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TheHill.com Introduces Content from 100+ New ‘Contributors’

hillsquareToday, The Hill newspaper announced the launch of a new “Contributors” section, with content expected from more than 100 scholars, think tanks, diplomats, and strategists. The new contributors will join The Hill’s current 14 regular columnists, which include James Carville and Judd Gregg.

More than 200 experts have showed interest in offering their commentary, opinion, and analysis on key political issues. The new section follows a strong rebrand to TheHill.com in October 2013.

For a full list of contributions to the debut of the section, click after the jump. Read more

Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices Author’s Note Released

hillary-clinton-hard-choicesHillary Clinton‘s Hard Choices is set to release June 10 and this morning, publisher Simon & Schuster released the book’s Author’s Notes to the morning shows and NPR.

“When I chose to leave a career as a young lawyer in Washington to move to Arkansas to marry Bill and start a family, my friends asked, ‘Are you out of your mind?’ ” writes Clinton in the note. “I heard similar questions when I took on health care reform as First Lady, ran for office myself, and accepted President Barack Obama’s offer to represent our country as Secretary of State. In making these decisions, I listened to both my heart and my head. I followed my heart to Arkansas; it burst with love at the birth of our daughter, Chelsea; and it ached with the losses of my father and mother.”

Click on over to one of the lucky recipients of said note for the full down low.

Cincinnati and Las Vegas Pull Bid to Host 2016 RNC Convention

Weeks before committee members are set to visit prospective 2016 RNC convention locations, Las Vegas and Cincinnati have dropped out as finalists. Still in the running are Kansas City, Dallas, Denver and Cleveland.

Click on over to the Post for the full scoop.

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POLITICO Primary Results by State

It’s primary season, and voters in six states yesterday cast their primary candidate. For results by state, click below, a la POLITICO.

Arkansas

Georgia

Idaho

Kentucky

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Who Knew Bill Clinton’s Abs Were So Cut?

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 15.37.11Looking for the perfect photo for your bio page or LinkedIn profile? Look no further than Photox, the new mobile iPhone app that allows you to upload photos for quick and cheap editing services.

FamousDC teamed up with the service and had some Photoshopping done to several familiar Washington faces.

After all, who knew Bill Clinton was so ripped?

To see a less tan Speaker Boehner, Florida Governor Rick Scott WITH hair, and a wrinkle-free Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, click on over to FamousDC’s little Tuesday art project.

MD Dems Vie For Gov Nod in First Debate of 2014

If the Democratic nominees for Governor in the Great State of Maryland are having a debate, you can bet FishbowlDC will be there to give  you the minute-by-minute recap. Here are all the scintillating details from tonight’s political ménage à trois in College Park featuring Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, and Delegate to the Maryland House Heather Mizeur.

The evening was moderated by THE David GregoryChris Gordon and Chris Lawrence from NBC 4, and Jenna Johnson from WaPo; and it aired on NBC 4 in Washington and other NBC affiliates throughout Maryland. Now, without futher ado…The Very First Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Debate of 2014:

7:02 - Woo Hoo! The most exciting debate everrrrrrrrrr! David Gregory you look so sexy! We can’t wait to hear about Maryland Democratic Candidates for Governor!!!!

7:03 - My God, this Gansler man is boring.

7:06 - Woah, Mizeur is coming out of the gate strong with an impassioned retelling of her childhood memories of The Factory. And WTF, she was on a picket line as a baby? Also she came out of the womb clutching a union card…

7:08 - Anthony Brown also leading with a compelling Origin Story -this one involving Jamaica. Nice touch.

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Pictorial: Primary Night at the Clay Aiken HQ

Good afternoon dear readers! A funny thing happened the other night whilst we were practicing our lob shot down at the Devil Ridge Golf Club in Holly Springs, North Carolina. We got lost on our way to the powder room and ended up stumbling upon the Official Clay Aiken Campaign Primary Night Election Party!

In a ballroom that was decked out in what must have been dozens of dollars worth of balloons and crepe, several older people and the President of the College Democrats of NC State University were anxiously staring at a screen with numbers on  it. Naturally, we rushed over to the bar (first things first) only to find it stocked with lemonade and sweet tea -and nothing else. D-:

“Is this some kind of joke?” we wondered. Nope, it’s for real. Welcome to North Carolina!

Here are some pictures we took, after the jump. Sorry if they’re all out of focus and wobbly -we were literally stone-cold sober the whole night…

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ICYMI – POLITICO’s Todd Purdum and Dylan Byers to Relocate to LA

According to an internal memo (via NYMag) from POLITICO Managing Editor Rachel Smolkin, two of the outlet’s top talent – senior writer Todd Purdum and media reporter Dylan Byers - are relocating to LA. Purdum’s wife, former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, recently took a position with Warner Brothers leading its communications. Byers is said to be relocating with his fiancé.

Smolkin squashes any notion of an expansion to California, as it recently did in New York when its parent company Albritton Communications purchased Capital New York.

We’re not sure we believe you, Ms. Smolkin.

Jill Biden Takes Cover of Capitol File

Capitol-File-Jill-BidenOn the cover of its second issue of 2014, Capitol File features Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden.

And inside, CapFile Editor in Chief Elizabeth Thorp sits down with Dr. Biden to discuss her love of teaching, commitment to military families, and how the Second Lady of the United States manages to stay grounded.

FishbowlDC caught up with Thorp this afternoon to get some deets on her sit down with Dr. Jill Biden. Here’s what she had to say.

FishbowlDC: Jill Biden? That’s awesome! How did you land that?

Elizabeth Thorp: I have lived in DC for over 20 years and have many friends who have worked in the White House and for the Bidens. I met with Dr. Biden’s senior staffer and walked her through my vision for the piece. As a working mom, I have always admired Dr. Biden. She’s a Ph.D. with a paying job as an educator while serving as America’s Second Lady. And somehow she still finds still the time to advocate for members of the military and carve out family time.

FBDC: How long was this in the works?

Thorp: A couple of months.

FBDC: What was your first thought when you heard it went through?

Thorp: Total elation. Then a bit of terror. I wanted to do right by Dr. Biden and accurately capture her passion for teaching, her family, and her causes. She was so gracious and so genuine, she made the interview very easy for me.

Read the full interview here.

Elizabeth Warren Sits Down With ABC’s David Muir

David Muir will interview Sen. Elizabeth Warren for ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer.” The Massachusetts Democrat will talk about her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” and field question about her political future. The interview airs tonight. CBS’s Mark Strassmann interviewed Warren for “Sunday Morning” yesterday.

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