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Madame Secretary can do whatever she pleases

“Guy @ state Dept LGBT event asks attendees to turn off phones, but ‘Madame Secretary, you’re welcome to text any time.’” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Harvey Levin: Is the power of Kim Kardashian disgraceful?

“Do you think politics hit a new low when the US ambassador personally greets Kim K when she arrives in Kuwait? #tmzlive” — TMZ’s Harvey Levin.

Politico reporter dings NYT for poor scoopage

“I’ve worked at the New York Times so I’m unfortunately well aware of its tendency to treat other people’s scoops like they don’t exist.” — Politico‘s Ben White. The backstory: White was referring to the NYT following his scoop that Treasury’s Mary Miller had taken her name out of consideration for SEC chair without crediting him. White also wrote on Twitter: “Freaking UNREAL that NYT fails to credit me on the Mary Miller scoop. NYTimes: Contender for S.E.C. Chief Drops Out” and links to this NYT story. The NYT‘s excuse? They said they hadn’t seen it.

Senator bumps reporter, makes weird joke

“Orrin Hatch accidentally bumping reporter, joking ‘I just like to touch you,’ then blushing. ‘I’m a good Mormon boy!’” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

A faux Twitter fight

The fake fight was between HuffPost‘s Elise Foley and BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynksi.

Foley: I’m always so sad when I miss twitter fights.

Kaczynski: YOU SUCK

Foley: YOU SUCK MORE.

Beck advises how to win Obama in pee keepsake

“E-mail obamapeepee@glennbeck.com and put your bid for #ObamaInPeePee in the subject line WG” — Glenn Beck.

Question to ponder: “Has anybody asked Condi about Susan Rice? I.e., RICE ON RICE” – Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis.

A real HuffPost headline: “Man arrested for stealing goose, locking it in SUV while he played soccer”

Photog unleashes torrent of hate on Washington Examiner scribe, and HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper encounters boisterous gentleman outside Metro. Read more

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“What up?” — Snooki upon meeting former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on NBC Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night. The above picture was posted by Newt’s wife, Callista, who wrote, “Enjoyed meeting Snooki at Leno today.”

Leno cries media bias

“Both of them are so ridiculously biased. It’s hard for a normal person to…” — Jay Leno on The Tonight Show last night, explaining to Gingrich why it’s so hard to watch either FNC or MSNBC. Gingrich opened up his big fat mouth and interrupted him mid-sentence.

WTF Central

@MittRomney not inviting @SarahPalinUSA to GOP convention is like @TeamCavuto not inviting @MichelleFields back to his show.‪#ReconsiderBoth — Fields’ hallucinating follower Chris Claud. One thing’s for sure, Fields worshippers are getting creepier by the day. Claud should just shhh, be quiet, but no, he continued on about his distress of Fields not appearing on FNC’s “Hannity” Wednesday night after Fields informed her followers that they should still watch the program even though she wouldn’t be on it. “@MichelleFields @SeanHannity I’ll still tune in, but Sean owes us big time. I’m thinking you as co-host for a week!‪#HannityAndFields ‪#IOU”

Donna Brazile blasts Romney at 3 a.m.

“@donnabrazile Donna, do u always tweet at 3 a.m.? Only parents of hungry babies like me awake to read them.” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis.  At around 3 a.m. this morning, CNN Analyst Donna Brazile fired off a series of tweets on Mitt Romney. For example, “FLASHBACK: Romney Challenged Kennedy To Release Tax Returns zite.to/OI9oic” and “Once more, the critics of Obama feast on fear and paranoia. SEAL Team Six Commander Launches Anti-Obama Offensive.” 

Journo down on Letterman

“OK, I’ve never watched late night TV but isn’t Letterman supposed to be funny?” — Politico Pro Energy reporter Alex Guillen.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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You’ve been warned.

“I swear if Pepco hits us with a rolling brown out I’m marching on Potomac and lighting every rich person I find on fire. Fair warning.” — Soon to be Buzzfeed Washington Editor John Stanton, who, if played by Tom Hanks might look like this.

TV journo in heat

“Have no a.c. and two HOT dogs! and I don’t have a drop of chilled Sauvignon Blanc in the house. THAT IS STRESS!” — ABC7′s ever dramatic Stephen Tschida. That same day he wrote, “In a house built in 1870 with no air conditioning. I truly am a HOT MESS!”

TWTer gets the Rachel

“Just realized why my new haircut seems so familiar. I think my stylist gave me ‘the Rachel.’ gasp.” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Priorities.

“Fresh round of accidental unfollows. If I victimized you with one, sorry! Happy Sunday.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“You think you’ve got problems? Just realized forgot to bring yoga clothes to Aspen.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Luke Russert weighs in on impending Tom-Kat divorce

“Katie Holmes to me will forever just be a sweet #Catholic girl from Toledo. I blocked out the last 5 years.” — NBC’s Luke Russert.

Weather woes

  • “Still no power, but the basement was nice and cool so I sept well. The prospect of not having power for a week is no fun.”– NBC Washington’s Jim Long.

“I won’t say being without power all yesterday was great, but being off the electronic leash wasn’t entirely awful, either.” — Center for American Progress’ Matt Duss.

  • “Filling up at swamped gas station had a Lord of the Flies feeling. Woman got out of her car and screamed at guy who cut in line.” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis.

“It’s like someone played ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ with power outages in #Alexandria.” — WaPo ExpressSara Schwartz.

  • “Air conditioning is out at the gym. I have always wanted to try hot yoga….here is my chance.” — CNN’s Jen Scoggins.

“Clearing storm debris from my yard has caused a perspiratory event of mythic proportions.” — National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg.

  • “In case yall were wondering, @DailyCaller data center got hit by storm. We’re working as fast as we can to get it back up.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle plays spokesman over the weekend.

“In her book @AliEWentworth says to straight to the Four Seasons during disasters. I have power but I still want room service.” — Publicist Courtney Cohen, former producer for ABC’s “This Week.”

  • “Would not be surprised to come home to find my cat doing the backstroke in the toilet for relief. Poor thing. Come on, power!” — Conservative journo Mary Katharine Ham.

“Why have we lost our electricity in #Bethesda 30 hours AFTER the big storm? (So much ice cream, so little time.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles.

  • “At 6pm there is a 95% chance of more T-storms in #DTSS #SilverSpring – tie up those tomatoes!” — Kathy Jentz, Editor of Washington Gardener Magazine.

“Big storms in dc! Wow – apparently -80 mph winds clocked. Listening for a freight train sound to grab the kids and head to the basement.” — FNC’s Bret Baier.

  • “Holy shit. Biggest storm I’ve ever seen. Trees down, power out, huddled in the basement. Scary. #Bethesda” — Brett Haber. You lost us at Bethesda, Brett.

(Photo credit above left storm picture: CBSNews.com.)

Luke invites Chuck over for a swim

“Hey @chucktodd go take the guest room at @LukeRsmom house. AC working. Kids welcome. Pool open till 10.” — NBC’s Russert to his colleague Chuck Todd.

Meanwhile…Politico‘s Shermanator Jake Sherman spent the weekend — where else? — at a Phish concert near Milwaukee: “Midwest phish. Alpine valley.”

How to Make It All About Me

“This is how I work with no power. This storm is freaking me out.” — The Daily Caller‘s Michelle Fields.

“Though I ended keeping from puking reading #FASTANDFURIOUS coverup plan docs, I was screaming through newsroom. Sickening people.” — The Daily Caller‘s Boyle.

Thanks for the memories…

“Remember showing @SavannahGuthrie around DC bureau on one of her 1st days @NBCNews and now she’s a Today Show anchor! BIG congrats!!” — CBS’s Christine Delargy.

Grief porn…“So sad to hear about Nora Ephron. I had a few meals with her and she was as great as I imagined her to be.” — NJ‘s Matt Cooper. Cooper’s not alone. “I sat next to Nora Ephron at dinner just a month ago. She was funny, charming, & full of life. A light went out tonight. RIP, Nora.” — MSNBC’s Willie Geist. And this: “I got to cook for Nora Ephron once. Man, it made me scared.” — NYT National Editor Sam Sifton, who wrote this piece about making meatloaf for Ephron in 2009.

WaPo finally has good excuse for techno difficulties

“Send us your storm photos — we would’ve asked sooner, but storm knocked this feature offline.” — WaPo, which shockingly had online difficulties during the hurricane storm that hit D.C. this weekend. Who would believe WaPo would otherwise have web issues?

Howeesha flees Washington

“Leaving DC’s #stormageddon for the city that never sleeps…and hopefully has power to boot. DC –> NYC” — The Hill‘s gossip columnist Howeesha Kurtz (a.k.a. Judy Kurtz, daughter of you know who.)

Amtrak Complaint Desk

“Y didn’t @Amtrak alert passengers to issues B4 we boarded? Train 99 said all on time when left NYC, but tracks were still closed.” — founder of the political blog PunditMom  Joanne Bamberger, who contributes to Politico‘s Arena section.

“For the record, not traveling this weekend,” wrote avid traveler complainer Steve Buttry, noting that Amtrak declared Philly and D.C. service suspended due to weather. Buttry is the Community Engagement Director for Digital First Media.

A Happy Birthday to WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart. They sung to him during his appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” just before he weighed in on Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s marriage troubles, saying he felt the marriage was a five-year contract. “She decided five years, I have an option to get out, I’m getting out!”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

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Washington Watch’s Resident Fashion Plate Roland Martin: “Me and wifey @jhoodmartin getting our Texas on at the Black Republican gathering.”

Up With Hazy, Down with Hazy: Not always easy to tell

“For all I know @chrislhayes is the greatest TV talent in the world. Still don’t get people who watch msnbc first thing Saturday morning.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“Just starting my DVR of UP! with @chrislhayes . No spoilers, please! #uppers” — Mediaite‘s White House correspondent Tommy Christopher watches “Up with Hayes” like it’s a reality TV marathon.

Piers to his driver: I’m not that important

“My driver just went ‘around the block’ because he thought we were being followed. At 6am, in Los Angeles. Mate, I’m not the President.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Super Committee Humor

“Failure of super comm is the most surprising thing to happen in Wash DC since the time that family values pol got caught having an affair.” — Former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett.

“It’s Sunday. Are you ready for some SITTING IN THE CAPITOL ON DEATHWAAAATCH!” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio reporter Todd Zwillich.

SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Media gets painted as evil

“The media’s a little bit like the Jurassic Park dinosaur, it notices movement in the polls & it moves in to kill it.” — GOP Consultant Mike Murphy on NBC’s “MTP” Sunday.

HUH? This week’s Date Lab includes 28-year-old Matt Holland, who thinks he has a handle on what women want. Holland, a grown man, says, “I had a good week at work, and afterward I went and bought myself a new sweater. Girls like soft sweaters.”

The Media Critic

“Ok – I don’t like this ‘Meet’ format. Kerry sits there while Kyl talks? No interaction? #peanutgalleryopinion” — Senate Fox News reporter Trish Turner.

The Observer

“Chris Wallace ‘dancing’ with turkeys is exceedingly disturbing. #sundaymorninghell” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton.

And now a positive word on Wallace…

“Chris Wallace is growing on me. He asks very pointed questions.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.

Journo Sundays

Politico‘s Jake Sherman: “My #sundayroutine: hour-long workout. Sunday shows. Work.”

NBC “MTP” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer: “My #SundayRoutine; wakeup at 4am, make some live television, start weekend, play with daughter, take a nap.”

WaPo editor Lindsay Applebaum: “Sometimes I like quiet weekend mornings just sitting here with my coffee and my newspaper and my iPhone and my iPad and my laptop and my TV.”

WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza (on Saturday night): “The Bourne Supremacy on Bravo. And just like that my next two and a half hours are spoken for.”

A Convo Among Three Journos

Our favorite Cabbage Patch doll/blogger Matt Mackowiak: “Here’s an idea: the SuperCommittee could be working today instead of appearing on the Sunday Shows.”

NBC’s Fischer: “I disagree!”

Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis: “Maybe if they appeared together & talked it out w/Dr. Phil. Or Regis. #Supercom”

CQ Roll Call’s Dennis Named WH Correspondent

Big changes are in store for CQ Roll Call’s Steven Dennis.  After 17 years in journalism, the publication’s House leadership reporter is headed to the White House to fill a spot that’s remained vacant since Jen Bendery left Roll Call for Huffington Post in March of this year.  But don’t expect Dennis to spend his days in the Briefing Room bubble that has become both a luxury and curse for so many White House correspondents.  Dennis intends to spend plenty of time on Capitol Hill, using his his experience and resources, to cover the White House in a new way.

“I plan to approach the position through the lens of Congress,” Dennis explained to FishbowlDC.   “Endless stories can be written when you take information from Congress to the White House and focus on the relationships.  Gaining the ability to get a response from the administration is a luxury that I intend to exploit,” he added.

And though he’s formed a strategy to get beyond the “bubble,” Dennis doesn’t take the the job of White House correspondent lightly.  He’s quick to clarify the importance of the position and challenges his briefing room counterparts face.

“Over 300 million Americans depend on those journalists to ask an illuminating question when called on by the White House,” he said.  “It’s a big challenge and a weighty responsibility.”

On Monday, October 31st Steve Dennis will face his new responsibilities as he enters the Briefing Room for the first time as CQ Roll Call’s White House correspondent.  He’s come a long way from his start at the Herald-Mail in Hagerstown but he seems up for the challenge.  Congrats to Steve!

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Weigelicious observation: “Huh. Some caption writer screwed up the name of ‘You Know I’m No Good.’” Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Monday morning tweet.

‘Recipe for bad reporting’

“Any rational human being would be confused listening to these guys talk. So from my point of view, it’s almost a recipe for bad reporting. You have talks going on behind closed doors in an atmosphere of everything must be tweeted immediately.” — WaPo columnist Ruth Marcus on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday referring to deficit negotiations and the reporters covering the story.

In defense of Politico‘s Andy Barr

“Andy Barr is biased-on the side of calling sources, as opposed to fact-lessly bloviating out of an alternative orifice.” — Politico White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush in a Friday tweet in response to The Daily Caller story on Barr leaving the publication to work for the Democratic Party of Arizona. The piece raises questions about whether Barr wrote biased stories against Republicans he covered such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The Hill‘s Sam Youngman also recently defended Barr, saying, “Quick defense of Andy Barr, a former colleague and close friend. He is a pro, and he has been completely unbiased as a reporter.”

The Critic

“Makes me feel a little better to see it’s everywhere: Have caught 3 copy editing errors (so far) this a.m. in the WSJ.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.

Journo fired up about Winehouse

“Everyone tweeting I-told-you-so’s about Amy Winehouse: I’m happy you’ve never had to deal with addiction. Also, fuck you.” — Wired.com’s Spencer Ackerman in a weekend tweet in response to singer Amy Winehouse’s death.

On the other end of the political spectrum…RedState and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson remarked, “Shocked to find out Amy Winehouse was still alive until now.”

Tips From the Pool…Into the Deep End

“Strained body language suggested a school  principal’s office with a handful of sullen suspects sitting grimly downcast as the boss says: ‘OK, we’re going to sit here all day unil I find out who shot that spitball.’” — Hearst‘s Charles Lewis in a weekend White House Pool Report. The meeting he writes of included V.P. Biden, Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader Pelosi, and Senate GOP Leader McConnell.

Not so subtle heat wave request

“Seriously in need of a rooftop pool in DC today. Hello?” — Potomac Flacks blogger Matt Mackowiak in a weekend tweet.

Working the weekend

“RIP weekend off.” — TWT Opinion Page Writer Emily Miller in a weekend tweet.

“PO’edTUS” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a weekend tweet in angry variation on POTUS.

“Motley lot of Hill reporters just stampeded up stairs in search of elusive Boehner after hearing noises – but just tourists.” — Roll Call House Leadership reporter Steven Dennis in a weekend tweet.

Bio of the Day

The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher: “I blog for the Daily Caller. I am recovering from being hit by a car. Will you be my friend?”

He left his heart in Montana?

“Back from vacation, trying to get back into the swing of things. I’d like to say I’m glad to be back, but really, I’d rather be in Montana.” — The Hill‘s Michael O’Brien in a Monday morning tweet.

French journo has GRRREAT advice for Rep. Wu

“Colleague suggests communications strategy for Rep Wu: Answer everything with ‘Theyyyyy’re GRRREAT!’” — AFP‘s Olivier Knox in a weekend tweet regarding Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), who once dressed up in a tiger costume. News broke over the weekend that Wu allegedly had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman in California last Thanksgiving. Wu has since declared that he will not seek reelection. He won’t, however, step down.

More on wacky Wu…

“It’s hot and I’m sweatier than Rep. David Wu checking his messages.” — Former Washington Examiner intern Eddie Scarry in a weekend tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Not having a pantry is a pain in the ass.” — Roll Call’s Jessica Estepa in her debut win of this feature. Metro Weekly‘s Sean Bugg watch out! She could be a serious contender.

Correction: On Friday we incorrectly reported that WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein once wrote about marshmallows. That is incorrect. He has written about coconut sponge cake. He wrote, “It tastes like what would’ve happened if a coconut fell in love with a cloud.” We regret any harm the mistake may have caused and apologize to marshmallows everywhere.

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QUOTES of the DAY

NBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday: “Can’t beat this London backdrop for my @nbcnightlynews report tonight.”

Washington journos have final aha! moments

“Am heading to Tennessee in advance of severe weather…which means I am missing @Oprah’s last show. #sososoSad” — ABC News Correspondent Yunji de Nies in a Wednesday tweet.

“Hooray, I made it through life without ever watching a full episode of Oprah!” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell in a Wednesday tweet.

“Judging from the hate tweets, #Oprah viewers are big fans of having their cats in their avatar picture.” — The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green in a Wednesday tweet. He adds: “Remains to be seen how many followers I lose for my Oprah tweet, but one thing’s for sure: the debate over.” And this: “Anyone RTs Oprah at me I unfollow you.”

Ed Schultz: ‘Slut’ fallout

“7:02a and still no AM Joe mention of Schultz…” — Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham in a Thursday morning tweet. On Tuesday Schultz called her a “slut” and “talk slut”" on his radio program and last night he apologized to her repeatedly. Looks like forgiveness is not happening.

“I’m guessing Ed Schultz won’t be appearing on Morning Joe’s “Knowing Your Value” program this morning.” — NJ‘s media writer Amanda Munoz Temple in a Thursday morning tweet.

An Anonymous Tipster writes into FishbowlDC… “American women love Ed Shultz. Hello!? He is one of our real champions.”

Senator brushes off Roll Call reporter

“Sen. Vitter *still* won’t answer reporter questions in hall. Thinking of dubbing him, Franken, etc. Fraidy Cat Caucus.” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis in a Wednesday tweet.

Huh?

“I am about to go on GMA to explain what laundry-folding robots and shrimp on a treadmill have in common.” — ABC News’s Jonathan Karl in a Thursday morning tweet.

Scribe explains D.C. shallowness: Call me!

“Why do people care Clinton told Ryan ‘Give me a call?’ That’s something shallow DC people say. Chris Matthews said it to me. #MeansNothing.” — Washington Examiner Yeas & Nays intern Eddie Scarry in a Wednesday tweet.

Dedication…

“On the road to Indiana. Listening to @cspanwj on @cspanradio on my way out of the beltway!” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday morning tweet.

A Quick Convo Between Two Journalists

Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs: “Sources want to know that they can do/say whatever and have anonymity assured. That trust is a form of currency.”

National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg: “Yeah I get that. But it’s not a question of ethics. It’s just a issue of journo-guild ‘best’-practices.”

 

Morning Jolt: Roll Call Reporter Advises Constituents on ‘Staking Out’ Lawmakers

Roll Call‘s House leadership reporter Steven Dennis hosted a tweet-chat Thursday in which readers were asked to submit questions. While it may have been an innovative idea in Journalism, and before last weekend may not have seemed the least bit odd, the advice he gave could make Capitol Police wince.

The exchange:

Roll Call

Q5! MT @song1964 Can a regular person, such as myself, speak directly to Congress…Like Richard Simmons and Mr. Rogers did?

Roll Call

.@Song1964 It’s pretty easy to talk to Member of Congress. Stake out their DC office. If u can’t get meeting, try hallway. -@steventdennis

We asked Dennis for his thoughts on the exchange and if it gave him pause after recent events. He said, “No. I think the public should know that they can come to DC and talk to their member of Congress. Everyone has to go through a metal detector before they get to a congressional office. Probably the safest place for a member to be is in a hallway in the Capitol complex protected by 1,500 police officers.”

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and a roundtable with NBC’s Tom Brokaw and CNBC’s Erin Burnett

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Council of Economic Advisors’ Austan Goolsbee, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Slate’s John Dickerson and NYT’s Jackie Calmes

ABC’s This Week: Vice President Biden’s Chief Economic Advisor Jared Bernstein, Sen. Ken Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Rep. Michael Pence (R-IN) and a roundtable with ABC’s Donna Brazile, George Will, Betsy Stark and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich

Fox News Sunday: White House Council of Economic Affairs chair Christina Romer, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and chief White House photographer Pete Souza

CNN’s State of the Union: White House Council of Economic Affairs chair Christina Romer and Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: CBS’ 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, WaPo’s Kathleen Parker, BBC’s Katty Kay and NBC’s Mark Whitaker

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Autos Task Force Chief Steve Rattner, Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Margaret Carlson and <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/Kate-OBeirne-profile.html”>Kate O’Beirne and former CBS broadcaster Billy Packer

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT’s Jackie Calmes, LA Times’ Doyle McManus, National Journal’s Alexis Simendinger and ABC’s Pierre Thomas

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Roll Call’s Emily Pierce, Steven Dennis, Lauren Whittington, and Emily Heil

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Bill and Melinda Gates, NYU Stern Business School’s Roy Smith, Cherry Hill Research President Henry Blodget and The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle

Roll Call Moves

From an internal email sent to Roll Call staffers:

    We are very happy to announce two promotions in the newsroom.

    First, Amy Carlile has been named Features Editor. Amy has done an outstanding job producing the Around the Hill section four days a week in addition to managing the copy desk. Under Amy’s stewardship, Around the Hill has grown into a consistently strong section of the paper, anchored by features like Hill Climbers, Under Your Nose, Mug Shots and Hot Plate, in addition to community news no one else provides. Amy’s new role will allow her to focus even more on enhancing Around the Hill as well as assigning and editing more articles for the rest of the newspaper while shedding her copy
    desk oversight responsibilities.

    In addition, Cassandra Foster has been promoted to Senior Copy Editor, a much-deserved elevation given her excellent work in both the production department and copy desk. While Cassy will continue to serve as a final set of eyes on every editorial page that goes into this paper, she will also play an even greater role alongside Will Taylor when it comes to page design and the creation and use of art. Plus, Cassy will be spending more time working with Amy on Around the Hill, generating story ideas and assisting with the editing of the section.

    Both promotions take effect April 1, but don’t let that stop you from
    congratulating them now. Both Amy and Cassy are huge assets for Roll Call and we look forward to them helping take us to new heights.

And another email:

    I am pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Dennis, who will join Jennifer Yachnin and Susan Davis on our House reporting team in early April. Steve is currently the lead budget reporter at Congressional Quarterly, where, in addition to stellar coverage of the budget process, he set the pace on stories such as the firing last fall of House Appropriations Committee investigators. Prior to covering the Hill, Steve was Maryland state house bureau chief for the Gazette newspapers. Join me in offering Steve a hearty welcome when you see him here in the office or working the halls of the Capitol.

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