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[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

Journalists Are About to Be Schooled by the NPF and CQRC

The National Press Foundation will collaborate with CQ Roll Call to provide training and education to Washington journalists on critical issues that percolate in the Capitol, the two organizations announced. The Capitol Hill Issues Briefings began in 2010 to inform journalists on issues as they develop, ranging from immigration to the fiscal cliff and an […]

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[ 0 ] May 12, 2015

Why Have We Never Been Invited to a Party Here?

Sure, they get noise complaints, but the AirBNB money goes toward a good cause: “As you can see my house kind of screams party,” he tells Washingtonian in a phone interview. “Even though I had all these restrictions and warnings, people end up breaking the rules. There was a church group coming in that wound […]

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[ 0 ] May 12, 2015

A Housing Bubble You Say? Don’t Be Ridiculous

From EaterDC: This Condo Has Its Own Sommelier Jarad Slipp, one of the area’s Master Sommeliers, has been appointed as Sommelier in Residence to the development. His job will be to provide customized consultations for residents and do quarterly tastings and workshops in the property’s 1,500 square foot wine lounge. Middle class, schmiddle class.

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[ 0 ] May 12, 2015

A Housing Bubble You Say? Don’t Be Ridiculous

From EaterDC: This Condo Has Its Own Sommelier Jarad Slipp, one of the area’s Master Sommeliers, has been appointed as Sommelier in Residence to the development. His job will be to provide customized consultations for residents and do quarterly tastings and workshops in the property’s 1,500 square foot wine lounge. Middle class, schmiddle class.

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[ 0 ] May 11, 2015

The Hill and Politico Agree: Best of FamousDC is Awesome

We would love to thank Megan R. Wilson at The Hill and Tarini Parti at Politico for the coverage of our Best of FamousDC Political Digital List and party. Wilson wrote in the Hill: With 2016 election season underway, Beltway insider blog FamousDC has launched a database of Washington’s most influential digital strategists.   The […]

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[ 0 ] May 5, 2015

Congrats to CQ Roll Call!

The MDDC Press Awards confirmed what we already knew: CQ Roll Call is awesome. CQ Roll Call brought five awards to Capitol Hill. Hill Navigator columnist Rebecca Gale was awarded second place for business reporting for “The Other Back Room: Breastfeeding on Capitol Hill” (Roll Call, Feb. 2, 2014). Roll Call’s annual Wealth of Congress project, […]

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[ 0 ] April 28, 2015

Oh, Did You Want to Take a Metro Train to Dulles?

You can’t, until 2019. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is building the Metro line into Loudoun County, just announced “design modifications made to enhance the safety and reliability” of the Silver Line. Translated from euphemism, that means approximately: “Familiarize yourself with the Washington Flyer, ’cause you’ll be riding it for at least another four years.” Read […]

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[ 0 ] April 22, 2015

Every Female Hill Staffer’s Fear: Lobbyists Who Hug

While we all know it is not unusual for some male lobbyists to lack serious boundaries with female Hill staffers, there is a growing trend among K Streeters that seems to circumvent professionalism…and enraged me enough to delay writing a constituent letter or two, and write this. In the past two weeks, I have been hugged […]

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[ 0 ] April 20, 2015

Dana Perino Can See the Future

Dana Perino recalled a sweet childhood declaration that turned out to be true in this preview of her upcoming book: “My parents said that when I got home to Denver, I stood on the milk box under our flag and proclaimed that one day I was going to work in the White House. We didn’t […]

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[ 0 ] April 14, 2015

#Hillvetica

Fun thing or most fun thing from Hillary’s announcement? Hillary Bold. Because, America.
You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/Y2HRzM4tMn — Rick Wolff (@RickWolff) April 13, 2015 Admittedly, it’s a close second to the Hillary laugh button.

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[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Celebrities: They’re Just Like Us!

They’re in DC! via They visit Adams Morgan! via They take selfies at an unimpressive distance from White House! Shailene and I are shooting in front of the White House today! #Snowden pic.twitter.com/ArtG9B29bw — Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) April 7, 2015 They’re filming their future feature film, Snowden! via What a time to be alive.

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[ 0 ] April 7, 2015

Sorry, National Mall

“The maintenance backlog for DC’s public spaces administered by the National Park Service has gotten so lengthy, it would cost $1.195 billion to bring everything up to date. But there’s little chance of that happening when the parks budget has been slashed over the last five years, leaving some of the nation’s most treasured sites […]

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[ 0 ] April 7, 2015

Behind the Scenes with Racing Presidents

Politico got to go behind the scenes with these DC-and-historical celebs, the racing presidents. Check out the whole slideshow here.
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[ 0 ] April 6, 2015

Congressional Basketball Was a Thing

Meredith Shiner at Yahoo Politics published an awesome piece about a time when members would work together … to shoot hoops. “Eventually, the Four O’Clock Caucus, also known as the Members Basketball Association (MBA), would disband, with many of its alumni rising up the ranks to run Washington. But in that bygone era of the […]

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[ 0 ] April 6, 2015

The White House Easter Egg Roll: Sometimes Terrible

New York Magazine has gathered an impressive collection of photos of children not having a great time at the White House Easter Egg Roll. It’s amazing. You should look at it.  

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