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Elizabeth Edwards talks with Tim Russert

“One of my favorite pictures of my dad is him talking to Elizabeth Edwards in NH in early ’08. May she be risen.” — NBC’s Luke Russert in a Tuesday tweet accompanied by the above photograph.

Remembering Elizabeth

“I’d spent a little bit of time with Elizabeth Edwards in Iowa, she was unlike any other political spouse I’d ever met.” — Roll Call Editor Christina Bellantoni in a Tuesday night tweet.

Major Garrett rejoins ‘cool kids

“As you might imagine, last night’s Christmas party I was a print reporter rejoining the cool kids as a print reporter. I will not be there Friday for the Broadcast party.” — NJ‘s Major Garrett on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” this morning. But seriously, we know who the real cool kids are (wink wink Slate‘s Dave Weigel).

Journo feeling joy of season

“I’ve been to a couple of WH xmas parties now in both Bush & Obama admins and I have to say, they’re always magical & live up to expectations.” — Politico‘s Amie Parnes in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Noisy awfulness

“Why a car alarm? Why now?” — National Review’s Kathryn Lopez in a Wednesday morning tweet.

D.C. Reporter: ‘A bag of bones cannot carry a child’

“I think Rachel Zoe is faking her pregnancy. A bag of bones cannot carry a child. Has anyone seen a photo?” asks Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a Tuesday Facebook update on the celeb stylist. Politics Daily‘s “Woman Up” writer¬† Donna Trussell replies, “Oooooo I just googled images. Yikes.” Miller then casts an investigative eye on the matter: “I meant has anyone seen photographic EVIDENCE that the bag of bones is with child. I just think she’s pretending for PR.”

Blame it on the office

“I think I need to have the home office tested for Inertia.” — Slate‘s John Dickerson in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Kurtz lips are sealed – sort of

“Just back from WH Xmas party. A no-tweeting rule was imposed so my lips are sealed! Have to save it for my memoir.” — The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz wildly holding himself back in a Tuesday night tweet. To be fair to Howie, he wasn’t the only jouno to tweet about the no-tweeting rule — Bellantoni was also among the non-tweeting tweeters.

Happy Birthday to Ann Coulter. Secret she doesn’t want you know: The GOP pundit is not as vicious as she wants you to think. Also birthday wishes to Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary, a Fishbowl regular.

White House Correspondents’ Association Entertainment for the April 2011 scholarship dinner: SNL‘s “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Myers — first reported by Politico‘s Mike Allen.

Middle of the Night Banter

What are journalists like in the wee hours of Election Night? Some attended parties, others did TV hits and still others were holed up in bed with a dangerous combination of champagne and computers (thank you FamousDC for that excellent imagery). To give you a sense, we’ve rounded up the best of the best (or something like that).

NJ‘s Marc Ambinder: “Can I go to sleep yet?” (At approximately 1:43 a.m.)

Politics Daily‘s Matt Lewis‘s bragging rights: “So I’ll actually be on from like 2:35-3:35 a.m. ET.”

C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art safe and sound: “Made it home. Very few cars on the road at 2:30 a.m.”

Politico‘s Kasie Hunt: “Aaand at 2:43a, my BlackBerry has finally gone to sleep. Not me, though.”

Politico‘s Ben Smith leans on Slate‘s Dave Weigel: “I need a Twitter editor at this hour.”

NJ‘s Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier marveling at the new NJ: New and old friends just toasted the first election day in the united NJ newsroom. God Bless Crown Royal (It’s close to 3 a.m.)

ABC News’s Jake Tapper sees a possible political career for a certain situation from MTV’s “Jersey Shore”: “Say hello to Rep.-elect Ben Quayle & former Real World star Rep.-elect Sean Duffy [Door open for Rep. Situation]”

HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim anticipating unoriginal headlines: “How many headline writers will think “up in smoke” is the cleverest way to describe the pot initiative losing?”

National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez: “MSNBC is the seat of cockiness right now.”

Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary: “Okay, now for a two-hour nap. See you guys on #insidetrack.” Before that she remarked, “Official: I have been awake 24 hours. #startingtoloseit”

The Nation‘s Editor/Publisher Katrina vanden Heuval: “Like Lawrence O’Donnell on elections. Serious, intense in semi-wonky + saavy way.

The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody: “Long night. Just downed one of those 5-hour energy shot things. Haven’t eaten. Getting the shakes. #journalism”

Politics Daily‘s White House correspondent Alex Wagner: “For those interested in #Boehner crying jags: they come often.” Wagner suggests this WaPo story.

Politico‘s White House scribe Glenn Thrush: “If Christine O’Donnell doesn’t get a reality show I’m canceling basic cable.”

WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart remarks on his facial hair after a follower scolds him, saying, “OMG, @CapehartJ, you’ve got scruff! #MSNBCafterdark. ” He replies. “LOL. Not my shaving day.”

Donald Edmond, attorney, who wants to take over Politico by starting a publication called Common Sense 2012: “@FishbowlDC You realize you’d overtake Politico in this town if I wrote for you FT right? Black Republican in DC w/humor and insight.” (Note to readers: Edmond is an anti-trust lawyer we were Twitter “arguing/discussing” with well into the morning.)

ABC’s Rick Klein: “@karentravers I will sleep only when @berman14‘s hair gets out of place.” (Travers is an ABC White House reporter; Berman is an ABC News correspondent.)

Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn: “The up side: at least now I can get back to worrying about Charlie Sheen.”

SKDKnickerbocker’s Hanna Rosin: “Man up John Boehner. Stop crying.”

Political Wire‘s Taegan Goddard: “Two things I’ll forever miss on Election Day: Mechanical voting machines and Tim Russert.”

CBS News White House Radio correspondent Mark Knoller: “Haven’t seen anyone smiling at the WH this morning. With good reason.”

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Smoking friends: Prez and Speaker may soon share habit

“24 hours until a smoking President and a smoking Speaker of the House.” — Engage’s Patrick Ruffini on Monday on Twitter. Ruffini is a political strategist who works in new media and politics.

Election day/night psychology

“Resolved: Election Night is delicious and tremendous. Election Day is frustrating and way too long.” — ABC’s Rick Klein in a early Tuesday morning note on Twitter.

Campaign trail doldrums

“This may be the most awful day on the trail: More rain than I’ve seen on the road the whole time I’ve been out; miserable traffic. Ick.” — RealClearPolitics‘s Erin McPike on the trail in rainy Seattle in a Monday tweet.

GOP pundit’s own version of The Hangover

“Can’t help but assume political world will wake up tomorrow as the college version of me: hungover and dealing w/ a Governor Cuomo in NY…” — GOP consultant and pundit Kevin Madden in a Monday evening tweet.

Election morning blemish

“I woke up on election day with an unexpected zit. Making me a political geek’s John Hughes film.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez in a Tuesday morning tweet.

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Reporter takes in Arizona from the road

“Still loving Arizona.” But before that, “Nobody breaks and loses more pairs of sunglasses than I do. Nobody.” — RealClearPolitics‘s Scott Conroy, who was on the campaign trail in Arizona last night and will be in Vegas tonight. His beautiful picture from Arizona is above.

Gunning for the Capitol

“Tim Gunn: ‘DC will be a fashion capital again.’” — TBD‘s Maura Judkis tweeted from the Capitol File party Wednesday night where Project Runway’s Tim Gunn was the guest of honor.

Scribe enjoys day sans Twitter

“No offense, Twitter: but I really haven’t tweeted today and I like it. i really, really like it.” — Kathryn Lopez from National Review Online in a Wednesday tweet.

Tucker brings ‘man up’ into conversation with Greta

“Man up. If you did support it, look right in the camera and say, ‘I supported it’ and face the consequences. Take the lumps — thank you sir may I have another?” — The Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson on Greta Van Susteren‘s “On The Record” program last night discussing politicians who supported Obama’s health care package and who now want to distance themselves from it.

Heel hell

“The wearing of the 4inch heels to the WH garden harvest event–right after a rainstorm–was perhaps not the smartest thing I’ve ever done.” — Politics Daily‘s White House Correspondent Alex Wagner in a Wednesday tweet.

Save the notebooks

“If I had a dime for every partially used reporter’s notebook in my possession, it would equal an entry level reporter salary.” — Ethan Klapper, American University Journalism student and online managing editor for the student newspaper, The Eagle,¬†in a Wednesday tweet.

Time off for Knoller

“I’ve got a couple of days off – but will be in touch.” — CBS News White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller in a Wednesday tweet. To which Human Events senior editor Emily Miller remarked, “I have separation anxiety.”

Who Edited K-Lo’s Wikipedia Page?

Most people know Kathryn Lopez as the tireless blogger over at National Review’s “The Corner.”

Type in “National Review” into the new WikiScanner website, and this page appears.

There are seven edits on Lopez’s Wikipedia page. Here’s what was deleted (in bold):

  • She is the most frequent poster to “The Corner” – indeed for some stretches of time, the only poster – but as a result, her writing and sometimes logic tends to get sloppy.

  • Despite this level of visibility within the political opinion industry, no photographs of her are known to exist on the Internet, lending her an air of mystery to those who only know her writing.

  • Her [[nickname]] on the National Review Online [[blog]] “The Corner” is “K-Lo”, a wordplay comparing her to the celebrity actress and singer [[Jennifer Lopez]] (“J-Lo”).

Here’s what was added:

    Coincidentally, she also shows the most hostility to [[Star Trek]] and any references to it; it was under her editorship that the famous NRO Star Trek Ban was instituted. Lopez would do the same to Arlen Specter in the Senate if given the chance.

Things that make you go hmm….