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Implications of Midterm Elections Explored at CQ Roll Call Election Impact Conference

Two days after the 2014 midterm elections, National Republican Senatorial Committee executive director Rob Collins and his counterpart at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Guy Cecil will come together to discuss what just went down at the CQ Roll Call Election Impact Conference.

Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni will moderate the discussion with Collins and Cecil on the determined and yet-to-be-called Senate races of this year’s election cycle on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at The Liaison Capitol Hill.

The day-long event will also feature opening remarks from Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report. Former Rep. Thomas M. Davis (R-VA) and former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) will discuss how the new Congress will affect the legislative process. RC politics editor Shira T. Center will moderate the “What Happened?” panel with Rothenberg Political Report’s Nathan Gonzales, NBC News’ Perry Bacon, HuffPost’s Mark Blumenthal, and RC’s Abby Livingston. And RC’s David Hawkings will moderate the “What’s Next?” panel comprising RC’s Niels Lesniewski, Emily Ethridge, and Megan Scully and the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker.

The day is in partnership with GovLoop, National Review, Senior Executives Association, Federal News Radio, Federal Computer Week, Young Government Leaders, and the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

To register, click here.

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Weekend Show Preview – 6.29.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 22 Sunday Shows in the DC Market. TVNewser has the national ratings.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Armed Services Committee; Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Foreign Relations Committee; James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Margaret Brennan, CBS News State Department correspondent; TIME’s Michael Crowley; WSJ’s Peggy Noonan; WaPo’s Michael Gerson; former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers; author Todd Purdum.

“Fox News Sunday”: General Michael Hayden; Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Albert Small, philanthropist and collector; Brit Hume, Fox News senior political analyst; AP’s Julie PaceKarl Rove, former White House senior advisor, Fox News contributor; Kirsten PowersUSA Today / Fox News contributor.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : Taped interview with former President Bill Clinton. More TBA.

ABC’s “This Week” : President Barack Obama ; Rep. Peter King (R-NY); ABC’s Donna Brazile; ABC’s Matthew DowdBill Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; ABC’s Terry Moran; Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick; Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and National Review Online.

Univision’s “Al Punto” : TBA

CNN’s “State of the Union : Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Committee; Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); chairman, House Intelligence Committee; William Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner; CNN’s Stephanie CutterMattie Duppler, director, Budget and Regulatory Policy at Americans for Tax Reforms; Liz Mair, Republican strategist; Neera Tanden, president & CEO, Center for American Progress.

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CQ Roll Call Hires a Campus Reporter

CQ Roll Call has hired a new campus reporter, who will report to Hill Life Editor Jason Dick. It’s Hannah Hess, who has wanted to work for Roll Call since 2008, ever since Niels Lesniewski showed her around the Capitol Chambers on her first day as an intern for RC’s GalleryWatch.

Most recently she has been a legislative researcher for CQ Roll Call, which, according to her beautifully organized website, involved combing through the Congressional Record and watching C-SPAN. An interesting factoid from her site: She has been told that her voice is “smolder-y” on AM news radio.

Congrats to Hess.

See the memo from Editor David Rapp…it’s short and sweet. Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Capitol Hill Weirdness: “For some reason, this gigantic bear was being carried to the Kennedy Caucus Room today.”Politico and soon-to-be Washington Examiner‘s Tim Mak.

White House press returns from Europe

“Good to be back on the USA. White House media charter home from Ireland and Germany. Nothing like a red eye to start the day.” — CBS News White House Correspondent Peter Maer.

The Observer

“Great to see @SarahPalinUSA back on @FoxNews. She’s a wonderful woman and commentator.” — former maybe presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:08 a.m.

Did someone say fishing?

“Politician fishing: I heard newspaper took meeting with X, but not me. In fact, you know nothing, are lying to see if I’ll reveal anything.” — The Detroit News‘ Op-ed Editor James David Dickson.

Journo contemplates violence with languishing computer

“My computer is running so slow that I’m tempted to hit it with a softball bat.” — Politico’s Leigh Munsil.

Men’s Wearhouse fallout

  • “Men’s Wearhouse’s new, millenial-friendly slogan: ‘you’re gonna like the way you look when taking a selfie on a skateboard, I guarantee it.’” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

And a confession…

“Both of my suits are Men’s Wearhouse, I’ve worn one to every job interview since ’07.” — Bloomberg BNA’s Alex Parker.

Reporter irked by visitor’s badges

“Pet peeve? News conferences filled with people with visitors badges.” — Roll Call Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski.

On Gandolfini’s death

“In every great Tony Soprano scene I watch, I’m drawn to how great other actors appear. Big testament to James Gandolfini’s talent.” — NPR “Morning Edition” Editor Arnie Seipel.

Crime reporter’s neighbors catch mugger

“My neighbors helped catch a College Park mugger this morning. What have you done today? dccrimestories.com” — Scott McCabe, former crime reporter for the Washington Examiner.

 

 

A New Role For Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski

Things are looking up for Niels Lesniewski. Thought to be among the smartest minds on Congress, he has even been referred to as a “young David Hawkings.” Lesniewski (pronounced Neels Les-new-ski) is joining Roll Call‘s leadership team as a Senate reporter. He moves from CQ Roll Call, where he has been covering the Senate for their Legislative Action operation.

See the internal memo…in which Roll Call Editor Scott Montgomery begins with a phrase that is an absolute no-no to news reporters: “I know this note isn’t breaking any news…” WHAT?!

Changes to CQ-Roll Call‘s Legislative Tracking Team

Last week, CQ-Roll Call announced changes to their Legislative Tracking team. Mike Teitelbaum has been promoted to Transcripts editor. Will Matthews has assumed a key leadership role on the schedules team, spearheading the other news events section of Schedules for Daybook Editor Bob Healy. Additionally, Niels Lesniewski and Ben Weyl were welcomed to the team.

Memo from John Dineen announcing the changes after the jump.

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