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Bloomberg News Hires Vicary

Lauren Vicary, former political editor at MSNBC.com, has landed a new gig with Bloomberg as political editor for the newsroom’s digital group.  Before MSNBC.com, Vicary worked for the broadcast division of the Associated Press where she served as lead political producer, working with the AP’s White House and Congressional correspondents. Prior to that, Lauren was an anchor and reporter at ABC and CBS affiliates, and as a program director at PBS and Time Life Video and Television.  She begins at Bloomberg on Monday.  Congrats to Lauren!

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Journos Flock to Conde Nast Traveler Fete

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L: Glenn Ballard, Christine Delargy, Christina Sevilla and Jay Newton-Small R: Valerie Jarrett.

Hoards of journalists came out to the Washington Hilton last night to celebrate DC with Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The fete was inspired by the May issue featuring First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover.

Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska and Vice President and Publisher Chris Mitchell hosted notable media types such as Chris Lehmann, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox, ABC’s Rick Klein, “America’s Morning News” host Amy Holmes, Politico’s Amie Parnes, Patrick Gavin, James Hohmann and Jonathan Martin, CBS’ Christine Delargy, TIME’s Jay Newton-Small, NBC’s Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Bloomberg’s Sarah Feinberg, Laura Ingraham, NPR’s Michele Norris and Lauren Vicary.

And though Valerie Jarrett was the guest of honor, she wasn’t the only White House rep on hand. Also in attendance were the First Lady’s Chief of Staff Sharon Sher, Communications Director Camille Johnston, Press Secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld and Ebs Burnough from the White House Social Office.

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Christina Sevilla, Lauren Vicary, Tammy Haddad.

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L: Amy Holmes with Anne Schroeder Mullins R: Jay Newton-Small with Rick Klein.

Media Mingles at Street Soccer USA Awards

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Late last week media-types Maureen Orth, Comcast SporstNet’s Ivan Carter, TIME’s Jay Newton Small, News Channel 8′s Rebecca Cooper, Lauren Vicary and Pamela Sorensen joined power players and soccer players like Ted Leonsis, Maria Cuomo Cole, Jose Garcia, Ben Olsen, Kevin Payne and DC United 2009 MVP Clyde Simms for the Street Soccer USA Sport for Social Change Awards held at the Organization of American States Building in downtown DC.

The event, emceed by Comcast SportsNet anchor Chick Hernandez was held to recognize honorees: Zach Leonsis, Fernando Murias, Darrell Green and Sheila Johnson for their outstanding contributions to the organization.

Street Soccer USA was founded to fight homelessness and poverty through sports programs. According to the group, 75% of those who go through their programs now have jobs and are living a better life. SSUSA is now in 20 markets including our own DC KNIGHTS in Columbia Heights. For more info, check out www.streetsoccerusa.org.

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Rebecca Cooper gets some bubbly.

When the Embassy’s Rockin’…

Suspicious Package- WaPo‘s Tom Toles, Christina Sevilla of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Bryan Greene and LAT‘s Josh Meyer- performed at the Danish Embassy Friday night, across the street from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s house (she no-showed). The event was in advance of the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December and the band dedicated one of its last songs The Beatles’ “Come Together” to its cause.

Adoring fans included Dick Keil, Anu Rangappa, Juleanna Glover, Kiki Ryan, Brian Walsh, Doug Heye, Mark Paustenbach, Sasha Issenberg, Wendy Gordon, Jill Collins, Lauren Vicary, Kenny Day, Adam Zagorin and Allan Lengel, among others. The after-party continued at the Darlington House on Dupont Circle… there we were joined by Matthew Cooper, Polson Kanneth and Amy Holmes, to name a few.

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BTDubs, Keeks Bday Party Was Obvi Totes Brills

Janet Donovan hosted a birthday party for Kiki Ryan last night at Teatro Goldoni, after her first day with Politico Click where she’ll be covering “night life” (and we assure you, she’s an expert). Though we do love her, we promise this is the last post on Kiki for a while…

In attendance: Politico Click colleagues Patrick Gavin and Anne Schroeder Mullins, Yeas & Nays’ Jeff Dufour, Jayne Sandman, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, Green & Glover’s Stephanie Green, CNN’s Edie Emery, Jessica Hoy, Lee Brenner, Chelsea Cummings, David Bass, Washington Whispers’ Nikki Schwab, msnbc.com’s Lauren Vicary, WUSA’s Angie Goff, Pamela Sorenson, Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt and Fox News’ Chad Pergram, among others.

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Mike Allen’s “Surprise” Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks

Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico’s Mike Allen never seems to stop.

So last night, co-hosts John Harris and Ann O’Hanlon, Jim and Autumn VandeHei, Mike Feldman, Betsy Fischer, Hilary Rosen, Jonathan Karl, Greta Van Susteren and John Coale thought it was about time for Mikey to let loose with a “surprise” birthday party at the home of one of DC’s best hosts Tammy Haddad.

And how do you go about surprising someone who knows everything going on in this town? Tammy and co. posed the party as a celebration of “President Obama’s 160 Days of Media.” The surprise was spoiled just a little before the party- Tammy had to fill Mike in to ensure his attendance.

Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, Ann Compton, John Dickerson, Rita Braver and Bob Barnett, Suzanne Malveaux, Nia-Malika Henderson, Savannah Guthrie, Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt, Debbie Dingell, Sam Feist, Steve Chaggaris, Querry Robinson, Roger Simon, Ann Schroeder Mullins, Lauren Vicary, Mark Murray, Sasha Johnson, Juleanna Glover, Janet Donovan, Edie Emery, Adam Verdugo, Carol Lee, Alex Burns, Michael Feldman, Ron Bonjean, Lynn Sweet, Bill Burton and Laura Capps, Gordon Johndroe and Austan Goolsbee, among many others, all donned “I Like Mike” campaign-ish buttons.

Harris and VandeHei each toasted their all-star, each saying that Mike had a bigger heart than any guy they’ve ever met.

Mike also gave a really gracious speech, joking that the party was sponsored by Starbucks and thanking Tammy and others for their friendship and hospitality, and God, quipping VandeHei thinks that’s a reference to him. VandeHei called him a “guy who will break more news before I’m done with this toast than I will in my career” and very appropriately, the “guy who gets up in the morning and reads all the papers so the rest of us don’t have to.”

Always the intrepid reporter, Mike even included a pool report in this morning’s Playbook:

POOL REPORT from Washington’s true bipartisan DMZ — TAMMY HADDAD’s YARD. Tammy (the one carrying two cameras, as well as throwing the party) had a few friends over to “Celebrate! President Obama’s 160 DAYS OF MEDIA, Hosted By John Harris and Ann O’Hanlon, Jim and Autumn VandeHei, Mike Feldman, Betsy Fischer, Jonathan Karl, Greta Van Susteren and John Coale, Hilary Rosen, Jonathan Martin, and Tammy Haddad.” Aided and abetted by the magic of Kim Kingsley. (hat tip: Mom)

THE CARTOON SPHYNX SAYS: Thank you for the love and amazing time, and for taking the time to appreciate and enjoy each other.

IT TURNS OUT THAT… even Michael Feldman would want to come back as Michael Feldman.


Mike’s birthday card.

More party photos after the jump. Also, find out where Mike’s friends read his Playbook, courtesy of Politico‘s Patrick Gavin. We have to agree with Margaret Carlson- “Doesn’t everybody read it in bed?”

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Vicary To MSNBC.com

Lauren Vicary, currently with the Associated Press, has accepted a job with MSNBC.com as their political editor.