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Happy Birthday Mike Allen!

Today is the birthday of “the man the White House wakes up to.” That’s Politico‘s Playbook Author Mike Allen, who was born in 1964 in Orange County, Calif.

You won’t see this news in his own birthday section — he’s not that sort of guy. So we wanted to shower him with Happy Birthday wishes here. (h/t ABC’s Jonathan Karl, who tweeted the news this morning, saying, “Happy Birthday Mike Allen, the one birthday you won’t read about in Playbook.”)

We have remarks from a special person in Allen’s life: NJ‘s Marc Ambinder, who lobbed a public grenade at Playbook last week at the Page One screening/panel at the Newseum. Ambinder specifically criticized Allen’s select birthday listings for “further politicizing Washington” and for “pushing the Administration’s agenda.” The pair later exchanged relative niceties over email.

Ambinder’s birthday message for Allen is as follows: “Happy Birthday to the best-sourced, most jealousy-inducing and nicest journo I know (and like to occasionally public tweak).”

NYT‘s Mark Leibovich, who wrote the immense 2010 profile on Allen, remarked, “Is it his birthday? If it wasn’t in Playbook, how can we be sure he (or anyone) was really born? It’s the DC equivalent of the long-form birth certificate.”

When asked for birthday comments for Allen, Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris wrote: “Mike and I have known each other for 20 years–we were both young reporters in Richmond–and I think we’ve been friends longer than any of his other Washington colleagues. He was a force of nature then and is a force of nature now. One of the most exceptional journalists of his generation, and one of the most exceptional people.”

We at FishbowlDC wish Allen a very Happy Birthday.

UPDATE: ABC’s Ann Compton tweeted a birthday message to Allen today. She wrote, “Happy Birthday to the guy in the only picture on my WH booth wall.” See the photograph after the jump…

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ABC’s Sunlen Miller Leaves W.H. for Senate

After spending three years covering the White House, Sunlen Miller will join Chief Congressional Correspondent Jonathan Karl and the ABC News team on Capitol Hill as a Senate reporter. Miller was one of the early journalists covering the fledgling Obama campaign in 2007 as an off-air reporter for the network. She starts her new gig on Monday.

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QUOTES of the DAY

NBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday: “Can’t beat this London backdrop for my @nbcnightlynews report tonight.”

Washington journos have final aha! moments

“Am heading to Tennessee in advance of severe weather…which means I am missing @Oprah’s last show. #sososoSad” — ABC News Correspondent Yunji de Nies in a Wednesday tweet.

“Hooray, I made it through life without ever watching a full episode of Oprah!” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell in a Wednesday tweet.

“Judging from the hate tweets, #Oprah viewers are big fans of having their cats in their avatar picture.” — The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green in a Wednesday tweet. He adds: “Remains to be seen how many followers I lose for my Oprah tweet, but one thing’s for sure: the debate over.” And this: “Anyone RTs Oprah at me I unfollow you.”

Ed Schultz: ‘Slut’ fallout

“7:02a and still no AM Joe mention of Schultz…” — Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham in a Thursday morning tweet. On Tuesday Schultz called her a “slut” and “talk slut”" on his radio program and last night he apologized to her repeatedly. Looks like forgiveness is not happening.

“I’m guessing Ed Schultz won’t be appearing on Morning Joe’s “Knowing Your Value” program this morning.” — NJ‘s media writer Amanda Munoz Temple in a Thursday morning tweet.

An Anonymous Tipster writes into FishbowlDC… “American women love Ed Shultz. Hello!? He is one of our real champions.”

Senator brushes off Roll Call reporter

“Sen. Vitter *still* won’t answer reporter questions in hall. Thinking of dubbing him, Franken, etc. Fraidy Cat Caucus.” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis in a Wednesday tweet.

Huh?

“I am about to go on GMA to explain what laundry-folding robots and shrimp on a treadmill have in common.” — ABC News’s Jonathan Karl in a Thursday morning tweet.

Scribe explains D.C. shallowness: Call me!

“Why do people care Clinton told Ryan ‘Give me a call?’ That’s something shallow DC people say. Chris Matthews said it to me. #MeansNothing.” — Washington Examiner Yeas & Nays intern Eddie Scarry in a Wednesday tweet.

Dedication…

“On the road to Indiana. Listening to @cspanwj on @cspanradio on my way out of the beltway!” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday morning tweet.

A Quick Convo Between Two Journalists

Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs: “Sources want to know that they can do/say whatever and have anonymity assured. That trust is a form of currency.”

National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg: “Yeah I get that. But it’s not a question of ethics. It’s just a issue of journo-guild ‘best’-practices.”

 

Journos Go Venga!

Lord, Gregory and Zimmerman

Dufour and Cherukuri

A menagerie of metrosexuals and the ladies who love them gathered at Fiola Wednesday evening for the launch of Winston Lord‘s new venture, Venga.  The company, co-founded by Sam von Pollaro,  is the creator of iPhone and Andriod apps that connect Washington D.C. consumers with exclusive offers, specials, happy hours, and music at restaurants, bars and lounges.  Out to show their support for Lord and Von Pollaro’s entrepreneurial efforts were NBC’s David Gregory, ABC’s Jonathan Karl, CNN’s Ed Henry, FNC’s Chris Wallace, UrbanDaddy’s Jeff Dufour, Huffington Post’s Peter Cherukuri, Tammy Haddad, man-about-town Mark Ein, and Politico’s Mike Allen.  Also spotted were Nats player Ryan Zimmerman and Mike Isabella from Top Chef.

Congrats to Winston!  For more information on Venga, visit govenga.com

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QUOTES of the DAY


Scarborough’s birthday breakfast

“Aka “The Metamucil Pack.” Happy bday J!  — NBC’s Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert in a Saturday morning tweet, a remark to MSNBC “Morning Joe” Host Joe Scarborough‘s announcement that he was celebrating his birthday eating breakfast at iHop with Random House Executive Editor and PBS Contributor  John Meacham, TIME‘s Mark Halperin and NY Magazine’s John Heilemann.

“Wish you were here to see Meacham wolfing down the Ihop chicken strips and waffles special. #pulitzerprizewinner” — MNSBC’s Scarborough to FNC anchor Bret Baier in a Saturday morning tweet after Baier wished him a happy birthday.

Major relieved to be off-air

“RT @RuthAnneAdams: Lookee at Major! Pulling a Congressional all-nighter! But no kliegs and no hairspray and no make-up!!// equals BLISS” — NJ‘s Congressional correspondent Major Garrett in a Friday night tweet expressing how happy he is to be off TV. He’s a former White House correspondent for Fox News.

Scribe gets note from editor

“Email from editor this morning includes ‘Too bad, but thems the breaks.’ I laughed. — TBD.com News Aggregation Editor Nicole Young in a Saturday morning tweet.

Come on Shutdown, hurry up, booze abounds

House will began debate around midnight. Looks like the govt won’t shut down … but by the time we get outta here, all the DC bars might. — CNN’s Rachel Streitfeld in a Friday night tweet.

“Dear House: please stop. less talkie, more leaving so i can drink jamesons in peace. yours truly #shutdownboy” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a Friday night tweet.

The cheerleader

“Go Luke loud, louder, Loudest! The public needs answers.” — Anonymous tipster on Russert.

Where’s the Twitter logic?

“Sadly the dumb people that you block on twitter still show up if someone you follow retweets them.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito in a Friday tweet.

Journo’s fashionable response to potential shutdown

“Today wearing Countdown to Shutdown clock around my neck like Flava Flav” — “The Takeaway’s” Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Friday tweet.

Karl makes it into Gridiron

“Congrats to @jonkarl who took a break from reporting on #shutdown to be elected to Gridiron Club, DC’s oldest press group.” — USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page in a Friday tweet about ABC News’s Jonathan Karl.

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QUOTES of the DAY

Sen. John McCain‘s (R-Ariz.) daughter and Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain gets new spectacles. “I will now go home at night and turn into Lois Lane,” she tweeted Tuesday.

Birthday Notes: A special belated Happy Birthday to the Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays writer Nikki Schwab, whose birthday was Monday. She celebrated late last week at The Mayflower. Other birthday’s today (h/t ABC Jake Tapper) are ABC News Radio’s Ann Compton and ABC News’s Jonathan Karl.

Snooki Vs. Joan Walsh: Who’s happier?

“I am confident that snooki has a better life than @joanwalsh.” — SCMcDonnell in a Tuesday tweet in reference to Jersey Shore’s Snooki and Salon‘s venomous political talk show pundit Joan Walsh.

A Politics Daily headline on ‘O’

‘O: A Presidential Novel’ — By Anonymous, Starring Obama and ‘Self-Obsessive’ D.C.

Daily rituals

“I make it a point that whenever @MichaelBarone comes into the office, that we fist bump,” Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire in a Tuesday tweet.

Something better said, not thought

“If u’r walking in a crosswalk, FUCKING MOVE!!! Don’t take your damn time! I don’t have all day for u to lollygag….JACKASSES!”

Reporter claims to be ‘out of loop’

“Consider me out of the loop: The Obamas were two blocks from my house today at the local middle school, unbeknownst to me until this evening.” — CQ‘s John Donnelly in a Monday Facebook update.

Journo gets emotional over Sawyer interview

“10 minutes into this Diane Sawyer interview with Mark Kelly and I’m already crying.” — ABC News Correspondent Yunji de Nies in a Tuesday night tweet during ABC’s Diane Sawyer interview with Rep. Gabrielle Gifford‘s husband, Mark Kelly on 20/20.

Hu, what, when, where how

After offending some overly sensitive followers with Hu banter on Twitter Tuesday referencing Chinese President Hu Jintao, ABC’s Jake Tapper declared, “A Hu pun ban is on.” To which Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody remarked, “Hu are you to make such declarations? Hu do you think you are, President Hu?” But Think Progress writer, Lee Fang, wasn’t laughing. He wrote to Tapper, “As a journalist, I hope you treat everyone you cover with respect regardless of ethnicity. No need for ethnic cracks.” Tapper replied, “Whoops. I think that’s a little strong. But I’m sorry if you were offended.”

TNR Makes Changes to Web Team and Announces Brand New Class of Reporter-Researchers

Today TNR.com Editor Greg Veis announces two additions to its web team: Barron YoungSmith and Seyward Darby (pictured above) have been named deputy editors. Both are former reporter-researchers at the magazine.

Chloë Schama (below right) has replaced Darby as Assistant Managing Editor. Schama is a former Assistant Literary Editor at the magazine. She has an M.Phil. in English from Cambridge and graduated from Harvard. Schama is the author of Wild Romance: A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial, and a Self-Made Woman (Walker Books 2010).

Laura Bennett (below left) has been named Assistant Literary Editor. She graduated from Yale where she was editor-in-chief of the The Yale Herald and the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

TNR also introduced its 2010-2011 class of reporter-researchers. Find out who they are and see where they might go. We have the list as well as noteworthy alumni after the jump…

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Jon Karl Named Senior Political Correspondent for ABC News

David Westin announced today that Jonathan Karl has been named Senior Political Correspondent for ABC News.  Westin’s memo announcing the promotion below:

“ From: Westin, David
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 1:00 PM
To: ABCTV News ALL
Cc: Sweeney, Anne
Subject: Jonathan Karl

With the mid-term elections upon us, I am pleased to announce that Jon Karl has been named Senior Political Correspondent. In addition to covering Capitol Hill, Jon will report on the national political landscape for all our broadcasts and platforms. Jon’s institutional knowledge of Congress has distinguished our reporting from the Hill. He brings that same depth of knowledge and tenacity to national politics.  In a business with so much inflamed rhetoric, Jon’s intelligent and even-handed reporting cuts through the noise and provides our audience a deeper understanding of the issues at hand.

 Please join me in congratulating Jon.”

The National Press Club: Beat the Deadline 5K

The National Press Club goes on the record with its annual Beat the Deadline 5K, Saturday, July 17, in the heart of the nations capitol.

The race salutes journalists and their news sources, attracting national news personalities, media professionals, politicians, and pundits. Among this year’s lineup are CNN’s Jill Dougherty, Newsweek‘s Eleanor Clift, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein, Washington Post Misfits Vick Hallett and Lenny Bernstein, and ABC/WJLA’s Courtney Robinson. Race proceeds go to NPC’s non-profit Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library to benefit training and scholarships for journalism. For complete race details and online registration, visit www.press.org/5K.

Hotline to Host 2nd Annual “Political Pursuit”

On Thursday, April 29th, National Journal‘s Hotline will again host “Political Pursuit.” The ultimate political trivia face-off, “Political Pursuit” will feature Hotline Editors Amy Walter and John Mercurio as they attempt to stump broadcast journalists, Members of Congress and print reporters. Check out the teams below:

Broadcast News:
Dana Bash, CNN
Jonathan Karl, Senior Congressional Correspondent ABC News
Chuck Todd, NBC News
Judy Wooduff, The News Hour

Old School:
Chris Cillizza, Washington Post
Al Hunt, Bloomberg News
Stuart Rothenberg, Rothenberg Political Report
Karen Tumulty, Washington Post

Members Only:
Hon. Tom Davis (VA)
Hon. Sherrod Brown (OH)
TBD
TBD

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