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POLITICO Pro Announces Several New Hires, Moves and Promotions

POLITICO Pro editor Martin Kady today announced to staff in an email several new hires, moves and promotions within the POLITICO Pro division, which now includes 13 policy verticals.

New hires include Mary Beth Marklein, a former higher education reporter for USA TODAY, as Pro Education editor; Chase Purdy as a reporter for Pro Agriculture; Jen Judson who joined Pro Defense on July 14; and Patrick Temple-West, who joins the Financial Services team.

In new roles are Maggie Chan as senior pro editor and Kyle Cheney, transitioning to the Campaign Pro team from the health care team.

See the full announcement, after the jump. Read more

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Politico Pro Adds WaPo‘s Censer to Defense Vertical

Martin Kady, editor of Politico Pro, announced today that Marjorie Censer has been hired as Defense Editor. She previously wrote for WaPo‘s Capital Business, where she covered the defense industry for the past four years. She is also a former managing editor for Inside the Army, where she led a team of reporters covering Army policy and programs. Censer comes on board as Pro is shifting focus a bit in their defense coverage. While they will still have a reporter dedicated to the Pentagon, their coverage will now focus more heavily on the Hill, where greater emphasis will be placed on defense policy, spending, and influence.

Marjorie’s first day is March 10.

Politico Editor Dresses Up as Fake Jim V.

Faux twitter handles, even that of a now dead mouse, may be strictly prohibited at Politico, but dressing up as a fake handle is not yet against publication law. Which is lucky for Congressional Editor Martin Kady, who dressed up as Executive Editor Jim VandeHei‘s Twitter alias, Fake Jim VandeHei, for Halloween Friday.

Politico‘s Sara Libby posted the photograph of Kady in costume . Well done, Kady! A shame you didn’t carry a sign with his bio: “Fuck you, Drudge me.”

 

Politico’s Kady Details Internal Shuffle

Politico Congressional Editor Martin Kady details the internal shifting of some reporters. He also gives a heartfelt sendoff to Meredith Shiner, who’s going to work for Roll Call. “Meredith has a special place in POLITICO’s heart, starting off here working as Glenn Thrush’s unpaid intern,” Kady wrote, referring to one of Politico‘s White House scribes. “She not only didn’t run screaming from the confines of Thrushworld, she thrived, and quickly made her way into full time reporting.” Kady also gives her props for going to Tucson on two hours notice to cover the Gabby Giffords shooting.

Other changes: Seung Min Kim transfers from the publication’s Arena section to become a congressional reporter. Reid Epstein, a new hire from Newsday, will join Jennifer Epstein and Gregg Birnbaum on the breaking news team. By Labor Day, Reid will relocate to the Congress team. Meanwhile, Erika Lovley moves to the Arena section.

See the lengthy memo from Kady…

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Metro Weekly’s White House correspondent Chris Geidner claims Thursday was Purple Paisley Tie Day. He wins our non-existent Pretty Tie of the Day award, an honor never bestowed on anyone.

Getting to know the Senator’s wife: Always a good idea

“I ran into Nancy Domenici on Cap Hill (Sen. Pete’s wife) today. She was walking home, too. What a gracious and down-to-earth woman.” — Albuquerque Journal‘s Washington Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a Thursday tweet.

Quite a reaction to end of RHOD

“@ReliableSource will miss your columns on RHDC so desp so I may have to tie you down and force you to watch RHBH and recap for me.” — Writer and wife to lobbyist Jack Quinn, Susanna Quinn in a Thursday tweet after WaPo‘s Reliable Source (Amy Argetsinger) reported that Real Housewives of DC has been canceled.

Fake Jim V. weighs in on Planned Parenthood issue

“Like most dilemmas involving planned parenthood, we can’t do anything until the morning after.” — FakeJimVandeHei in a Thursday tweet.

Note to Chuckles: You don’t have to “lean forward” when tweeting

“POTUS seemed to lean into idea of being to announce a deal early tmro. Seems to hint that a some working deal is on the table.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a Thursday tweet.

Editor disappointed with ShutdownShowdown coverage

“Fox is talking birthers, MSNBC Gulf Oil spill and CNN has Eva Longoria. And all I want is budget news. #insidethebeltway.” — Politico‘s Martin Kady in a Thursday tweet. Thankfully Fox News comes through with the following, as tweeted by Kady’s colleague Jake Sherman who informed: “Bachmann bets greta an “ice cream cone” that boehner, obama reid come to a deal tomorrow.” He’s referring to Bachmann’s appearance on FNC’s Greta Van Susteren‘s “On the Record” program last night.

Really bad luck

“A Google image search result for my name turns back a lot of nonsense and the frowny face of a guy I used to date. Wonderful.” — WaPo Social Media Producer Katie Rogers in a Thursday tweet.

Boy Bander hates ‘The West Wing

“At fiancee’s request, am watching The West Wing. Am I the only liberal who fucking HATES this show?” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman in a Thursday tweet.

TV report explains away all-caps use

“Hugely historic #TopLine today: FULL HALF HOUR for first ever time featuring SCHUMER, HATCH, HOYER, MCCARTHY, JEFF SESSIONS, RON JOHNSON.” — ABC “World News Tonight” Senior Washington Editor Rick Klein in a Thursday morning tweet. He apologizes a moment later, saying, “Sorry about the ALL CAPS but I’m jazzed.” We’ll excuse it this time since this is, we think, a first-time infraction.

Journos get emotional about potential shutdown

“Floor speeches today just pitiful: U want our soldiers to starve! No, U do! Well U want to keep borrowing fr China so we can fund abortion!.” — Former Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in a Thursday tweet.

“BREAKING: Cherry Blossom parade will proceed even if there is a #shutdown. #whew.” — Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn in a Thursday morning tweet.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein learns lesson amid shutdown story

“If this week has taught me anything, it’s how to write a news story about a lack of news.” — Sam Stein in a Thursday tweet. To which WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden said (joked, we think) that he’s sure Stein has learned this before.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

The procession of Washington journalists who kept reiterating that President Obama canceled today’s trip to Indianapolis, Indiana after The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman wrote, “WH official tells me POTUS will NOT go to Indiana tomorrow.”

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Whose got the ugliest, most loathsome facial/neck/seeping into chest hair in America? Meet America’s non-journalist Ian Murphy, the Buffalo Beast’s prank caller who appeared on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday night. Please, Murphy, buy a razor, this is terrifying.

Number of days since @DCJourno has tweeted: 9 (His/her last utterance was on FishbowlDC with this interview by intern Alec Jacobs. We don’t think Alec’s interview caused the disappearance, but we hope the anonymous D.C. tweeter will return soon.)

Tapper Block Watch

“This is spamming and if u keep doing it i will block you.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper to a follower named @Chani_11 Wednesday. Tapper is known for his no nonsense Twitter personality.

Prank on a prank

“Just got a call from David Koch. What does he want at this hour?:-)” — Syndicated columnist and Strategic Communications Strategist for Bullfight Strategies Karl Frisch in a Wednesday tweet.

Reporter wins the morning, noon & night

Politico‘s @mollyesque wins the morning/noon/night with Vanity Fair shout-out for her lede about Reid and hookers.” — Politico Deputy Congressional Editor Martin Kady goes all out in a Wednesday tweet “Win the BLANK” analogy about reporter Molly Ball, linking to this.

“Man” panel

“Im the least manly person alive, but what the hell/RT@LetsTalkLiveDC We’re gearing up for a “Man Panel”w/Adrian Loving @Bkownacki & @PWGavin” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a Wednesday tweet. Fellow man panel members are Brendan Kownacki (“media adviser, strategist, producer, commentator and self-proclaimed futurist”) and Adrian Loving (self-proclaimed DJ, “social stylist” and graphic design professor. In 2009 he told Washingtonian that he dances in front of the mirror daily.)

TBD fallout

“And, the next shoe drops at @tbd: major layoff.” — Former TBD GM Jim Brady in a Wednesday tweet.

TBD has not failed. A venture has to be given a chance to succeed before it can fail.” — Robert Frost? Not really. These are the words of TBD‘s Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry.

“Really disgusted by some Tweeps gloating over what happened @TBD. We all work in the media. Any one of us could get laid off any day #awful” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Wednesday tweet.

Jim Brady reveals true feelings about Mark Judge

“So let me get this right…Your biggest failing is not being the New York Press?” — Community Journalist Jen Connic in a Wednesday tweet to Jim Brady in reference to Mark Judge, who writes opinion pieces for The Daily Caller. Judge trashed TBD in a story Wednesday in which he wrote about applying to TBD for a job. Brady’s response to Connic: “Apparently. And that I didn’t hire him. He’s lucky I don’t publish the e-mails he sent me before I blew him off.” Another line from Brady: “Best is the “he’s an idiot” part followed by his desire for a job under said idiot. I think that technically makes him an idiot.” And this: “Damn, now I see my mistake. I didn’t listen to a guy who wanted a job at TBD despite my apparent hackery: Silly me.”

A scribe’s dishwasher nightmare

“All-day, Kafkaesque nightmare buying a Sears dishwasher today. And still not done installing it.” — Congressional Quarterly‘s John Donnelly in a Wednesday Facebook update.

Bret Baier: hooked on golf

“Watching the replay of the golf. Was trying to go to bed early but I am hooked. Can’t wait for good weather and green fairways.” — FNC anchor Bret Baier in a Wednesday night tweet. (Baier is more than a decent golfer. He lettered on four teams at DePauw University and is a member at Congressional Country Club.)

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“For the record, everything I type after 10 p.m. should be tagged #latenighttweet and considered accordingly.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a vital Wednesday night tweet at 11 p.m. (This item was in direct defiance to Metro Weekly writer Chris Geidner‘s request.)

Media assoc. at war with her clothes

“Tried on seven different outfits this am. Bad way to start off the day.” — Rachel Slobodien, senior media associate at Heritage Foundation in a Thursday morning tweet.

The week in birthday wishes…

The Hill‘s Molly Hooper and TWT‘s Ben Birnbaum. Happy Birthday!

Politico Proud as Peacocks Over 76-Pager

2395934554_838b3a11d9.jpg Politico reached its largest issue yet today in three years with a 76-page “Welcome Back to Congress” issue. The previous high was 64 pages. Today’s publication had a total of 43 and one-third ad pages.

The excitement within the paper began last night with a tweet from Congressional Bureau Chief Martin Kady, saying, “Who says print is dying? Politico has a 76 page paper tomorrow — our largest ever.”

Editor-in-Chief John Harris seconded Kady’s comment. “It definitely was a herculean effort on the editorial and production side,” he told FishbowlDC this afternoon. “Oddly enough our printer is in New Jersey. Because this was so much bigger than our standard issue, it really required people in the newsroom to be much more organized.”

Harris pointed in particular to Managing Editor Bill Nichols and Deputy Managing Editor Erika Compart for pulling this off. “I was amazed at how untense it was,” he said. “It really went off without a hitch.”

Harris said Compart had to run a tight ship with newsroom staff and not tolerate any lagging deadlines. “She had to be tough…especially where VandeHei and I are the worst offenders, wanting to make late changes,” he said, referring to his other newspaper half, Executive Editor Jim VandeHei.

The editor took a moment to take a stab at competing Capitol Hill publications, saying, “Our news team is producing such a first-class product, and in my mind, superior product against our Washington competition. Advertisers must agree because they are voting with their feet by coming to us.”

National Press Foundation to Host Issue Briefings

The National Press Foundation is launching a series of Capitol Hill Briefings, open and on the record, at the Wilson Center.

This Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the first of the ongoing series, co-sponsored by Politico, focuses on financial regulatory reform. Topics: the role of the Federal Reserve; managing systemic risk and moral hazard; credit rating agencies; and financial consumer protection.

Moderator: Martin Kady, Congressional Bureau Chief, Politico
Victoria McGrane, Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires (formerly with Politico)
Kathleen Day, Center for Responsible Lending
Steve Verdier, Sr. VP/Director of Congressional Relations,
Independent Community Bankers Association

Continental breakfast will be served. The cost to attend is nothing. Those who wish to attend must sign up here.

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“VandeHei and O’Reilly go at it. Lots of yelling. VandeHei wins (he IS my boss you know).”
Martin Kady, Politico’s Congressional Bureau Chief, on Twitter last night after his boss, Executive Editor Jim VandeHei, engaged in a fiery exchange on FNC’s “The O’Reilly Factor” with host Bill O’Reilly. The argument involved journalists’ coverage of FNC Contributor Sarah Palin and The Tea Party Convention.

This Surgeonfish can be found in the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean. In terms of temperament, “territorial aggression” can ensue.

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Libit Bids Farewell to Colleagues at Local 16

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Politico reporters came together Saturday night at Local 16 to say goodbye to colleague Daniel Libit. A wonderful sendoff, we’re sure.

But a note to Politico partygoers: Politico reporter Manu Raju is not Italian. In the list the tipster sent to Fishbowl, Manu’s surname (as shown below) renamed him after a Spaghetti sauce. Perhaps it was the liquor talking – the time was 3:07 a.m. when the note was sent. Or maybe Raju has a nickname in the works.

Regardless, those in attendance, said an e-mail, included: “Tim Alberta, Josh Kraushaar, Tim Grieve, Andy Barr, Erica Lovely, Meagan Bond, Sydelle Moore, Michael Calderone, Paige Connor, Kendra Marr, Meredith Shriner, Glenn Thrush, Martin Kady, Andie Collier, Matt Wuerker, Manu Ragu [STET], Ken Vogel, Kim Kingsley, Jmart.”

Best wishes to Libit in the Windy City, wherever he lands. (At last mention, he said his resume was under review at a number of Starbucks).

> Update: A crime has been committed against FishbowlDC — most likely a reporting while intoxicated (RWI) crime. To be sure, this is a lesson to me not to trust some a–hole writing us at 3 a.m. inventing some party in his or her head. Actual partygoers (with their correct spellings) include: Tim Grieve, Manu Raju, Josh Kraushaar, Andie Coller, Erika Lovley, Tim Alberta, Kendra Marr, Sydelle Moore, Meagan Bond and Andy Barr. Memo to VandeHarris: This is your “Winning the Dawn?” A thank you to Libit for setting the record straight. Libit, by the way, found this whole thing “HILLLLLARIOUS.”

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