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Members of Congress, Media, and Athletes Headline Kastles Charity Classic

Last night at the Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center, the third annual Washington Kastles Charity Classic Set brought together members of Congress, national media and professional athletes to raise money for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Best Buddies, DC Public Education Fund, and Food & Friends.

In the end, Team Stripes won over Team Stars, 47-46 and a minimum of $5,000 was donated to each of the four charities, on top of yet to be tallied donations from ticket proceeds.

Participants included Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), former Louisiana Senator John Breaux, former director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Fox News’ Bret Baier and Ed Henry, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Bloomberg Television’s Peter Cook, former Washington Redskins Darrell Green, former Washington Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh, former Washington Redskins Brian Mitchell, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Josh Wilson, and chair umpire Jim Vance of NBC4.

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What a Racket! Journos Take to the Courts

Tonight, two teams — one the Stars and one the Stripes — composed of folks from Congress, the Administration, Ambassadors, national media and players on the WTT Champion Washington Kastles team will join together in Kastles Stadium for a memorable team tennis match with 100 percent of the ticket proceeds going to charity.

We hear Bloomberg White House Correspondent Hans Nichols and Chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook will take on the White House economic team: Alan Kreuger and Gene Sperling.

Peter is lowering expectations, complaining of blisters caused his new tennis shoes and his attempts to practice yesterday. Hans has brought his college tennis racquets with them (with tennis ball fuzz stuck in the strings).

Other newsies scheduled to participate in the event include ABC News’s Jonathan Karl and FNC’s Bret Baier.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


Um, we’re not even going to try to figure this sultry scene out: Sassy stylist Paul Wharton writes, “With my sweet, naughty kitten @Lena_Chase. I could stare at her all day long.”

“You, my dear, should be a politician because that is the biggest load of $#!& I’ve ever heard.” — ABC Bachelorette Emily Maynard on “The Men Tell All” episode last night in which a contestant who called her daughter “baggage” attempts to apologize after taking to Twitter to say he’s not sorry.

Kiss Cam

“Not to be cynical, but press pool was in motorcade to leave then brought back for successful kiss-cam redo.” — NYT‘s Peter Baker.

Will Smith on Capitol Hill

“Actor Will Smith in Russell Rotunda this AM. Haven’t seen him erase any lawmakers’ memories…. yet.” — Peter Cook, Chief Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg Television.

Important Question to Ponder: “Is @DRUDGE_REPORT a satirical site, like a rw version of @TheOnion? Just asking. #amazingheadlines” — Author Amy Alexander, ex-wife to Politico‘s Joe Williams.

Convo Among Three Scribes

This morning’s conversation is among The Nation’s caustic Ben Adler, GQ’s Marin Cogan and Slate’s Matt Yglesias. Adler, your ambitions to be a Boybander have significantly diminished.

Adler: Someone invented it a black and white cookie that is all just the white half and made me very happy just now.

Cogan: That’s racist!

Yglesias: Racist.

A Journo and a Gentleman

“Reprimanded some buddies of mine who catcalled a random women on the street – they were not happy about it, but glad I did it.” — Inthesetimes.com labor journo Mike Elk.

Stupid pothole or stupid scribe?

“I crashed my bike on @DDOTDC‘s stupid pothole in January. Went to ER. Just getting bill now. $2,100. Jeez.” — DCist‘s Ben Freed. Read about his January accident here. We hear he hasn’t been quite the same since.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Bloomberg TV Debuts Countdown to Shutdown Clock

Despite my personal belief that a government shutdown is highly unlikely, it’s impossible to ignore the media attention directed at the sensational story.  One such example comes from Bloomberg News today: check out the below screen grab of  Bloomberg TV’s Peter Cook reporting from the Hill–complete with government shutdown countdown clock.  Brings back sweet memories of Y2K, no?

More ‘fun with government shutdown’ references: National Journal has a government shutdown clock on their Twitter handle http://twitter.com/govt_shutdown and Government Executive is counting down on their homepage at http://www.govexec.com.

Bloomberg TV to Chat With Geithner

Timothy Geithner.jpg Bloomberg TV Chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook has an exclusive interview with U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, airing at 11:30am ET on Friday.

“A lot of what they will talk about will depend on how the job numbers look tomorrow a.m.,” a Bloomberg spokesperson said.

Geithner will discuss Friday’s employment report from the Labor Department, financial regulatory reform and the state of the economy.

Bloomberg is on Comcast channel 103 in Washington.

Bloomberg TV ‘Taking Stock’ Live from D.C.

Bloomberg TV’s show goes live from Washington today to address Washington gridlock.

Anchor Peter Cook will host “Taking Stock” (5-6 PM EST) live from the Newseum studio for a special hour show devoted to coverage of financial regulatory reform.

Guest Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Chairman of House Financial Services Committee, will react to today’s news that Senate Republicans, led by Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), are drafting an alternative to financial regulation legislation.

Additional guests include:

Kelly King, Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corp
John Dugan, Comptroller of the Currency for the Treasury Department
Laurence Meyer, Co-Founder of Macroeconomic Advisers and former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board
Dino Kos, Managing Director at Portales Partners & former Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Live at Labor Dept. with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu

bettyliu_12-2.jpgBloomberg TV is switching things up Friday and will present “In the Loop” live from the Labor Dept.

Anchor Betty Liu will present a special two-hour edition (8AM – 10AM EST). Washington anchor Peter Cook and correspondent Lizzie O’Leary will be there to cover the January non-farm employment numbers and the impact on the nation’s economy.

Guests include U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis as well the following:

Ethan Harris, chief economist, Bank of America, James Glassman, senior economist, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Michael O’Rourke, chief market strategist, BTIG, Anthony Crescenzi, market strategist, PIMCO

News Notes: TV Edition

A few things we thought you should know…

• Fox’s Greta van Susteren is in North Korea for tonight’s “On the Record.”

• Bloomberg’s Peter Cook will interview Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi this week. The interview, which will air Wednesday at 2pm, will cover health care, jobs and Wall Street bonuses.

• This weekend CBS’ Kimberly Dozier served as the emcee at the American Red Cross’ “Fire and Ice Ball” at the Mellon Auditorium. She spoke of her personal gratitude to the Red Cross when she was injured on assignment in Iraq.

• Her colleague Bob Schieffer will serve as the master of ceremonies at tonight’s Washington Center’s Gala at the National Building Museum.

• “E Street Banned.” A suspicious package outside of 400 North Cap caused problems for some C-SPAN, Fox News and other networks staffers today.

Conference Call w/ Larry Summers via Bloomberg

Bloomberg anchor and Washington Correspondent Peter Cook will interview National Economic Council Director Larry Summers at Bloomberg’s Global FX Conference this evening in New York at 8 p.m.. But don’t worry if you’re not kicking in it in the Big Apple tonight. Summers’ address will also be available to the press via live Bloomberg video feed, Bloomberg Terminals, listen-only conference Call and on Bloomberg TV over the weekend.

Members of the press that would like to access the live video feed or audio feed, please contact Mindy Massucci at the Bloomberg TV assignment desk, (212) 617-2642 or mmassucci@bloomberg.net on today before 5pm.

For more information about the event including conference call details, transcripts or to request registration credentials for admission to cover the speech live, please contact Heidi Tan, (212) 617-5375 or htan14@bloomberg.net.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Maria Shriver

CBS’ Face the Nation: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson

ABC’s This Week: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and a roundtable with Liz Cheney, WaPo‘s EJ Dionne, ABC’s Sam Donaldson, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and a panel with Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon and Fox News contributors NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Thomas M. Menino and nephew Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Time‘s Joe Klein, WaPo‘s David Broder, former The Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant, WGBH “Beat the Press” host Emily Rooney, “Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America” author Kurt Andersen

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Secretary of State/Treasury James Baker, VF‘s Christopher Hitchens, “Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy” author Fawaz Gerges, “Left in Dark Times” author Bernard-Henri Levy, “Standing Alone in Mecca” author Asra Nomani and Carnegie’s Minxin Pei

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, CBS’ Bill Plante, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman and NPR’s Michele Norris

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, WaPo‘s David Broder, WSJ‘s David Wessel and NBC’s Pete Williams

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) and historian Robert Dallek

Will update as we learn them.

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