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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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Supreme Court Rulings Ignite ‘Running of the Interns’

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 17.58.17BuzzFeed Politics and Benny Johnson win the day with this afternoon’s post on the annual tradition in DC known as the “Running of the Interns.” Since cameras and recording equipment are banned within the Supreme Court, TV network interns run from where the ruling is given in printed form to where their respective news outlet is located.

Click on over to BuzzFeed for the good, the bad, the ugly, and the stylish (!!) of this morning’s “Running of the Interns.”

Thursday Break Check with Bao Bao

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 13.50.22It’s almost the weekend but the time between now and then seems like an eternity.

So take a break this afternoon and join us in stalking the National Zoo’s Bao Bao!

Perched atop her stone play pen, Bao Bao just isn’t having it today. She wants nothing to do with her bamboo or red ball. Instead, she’s just sitting in the corner like a toddler in time out.

So sit back, relax, and click on over to the National Zoo’s Panda Cam, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Mistakenly Refers to Speaker of the House as Senator Boehner

IMG_00002449CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning made a little mistakey in his coverage of last night’s defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in the Virginia primary.

The “New Day” anchor referred to the Speaker of the House as Senator Boehner.

FishbowlDC has reached out to “New Day” PR for comment on the gaffe. I bet John King would have NEVER made that mistake.

Top Tweets for #HillaryIsSoPoor

Following comments to ABC’s Diane Sawyer that when she and President Clinton left the White House, they were not only broke but in debt, #HillaryIsSoPoor began trending on Twitter. Below are your top tweets with the hashtag. And we’ll add to it throughout the day.

 

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Joins Seth Meyers, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Sits Down with Jimmy Fallon

Looking for a laugh? Look no further than tonight’s comedy lineup where CNN host of “The Lead” Jake Tapper will sit down with Seth Meyers for his “Late Night” program. No clue yet as to what the topic of conversation will be but expect some jabs at the news anchor’s media career and March coverage of the missing plane.

Also running the circuit – Chris Christie will join Jimmy Fallon as a guest on “Tonight.” The New Jersey Governor has been a joke line for Fallon, most recently surrounding criticism of Bridgegate. On past programs, Fallon quipped ”Christie was furious when they blocked the bridge because he thought they said they were blocking the fridge” and “Christie apologized and promised the bridge will stay open for cars, trucks, and the buses he’s throwing his staff under.”

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“Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs on NBC at 12:35am. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” precedes Meyers at 11:35pm, also on NBC.

Midweek Break Check with Bao Bao

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 12.50.00It’s Wednesday and some might consider it the worst day of the week.

Any relaxation obtained over the weekend is far gone, and we’re only halfway through the work week.

So take a break this afternoon and join us in stalking the National Zoo’s Bao Bao!

The not so little one anymore has had a ROUGH day. We’ve been watching her for hours and even seeing her bask in the sun is exhausting me.

So sit back, relax, and click on over to the National Zoo’s Panda Cam, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Apologies to Bao Bao. In our initial post, we referred to her as he, when in fact, he is a she. h/t Huff Post’s Sabrina Siddiqui.

Help Us Advise Tommy McFly On Turning 28

Today is Tommy McFly of FreshFM’s last day being 27 and the radio host took to Facebook to solicit advice from friends before turning 28. Well, we’re here to help him out and want to make sure he’s advised as well as he can be before venturing into his 28th year on planet Earth.

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So send us yours (to fishbowlnick@gmail.com or via the anon tip box at fishbowldc.com) and we’ll include in a birthday post tomorrow. My advice, after the jump.

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Thursday, May 22 Tweets of the Day

Some of the best we’ve seen today, across the Twitters.

 

Scary…

 

#lolz

 
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Online Campaign Against ‘Veep’s’ Selina Meyer’s Bid for the Presidency

Against the woman who’d rather ”be shot in the fucking face before she was Vice President again,” Lost Remote alerted us to a viral campaign attacking “Veep” Vice President Selina Meyer, who this season is vying for the presidency.

Check out the attack ad below.

And remember the 3 am phone call campaign against President Obama in the 2008 election? Well its returned, this time, against Meyer in her bid for the White House. Read more

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