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Posts Tagged ‘Jim DeMint’

Awkward Interactions at Heritage Foundation’s Launch of The Daily Signal

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Last night at Sixth Engine, The Heritage Foundation celebrated the Tuesday launch of its new site The Daily Signal, a digital-first, multimedia news platform.

Amidst drinks with clever names like the “Editor in Chief” and the “Teaser” alongside delicious samplings of Korean style chicken tenders, heaping bites of tuna tar tar, and brussels sprouts, FishbowlDC was so rudely interrupted by the self-proclaimed ‘Christian, Conservative, Southern, Zionist, that is Everything the Left hates Heritage Action Legislative Strategist (description a la his Twitter bio).”

During a conversation with a writer for Heritage Action’s blog The Forge, said “strategist” apparently felt threatened by FishbowlDC speaking to his ex-fiance. The “strategist” – who I met just seconds earlier – felt the need to tell me his engagement with whom I was previously speaking ended four weeks ago.

Unable to hold back a smirk caused by the absurdity of this man’s relationship woes, he trice assumed I thought the situation was funny. Newsflash: I barely know who you are, let alone care about your relationship status.

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TWT Lands Boldface Contributors for TheConservatives.com

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Newt Gingrich, Senator Jim DeMint, Congressman Thad McCotter, Former Congressman Pat Toomey, and Grover Norquist. Those are just a few of the boldface names that you’ll see contributing to TWT‘s newly-launched web property, TheConservatives.com in the near future.

Gingrich’s first column for the site, “The Conservative Hour for America Has Come” is already live. In addition to offering big name political contributors, “The Conservatives” tightly integrates social media streams along with the blog, enabling readers to follow up to twenty-five conservative leaders across multiple platforms at one time.

Go multiplatform with your favorite conservative policymakers here.

Don’t Screw With David Rogers

Betsy Rothstein reports on the rowr-fest between Capitol Hill Reporter Extraordinaire David Rogers (WSJ) and Sen. Jim DeMint.

    In a press briefing of GOP senators who disagreed with the resolution — they included DeMint, John Cornyn (R-Texas) and David Vitter (R-La.) — Rogers pointedly asked DeMint, “Did you read the resolution?”

    DeMint, who looked embarrassed, replied that he read the summary of the resolution. Other reporters began to snicker. But Rogers didn’t let up. In a classroom moment, he lectured DeMint on the contents of the resolution.

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