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Beer, Bourbon Take Center Stage at HuffPost Politics Roundtable on Washington Lobbying

Part three of HuffPost Politics “Drinking and Talking” series hit the web this morning and this time it’s on the topic of lobbying in Washington.

At the table is John Feehery, president, Quinn Gillespie & Associates Public Affairs; Heather Podesta, founder, Heather Podesta & Partners; and QGA senior director Jim Manley with HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim, HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein, and a fine spread of wine, steak and martinis from The Palm restaurant and more from HuffPost’s fully stocked kitchen.

Pour yourself a lunchtime Makers and check it out for an under the influence look at Lobbying 101.

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Marriott Celebrates 4,000th Hotel Opening with Huge Bash for its Newest Marquis

20140610_195741Last night, Marriott International celebrated its 4,000th hotel opening at the new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Hundreds of guests congregated in its lower level ballroom alongside Marriott notables including Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board for Marriott, Bill Marriott, SVP of Brand Management Paul Cahill, and VP of Global Brand Management Matthew Carroll.

The reception included music by DJ Stylus, a 360* aerial dance performance by Les Oiseaux Du Paradis, and local DC muralist Aniekan Udofia, as well as sushi, oyster, dumpling, taco, and Jim Beam bourbon bars. Upon arriving, guests were given high-tech RFID bracelets, which when activated would email drink recipes and music from throughout the night.

In attendance: DC Councilman Jack Evans, Heather Podesta, Fritz Brogan, Brooke Henderson, Thrillist’s Laura Hayes, Georgetowner’s Corrie Dyke, TAA PR’s Aba Bonney KwawuGina Ghislaine Dakkouni, and Roger Whyte.

Cap File to Fete New Holiday Issue

CF_COVER_HOL09 (2).jpg Capitol File has been silent on the party circuit since their big WHCA fete but they’re back for the holidays. The mag will be throwing a launch party for its new Holiday issue featuring cover star and local girl (Chevy Chase born and bred) Hillary Rhoda.

The new issue bears Sarah Schaffer‘s full editorial stamp, with contributions from FishbowlDC – Christine Delargy profiles Macon Phillips and a Q&A with WH Dep. Press Secretary Jen Psaki and former McCain campaign adviser Taylor Griffin in my column “Life of the Party.”

Folks such as Jack and Susanna Quinn, CNN’s Ed Henry and Edie Emery, Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos, Ted Leonsis, Nancy Brinker, Peter Fenn and Heather Podesta have been invited to join Rhoda and her mom Marianne and an intimate guest list of roughly 150 people at new restaurant/gastropub Againn.