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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Irish Ambassador fetes Washington Ireland Program

On Tuesday night, Queen Elizabeth II and Irish President Michael Higgins were breaking bread at an historic dinner at Windsor Castle. But Irish eyes also were smiling at a far less formal affair an ocean away in Washington, where Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, and others VIPs were feting the 20th anniversary of […]

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears nude on the cover of Rolling Stone

Well that’s one way to learn your history. Star of HBO’s hit comedy “Veep,” 53-year-old Julia Louis-Dreyfus, appears on the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine wearing nothing but the words of the U.S. constitution “tattooed” across her back. And yes, you can see John Hancock’s signature. Wait what? Hancock did not, in fact, sign […]

Clay Aiken fuels up for congressional bid in D.C.

Hey, isn’t that… Former American Idol runner up Clay Aiken, munching on a pastry at the Bean and Bite coffee shop in downtown D.C.? Eleven years after losing the sing-off to Ruben Studdard, Aiken has his eyes on another contest: a 2014 congressional race. He’s running as a Democrat in North Carolina, and tells us he’s […]

Actor Rob Lowe wants the government out of ‘almost everything’

“Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.” –Actor Rob Lowe, who played Democratic Deputy White House communications director Sam Seaborn on “The West Wing” and Republican Sen. Robert McCallister on “Brothers & Sisters,” in an interview […]

Beyonce bestie Kelly Rowland spotted on the Hill

Hey isn’t that… One-third of the super girl group Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland, at the Cannon building on Tuesday alongside House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The singer and the speaker were both on hand to support a new multi-year commitment from the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens that will provide $30 million to the Boys & […]

McAllister video offers up another iconic scandal image

That grainy black-and white surveillance footage of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) smooching a staffer is more than a collection of pixels that launched a political scandal — it’s the latest addition to the National Gallery of Politicians’ Shame. The Gallery is an ever-expanding visual catalog of lawmakers behaving badly, pictures shared on Facebook pages and […]

Steny Hoyer ‘has not used marijuana,’ spokeswoman says

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer seemed to confess to smoking pot during a news conference Wednesday — but a spokeswoman quickly moved to clear the air soon afterwards. Hoyer (D-Md.) was expressing support for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s decision to sign legislation decriminalizing recreation marijuana use, and in doing so, he indicated that smoking weed […]

Rep. Bill Cassidy slips into doctor mode on flight

Bill Cassidy is a congressman, a Senate candidate, and a doctor.  Only one of those skill sets came in handy Monday during a flight from New Orleans to Baltimore, when the Louisiana Republican jumped into action to assist a fellow passenger who had become ill and fainted. “It’s all in the training,” Cassidy tells us […]

BuzzFeed and Facebook kick off the White House Correspondents’ Dinner party invites

The event smorgasbord known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a few weeks away, and BuzzFeed is initiating the annual invitation arms race, sending out invites today for its concurrent “Bowties & Burgers” party at Jack Rose Saloon. The delicious irony of the BuzzFeed party, co-hosted this year with Facebook and sponsored by Geico, is […]

Eric Holder buys $1.5 million CityCenterDC condo

Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, Sharon Malone, recently snapped up a $1.5 million condo in the new CityCenterDC development downtown, the Washington Business Journal reports. Perhaps the purchase of the sweet digs with such a short commute to DoJ headquarters will put to rest those persistent rumors — swatted down by the DoJ […]

VIDEO: Congressman allegedly caught on camera kissing staffer

  A local news outlet has obtained a surveillance video of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) allegedly kissing a female staffer at his district office in December. “The Ouachita Citizen,” based in West Monroe, La., released the video on Monday. The congressman has since released an apology saying, “I don’t want to make a political statement […]

Chris Brown and bodyguard get separate trials

Singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard will have separate trials on misdemeanor assault charges, a D.C. Superior Court judge ordered on Monday, our colleague Keith Alexander reports. Brown and Chris Hollosy were both charged after a fight last year outside the W hotel. Hollosy’s attorney argued for the separate trials, saying his client wants to […]

Oprah attends fundraiser for Arlington candidate Lavern Chatman

Oprah Winfrey made good on her promise to attend a fundraiser for her pal Lavern Chatman’s congressional campaign, showing up with longtime partner Stedman Graham at a Saturday-evening event at the Crystal Gateway Mariott in Arlington. The media mogul had vowed to support Chatman in her bid for the Democratic nomination for the seat vacated by the […]

Aaron Schock selfies from the audience at Academy of Country Music Awards

Hey, isn’t that… Rep. Aaron Schock among the country fans in the standing-room “pit” near the stage at last night’s televised Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas? Though the  Illinois Republican seemed excited to take in the musical performances by the likes of George Strait and Tim McGraw, posting photos on Twitter and Instagram […]

Janet Yellen dines at Osteria Morini

Hey isn’t that… Fed Chair Janet Yellen, noshing on pasta Friday night at Osteria Morini, the newish Italian spot on the Southeast waterfront? Fellow diners spotted the high priestess of high finance, dressed in black, with a group of five. Looks like the markets should be bullish on noodles… More Hey, isn’t that...? and […]

Nats opening day draws VIP fans

Hey, isn’t that… Die-hard Nats fans, including Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt, NBC host David Gregory, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (now with the Carlyle Group), taking in today’s home opener against the Atlanta Braves? The super-fans might not have gotten the curly “W” they were hoping for (the Nats fell […]

Jimmy Carter’s emotional night at ‘Camp David’

It doesn’t happen every day — not even when you’re a former president. But from Row F at the Arena Stage Thursday evening and in the midst of a star-studded Washington crowd, former President Jimmy Carter was given a rare glimpse of himself and his presidency during the premier of “Camp David.” The new play revisits the 13 […]

Mum’s the word: Richard Branson surprises his mom at D.C. book signing

Globe-trotting British billionaire Richard Branson and his wife, Joan, landed in Washington, D.C. on Thursday for an important mission. Not only was Richard here to meet aviation industry leaders but the couple also planned to surprise his mother. Show More Summary

Podesta divorce: Heather counterpunches — and she wants the house

The legal split of super-lobbyist couple Tony and Heather Podesta is off to a super-contentious start. Tony Podesta today filed for divorce from his wife of 11 years, which we reported on here.  Now, Heather Podesta has filed a counterclaim in which she’s seeking the couple’s multi-million Kalorama home, as well as half of the […]

A White House Correspondents’ Dinner menu mystery

There’s a mystery thickening faster than a reduced pan sauce  involving the menu for next month’s White House House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Sure, what’s actually on the plates might not be the most important facet of the star-studded event. But the fancy grub is the fuel for an evening of schmoozing — and partying. So we were curious […]

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