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Weather: Keep your rain gear on standby! This Saturday’s 4th of July is looking a bit grey with a 50% chance of thunderstorms and a high of 81. Sunday is mostly sunny with a high of 85  but might bring some rainy skies in the evening hours.

Awesome events you can attend this holiday weekend: 4th of July Weekend Party HotspotsSmithsonian Folklife Festival Featuring Peru; Free Independence Day Concert on Capitol Hill; National Mall Fireworks; Enjoy the All American Experience at the MLB Nationals Game



FYI it’s cool to hate banks; Chris Christie is on Snapchat as Christie.2016; Google is tricking us all; We have to admit Ted Cruz does some pretty impressive Simpsons impersonations; It was ALL Britney’s fault; There’s a joke in here somewhere; Obama’s Amazing Grace; Confederate flag fan fiction; Who saw this coming from Vox? Anyone?; Lebron James and the most epic ransom note ever; Obama’s same-sex equality speech; Rough life Hillary, fax machienes are tough these days; 21st Century Cures Act being discussed on the House floor next week;



Tired of answering “where can I eat by the National Mall?” and “What else can we do this weekend?” Well, the Washington Post did you a favor; Calvin Coolidge joins the Nats Roster;  “Dear GOP Staffers“; Pope Francis is making his DC debut this fall; Singin’ on the steps; Distil Networks raises $21M to improve cybersecurityUnion Market held its annual competition for booth space and these are the hopeful competitorsMeridian Pint celebrates their 5th anniversary of providing American craft beer; People traveling the metro red line are having the worst week ever. Again; FYI: street closures for Saturday’s 4th of July celebration; The sushi burrito is finally here. Get it at Buredo;



TimJHanrahan; Kantrowitz; GMA; MassivRuss; NYTMinusContext; davidplotz; dbernstein; ryanbeckwith; CoorsLight; hilarycakes; Neil_Irwin; BuzzFeed;


The Capitol Club

Join the Capital Club for the BIGGEST PARTY of the Year and and the Official Opening Ceremonies for August Recess! A FRIDAY Night of Cocktails and Carousing at The 23rd Annual Summer Sinatra Soiree. Tickets include premium open bar, desserts, and appetizers. FRIDAY, July 31 9:00 PM-1:30AM at The Mead Center for American Theater 101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC. Premium Open Bar, Light Appetizers and Desserts, 3 Tiered Levels with Live Music from Radio King Orchestra, 400 Person Covered Outdoor Patio.

Buy tickets now and use $15 discount code “FAMOUSDC.”


Famous birthday wishes for: Ruben Leija; Caitlin CarrollZach O’DonnellJade Salazar; Kelly Ayotte; Michael M. Honda; Jeff Miller; David Scott; CJ HincyDonna Edwards; Michael G. Fitzpatrick; Blake DvorakVirginia Foxx; Hannah Flint; Collin C. Peterson; Claude Chafin;  Maureen WestphalBarbara Comstock; Amy SmithJoni Ernst; Mark Takai; Kara RowlandDough LaMalfa; Elise Stefanik; Randy Weber; Kate MacGregor; Michael LaRosa Lamar; Alexander; Glenn Grothman; Sam Farr; Jim McGreecyJohn Fleming; Him Himes; Nita M. Lowey; Roger Wicker; Neal A. Patel; Lauren Demasi; Olivia Cinquegrana; Kevin Gannon; Macenzie Peters; Mark Smith and happy birthday to FDC’s Editor, Marie Formica;


Let the Steve Martinko Congressional Flag Football free agency begin; Kelley Hudak is an amazing human; Congratulations to Hadas Gold and Christopher Hooton on their engagement (h/t Playbook); Victoria Treece is back; Meanwhile Hollis Gurley is definitely famous now;  Ask Sarah Swinehart if she enjoyed Hank’s Oyster Bar; Jack Smith says if If you’re not wearing American flag shoes this weekend – you’re doing it wrong; Bennett Richardson is now officially an international man of mystery; Matt Lira moves back to DC; Alex Finland launches new media company; Shout out to Lindsay Rhodes and Sean Garcia on their all American wedding; Dolle’s owner keeps the boardwalk business alive in Rehobth;  Laura Nichols is killing it at PRWeek!;



If you’re in Alabama this weekend stop into Famous Amos Fireworks located on Highway 411 in Centre, Alabama. Famous Amos Fireworks brings the best deals and loudest firecrackers to Georgia and Alabama. Free sparklers with every purchase.

Famous Amos



Brad Dayspring leading the (Unintimidated) PAC as Senior Advisor; IMGE has a huge hiring and promotion round – Megan Foote is VP, Ashleigh Grant is political account manager, Christina Heimerdinger is political account manager, Sarah Heidlberg is Director of Corporate Advocacy, Matt Capristo is Director of Advertising; Melissa Block is leaving her anchor position at NPR and moving onto her new position as a special correspondent;  Roger Ailes is here to stay, signing a new multi-year contract with 21st Century Fox.



After winning their match against England, the United States women’s national soccer team is prepping to knock the socks off Japan’s women’s team on Sunday.

But how will you know when to tune in, you ask? Better visit NextMatch.us to find out.




God bless America.