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Site Selection Committee Recommends Cleveland as 2016 Host City for RNC

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 12.18.55The Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee today announced its support for Cleveland as the 2016 convention host city. The final running was between the Ohio city on Lake Erie and Dallas. In June, Denver and Kansas City were eliminted as possible host cities.

The RNC and Cleveland will now enter into exclusive negotiations regarding the city’s bid to host the 2016 convention. And at an August meeting in Chicago, the Site Selection Committee will present their recommendation to the RNC.

Eind Michelsen, chairwoman of the RNC Site Selection Committee, said, “Cleveland is a phenomenal city, and I can’t think of a better place to showcase our party and our nominee in 2016.”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus added, “A Cleveland convention offers our party a great steppingstone to the White House in 2016, and I’m encouraged by the committee’s recommendation. The team from Cleveland has gone above and beyond the call of duty and I think they’re representative of a city eager to show the country all the fantastic things they have to offer.”

Cleveland also has a bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

That said, it’s never too early to start planning where to go out! We reached out to a friend who lives in downtown Cleveland for the lowdown on what not to miss around the Cleveland Convention Center (300 Lakeside Avenue) near East 4th, the Warehouse District, and The Flats.

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Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.15.14

Topics of conversation on yesterday’s Sunday Shows ranged from the defeat of Eric Cantor in Tuesday’s Virginia primary to U.S. military involvement in Iraq to Father’s Day. Here are your top quotes from Sunday’s public affairs programming.

Asked whether his primary upset was surprising on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Eric Cantor said, “Absolutely…I don’t think anybody in the country thought that the outcome would be what it was. And, you know, I just am a believer, as I said that night, and subsequently, that there are some things that happen for a reason and we may not be able to really discern it now and given the perspective of time, I think we’re going to be able to look back at this, and what seemed really bad at the time may turn out to be really good.”

Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” what it was like in the moment he realized he’d be defeated, Cantor said, “Well, you know, I was with my family. And it’s very comforting, as you know, if you have a strong family. I have a wonderful wife of 25 years, three wonderful kids, two of whom were with me…And I told them, I said, look, dad is going to lose. And I actually called my son who works up in New York and I told him. He said, you’re kidding. And I said, no, I’m really not. He said, you’re kidding. I said, no. I said, look, but things happen for a reason.” Read more

The FishbowlDC Interview With Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard

Say hello to Taegan Goddard, founder of publisher of Political Wire. He owns and operates the site, while advertising is sold by CQ Roll Call. He grew up in Hartford, Conn. and graduated from Vassar with a major in economics followed by a public policy degree from Harvard. “I’m not even sure I’m a journalist now,” Goddard says with a brief chuckle. “I’m not even sure what journalist is. If it’s that I try to figure out what’s going and tell people, then I guess I am.” People tend to get confused by Goddard’s politics in that he has worked for a Democrat, a Republican and an Independent. He likes that he gets accused of being a Republican and a Communist. Goddard’s job doesn’t feel like work. “It’s almost what I’d do anyway,” he said. “I thoroughly love it.” Where does he work? “Absolutely everywhere,” he said. “One of the worst things is that it’s 24/7,  but one of the best is you can be anywhere.” Most of the time he’s in his study.

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? No doubt about it: Coca Cola.

How often do you Google yourself? Constantly, thanks to Google Alerts.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? I got in a heated argument with a New York Times editor over online journalism, which ended with me saying I looked forward to reading your newspaper on the bottom of a pet cage.

What’s the best advice you ever received in the course of your career? An old boss once told me to always remember that a monkey can do 95 percent of any job.

Who is your favorite working journalist? Frank Rich is brilliant.

Do you have a favorite word? Absolutely

Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Sarah Palin, even though she called me an idiot a few months ago. (Read here.)

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Old-fashioned telephone.

What word do you routinely misspell? Reince Priebus

What swear word do you use most often? Fuck, as a noun, verb and adjective.

What word or phrase do you overuse? Fuck

What TV show do you have to watch? With the exception of Red Sox games and C-SPAN, I rarely watch television.

Where do you shop most often for your clothes? There is nothing I enjoy less than shopping for clothes. I try to make them last as long as possible.

Whom do you prefer for daytime talk, Dr. Phil, Ellen, Oprah, Tyra or the women of The View? None of the above.

Find out who Goddard wants to play him in a movie….(Hint: Saturday Night Fever)

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