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Weekend Show Preview 1.3 – 1.5

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Peggy Noonan of WSJ, WaPo‘s David Ignatius, David Sanger of NYT, John Dickerson of CBS

-”Fox News Sunday”: Mitt Romney, Ilyse Hogue, Mark Rienzi, Fox’s Brit HumeAmy Walter of The Cook Political Report, George Will, WaPo‘s Charles Lane

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Frmr. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Dr. Delos Cosgrove, Dr. John Noseworthy, Steve Schmidt, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Judy Woodruff of PBS and NBC’s Chuck Todd

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, CNN’s Ana Navarro, Frmr. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (MT-D), BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: Doyle McManus of the LA TimesAlexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics.com, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Jeff Zeleny of ABC

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Frmr. Sen. John Sununu (R-NH), David Plouffe, Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Rich Rubin, Phil Mattingly, Margaret Carlson, and Megan McArdle

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

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Haddad Brunch Debuts New Digs

Mary Kathryn Covert and Michael Steel

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of celebrities, journos and politicos packed the nine bedroom, 7,000 square foot mansion of businessman and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein.  The former residence of legendary publisher Katherine Graham, the historic Georgetown home (sold in 2002 for $8 million) provided a picture-perfect setting for the annual garden brunch co-hosted by Tammy Haddad, Ted Greenberg, Kevin Sheekey, Hilary Rosen, Mark Ein, Alex Castellanos, Anita Dunn, Bill Knapp, Jim Courtovich, David Adler, Steve McMahon and Franco Nuschese. Honorary chairs Wendy Murdoch and Susan Axelrod added a charitable component to the event which benefited CURE Epilepsy and the White Ribbon Alliance.

Journos enjoying mimosas, greyhounds and bloodies packed several tiers of decks behind the home and trickled off into the backyard for a little fresh air.  The sprawling estate provided plenty of hiding spots for celebrity guest who would have been forced to mingle more openly at Haddad’s home – the previous venue for the brunch.  Spotted through a cracked VIP room door (new this year) were Chace Crawford and Maria Bello.  We bumped into the Palin family, Jeremy Piven, Tim Daly and Morgan Fairchild mixing with the “commoners” outdoors and caught up with Chelsea Handler who breezed into the brunch about 20 minutes before it ended.  Representing the political elite were Susan and David Axelrod who shared their daughter’s struggles with epilepsy, White House communications gurus Jen Psaki and Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL), Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Ebs Burnough, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel and McCarthy spokeswoman Erica Elliott.

The list of journo attendees was unwieldy but we owe a special shout out to Patrick Gavin‘s pants that seemed to mock the day’s cause (*see seizure-worthy pattern) and wife Anne Bracken Gavin who looked stunning and svelte after giving birth to the couple’s first child only a few weeks ago.

L to R: Anne Bracken Gavin, Patrick Gavin, David Axelrod

Bloomberg’s Phil Mattingly and Erica Elliott, press secretary for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-22)

L to R: Tammy Haddad, Slice, Pam Dornic, Glenn Ballard, Christine Delargy and Topspin.

Bloomberg’s Mattingly Engaged

Congratulations to Bloomberg News’s Phil Mattingly. We hear the former baseball player is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Chelsea Carter.

> Update: “I couldn’t be a luckier guy,” Mattingly told FishbowlDC.

See a photograph of the happy couple after the jump…

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Bloomberg Finance Team Expands

Last week, Mike Tackett welcomed to Bloomberg a slew of new finance reporters – Maura Reynolds, Phil Mattingly, Meera Louis, Jesse Hamilton, Clea Benson, Carter Dougherty and Silla Brush

In an internal email announcing the newbies, Tackett said, “this reinforces the best crew covering the intersection of Washington and Wall Street and gives us the critical mass to write for the Terminal, BGov and Bloomberg Businessweek.”

FishbowlDC has reported some of the aforementioned hires but Tackett’s email roundup really portrays the hiring spree taking place at BGov.  For those of you counting – that’s three from CQ and one from The Hill – and that’s just the Finance team.  Memo after the jump.

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CQ-Roll Call Group Freezing Out Bloomberg

ice-cubes.jpgRelations are getting icy between Bloomberg News and CQ-Roll Call Group.

A source at Bloomberg is saying that the CQ-Roll Call Group has refused to renew Bloomberg’s subscriptions to CQ’s congressional reporting services because, according to the source, “they now consider us a competitor.”

Access to CQ’s subscription-only services are considered must haves by many political journalists who rely on their legislative tracking, transcripts, and government documents to augment reporters’ work.

CQ-Roll Call Group would neither confirm nor deny that they had cut off Bloomberg’s subscription. But say sources, the freeze-out is the latest move in an underground battle playing out between Bloomberg and the recently merged publications formerly known as Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call, over Bloomberg’s plans to debut a congressional news service to compete with Capitol Hill publications, including CQ-Roll Call Group.

The top-secret Bloomberg project is known internally as BGov. Bloomberg sources say it will be devoted exclusively to tracking and covering Capitol Hill news. As FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic has reported, the BGov project is expected to have a $100 million budget, and will create 40-50 editorial positions.

Bloomberg is keeping mum about the initiative, but hiring patterns appear to confirm the reports. In the past two months alone, the New York-based business news giant has poached healthcare reporter Drew Armstrong, banking/financial services policy reporter Phil Mattingly, and saleswoman Joanna Matthews from CQ. Bloomberg also convinced former CQ chief executive officer Bob Merry to join the board of advisors of BGov, as previously reported by FishbowlDC.

FishbookDC Class of 2009: Early Projections

Most Likely to be a Headline
After all these years, Cox still rocks your socks. Air America’s Ana Marie Cox is devastating the competition with almost 60% of the vote.

Most Ambitious
Early projections show that this one is going to come down to ABC golden boy, Jake Tapper and boy wonder Tommy McFly of Mix 107.3. Tapper’s got Tommy by 10% but we’ve got 24 hours of voting to go.

Most Mysterious
Dave Hughes aka “DCRTV Dave” is dominating this category with a strong lead and good voter turnout. Well played, Dave.

Most Likely to Join the Administration
No surprises here. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews & HuffPo’s Nico Pitney have remained in a dueling lead.

Most Competitive
Only I can see the actual vote count but it’s pretty pathetic for a category honoring allegedly “competitive” journos. A few votes could swing this election either way. For now, WaPo’s Chris Cillizza and Politico’s Glenn Thrush are nearly tied up. That said, if we don’t see some action soon, we’ll be forced to rename the category “All Talk and No Walk.”

Biggest Rebel
Only 5% of the vote separates rebellious writers John Stanton of Roll Call and Julie Mason of the Examiner.

Hardest Working
Voters are working overtime for CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Roll Call’s Shira Toeplitz. These two have led the pack all day. For now, Blitzer’s got first place but it’s still anyone’s game.

Class Clown
CQ’s Craig Crawford came out of nowhere to take the lead over WaPo’s Dana Milbank and TPM’s Matt Cooper but there are no winners yet. A little campaigning or a good practical joke could tip the scales in any clown’s favor.

Biggest Heartthrob: The Ladies
Oh my goff! It’s a battle royale between WUSA-9′s Angie Goff and CNN’s Brianna Keilar but for now, Goff’s in the lead.

Biggest Heartthrob: The Guys
NBC’s resident hunk, Luke Russert has held on to first place but a good showing from supporters of WaPo’s Dan Zak and CQ’s Phil Mattingly are keeping things interesting.

Cutest Couple
NPR’s Geoff Bennett & HuffPo/People’s Beth Perry are leading with 25% of the vote but the competition is fierce. CNN’s dynamic duo John King & Dana Bash, TWT’s Sonny Bunch & Roll Call’s Elizabeth Brotherton and Bloomberg’s Tim Burger & Examiner’s Kiki Ryan are hot in pursuit.

You can vote for your favorites in every category after the jump.

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Which Guy is FishbookDC’s “Biggest Heartthrob” of 2009?

And the guys…

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FishbookDC: Remaining Candidates Revealed

Cutest Couple
CNN’s Dana Bash & John King
Examiner’s Kiki Ryan & Bloomberg’s Tim Burger
Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman & MSNBC’s David Shuster
Politico’s Vandeharris
CBS’ Bob Schieffer & Kaylee Hartung
NPR’s Geoff Bennett & People/HuffPo’s Beth Perry
WaPo’s Mary Ann Akers and Newsweek’s Mike Isikoff
Roll Call’s Elizabeth Brotherton & TWT’s Sonny Bunch
CQ-RC Group’s Drew Armstrong and Marie Kilroy
Roll Call’s Jackie Kucinich & The Hill’s Jared Allen

Biggest Heartthrob
The Ladies
Brianna Keilar, CNN
Amy Argetsinger, WaPo
Lara Logan, CBS
Angie Goff, WUSA-9

The Guys
Luke Russert, NBC
Dan Zak, WaPo
Rich Edson, Fox Business
Philip Stewart,News Channel 8 and ABC
Clinton Yates, Express
Phil Mattingly, CQ
Matt Neufeld,Carroll Publishing
Jeff Zeleny, NYT

Biggest Rebel
John Stanton, Roll Call
David Shuster, MSNBC
Julie Mason, Examiner
Joe Curl, TWT
Ryan Grimm, HuffPo

Hardest Working
Wolf Blitzer, CNN
Helen Thomas
Andrea Mitchell, NBC
Shira Toeplitz, Roll Call
George Stephanopoulos, ABC

Class Clown
Dana Milbank, WaPo
Matt Cooper, TPM
Liz Glover, TWT
Craig Crawford, CQ
NBC’s Domenico Montanaro & Andy Gross
John Dickerson, Slate