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Anyone have a phone book? [via WaPo] We’ve heard of witness intimidation, and now we know one of Congress’ secrets to making those testifying before committees feel a bit … overmatched: low-slung chairs. Rep. Lynn Jenkins found herself on an unfamiliar side of the dais Thursday when she testified before

Jake Tapper, Richard Coolidge & Sherisse Pham venture into the RNC War Room and come out alive. Our favorite line: Jake Tapper to Sean Spicer: “It’s like North Korea in here.” Original post via Yahoo.

It’s entirely possible that the video producers at the NRCC have way more fun at work than most people.

Just figured we’d ask. h/t Jennifer Bendery via David Popp UPDATE: Thank CSPAN for clearing up a few zombie questions with this video.

ABC’s Jon Karl takes an early stab at Romney’s VP short list. Top Tier: Rob Portman, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Second Tier: Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, Bob McDonnell, Paul Ryan Women: Kelly Ayotte, Mary Fallin, Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez Due to his recent penguin bite, Newt was left off the

Next stop: A flowbee. Disgraced former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, reviled for his costy coifs on the campaign trail, now places his strands in the hands of the pros at Supercuts. Edwards, who in his political heydey went to stylist Joseph Torrenueva, whose Beverly Hills salon charges $300

Rep. Eric Cantor and his wife Diana, accompanied by Majority Leader’s Digital Director Matt Lira, sit down with Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin on their recent trip to Silicon Valley. Photo by Justin Germany

Big news in Cantorland. [via Politico] Veteran Republican operative Doug Heye is joining Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s press office as deputy chief of staff. Heye, who was most recently an adviser to the Iowa Republican party, fills the spot of Brad Dayspring, who left the Virginia Republican’s office and joined

To help celebrate Twitters 6th birthday, the Edelman Digital team released an interesting report that evaluates effective use of Twitter by Members of the U.S. Congress: Capitol Tweets: Yeas and Nays of the Congressional Twitterverse The report analyzed Twitter data from 89 U.S. Senators and 367 U.S. Representatives across a 112-day

UPDATE: YouTube has already removed the video and for good reason. No words. h/t Political Wire

Shots fired. . @frankthorpNBC reporting that #GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy met with #Romney this AM. Highest ranking #GOP Leadership 2 meet w Mitt 2 day — Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) March 22, 2012 You work for the DMV @JakeSherman … @frankthorpNBC and I work for ‘Merica #USA — Luke Russert (@LukeRussert)

If you’re uncertain about whether or not a career on Capitol Hill is really what you want to do, you have a few options: 1. Continue to fly by the seat of your pants [This is what most of us do, until one day we wake up and we’re 30

Majority Leader Eric Cantor just released a game-changing new application called Citizen Co-Sponsor Project. Citizen CoSponsor will enable users to follow legislation they’re interested in. The application allows you to easily co-sponsor legislation and receive first-hand information and updates on the status of the bill as it moves through the

Steve Johnston is leaving the Majority Leader’s office this week, heading out to Silicon Valley to work with Quora and then on to Wharton Business School in the fall.  Steve had been working on Matt Lira’s digital team since 2009. Good Luck Steve!

He doesn’t watch much TV, but when he does it’s Sports Center. [just picked up more votes] h/t Rick Klein