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Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Mark Sanford asked ex-wife Jenny Sanford to run his latest campaign

Three years after their bitter divorce, he misses her as a campaign manager.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Judd Watch: Ashley Judd makes the rounds in Washington

The actress/activist made two weekend appearances in D.C.

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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Adam Laxalt: A look at the secret son of former senator Pete Domenici

The Nevada lawyer is the illegitimate son of the retired Republican senator and a prominent Washington lobbyist.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Handicapping an Ashley Judd Senate bid: Can she beat Mitch McConnell?

Democrat, woman, actress — how will she play in Kentucky?

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Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Barney Frank to take a role in ‘Fiorello!’ — playing a senator, hint hint

An interesting retirement gig for the former congressman, who is still angling for a special Senate appointment.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:36 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

For Komen founder Nancy Brinker, gay rights is another issue close to the family

A year after upheaval at her breast-cancer charity, the activist debuts another cause — with help from her son.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Alfalfa Club turns 100 with annual dinner of the elites: Henry Kissinger, Mitt Romney, Valerie Jarrett, others

The president might not be a regular anymore, but traditions abide at this conclave of billionaires and Beltway players.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:37 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/04/2013

‘Rodham’ the movie: How to cast Hillary and Bill Clinton?

A script about a young Hillary Rodham is in development and creating buzz in Hollywood.

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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Congressional kid entertains self during oath-taking

Caught on C-SPAN’s cameras.

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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Mitt Romney’s Christmas card for 2012: Their biggest family portrait thus far

The growing clan sat for the color-coordinated portrait over the summer.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s 2012 Christmas card: Fiscal cliff, Gretzky in heaven

RELIABLE SOURCE | The California Democrat’s wacky holiday greetings have gained a cult following.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Quoted: Marco Rubio on his hair loss

Yeah, well, take a look at those other guys in the Senate.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:29 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted, Politics

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Jimmy Buffett visits national security staffers at White House

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Even at the White House!

By The Reliable Source  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/25/2012

Woodhouse and Spicer, party spokesmen, get heads shaved on ABC’s ‘This Week’

The RNC and DNC reps, friends in real life, went bald to settle an election bet and help a charity.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Aaron Schock’s Capitol Hill video shoot

Hey, downtown Peoria is looking pretty good! Oh wait.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Thanksgiving Talking Points 2012: Impress your family at the dinner table

Impress the family by sounding like a Beltway Insider — even if you’re not.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Cheney, Kissinger, other Nixonites, reunite at Rumsfeld’s home for cheery post-election dinner

No post-election crying-in-their-beer for these old-school Republicans.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Bono promotes anti-poverty efforts in Georgetown speech, elite dinner, Capitol Hill meetings

The star’s many activities in D.C. this week included an intimate meeting with powerbrokers at Georgetown.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Congress’s Class of 2012: Which freshmen reps will provide an interesting story?

At every election, we scour the ranks of freshmen looking for promising quirk, color, scandal.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/08/2012

David Axelrod makes new mustache bet — will shave if he raises $1 million for epilepsy research

This would be a first for his wife, who says she’s never seen his naked upper lip.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/06/2012

On Election Day, retiring politicians bow out of office — but not politics

How Barney Frank, Joe Lieberman, Jim Webb, Olympia Snowe and others spent the day.

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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Ann Hand’s rhinestone-campaign-pin-sales poll is put to the test on Election Day

Romney pins were leading Obama pins in sales — but maybe Republicans are bigger fans of bling.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Jon Huntsman’s daughters, off the campaign trail but still on the scene

But a year ago, they probably didn’t envision spending the final days of 2012 race at a boutique opening.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Ladies love their ‘cup o’ Joe’

Who’s that hunka-hunka?

By The Reliable Source  |  01:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Debate catchphrases over the years: ‘Horses and bayonets’ is no ‘Jack Kennedy’

No breakout one-liners from this cycle’s debates — and the overnight memes are unlikely to resonate a few years down the road.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

GQ makes over Capitol Hill staffers: Tighter pants, snazzier socks abound

Tighter pants! Flash more sock! But do their “after” looks actually work in Washington?

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012

George McGovern’s last birthday party

The former senator celebrated 90 years and looked like he was having a ball.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Which stars hang out with the Obamas? Another look at the White House visitors log

Another look at VIP names in the White House visitor log.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

David Axelrod and his doppelgangers: Jose Andres, Alex Castellanos?

Obama’s senior strategist seems to be confused for other famous guys a lot.

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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Dinesh D’Souza resigns presidency of Christian college after news of divorce, new relationship

The conservative scholar admitted this week he has a new girlfriend though not yet divorced from wife.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Paul Ryan workout photos only look like ‘Jersey Shore’ outtakes, really for Time Person of the Year

The congressman showed off his biceps and backwards ballcap in a December photo shoot for Time.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Steve Martin, Samuel Jackson: Can stars make a mark on campaigns with viral videos?

In a season filled with quirky campaign Web videos, these two are particularly odd. Do they work?

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Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Obama says Bourbon Steak waiter thanked him for saving mom’s life

A private conversation goes very public.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Sally Field, at HRC gala, thanks activists on behalf of gay son: ‘You all have fought for him’ (video)

The annual Human Rights Campaign dinner also featured a stirring speech from Cory Booker.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Obama, Romney repeat favorite jokes and one-liners on presidential campaign trail

Like stand-up comics, politicians and their spouses recycle their best jokes in campaign appearances.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Celebrity campaign contributions: How much did convention stars give the candidates?

Turns out Scarlett Johansson wrote some big checks. But FEC records show no signs of donations from Clint Eastwood or Kerry Washington yet.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Madonna hails Obama as ‘black Muslim’ during on-stage endorsement at D.C. concert

Obama, as you may remember, is not actually Muslim. Was this the famous Madonna sense of humor?

By The Reliable Source  |  03:02 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Scott McClellan trades D.C. for Seattle, takes university post four years after controversial book

The former White House press secretary is now vice president of communications at Seattle University.

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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Mitt Romney draws Hollywood Republicans to L.A. fundraiser, muses about airplane windows

There may not be a lot in that town, but some recognizable names turned out for the GOP candidate.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/20/2012

How Michigan judicial candidate Bridget Mary McCormack got ‘The West Wing’ cast for her campaign video

A Web video ad for a little-known state judicial candidate went viral when her actress sister reunited the cast of the beloved NBC series.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Champagne tower hidden at Jay-Z and Beyonce’s fundraiser for Obama

A dropcloth put the famous wall of glitz out of sight Tuesday night.

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Categories:  Politics, Parties

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Quoted: Clint Eastwood explains some more about Tampa

And he may now have to explain this as well.

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Categories:  Quoted, Politics

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Update: Beyoncé and Jay-Z recruit donors to next star-studded Obama fundraiser

For the dinner at NYC’s 40/40 nightclub, they’re once again seeking to draw small and big donors alike.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Bill Frist and wife Karyn file for divorce

The former Senate majority leader and his wife were married 31 years.

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Categories:  Love, Politics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Making the stars align: Impact Arts + Film throws parties to bridge the D.C.-L.A. divide

The Beltway non-profit made a big splash at the convention. Its goal is promoting indie filmmakers — but it’s known for throwing some of the slicker Washington-Hollywood parties.

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Categories:  Politics, Parties | Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Rahm Emanuel rocks the late-night VIPs

Bidens, Branford Marsalis and Jessica Alba

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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Quoted: John Kerry on the Charlotte convention experience

Sometimes, you kinda miss those motorcades.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Edwards staffer Bridget Siegel brings her campaign-sex novel to Charlotte convention

Funny, Edwards didn’t make it to town.

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Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Celebrities don’t shine as bright at DNC convention

A-listers in short supply in Charlotte

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Categories:  Politics, Parties, Celebvocate | Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fox News offers free shuttles, gets few takers from Democratic conventioneers

Rain soaked and on foot, thank you very much

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Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Malia and Sasha Obama: School first, then a cameo at the DNC convention

The first daughters are expected to make only a brief appearance at the convention.

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Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Julian Castro’s twin brother Joaquin: Rising stars have Democrats seeing double

The San Antonio mayor had the plum keynote speaking gig, but it’s his identical twin brother, Joaquin, who may be headed for Congress this year.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:22 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Sebastian Bach challenges Paul Ryan’s playlist at ‘smoke-filled’ Distilled Spirits party

Cigar enthusiasts hear hair-metal veteran scold the GOP ticket’s iPod master.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Jeff Bridges’s rain dance (with brother Beau) in Charlotte

The brothers give a soggy convention concert performance.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Sarah Palin beats Paul Ryan in marathon time

The 2008 nominee finished in just under four hours, besting the time of the current Veep-Hopeful.

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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/03/2012

The party scene in Charlotte: All about making it into the next party

The Democratic Governors Association kickoff party on Sunday was an unofficial base for plotting a party strategy for the week.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Yes, of course Michaele Salahi came to the convention with Neal Schon and Journey

It’s a strictly non-partisan gig for the classic-rock guitarist and the former White House crasher.

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Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/30/2012

John McCain’s quiet birthday on the sidelines in Tampa

The 2008 nominee celebrated his 76th birthday with an early speech at the convention and a drop-by at a party headined by his daugher, Meghan. Has Romney asked him for advice? “Oh, as a courtesy.”

By The Reliable Source  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Read this, Tampa edition: RNC ‘72 page recalls close encounter with senator; partying with the mega-donors

It was a different era: Our colleague Ann Gerhart remembers a friendly pat on the butt from Strom Thurmond at Nixon’s re-election convention. Also, partying with the mega-donors and watching TV with the idealogues.

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Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Who’s the fourth kid with the Paul Ryan family? Chloe Romney (video)

That was Mitt’s granddaughter scooting out of the frame when the cameras cut to the Ryan family during his speech Wednesday night.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 08/29/2012

GOP women in red on convention stage: Was there a memo going around? (photos)

It wasn’t just Ann Romney in Nancy Reagan red. Was this look coordinated?

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Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Quoted: Josh Romney on continuing the Romney dynasty

Not his torch to carry, it seems.

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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/29/2012

GOProud puts economics before gay marriage at ‘Homocon’ dance party in Tampa

Meet the gay tea-party activists

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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Janna Ryan makes debut with Ann Romney at warm, fuzzy Republican women's breakfast

Janna Ryan speaks out for the first time.

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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Read this, Tampa edition: A lonely Romney cheerleader; purple shuttles of doom?

Other interesting convention stories in the Washington Post.

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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Ann Romney hands out homemade Welsh cakes — see the recipe

Reporters who got a preview of her convention speech were also treated to the homemade scone-like treats.

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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Republicans make up for lost time at convention parties: Long lines for Rubio bash, hungry predators at booze-industry fete

Sorry, but if you're not a very VIP, you probably can’t get in.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Quoted: Donald Trump lashes out at Arianna Huffington

Yikes, what’s that about?

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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Read this, Tampa edition: David Bossie, BeBe Winans, ‘Newt U,’ Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathleen Turner, ‘2016’

Other interesting stories from the Republican National Convention in the Washington Post.

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Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Tampa musical acts: Some Republican stalwarts, but others cross party lines

BeBe Winans, a Democrat, joins Republicans like Kid Rock and Trace Adkins at the GOP convention.

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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Hottest bar in Tampa: Google’s free espresso bar

The lines were about as long as they’d be for free booze.

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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Jon Voight in Tampa: Hollywood’s new senior Republican

The Oscar winner makes the scene in support of Romney at the Republican convention.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Lisa Ann, Sarah Palin impersonator, brings political message to Tampa strip club

She’s pro-guns, anti-hunting, and unconcerned about the economy — porn is fairly recession proof.

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Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 08/26/2012

‘Dogs Against Romney’ rallies in Tampa

The Irish-setter-on-the-roof-of-the-car rally inspires a convention protest.

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Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Michele Bachmann makes The Hill’s ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ list — thanks to her stylist

The Hill releases its annual list.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

James Windle runs uphill race for Congress — with a giant log on his shoulder

The Washington House hopeful has a workout regimen worthy of Grizzly Adams.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/24/2012

A secret bipartisan love affair amid the stimulus battle — but who was the couple?

A new book about the stimulus bill reveals that an Obama aide was dating a Republican Senate staffer at the time of the debate. But sorry, no names.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Anthony Weiner puts on a happy face in People magazine; is this a comeback move?

Hey, look who’s still married!

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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Obama Kiss Cam: The day after

The White House issued a denial Tuesday after it looked like the first lady rebuffed a big-screen kiss from her husband at Monday’s Team USA basketball game.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  First Family, Politics

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Singapore’s Ambassador Chan Heng Chee ends 16-year service in Washington

The second-longest-serving ambassador in D.C. and the first female envoy to the U.S. from East Asia saw gains for women in the diplomatic corps during her time here.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Jack Abramoff on his new job as talk radio host

It doesn’t pay a whole lot, but the disgraced superlobbyist — who has some big bills to pay since leaving prison — hopes it will turn into something bigger.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr.: Does mystery about his health make it worse?

Look at your former colleagues, Congressman, and tell us how all this secrecy is helping matters.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:52 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Update: Cheri Honkala — not Roseanne Barr — picked for Green Party VP nominee

The more mainstream choice, of course.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Update

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Will Green Party nominee Jill Stein pick Roseanne Barr as running mate?

Hey, it could happen. The sitcom star came in second in the Green Party delegate count, and she’s headed to the annual convention in Baltimore.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Bob Kerrey's wife, Sarah Paley, rues his political career, disses Nebraska in Vogue essay

THE RELIABLE SOURCE | Sarah Paley, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer, is not at all jazzed about her husband’s decision to hit the campaign trail again.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s “Call Me Maybe” parody, with summer interns

Perhaps the first congressional take on the Carly Rae Jepsen hit.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Courtroom artists race at their own pace to capture Supreme Court health care ruling

For three artists who’ve been sketching D.C. courtrooms for 30 years, the health care ruling had a different set of challenges than what the competitive reporting field faced.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Mary Cheney and Heather Poe stay quiet on marriage; What GOP gay weddings to look for next?

Who will the wedding bells ring for next? Maybe Richard Tisei, an openly gay
Republican running for Congress in Massachusetts.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Quoted: Bob Dole on picking a candidate

Let’s just say that Mitt’s not Newt, okay?

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted, Politics

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Sewall-Belmont House supporters split over award for Laura Bush

Some of the old guard maintain the prize should only go to a true feminist — and that she’s not one.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Ed Rendell’s gift to Margaret Carlson: Grandchildren

No, no, it’s not what you think. The Bloomberg writer set her daughter up with the former Pennsylvania governor’s spokesman.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Obama’s new celebrity fundraising trick: Pick your own star

The Obama campaign is now encouraging small-dollar donors to suggest the celebrities they'd most like to hang with.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

John Bryson’s accident brings sudden fame for the unknown Cabinet secretary

The low-key guy had never been on the front page since his nomination, until his bizarre accident.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Occupy Wall Street and a battle over PR prize for the protest movement

A PR firm that helped to support Occupy just won a prestigious award for its work, much to the movement’s chagrin.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Beer, drums and John Boehner: Some edgy moments at ‘celebrity-free’ RTCA congressional dinner

“Cozy” does not always equal “comfortable,” as politicians learned at the latest media-political banquet.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Nancy Pelosi looks back on 25 years in Congress

She only planned to stay 10 years.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:28 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Steny Hoyer’s daughter, Stefany Hemmer, comes out as lesbian, advocates for same-sex marriage

For the child of a national political figure, Stefany Hoyer Hemmer has kept a relatively low profile. But now the minority whip’s daughter has said she’s gay and hopes to help the push for same-sex marriage.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:37 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 05/31/2012

A ‘few family pictures’ of George and Laura Bush hang in White House again, as Obamas unveil official portraits

The paintings of the former first couple, by artist John Howard Sanden, will hang in the public rooms of the White House.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:41 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, First Family | Tags:  President Obama, Michelle Obama

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Update: Bono drops in on White House as much as Oprah

We plugged a few more celebrity names — their real ones, that is — into the Post’s database of the White House visitors log.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Update, Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

White House celebrity visitors: Which showbiz stars have the pull to get a meeting?

Oprah, Brad and Beyonce, obviously. But there are some surprising names in a review of the logs.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Songwriters woo Congress through music at ASCAP concert

There’s no such thing as a free concert: For lawmakers, a toe-tapping tribute to songwriters came with a tuneful lecture on intellectual property.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Dick Lugar’s other last race: Senator runs Washington three-miler a week after primary loss

The Republican senator from Indiana ran an annual Washington three-miler for 30 years. Even after he lost his primary, he didn’t hesitate to show up for his 31st and last.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Cyndi Lauper, Billie Jean King: Gay-rights advocates cheer Obama’s new stance on marriage

For two celebrated gay-rights champions, it was a coincidence they happened to be in Washington the day President Obama — but a happy coincidence.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Celebvocate

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Ashley Biden’s wedding preempts annual Komen reception for Jill and Joe Biden

For all the controversy that’s surrounded the iconic breast-cancer charity lately, don’t read too much into the relocation of the party. The Biden have a solid conflict: Their daughter’s wedding.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Gabrielle Giffords honored by EMILY’s List

The former congresswoman returned to Washington for the award that’s been named after her.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ted Nugent: ‘Good, professional’ meeting with Secret Service unfolds without incident

If you were expecting fireworks, we’re sorry to disappoint.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Ted Nugent: Long past his ‘rock star’ days, how he caused a political firestorm

He hasn’t hit the charts in a generation. How is it that anyone still cares what Ted Nugent has to say in 2012?

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Celebvocate | Tags:  ted nugent

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012

New celebrity faces come to Capitol Hill to lobby for arts funding

Anchored by perennial activist Alec Baldwin, a new team of celebvocates made their case in Washington for NEA and NEH funding.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics | Tags:  alec baldwin

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Paul Ryan’s widow’s peak: A game-changer in GOP veepstakes?

It’s the most impressive widow’s peak in politics since Reagan’s — maybe even more impressive.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Update: Yes, Wayne Brady did once say something that offended someone

There’s a skeleton in every comic’s closet. Don’t think this will hurt him too badly with the RTCA, though.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Update, Parties, Politics

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Wayne Brady: Safer pick for RTCA dinner than Louis C.K.

After drawing fire for its pick of a raunchy comedian, a Beltway media association has gone a safer route.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Bobby Rush and other great moments in congressional dress-code flouting: Bella Abzug, Jim Mattox, John Randolph

Reps. Jim Mattox, Bella Abzug and John Randolph paved the way for sartorial showdowns.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/19/2012

In other news: UK gift to Obama — made in China?

Another diplomatic gift gaffe. Sweet ping-pong table, though.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news..., Politics

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/19/2012

In other news: Cee Lo sort of apologizes, sort of doesn’t, for singing that song at Obama fundraiser

“All of you heard the song a thousand times so don’t get all saint on me.”

By The Reliable Source  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news..., Politics

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/14/2012

George Clooney returns to Washington to talk about crisis on Sudan border

And yes, it was kind of a scene.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Where the bucks are: A guide to campaign fundraising in D.C.

We don’t get the big rallies here in Washington, but we do get the motorcade snarls, as candidates drop in here and there to raise money. Where? We’ll show you.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Quoted: Know your ‘West Wing’ avatar

How the White House drama gave meaning to the lives of all our deputy special assistants to the deputy assistant secretaries.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted, Politics

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Del. Dave Albo: All that ultrasound talk ruined a romantic night (video)

The Fairfax Republican says the debate over the ultrasound bill was a total mood-killer.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Rep. Billy Long: Freshman wows with big jokes at Washington Press Club Foundation dinner

At the unofficial kickoff of Beltway prom season, the Missouri Republican stole the show with a series of fat-guy jokes.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Roseanne Barr’s presidential campaign: Long shot just for the Green nomination

Does the former sitcom star need the Green Party more than they need her? Maybe, but they’re taking her campaign for their nomination seriously.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  roseanne barr

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Clint Eastwood denies political message in Chrylser ad

Besides, he actually opposed the auto bailout. Political ad makers weigh in on the Super Bowl spot everyone was talking about.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/01/2012

John Dean has unexpected Watergate reunion at Nixon Library

Poor guy tried to fly under the radar, but guess who he ran into . . .

By The Reliable Source  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

‘Eye of the Tiger’ writers sue Newt Gingrich: Money or pride at stake?

The latest in a series of legal complaints by songwriters against politicians.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/29/2012

President Obama cracks jokes at elite Alfalfa Club dinner (updated)

It was the first of these black-tie Beltway power-broker dinners he’s attended in three years. But Sandra Day O’Connor and Jeb Bush stole the show, according to guests.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics | Tags:  alfalfa club

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/24/2012

John Kerry’s black eyes, broken nose at White House (photo) — updated with more gory details

The Massachusetts senator, who got banged up in a hockey game, has an interesting history of sports injuries.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Sen. Rand Paul and TSA tiff: It’s personal now

Kentucky’s junior senator didn’t like them before, likes them less now.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:06 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Frank Luntz knows how to make GOP candidates cry

With just the right question at the right point in a forum, the Republican pollster can trigger the waterworks — and reveal the personal side of a candidate.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Michelle Fenty, ex-mayor’s wife, takes job in Caribbean

With Michelle Fenty’s new gig with an NGO, will the whole family move to Trinidad and Tobago?

By The Reliable Source  |  06:13 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Rep. Kristi Noem, America’s most powerful undergrad, on track to get college degree

The Republican congresswoman will officially graduate from South Dakota State University in May — one of a shrinking number of lawmakers to make it to congress without a bachelors.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

GQ’s ’50 most powerful in Washington’ list: Disagreeing is part of the fun

For the third time since 2007, the New York-based magazine has presumed to tell us who the most important people in D.C. are. You don’t have to agree to enjoy it. Eric Cantor tops the list, and some little-known party planners trump the president.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Kriss Soterion-Blevens, makeup guru of N.H. primary, on the lasting appeal of ‘Debate’ lipstick

Her makeover of Hillary Clinton four years ago launched a new shade of lipstick, but men and women alike benefit from her magic powders.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:28 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Barney Frank: What’s the House floor dress code, anyway?

On Monday the congressman flouted the House’s strict sartorial standards, which demand a coat and tie, by wearing a schlubby-looking t-shirt that showed a lot.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Jon Huntsman’s daughter dated Kris Humphries

So we learn in the new GQ, the latest publication besotted with the daughters of the going-nowhere GOP contender.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Martin O’Malley, Marion Barry tweet to the stars

You’d think they could just pick up the phone to reach Lady Gaga or Spike Lee.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Rep. Loretta Sanchez carries on holiday card tradition, without beloved cat Gretzky

Rep. Loretta Sanchez is asking the public to help pick this year’s wacky holiday card.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:10 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Rep. Rick Larsen fires three staffers over crass tweets

The young aides boasted on Twitter about drinking at the office and made fun of their boss, according to a report.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Quoted: Rep. Hank Johnson doesn’t want you to see his Netflix queue

Can you really order “Debbie Does Dallas”?

By The Reliable Source  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted, Politics

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Quoted: Kid Rock on Romney’s campaign theme song pick

He’s fine with the candidate using “Born Free,” but he wishes it were “So Hott” instead.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted, Politics

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Jackson Browne performs for Occupy Washington

Or was it for their moms?

By The Reliable Source  |  04:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Celebvocate

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Rep. Lynn Woolsey: Crossword puzzling at the Capitol (video)

The California Democrat was caught by C-SPAN’s cameras, filling out a crossword puzzle while a fellow rep addressed the House.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Herman Cain affair: Still a political dealbreaker?

As in, the thing that used to wreck your career but doesn’t anymore?

By The Reliable Source  |  07:40 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Douglas Brinkley and Rep. Don Young in committee hearing smackdown (video)

Wow — we should start going to more committee hearings.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:56 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Sen. Pat Toomey puts out fire in party guest’s hair

The Pa. Republican smothered flames after a man’s hair caught fire at a Capitol Hill fundraiser.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Jack Abramoff book party: Who shows up for that?

Tucker Carlson hosted a book party for the disgraced lobbyist, and the room was filled with people trying to see who else was there.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:09 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Parties

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Senators pick ‘Secret Santas’ for gift exchange

Ho ho ho! It’s the first time they’ve tried this at the Capitol, and the hope is that it will be bipartisan.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:30 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Vicki Kennedy, other VIPs, declare public speeches ‘off the record’

Now, how exactly does that work? A troubling trend.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:15 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Bob Barker, Jim Moran fight for circus animals, scrap with Ringling Bros. owner Ken Feld

The 87-year-old former game show host turned up on the Hill to defend the rights of elephants, lions and tigers.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Houses for the Senate: Ron Johnson’s $1 million home and other D.C. crash pads

Sen. Ron Johnson’s $1 million home and other Washington rookies’ real estate investments.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Surreal Estate

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Herman Cain sings! and sings, and sings. . . (video)

The embattled GOP candidate seldom misses a chance to break out his impressive baritone.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:54 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Jon Huntsman daughters on the campaign trail and YouTube

One of the bright spots of a flagging campaign is their playful parody of the Herman Cain “smoking” ad.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Read this: What does Valerie Jarrett do?

Another worthwhile story to check out in today’s Style section.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This, Politics

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Mitt Romney and George Clooney's debate zinger: “Don’t vote for me.”

Is it art imitating life or the other way around? Hey, it’s a great line!

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Chelsea Clinton steps into spotlight — but what does she want?

She’s finally talking, appearing at two D.C. events this week — but not really saying a thing.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:45 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Love, etc.: ‘Joe the Plumber’ gets married

The man originally known as Samuel Wurzelbacher wed Saturday, on the eve of launching a congressional campaign.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love, Politics

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Rep. Hal Rogers jokes about Chinese accent at Mount Vernon gala

He later apologized through his spokesman.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 10/09/2011

Joe Trippi on “The Ides of March”: Democratic consultant reviews campaign fact and fiction

Thumbs up for realistic look into presidential campaign

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 10/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/05/2011

In other news: Shakira named to presidential commission

Keep an eye out for her in D.C. Thursday, okay?

By The Reliable Source  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, This Just In...

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Angella Reid, first woman named chief usher at the White House

The Ritz-Carlton exec will oversee all household staff and ground’s at the president’s house.

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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Human Rights Campaign dinner: President Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Bloomberg, Greyson Chance (photos)

Scenes from the biggest annual gay-rights gala in Washington.

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Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 10/01/2011

Obama celebrates anniversary at Restaurant Eve, after HRC dinner speech

Presidentand Mrs. Obama crossed the Potomac River to celebrate their 19th anniversary Saturday night, with a dinner at Restaurant Eve in Old Town Alexandria.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:18 PM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey, Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Update: Barry Manilow backing Obama, not Paul

Glad to clear that up.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Update, Politics

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Chris Christie: The home, family, hobbies of your favorite non-candidate of the moment

He’s pro-Bruce, anti-Jersey Shore. Plus, everything you need to know about his wife, kids, etc.

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Rep. Terri Sewell, breakout star of Congressional Black Caucus weekend

The Alabama freshman congresswoman is being honored or showcased at several events this week.

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Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Clinton's Global Initiative: the Super Bowl for A-list celebvocates

Why lobby Congress when you can hang with Bill Clinton?

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Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Matt Damon’s clash with libertarian journalist Michelle Fields on education is a viral hit

Fields, a new college grad, woke to find that half the Internet loved her and half the Internet loathed her.  

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Natwar Gandhi plays Mahatma Gandhi, in District finance chief’s acting debut

The city’s CFO stars in a community theater production about Indian independence, “A Tryst with Destiny.”

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Melissa Etheridge is friend and fundraiser for Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur

They became pals after Etheridge sought the lesbian superdelegate’s vote for Obama in 2008.

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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Rep. Allen West vs. Jane Austen and the Brontes: Who wrote what? (quiz)

That was one nasty email West sent to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Didn’t we read something like that in sophomore literature class?

By The Reliable Source  |  03:59 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Kal Penn leaves the White House — again — for “How I Met Your Mother”

The actor-turned-bureaucrat accepted a recurring role on “How I Met Your Mother.”

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Categories:  Politics

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Nancy Pelosi sends birthday flowers to George W. Bush

And do you know what the note said?

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Betty Ford’s funeral to highlight families, bipartisan friendships

Ford wanted her funeral to highlight bipartisan friendships.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

New power couple: Mark Walsh, partner of VIP wedding planner Bryan Rafanelli, joins Hillary Clinton at State Department

Rafanelli did Chelsea Clinton and Huma Abedin’s weddings last year — but it seems Walsh might have been a citizen of Hillaryland first.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Barack Obama’s father floated adoption plan with immigration official, says new bio

Obviously it didn’t happen, and it’s possible he just concocted the story to impress officials deciding whether he could stay in the country.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:11 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 06/28/2011

What’s the matter with Illinois? With Blagojevich conviction, state has most imprisoned governors

You’d think Louisiana and Maryland would be stronger rivals, but you’d be surprised.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:22 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Seersucker Thursday in the Senate: Trent Lott explains the tradition

About a dozen senators joined the annual bipartisan wearing of striped pastel cotton.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:12 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

What happens to Anthony Weiner’s staff? When the boss leaves, it’s political limbo for Hill aides

His staff, now living in that political limbo that occurs when a member resigns, dies or is expelled from office.

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Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Bob Graham’s new spy thriller about 9/11: Fiction, says the former senator, with “some slightly closeted real information”

His uncensored take on what really happened.

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Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Mitt Romney cheered for Boston Bruins shoutout during the debate — but does he really care about hockey?

No record of attending Bruins games as Massachusetts governor — and yes, someone’s keeping track.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin: Political wives increasingly skip the confessional press conference

Abedin, like Jenny Sanford and Elizabeth Edwards before her, took a pass on the media moment that seemed so painful for Wendy Vitter and Silda Spitzer.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:48 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Anthony Weiner and the protocol of Twitter following for VIPs

You’ve got to be careful of the company you keep.

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Categories:  Politics

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Ex-presidents gather to honor George H.W. Bush at the Kennedy Center

Along with a vast array of Bush grandkids and usual lineup of TV-friendly entertainers. The fundraiser benefitted the Points of Light Institute.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Herman Cain, first man in GOP 2012 race, no longer ‘frontrunner’ now that Pawlenty’s in the mix

Meet the pizza magnate looking to shake up the 2012 race. He was the frontrunner, er, onlyrunner, until Pawlenty announced his exploratory committee Monday.

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Posted at 03:26 AM ET, 03/13/2011

Obama gets laughs at first Gridiron Club dinner as president

Yet another of those Washington political-media-elite dinners that creep everyone out. Some good jokes, though.

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Categories:  Politics, Parties

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/09/2011

President Obama to attend his first Gridiron Dinner since his election

After skipping many of the elite-iest of the Beltway-elite dinners, he’ll be attending his first white-tie Gridiron dinner since taking office.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on dating and double standards: “My morals would be questioned.”

The justice opened up about scrutiny of her private life at Northwestern.

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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Type-casting: Politicians add realistic touch to Matt Damon’s “Adjustment Bureau”

Great use of CGI! Computer-generated imagery? No! Clinton Global Initiative.

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