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ABC’s Klein has touch of midterm madness

“Midterm delusions. Could swear I just saw Alvin Greene on the metro. Thought I saw Lee Fisher this morning.” — ABC’s Rick Klein on Wednesday on Twitter. Then adds, “And now a legit crazy person ranting about who knows what on metro. Not a candidate for office, to my knowledge.”

What does she really think?

“We have a lot of female candidates this year and most of them are terrifying.” — Comedian Chelsea Handler on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” Wednesday night.

A reporter’s wish

“Wish @mikeallen would pen a “Story Behind the Story” about The Day Politico Went Without Email.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a Wednesday tweet. E-mail was down at Politico all afternoon.

Weigel gets a little help from Joan Baez

“Joan Baez’s ability to make every song flat and sleep-inducing is quite extraordinary.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Wednesday tweet.

McCain deeply offended by Labash

“I found Matt Labash‘s statement to be one of the MOST SEXIST things I have ever read. But I do hope you’ll do a DC stop.” — The Daily Beast and Dirty, Sexy, Politics author Meghan McCain in a Wednesday tweet. Matt Labash is a writer for The Weekly Standard and an advice columnist for The Daily Caller. What did Labash say to Politico that set her off? Read here.

Dinner with Helen at Mama Ayesha’s

“Wonderful dinner tonight w/my old boss Helen Thomas. Great group of former & current White House reporters here tonight at Mama Ayesha’s.” — New York Daily News White House Correspondent Ken Bazinet in a Wednesday night tweet.


“I have a serious political story to write on deadline, but distracted by the sad breakup of Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively and Penn Badgley.”– Human Events senior editor Emily Miller on Wednesday on Twitter.

Journos Get Jacked


ABC’s Rick Klein, Daily Caller’s Alex Pappas and Becca Glover,’s Brian Montopoli, Kenny Day of MainJustice, Chris Bodenner from The Atlantic, “J.Do” Janet Donovan, Christine Delargy of CBS, National Journal’s Matt Cooper, Liz Glover and Politico’s Shira Toeplitz were a few of the media types spotted downing whiskey with the Tennessee congressional delegation at the home of Juleanna Glover last night.  Complete with a curbside bar, statues and swizzles sticks in the shape of Jack Daniels, valet parking and plenty of swag, Glover’s Kalorama manse was transformed into headquarters for the “Back Jack” campaign, the company’s push to make Jack Daniels’ birthday a national holiday.   We’re not sure if the campaign will be a success but it certainly succeeded in getting us drunk. 

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Press held in crappy press space

“We’re outside Albuquerque. many of u will be pleased to know that the press space is in a horse corral, and we are literally walking on dung.” NBC’s Mike Viqueira on Tuesday on Twitter.

Journo sick of Obama phrases

“Can Obama drop “our politics” and “kind of politics” in his speeches in 2012? So tired of the usage.” — RealClearPolitics’s Erin McPike in a Tuesday tweet.

Levi put on the spot

“That’s a girl’s decision.” — Wasilla, Alaska Mayoral hopeful Levi Johnson on MSNCB Lawrence O’Donnell‘s “The Last Word” Tuesday night on how he feels about the Morning After pill. O’Donnell asked Johnston the very questions that CBS’s Katie Couric asked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

A weird but compelling interview

“Levi Johnston on Larry O’Donnell’s show is so awkward yet so mesmerizing.” — NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Luke Russert on Tuesday night on Twitter.

What a nice surprise…

“Making me smile after busy show tonight: Charlie Gibson stopped by our ABC DC bureau.” — ABC’s Rick Klein on Tuesday on Twitter.

Reporters chit chat about gourmet market

“Listening to producers and reporters gush about Wegmans during a tour of radio and tv gallery’s new digs w/ Louise Slaughter.” — Vince Morris, spokesman to Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), in a Tuesday tweet.

ABC News Snags HuffPo’s Falcone, Ups Wolf

abcnews-logo.jpg In mid September HuffPo’s Michael Falcone will join ABC News as Deputy Political Director and Political Reporter. He will also author “The Note” – ABC News’ early morning political tipsheet and blog, previously written by Rick Klein. In addition, ABC’s Zach Wolf has been promoted to Digital Political Editor and Deputy Political Director.

Before joining Huffington Post, Falcone covered national politics for Politico and served as a political blogger and reporter for The New York Times. Prior to this assignment, Wolf covered the Senate as an ABC News producer and daily contributor to ABC and reporter for ABC News NOW.

For more click here. Congrats to Michael and Zach!

The National Press Club: Beat the Deadline 5K

The National Press Club goes on the record with its annual Beat the Deadline 5K, Saturday, July 17, in the heart of the nations capitol.

The race salutes journalists and their news sources, attracting national news personalities, media professionals, politicians, and pundits. Among this year’s lineup are CNN’s Jill Dougherty, Newsweek‘s Eleanor Clift, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein, Washington Post Misfits Vick Hallett and Lenny Bernstein, and ABC/WJLA’s Courtney Robinson. Race proceeds go to NPC’s non-profit Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library to benefit training and scholarships for journalism. For complete race details and online registration, visit

Journos Flock to Conde Nast Traveler Fete

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L: Glenn Ballard, Christine Delargy, Christina Sevilla and Jay Newton-Small R: Valerie Jarrett.

Hoards of journalists came out to the Washington Hilton last night to celebrate DC with Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The fete was inspired by the May issue featuring First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover.

Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska and Vice President and Publisher Chris Mitchell hosted notable media types such as Chris Lehmann, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox, ABC’s Rick Klein, “America’s Morning News” host Amy Holmes, Politico’s Amie Parnes, Patrick Gavin, James Hohmann and Jonathan Martin, CBS’ Christine Delargy, TIME’s Jay Newton-Small, NBC’s Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Bloomberg’s Sarah Feinberg, Laura Ingraham, NPR’s Michele Norris and Lauren Vicary.

And though Valerie Jarrett was the guest of honor, she wasn’t the only White House rep on hand. Also in attendance were the First Lady’s Chief of Staff Sharon Sher, Communications Director Camille Johnston, Press Secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld and Ebs Burnough from the White House Social Office.

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Christina Sevilla, Lauren Vicary, Tammy Haddad.

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L: Amy Holmes with Anne Schroeder Mullins R: Jay Newton-Small with Rick Klein.

Whose Shoes: Revealed

The guesses for today’s “Whose Shoes” ran the gamut of the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York to Christian Bourge, who writes The Disenchanted Journo, to FNC’s Major Garrett. Other guesses included: Newsweek’s Mike Isikoff, MSNBC’s Domenico Montanaro, ABC’s Rick Klein and Jake Tapper.

Not a single reader guessed correctly until late in the day when Cara Lyons Lege, a retired college faculty member and reader from Frisco, Texas came in with the right answer: FNC anchor Bret Baier.

Thanks to all for playing.
As always, if you have a great photograph of a D.C. journalist’s shoes, please send it to

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Separated at Birth: ABC’s Rick Klein

ABC’s Rick Klein, who just left “The Note” to be senior Washington editor for “World News”, can find his doppelganger in Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.).

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Courtovich Hosts Journos For Annual Gaucho

Courtovich took this pic of Gaucho decorations.

Jim Courtovich, managing partner of Kearsarge Global Advisers, hosted his annual Gaucho party Saturday night. And he delivered with a great menu (pineapple martinis and chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches were crowd pleaser), late night party (Bob Schieffer’s midnight appearance) and a stellar guest list…

Savannah Guthrie, Betsy Fischer, Jonathan Martin, Jessica Yellin, Matt Cooper, Tammy Haddad, Jeff Zeleny, Julie Mason, John Harwood, Karen Finney, Anne Kornblut, Kasie Hunt, Erin McPike, Sasha Issenberg, Kiki Ryan, Christine Delargy, Rick Klein, Mark Murray, Abby Livingston, Michael Falcone, Ashley Parker, Libby Leist, Amie Parnes, Jay Newton Small, Lizzie O’Leary, Athena Jones, Sunlen Miller and Phil Elliott were just some of the media-types in attendance.

Politico‘s Mike Allen and NYT‘s Mark Leibovich also just missed each other at the party.

Also: Austan Goolsbee, Stephanie Cutter, Juleanna Glover, Christina Sevilla, Michael Feldman, Jill Zuckman and Sasha Johnson.

ABC ‘The Note’s’ Klein Gets Promoted, Feature Awaits New Author


Rick Klein, author of ABC’s “The Note” for the past three years, is stepping up in the world. Our sister site, TVNewser, is reporting that he’ll join “World News” as the Senior Washington Editor. He will appear regularly on “World News Weekend.”

Klein told FishbowlDC: “It’s an exciting time and an exciting new role. And maybe I’ll sleep in until 6 one day soon.”

He will edit ‘The Note’ through next week and then he’s done. No replacement has been named.

Congratulations to Klein!

See the full post here.