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Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Du Pont heir received no jail time after rape conviction

Robert Richards IV, a du Pont heir, plead guilty to rape in 2008 and received no jail time, a new law suit reveals.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:54 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Capitol Hill restaurant group files bankruptcy; ex-owner ‘blindsided’

Legal, business and family drama as the company that owns a string of Capitol Hill eateries goes to court.

By Emily Heil and Tim Carman  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 03/31/2014

These celebrities sold Obamacare best

The White House once again proved its ability to wrangle star power with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  08:46 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Nas celebrates 20th anniversary of his debut album at the Kennedy Center

The New York rapper performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center this weekend.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Party Diary: Taste of the South

The 32-year-old charity event upgraded to the Washington Hilton Saturday night.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Party Diary: Nas performs at the Kennedy Center

The New York rapper kicks off the One Mic Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival at the Kennedy Center.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:13 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/28/2014

John Boehner posts video of himself cutting the grass

The House speaker loves green grass.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Caroline Kennedy throws the first pitch at Tokyo baseball game

Caroline Kennedy looked like a pro as she wound up to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  02:04 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/28/2014

‘Veep’ cast says Washington was willing to spill the beans

The HBO comedy’s crew joked about Washington’s foibles at this years PaleyFest in Hollywood.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

What the naughty Secret Service Agents might have been listening to last week

We asked famous party starter, DJ Gavin Holland, to guess which songs the merry agents pre-gamed to.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

From socialite to start-up boss, Susanna Quinn has an app for that

Washington native Susanna Quinn has developed a new app to give everyone a taste of the luxe life.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Prosecutors file to get Chris Brown out of L.A. jail to face D.C. charges

D.C. prosecutors file paperwork to have the R&B singer brought to Washington to face an assault charge.

By Emily Heil  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

When they were an item, Michael Keaton, Courteney Cox did D.C. (#TBT)

20 years ago this week, the onetime couple hung out at the White House.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Michelle Obama’s trip to China in 90 seconds

The first lady wrapped up her trip to China on Wednesday with some panda diplomacy.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:55 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BOLO, Newsletter

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Rapper Lil’ Kim wants New Yorkers to sign up for the Affordable Care Act

Lil’ Kim will help enroll New York’s uninsured during the “Get Covered” tour on Friday.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:48 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill

The actor is continuing his streak of political roles.

By Emily Heil  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Steven Tyler tells Congress to walk his way on copyright

The Aerosmith rocker lets Congress come to him -- on stage.

By Emily Heil  |  11:16 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Party Diary: Elle magazine honors women in Washington

Elle magazine and Gucci host annual dinner to celebrate powerful women in Washington.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:04 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Nancy Pelosi honors Fed Chair Janet Yellen

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi honored Fed Chair Janet Yellen just in time for women’s history month.

By Emily Heil  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Steven Tyler blows out birthday candles at Fiola Mare

The Aerosmith frontman and a group of pals had a quiet dinner at the Georgetown waterfront seafood temple.

By Emily Heil  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Pharrell’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton: Will ‘Happy’ be her campaign anthem?

The rapper endorses the former secretary of state -- and it sounds like the admiration is mutual.

By Emily Heil  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Alec Baldwin doesn’t do interviews but he’ll show up for Maureen Dowd

The actor who famously swore off “public life” made a public appearance for his good friend, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Steven Tyler, Jimmy Carter and Nas will be dropping by the District this week

A rock star, a former president and rap star expected to show up around town this week.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Party Diary: at premiere of AMC’s ‘Turn,’ spies and cocktails

Just how close can a partygoer get to the Constitution with a cocktail in hand?

By Emily Heil  |  11:23 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ dines out in McLean

The reality show star was in town this weekend to participate in the national Walk for Epilepsy on the Mall.

By Helena Andrews  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Steven Tyler dines at Pearl Dive

The Aerosmith frontman and his friends ate dinner at the Logan Circle hangout.

By Emily Heil  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Want to buy Max Baucus’s $1.2 million Capitol Hill home?

The senator-turned-ambassador’s Eastern Market rowhouse boasts 3 bedrooms -- and a hot tub.

By Emily Heil  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Reality star Whitney Port wants to attend D.C.’s ‘nerd prom’

“The Hills” star said last week that she’d love to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Chuck Hagel, Sam Waterston attend Arena’s ‘Camp David’

Hey, isn’t that... the defense secretary and the ‘Newsroom’ actor taking in a show?

By Emily Heil  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Bacon brothers bring sizzle to benefit concert for troops

They are an eclectic folk-rock band that performed as one of the acts in Saturday night’s benefit for Stand For The Troops.

By Emily Heil  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Party Diary: Corcoran Artini

Jack Rose and Quill take home top honors at Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Artini.

By Veronica Toney  |  01:14 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Party Diary: The Pink Tie Party

The annual kick off to the National Cherry Blossom festival happened at the Ronald Reagan Building last night in D.C.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Local journo Brandon Wetherbee weathers the winter with this week’s mix

Podcast host Brandon Wetherbee has the perfect name as the curator of this week’s weather-related playlist.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Fergie visits State Department to help fight violence against women

The Duchess (the pop star, that is) announced a new initiative to help fight global violence against women.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Chelsea Clinton to Jimmy Fallon: People always ask me when I’ll run

But the political spawn says she ‘loves living in New York.’

By Emily Heil  |  12:44 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Congressman busts a move to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) isn’t shy about showing off his dance moves, and he proves that once again.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/20/2014

‘Parks and Recreation’ star ‘Ron Swanson’ to headline D.C. gala

Comedian Nick Offerman, who stars as ‘Ron Swanson’ on ‘Parks and Recreation’ will perform at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/20/2014

President Obama on Ellen’s selfie: ‘cheap stunt’

The president drops by the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to chat selfies and tattoos.

By Helena Andrews  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Newt who? Gingrichs dine at Waffle House with little fanfare

He might be well known at the White House, but at the breakfast joint, Gingrich goes under the radar.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Jon Huntsman buys Fred Thompson’s McLean home

The house in the Virginia suburb isn’t white, but red brick.

By Emily Heil  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Cathy Lanier makes glam debut on ELLE’s ‘Most Powerful’ list

RELIABLE SOURCE | D.C.’s top cop makes Elle’s list of the 10 “most powerful” women in Washington.

By Emily Heil  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Party Diary: Washington’s emerging fashion stars honored

Washington’s beautiful people came out to celebrate their own at the first annual “Rising Stars” awards ceremony.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Be Joe Biden’s neighbor for $4.5 million

The Mediterranean-style mansion near the Veep’s residence is up for grabs.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newsletter, Surreal estate

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Party Diary: Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera at Cesar Chavez premiere

Scenes from tonight’s screening of the upcoming biopic at the Newseum.

By Emily Heil  |  09:25 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 03/18/2014

President Obama calls Lenny Kravitz ‘one of the great rock stars of all time’

Kravitz was at the White House on Tuesday to attend the Medal of Honor ceremony honoring his uncle and namesake.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:18 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/18/2014

White House pastry chef Bill Yosses leaving

The man known for creating the first family’s sweet creations is heading to New York to work on “food literacy” issues.

By Emily Heil  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/18/2014

A new reality show could be on its way to D.C.

Washington might be in store for yet another reality show. Producers, of course, hope this one sticks.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/18/2014

‘Cesar Chavez’ film will screen at the White House on Wednesday

The White House will host a private screening of the biopic ‘Cesar Chavez’ about the famed Mexican-American labor activist.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Rock ‘n Roll Marathon draws military brass, TV host

Runners included the number-two military officer and a VH1 host.

By Emily Heil  |  03:17 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Kennedy confidante Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon dies at 103

The heiress to the Listerine fortune certainly left her mark on Washington.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Kevin Bacon, Rosario Dawson and Laila Ali will touch down in D.C.

The start to be on the look out for this week in Washington.

By Helena Andrews  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Savannah Guthrie, Michael Feldman baby news kept under wraps

The couple put an embargo on the nuptials -- and the news that Guthrie is four months pregnant.

By Emily Heil  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Love etc.

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Peter Orszag child support trial to continue

The court proceedings involving the former OMB director and his ex-wife dragging on longer than expected.

By Emily Heil  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Savannah Guthrie and Mike Feldman tied the knot -- and they’re expecting

Surprise! The “Today” co-host and her Washington-based fiancee got hitched.

By Emily Heil  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Ted Cruz wants to get one thing straight: He doesn’t smoke

The Republican senator from Texas responds to the photoshopped posters popping up around Los Angeles.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Michael Jordan, Oprah, George Clooney nixed from Clinton state dinner list

Newly released Clinton documents show plenty of A-listers didn’t make the cut for the super-exclusive affair.

By Emily Heil  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Lebron James joins the celeb cast of healthcare.gov PSAs

Celebs, more celebs and their moms are joining the White House in it’s quest to get people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Michelle Obama and Sonia Sotomayor both dine at Kapnos

The first lady and a Supreme Court Justice are both spotted dining out in the 14th Street corridor on Thursday night.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that, Newsletter

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Local DJ Heather Femia sends up fame in a mix dedicated to Justin Bieber

This week’s Mix the New is all about fame and its price on the dance floor.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mix the News, Newsletter

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Why politicians love Irish jokes -- and why they shouldn’t

Seamus-at-the-bar jokes are still OK -- but are they starting to feel a little musty?

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 03/13/2014

‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton: Politics is a very different game to play

Joe Morton won’t be trading in Hollywood for Washington anytime soon.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  08:23 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Doug E. Fresh hypes the crowd at health summit in D.C.

The inspiration for first lady Michelle Obama’s favorite dance move performed at the Washington Hilton.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Sting and Paul Simon perform benefit concert at the Strathmore

Sting and Simon (but no Stevie) perform at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ annual benefit concert.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Bob Bennett, the real-life Olivia Pope of ‘Scandal’

The superlawyer has some things in common with the fictional fixer.

By Emily Heil  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Former chief of staff on the Hill is now Janelle Monae’s manager

Mikael Moore, Rep. Maxine Waters’ former chief of staff, and her grandson, switches gears in his career.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 03/12/2014

At White House visit, Lance Bass gets health-care Web site wrong, rants about hotel snafu

The former boy band-er messes up Web site name, and rants on Twitter about a snafu at the W Hotel.

By JulieAnn McKellogg and Emily Heil  |  03:28 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Glenn Close dines with congresswomen on the Hill

The actress joined Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Rep. Doris Matsui on the Hill for lunch.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Peter Orszag and ex-wife in contentious court fight over child support

The former head of OMB reveals he made more than $3 million last year.

By Emily Heil  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/11/2014

‘Freddy’s BBQ Joint’ from ‘House of Cards’ for sale

The Baltimore storefront used on the show can be yours.

By Emily Heil  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Surreal estate

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Actor Woody Harrelson is now a local hotelier

He, along with Baltimore businessman John Dwyer, recently bought the Inn at the Black Olive for $4.5 million.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:49 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Surreal estate

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/11/2014

A piece of Mount Vernon sells for $18.6 million

The “River View Estate” in Fairfax county Virginia gets a new owner less than a year after it went on the market.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Surreal estate

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014

President Obama has all the ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers

The show’s creators confirm that the president gets to view season four of “Game of Thrones” early.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Dems nod to Ted Cruz with Dr. Seuss reading during climate change talkathon

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) took a page from the tea party favorite’s playbook reading Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” on the Senate floor.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  11:23 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Lindsay Czarniak, Craig Melvin welcome baby boy

The TV news power couple tweet pics of their son.

By Emily Heil  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Love etc.

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Obama takes a dig at Zach Galifianakis for ‘Hangover III’

The comedian host told Obama the two-term limit on the presidency must “stink.“

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Caps players get suited up

Hey, isn’t that...

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Sting, Paul Simon, Glenn Close are landing in D.C. this week

Be on the lookout for these stars an more in Washington this week.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BOLO

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Sheryl Sandberg’s b-word ban finds bipartisan support

Both sides of the aisle are now teaming up with Sheryl Sandberg to ban the word bossy.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Host of the CPAC hot tub party: ‘People were well-behaved!’

RELIABLE SOURCE | If you’re Rep. Steve Stockman, it involves a foul toast and a $20 hot tub dare.

By Emily Heil  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Aretha Franklin forgives President Obama for spelling flub

The Queen of Soul says the president probably had a lot on his mind when he spelled her hit song all wrong.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/10/2014

A hot tub, Rep. Steve Stockman, and a CPAC party

The party featured an expletive-spewing congressman offering $20 to whoever would jump into the bathroom’s hot tub.

By Emily Heil  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Kathleen Turner’s Washington

Where does the screen legend go for spa services and martinis?

By Emily Heil  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Familiar jokes at the Gridiron dinner

Hadn’t we already heard some of the gags at Saturday night’s exclusive event?

By Emily Heil  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Actress Phylicia Rashad celebrates Howard University’s 147th birthday

The Tony Award-winner was on hand to help raise funds for her alma mater’s at its annual fundraising dinner.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Female brewers on tap at Brewer’s Ball benefit

At the annual benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, top brewers show beer isn’t just a guy thing.

By Emily Heil  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/08/2014

At Gridiron dinner, Kerry takes shots at Cruz, Crist and himself

The secretary of state offered punchlines during the annual white-tie event.

By Emily Heil  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  about last night

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/08/2014

At Breitbart News CPAC speakeasy, champagne and chatter

The conservative news outlet threw a vintage-themed bash.

By Emily Heil  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  about last night

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Lady Antebellum, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi to nab Grammys on the Hill

The annual awards, slated for April 2, will feature performances and tributes.

By Emily Heil  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

In honor of Women’s History month a local record store owner curates our weekly list

“Hill & Dale” owner curates a museum-quality playlist of music by women.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mix the News, Newsletter

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 03/06/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie grabs a pizza at Graffiato

Jersey’s governor was spotted having lunch at Graffiato after giving a speech at CPAC.

By Helena Andrews  |  05:17 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/06/2014

‘She Blinded Me With Science’ singer Thomas Dolby to be Hopkins professor

The man behind the 1980s hit will teach music.

By Emily Heil  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Janelle Monae, Melissa Etheridge and Patti LaBelle perform at the White House

The White House celebrates music with a day dedicated to soul.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Lawmakers top lobbyists in annual hockey game

The annual Congressional Hockey Challenge pits members of Congress against lobbyists.

By JulieAnn McKellogg and Emily Heil  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Robert Siegel to NPR listeners: ‘I thought you’d be taller’

At the annual National Press Foundation dinner, the radio guy turned the tables, while CNN’s Wolf Blitzer revealed a chapter from his youth.

By Emily Heil  |  09:35 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  about last night

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014

‘Because of Them We Can’ campaign creator honored by the White House

Maryland photographer Eunique Jones Gibson is named a White House “champion of change” and releases coffee table book.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Debbie Dingell was a college protester (#TBT)

As a Georgetown sophomore, she pitched in on a demonstration against a tuition hike.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Hints about ‘the special guest’ at the Sting and Paul Simon fundraising concert

We hear that Stevie Wonder will likely make an appearance at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts’ annual fundraising concert.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/05/2014

‘Shark Tank’ star Mark Cuban spotted at the W Hotel

The billionaire mogul was in town to “meet with some of the leaders of the free world!” according to his Twitter account.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Aretha Franklin returns to White House, but how does she rate v. Beyonce?

It’s a battle of White House divas, as the Queen of Soul prepares for a return visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Marion Barry to motorcades: ‘This is excessive!!’

Marion Barry blasts presidential motorcades for causing a hold up.

By Helena Andrews  |  02:46 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Wait, wait NPR’s Carl Kasell is retiring

The voice of NPR’s news-quiz show is stepping down.

By Emily Heil  |  02:13 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/04/2014

John Kerry’s a grandfather again, and Netanyahu’s breaking the news

The Israeli prime minister announces that the secretary of state has a new granddaughter.

By Emily Heil  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/03/2014

The high-end Inn at Perry Cabin has been sold for $40 million

The luxury Eastern Shore hotel gets new owners.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Surreal estate

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Jared Leto’s Oscar speech: ‘Drive-by’ politics

A political speechwriter gives his take on the Oscar addresses.

By Emily Heil  |  03:09 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/03/2014

C-SPAN drops iTunes album for political ears

The cable network releases a classic set worthy of a Senate quorum call.

By Emily Heil  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrate Verdi

Some of Washington’s most famous Italians came out to support the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi at the Italian embassy.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Capital Fringe’s Julianne Brienza gives us a preview of better weather

The founding member of the District’s Capital Fringe Festival lets us in on her favorite “secret spot” in D.C.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Pat Sajak pokes fun at the president on Twitter

The “Wheel of Fortune” host takes a jab at President Obama on Twitter.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:04 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

 

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