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CNN: Best Vines in Politics 2014

CNN’s Ashley Codianni complied a great list of the year’s “Best Vines in Politics,” and we here at FishbowlDC would love to share some of them with you. For the complete list go to CNN Politics.

Enjoy!

1. Hold on “let me take a selfie” with Vice President Joe Biden

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Colbert Pokes Fun At President During Kennedy Center Honors

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While hosting The Kennedy Center Honors yesterday evening, Stephen Colbert took a moment to poke fun at President Obama and Democrats over the results of the midterm elections.

“The most powerful and influential person in the world… Michelle Obama. Maddam First Lady, lovely to see you. Good evening,” Colbert joked, as the camera cut to a laughing First Lady and seemingly unamused President.

“There she is, looking radiant, on camera, next to the President, which I assume means she has no future plans to run for office,” he continued, getting a laugh from the President this time. ”There aren’t a lot of Democrats who have that courage.”

Colbert will sit down with President Obama for the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium this evening. The episode will air at 11:30 PM ET.

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Afternoon Lede Check – 10.29.14

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… Read more

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Upworthy as Guest Curator

Michelle ObamaThe White House announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama has joined Upworthy as a guest curator. Her participation aligns with her Reach Higher program, encouraging students to “Complete your education. Own your future.”

In her first post, Obama writes about her arrival to college and settling in. She goes on to introduce a video highlighting first-generation college students at Kansas State University pursuing careers in education. Read more

Afternoon Lede Check – 6.24.14

President Clinton says ‘dead broke’ comments were ‘factually true.’ Boehner planning House lawsuit against Obama executive actions. And the DC Council votes to keep the “yoga tax.”

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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President Obama Pens Huff Post Op-Ed on Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

Working_families_summitCorresponding with today’s first ever White House Summit on Working FamiliesPresident Barack Obama penned “Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Are Not Frills — They’re Basic Needs” for The Huffington Post on the challenges of working parents and how the country can properly address them.

“Family leave, childcare, flexibility and a decent wage aren’t frills,” writes Obama. “They’re basic needs. They shouldn’t be bonuses — they should be the bottom line.”

The all day event at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Woodley Park is sponsored by the Center for American Progress, The White House, and the U.S. Department of Labor and is set to include the President, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

For the op-ed, click on over to The Huffington Post, or click through for the summit’s live stream. Read more

Michelle Obama Tweets #BringBackOurGirls

First Lady Michelle Obama joined the social media effort to build awareness for the 230 girls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram from the Chibok Government Secondary School in Nigeria last month. On Tuesday, there was a rally outside the Embassy of Nigeria in support of the search.

 

 

Weekend Happenings

Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons WithHey Party People! What you got going on this weekend? U.S. News & World Report‘s Nikki Schwab is celebrating her 30th tonight and DC journo band Suspicious Package is performing two nights in a row at Art Soiree‘s 4th annual Political Cartoon Exhibit.

Schwab, who shares her birth date with First Lady Michelle Obama, is starting out at Baby Whale (1124 9th St. NW) tonight at 7:30pm. Stop on by and buy the girl a birthday drink!

Both Friday and Saturday night, Art Soiree is hosting a political cartoon exhibit by KAL (Kevin Kallaugher) at the Ritz in Georgetown with a performance by Suspicious Package. Comprised of reporters armed with their musical talent and rock star looks, band members include Pulitzer Prize-winning WashPost Editorial Cartoonist Tom Toles, senior government officials Christina Sevilla and Bryan Greene, former TIME/Bloomberg journo Tim Burger and Medill School of Journalism’s Josh Meyer.

Art Soiree’s a ticketed event. Get yours here.

Send us what else is goin’ on and we’ll add it in. See ya around!

Mikki Taylor: FLOTUS Brings ‘Sophistication’ to American Style

mediabistroTV bannerIn her new book Commander in Chic, Essence editor-at-large Mikki Taylor doles out fashion and beauty tips for the everyday woman based on examples from Michelle Obama.

“I love her clear cut assurance, the way she owns her style from within,” she explained in our Media Beat interview.

And one thing FLOTUS has done, according to Taylor, is inject a much needed sophistication into America’s dress code. Casual Fridays? No, thank you, she says.

“I think that we’re a little too relaxed. I think a relaxed nation creates other kinds of flexibilities that shouldn’t exist. Let’s treat each other with the respect and the honor that we are due, and so the subliminal things play into that. If we’re coming to work in sneakers, if we’re coming to work in ripped jeans and plaid shirts, who are we representing?”

Part 1:Mikki Taylor on Her 30 Years at Essence
Part 3: Mikki Taylor’s Advice for Magazine Editors: ‘Take the Leap Forward’

Behar Thinks Biden Needs Caffeine

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden appeared on a special “Red, White & View” episode of ABC’s “The View” this morning to promote their new initiative in support of military families, Joining Forces.

Though the ladies were there for a purpose, co-host Joy Behar couldn’t resist cracking a joke to Dr. Biden: “Have you been giving [Joe] decaf?” The Second Lady took the ribbing well and laughed it off.

Behar was referring to the Veep’s nap during President Obama‘s speech at GWU last Wednesday.

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