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Mika really let Stein say this?

“I learned that twerking, the dance move created by Thomas Roberts is suddenly controversial.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein on the much talked about dance move last night by Miley Cyus at the MTV VMA Awards. A horrified Mika Brzezinksi spent half the show today forbidding talk of the performance while talking about it and appearing disgusted that the show repeatedly aired the video in question.

NPR broaches loaded question

“Good morning everyone. Today’s #SundayConvo is on assisted suicide. A heavy question: If a loved one was suffering, would you help them die?” — NPR‘s Rachel Martin, host, Sunday “Weekend Edition.”

Perino discusses Jasper’s breath

“Yum. Trachea breath.” — FNC “The Five” C0-host Dana Perino.

In her dreams…

“Last night’s dream: @conantnyc and I opened a high-end lamp/lighting store here in DC and the NYT reported it on A1, above the fold WHAT.” — Carol Blymire, a writer and public affairs professional based in Takoma Park, Md.

Journo wants world to relax while he’s on vacation

“Back to my vacation. Don’t get involved in any more stupid wars while I’m gone.” — Spencer Ackerman, U.S. National Security Editor for The Guardian.

Reporter returns from honeymoon

“Back from honeymoon! Starting at @politico today on their new @POLITICOPro #ag team.” — Politico‘s Helena Bottemiller, who was recently married in Bellingham, Washington.

Real HuffPost headline: “Seven Things You Should Never Do in an Airplane Bathroom”

Putting the “boob” in weather

“I remember the 1st time I heard the weather phenomenon ‘haboob.’ I laughed so hard! Today was @IvanCNN’s turn. He’s giggling.” — Hanna Gordola, associate producer of New Day Weekend.

FROM THE ROAD: “With airstrikes on#syria possible Hosting @ThisWeekABC from the banks of the Nile @jonathankarl in DC.” — ABC‘s Martha Raddatz.

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NPR Host Falls Prey to Belly Fat Ads

NPR Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin typically promotes stories about talking with David Keene, President of the NRA, or U.S. top military officer, General Martin Dempsey.

But pushing Raspberry Ultra Drops that will help slim you down and shed that pesky belly fat? Not usually.

“Time to change your password,” a listener, follower and master of the obvious suggested. “You’ve been hacked.”

A Hosting Update at NPR…

National Security Correspondent Rachel Martin will step in to host “Weekend Edition Sunday” beginning in January, as Audie Cornish heads to “All Things Considered” for 2012. (Remember: Audie is on a one-year assignment with ATC while Michele Norris is not hosting through the inauguration. She stepped down temporarily because her husband, Broderick Johnson, took a job working as a senior adviser for President Obama’s reelection campaign.)

About Rachel: For the last year and a half, Rachel has been NPR’s National Security Correspondent, providing coverage of military and intelligence issues. Her reporting this year has included what they’re describing as a vivid portrait of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and a series on women in the military.

Rachel has been a foreign correspondent for NPR based in Berlin, and before that she reported extensively from Afghanistan and later from Iraq where she covered the U.S. troop surge and the so-called Sunni awakening in Anbar province. Rachel got her start at KQED in San Francisco as producer and reporter. She was part of the team that launched NPR’s morning news show – the gone but not forgotten Bryant Park Project. She also formerly covered the White House for ABC.

She frequently guest hosts NPR programs, too – as she did just recently for the weekend version of “All Things Considered.”

NPR Welcomes Martin Back from ABC News

This just in…an internal memo from Steve Drummond, NPR’s senior national editor:

I’m hugely delighted to announce that Rachel Martin is returning to NPR as National Security Correspondent. She’ll join Bruce Auster‘s team with Tom Gjelten, Tom Bowman, and Dina Temple-Raston, and she’ll focus on a mix of military and intelligence issues.

Since 2008 Rachel has been covering the White House and national security for ABC News. Many of you know Rachel from her previous work at NPR. She’s reported from Berlin for the Foreign Desk and covered religion on the National Desk. She was part of the team of NPR journalists who covered the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 and most recently hosted the Bryant Park Project.

She also worked as a free-lance reporter for NPR from Afghanistan and she has reported from Iraq. And Rachel is yet another distinguished graduate of member station KQED in San Francisco. Those like me who’ve worked with Rachel know that she’s an aggressive reporter, a gifted writer and a great colleague. I know she’ll hit the ground running. Rachel begins mid-May — please join me in welcoming her back.

Steve