CQ Executive Editor John Dineen has announced the promotion of two and the addition of three reporters to the Legislative Tracking Team. But more interesting than that news is that the fact that one of those scribes spent five summers climbing inside a big fuzzy animal costume playing characters like Tigger at Disney World. That would be Jason Barrett. Also noteworthy is Alexander Hart, who during his study abroad at the London School of Economics, became so lonely for U.S. politics that he began a Congress blog by relentlessly watching C-SPAN.

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