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Huff Post Launches New Video Series Fueled by Booze

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 15.18.25The new HuffPost Politics roundtable video series “Wait, Is This Thing On?” launched this afternoon and is set to explore current events, political news, and the latest issues on Capitol Hill. Quite possibly the best aspect of the program? Hosts and guests are encouraged to booze.

“Reporting and news commentary today is increasingly broken down into smaller and smaller bites,” said Sam Stein, senior political editor for The Huffington Post. “And while cable news segments and tweets certainly have their place, we kind of miss the extended conversation too.”

Stein went on to add that, ” ‘Wait, Is This Thing On?’ brings together top voices on a specific subject, sits them around a table, plies them with booze, and tapes what happens. The goal is to produce an unvarnished, enlightening, and generally fun talk about weighty and non-weighty matters. And if we don’t achieve that, well, at least we get free beer (thanks, Arianna!).” Read more

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Sarah Kliff’s First Sunday Appearance as Vox Spox

Sarah Kliff was, until recently, a Wonkblogger at WaPo. Then she joined fellow WaPo ex-pat Ezra Klein over at Vox Media, but that site hasn’t quite gotten off the ground yet. Nonetheless, Kliff made her Sunday debut last week, representing her new employer on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Sure, it’s just cable for now -but Vox has room to expand their Sunday morning footprint. With Mike Rogers retiring from the circuit, there’ll be a lot of airtime opening up soon…

Check out the whole segment here.

Weekend Show Preview, 3.28 – 3.30

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


CBS’s “Face the Nation”: NCAA Pres. Mark Emert, Frmr. NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, Frmr. CIA Michael Morell, Comdr. William Marks of US Navy, Harvard’s David Gergen, David Ignatius from WaPo, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, Carolyn Ryan of NYT, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA)

“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Angus King (I-ME), Sen. John Barasso (R-WY), Mike Rogers (R-MI), Karl Rove, NJ‘s Ron Fournier, Kimberley Strassel of WSJ, WaPo’s Charles Lane

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rick Santorum, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Leiter of National Counterterrism Center, Sate Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-NJ),  Peter Baker of NYT, Amy Walter of Cook Political Report; Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick

ABC’s “This Week“: ESPN’s Keith Olbermann, Donna Brazile, David Plouffe, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, and Matt Dowd

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), immigration activists Juan José Gutiérrez and Jersey Vargas, Cesar Chavez’s son Paul Chavez, aviation expert Fabio Andrade, David Beckham

C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”: Rep. Steve Scalise (R- LA)

CNN’s “State of the Union“: 9:00: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bill Burton, Kevin Madden, Darlene Supperville of AP, Kenneth Feinberg 12:00: Fmr. Dir. of Natl. Intelligence John Negroponte, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Fmr. CIA Chad Sweet, aviation consultant Ken Christensen, sonar expert Arnold Carr

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Kliff Ditches WaPo For Vox

This just in: Sarah Kliff announces via Twitter that she will be leaving WaPo to join up with Ezra Klein‘s new venture at Vox Media.


Afternoon Reading List 08.30.13.

Kate Upton, regarding Syria – Taylor Bigler, the Entertainment Editor at the Daily Caller, was recently able to sit down and clairvoyantly connect with world renowned super-hottie Kate Upton, whose appearance in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, as you may already know, actually earned her Nobel Prizes in both Bathing Suits and Peace back in 2012.  Using Bigler’s finely honed telepathic abilities, the 2016 Vice Presidential hopeful (for both of the major parties) weighs in on the developing situation in Syria through a slideshow of her old photographs, captioned with the thought provoking insights that have made her all but entirely a shoe-in for at least four more Nobel Prizes for this young laureate.

Why you should read/watch:  Because its Kate freaking Upton, that’s why. Also, it’s pretty funny.

Bros for Obamacare: The latest edition of Health Reform Watch, which is WaPo‘s regular health policy column written by reporter Sarah Kliff, illustrates an unexpected trend that is becoming more prevalent among young adults in America.  Research shows that young adults are more concerned about their health coverage needs and less on the cost than might’ve previously been assumed.

Why you should read: After reading the headline, I was instantly under Kliff’s clever guise. I thought this article would lead me to learn about sort of frat-boy buffoonery clause written deep in the fine-print of Obamacare that could affect my health care cost… err… ehmm…I mean, their healthcare costs.  Instead,  I found a detailed explanation for why the administration is setting its sights on convincing young adults to sign up for Obamacare.  Those who also happen to be in that age group should give it a read and see why they’re so desired.  Also, there’s a picture of a fat guy jumping into a pool.


Right, Left Take Marks On Marathon Bombings

Chalk it up to the often sick, sad world we live in.

The bomb smoke had barely cleared in Boston when some in the media strapped on their red and blue helmets and took partisan pot shots.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof was the first national media figure to bring out the guns. “Explosion is a reminder that ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) needs a director,” he tweeted Monday just after two bombs had exploded at the Boston Marathon. “Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking appointment.” Accompanying Kristof’s tweet was a link to a WaPo story on the ATF’s ongoing status without a full-time director. He has since deleted the tweet and said that he “take[s] it back.”

On CNN, National Security Analyst Peter Bergen said that the attack may have been executed by al-Qaeda or “another kind of right-wing extremism.”

On MSNBC, Chris Matthews said that “normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right.” He immediately amended his language to “just extremists.”

Esquire‘s Politics writer Charles Pierce cautioned readers against “jumping to conclusions” that the attack may have been executed by foreigners. But, noting that Monday was Patriots Day, he took a trip back in time to remember that it was “waterer of the liberty tree” Timothy McVeigh who bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City.

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(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know…)

These people are all insane – A story in the WSJ tells us tales of “well-heeled dogs” and how they are are eating better than most humans at some of the nation’s finest restaurants. There’s a trend in upscale restaurants to offer full menus for diners with pups to order something special for the pet. One of the restaurants happens to be right here in Washington. At Art & Soul, you can sit outside on their “pooch patio” and order such delicacies as “Bowser beer” and an $8 steak….  FOR YOUR DOG. Dogs lick their balls. They eat garbage. If you think that your dog wants steak, you shouldn’t be allowed to have a dog.

Ingraham Angered Over Toy – Talk show host Laura Ingraham is faux-angry about the news that a deal that would bring a singing Lady Gaga doll might not be happening. In reaction to this story, Ingraham tweeted, “I am so upset abt this!! What on earth am I going to get my daughter for Xmas now?! Lady GaGa say it isn’t so!” Keep hope alive, Laura! Maybe by Christmas, they’ll finally have released the Lindsay Lohan doll for Laura’s little one.

Best Headline Ever? – You be the judge. WaPo’s Sarah Kliff tweeted a link to this piece, saying, “My favorite headline I have ever written ever.” Hopefully she was being sarcastic, because the headline is “Sounds like nobody has a case of the Mondays.” It’s a straight-faced piece on a study that shows that people aren’t necessarily in worse moods on Mondays than other days of the week. Her headline is nothing special. Although, her item does provide a great opportunity to play this video clip.


Journo Mangles King’s English Amid Impressive Feat

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…On Thursday amid the flurry of Supreme Court coverage looks like WaPo‘s Sarah Kliff got a little excited on Facebook about being cited in the Supreme Court opinion on the Affordable Care Act. Granted, this is amazing and we don’t want to take away from a genuinely impressive achievement. But…take a look.

“Take a breath babe, respect the king’s English,” a reader wrote in.

Later in the day, her post was deleted, never to be seen again. Her friends, however, continued on with their praise.


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Quotes of the Day

Annie and Ezra’s honeymoon breakdown

“To welcome US tourists, hotel in Hanoi is serving pancakes with corn syrup and playing Jack Johnson.” — Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey succumbs to the addictive lure of Twitter during her honeymoon with WaPo‘s Ezzy Klein, who at least retweets her. While Annie at least wrote about the trip. Klein, meanwhile, tweeted about the Eurodeal piece by Sarah Kliff, who writes for his Wonkbook Blog. How romantic.

Tschida continues quest to get rid of House demons

As we already know, ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida‘s household gadgets keep turning on by themselves. An update: “Another technician here to find out why TV’s keep coming on in middle of night. Shook his head and just asked about the history of house!”

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein gets blitzed

“Guess what i did last night? i ‘boozed up’ some sources… in addition to boozing up myself. BUSTED.” (Take that James O’Keefe.)

A “new” idea from “Politico”

“Tomorrow we launch our newest email newsletter! It tracks the latest news in the timber & logging industry; we’re calling it ‘Morning Wood.’” — FakeJimVandeHei.

An Amtrak ticket agent recently said this to NYT‘s Matt Bai: ‘If you had any common sense, you’d have heard me the first time.” If you missed the story earlier in the week by Politico‘s Patrick Gavin on why D.C. journos/pundits can’t stand the Acela,  read here.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I want an adorably tiny pet. Example: teacup pig. Or a hedgehog.” — Roll Call feature writer Jessica Estepa.

WaPo Adds Three Bloggers to Ezzy’s Beat

Come and knock on Ezzy’s door!  Ezra Klein, Fishbowl’s favorite liberal blogger is getting some roomies in the form of three new WaPo Financial bloggers: Suzy Khimm, Sarah Kliff and Brad Plumer.

Khimm joins WaPo from Mother Jones, where she covered Congress, politics and domestic policy. Previously a staff member at The New Republic, she has also contributed to the Economist, Newsweek, Slate, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal Asia, the Christian Science Monitor and Los Angeles Times.

Kliff is leaving Politico to shack up with Ezzy and friends.  At Politico she covered how federal regulation, Congress and lobbying affect the implementation of health care reform.  She also was an author of Politico Pulse, a daily health policy briefing. Prior to Politico, Sarah was a staff writer at Newsweek, reporting on issues at the intersection of health policy and politics.

And last but not least is Brad Plumer, previously an associate editor at The New Republic, where he reported on the environment and energy issues and wrote TNR’s green blog, The Vine, for three years. Before that, he was an assistant Web editor at Mother Jones.

Only time will tell if four’s really a crowd.  Until then, congrats to Suzy, Sarah and Brad.  They begin later this month.