who have survived addiction, incarceration and poverty.

Women who have benefited from the Rebecca Project, the “Mother Leaders” attended the party, sharing their stories with special hosts Carol Browner, Tammy Haddad, Betsy Fischer (who had to leave early for a “Meet the Press” pretape with Secretary Hillary Clinton), Norah O’Donnell, Amy Holmes, Robin Sproul, Sally Quinn and Jessica Yellin.

It was most certainly a ladies night… CNN’s Dana Bash and Edie Emery, WaPo‘s Liz Spayd and Ceci Connolly, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Kiki Ryan, Politics Daily‘s Emily Miller, msnbc.com’s Carrie Dann, Congress Daily‘s Erin McPike, Time‘s Jay Newton Small, The Hill‘s A.B. Stoddard, Washington Life‘s Janet Donovan, Christina Sevilla, Miss DC 2008 Kate Marie Grinold and Katie McCormick Lelyveld from First Lady Michelle Obama’s office attended. And the Glover sisters- TWT‘s Liz Glover, Becca Glover and Kristin Glover.

These ladies were joined by Politico‘s Jim VandeHei, host Autumn’s husband, O’Donnell’s husband Chef Geoff Tracy, NYT‘s Mark Liebovich, WaPo‘s Perry Bacon, Richard Wolffe, Winston Lord, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, Lee Brenner, Mark Paustenbach, Pepper Watkins, Marc Adelman, Michael Feldman and White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee. Also Susanna Quinn and Jack Quinn, and Shanti Stanton and Matt Stanton.

In remarks at the party, Saada-Saar thanked VandeHei and the women involved, “Our organization stands on the shoulders of many people.” “We come together to honor the work of these women, to honor the work of mothers and to really recognize what happens when we as women and mothers come together across the divides of race, class, education, lived experience and honor ourselves,” she said.

The event was sponsored by Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Women, and Brown-Forman generously donated the party’s wine and martinis. Attendees could donate online or by pledge cards.

For more on these women’s stories, check out Emily’s Post on Politics Daily, and for video of Saar’s remarks, check out Politico Click.

Photos by Emily Miller.


NPR’s Michel Martin, Autumn VandeHei and Amy Holmes.


CNN’s Dana Bash and Jessica Yellin.

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“DC’s Funniest Celeb”: All Politics (and Jokes) Are Local

FBDC finds out what makes Joe the Plumber a DC celebrity, listens to Julie Mason rage about the Geico Gecko, gets a preview of slightly inappropriate jokes from Chef Geoff and learns that Matt Cooper enjoys wearing a tiara…

Last night at the DC Improv, a mix matched group of Washingtonians competed for the title of “DC’s Funniest Celeb.” And the White House guy came out on top– economic advisor Austan Goolsbee (whose name was spelled incorrectly in the program, by the way). “Have some sympathy for the unemployed because, when Rahm Emanuel sees my comments from this evening, I am going to be one of them,” he ended his winning performance.

ABC’s Sam Donaldson told violent, sexist jokes (with his lovely wife Jan in the audience), US News and World Report’s Anna Mulrine recycled a past performance from Commedia Dell Media at the National Press Club this spring, and Joe the Plumber avoided Sarah Palin jokes at all costs- instead taking a swipe at MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. Check out Joe’s performance below.

Others were not so gracious to Palin- Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist: “We are trying to bring up the children – the two girls – correctly. I went out and got them their first children’s book – you’ve seen Sarah Palin’s new book, ‘Heather Has Two Hunters.’” And we forget who said this on Palin’s book: “One more thing she could only devote four months to.” And master of ceremonies Baratunde Thurston joked that Alaskan moose were her ghost writers.

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) was unexpectedly very funny– “I know you’re all thinking ‘who the frick are you,’” he opened. “Number 226 on the seniority list.” Chef Geoff Tracy was also a contestant- and wife Norah O’Donnell was there to support, and provide a backdrop of laughter.

The Examiner‘s Mark Tapscott, MPAA President Dan Glickman, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and TWT‘s Richard Minitar were also contestants. And former champion Matt Cooper gave a special performance.

One of our fave lines of the night came from NYP‘s Robert George– “You’re only here because you’re hoping Patrick Gavin will mention you in Politico tomorrow.” Gavin, along with Julie Mason, NJ‘s Nora McAlvanah, the Examiner‘s Gina Sacripanti, the Chicago Trib‘s Clarence Page (who was accepting bribes, because he’s “from Chicago”) and the Geico Gecko were some of the judges.

The event benefitted the charity Standup for Kids. Check out some photos and more memorable one-liners after the jump…

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Norah & Chef Hubby Sign Baby Cookbook Deal

MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell and husband Chef Geoff Tracy are working on a cookbook “Baby Love,” recipes for infants. Tracy, who owns Chef Geoff’s, has been cooking meals for their three children since they got off the bottle, he tells the blog “Eat Me Daily.”

And apparently baby food is quite lucrative– they landed a six-figure book deal, Publishers Weekly reports.

Congrats Norah & Geoff!

Meet the Tracy Twins:

    Born: Nearly 12 pounds’ worth of babies to MSNBC chief Washington correspondent Norah O’Donnell and restaurateur husband Geoff Tracy. The couple welcomed twins, their first children, yesterday morning at Sibley Memorial Hospital — Grace O’Donnell Tracy, 6 pounds 8 ounces, and Henry O’Donnell Tracy, 5 pounds 2 ounces. Both are “beautiful, healthy” and 18 3/4 inches long, according to Mom.