Friday Round Up
Weather: Alright, it’s still April so all this watery stuff falling from the sky and the 50-60 degree temperatures all weekend are still somewhat acceptable…maybe. Those May flowers better be epic. Awesome events you can attend this weekend: The Famous Maggie Rose will be at 9:30 on Saturday night; Head over to Georgetown …
Farewell, Speaker Boehner
No one in Washington D.C. agrees on everything, except perhaps this: that here is a decent, honest man who did his best in service of our nation. Godspeed, John Boehner. Thank you for your committed service to our country, Speaker Boehner.
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Benjamin Netanyahu, and John Boehner
LeBron James plays basketball. Bryce Harper hits game winning home runs. Michael Steel gives statements. “If Taylor Swift and Katy Perry did a joint concert at Madison Square Garden wearing white-and-gold and black-and-blue dresses, accompanied by dancing sharks and llamas, that’s the only way you’d have a tougher ticket,” said …
C-SPAN’s Evening Lineup Worth a Watch
We’d watch it 24 hours a day if this was the usual programming. Courtesy of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Photox Solves the Geopolitical Image Crisis
By popular demand, we partnered up with our friends over at Photox again for a little fun with some of our favorite politicos.
Hyper Hill: Direction
Start the clock [shutdown] Metro’s good though [no shutdown] Gas station restaurants [who knew] Goodbye UMD golf course [fore] “Bikers, what bikers?” -City of Alexandria, VA [lanes] 10 things about Homeland you probably didn’t know [knowledge] Photo by Noe Todorovich
Through the Lens of Speaker Boehner: Happy Birthday Bryant Avondoglio
The pride of Andover, NJ and Perona Farms gets his birthday photo taken by Speaker Boehner. Happy birthday Bryant Avondoglio. Photo by Heather Reed
Greg Maurer Heading to Facebook
A huge pick-up by Facebook. [via Nat Journal] Greg Maurer, a longtime aide to House Speaker John Boehner, joins Facebook next month as director of public policy. Maurer will work his knowledge of the House with Chris Herndon, manager of public policy for the social network. “They will work alongside …
What Is It About the ‘Stache?
Happy Movember! Ladies, get excited! It is finally November, a month in which men across our great nation, and our very own Capitol Hill, will exert their manhood and let it grow for a good cause. In the meantime, let’s look around the Hill and reflect on those mustachioed men (and unfortunately …
Don Seymour Graces the New York Times Homepage
The pride of Nordonia High School and one of the nicest staffers on Capitol Hill is currently on the homepage of the New York Times. After Being Burned in ’08, Republicans Embrace Twitter Hard for ’12 At a daily meeting in Mr. Boehner’s office, the communications staff decides what they should …
Debt Super Committee = DC’s Own Fantasy Football Draft
There are a few ways to look at this: 1) Staffer – Your August (and beyond) plans were just ruined by having your boss named. 2) Lobbyist – Business just picked up for those on K-Street with close ties to the Members. 3) Fundraiser – Go ahead and book and …
R.I.P. House Page Program
The Hill’s Molly Hooper: House leaders end page program House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced their joint decision to end the House page program. As of August 31, 2011, the program – that employs nearly 70 high school students to serve as messengers and couriers on the …
Twitter Changing the Way We Disseminate Important Information
Press flack says not so fast to NY Times headline, NBC RTs.
FamousDC Nick Schaper
We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Congratulations to Nick Schaper on his new gig with the Chamber of Commerce. From Mike Allen’s Playbook: FIRST LOOK — BIG CHAMBER HIRE FROM BOEHNER: “The U.S. Chamber is bulking up its communications and social media prowess with the hire of Nick Schaper as …
Guy From Supreme Court To Swear in Hill Staff
This will make staff think twice before sneaking into the Whip Dinners for a plate of food before they’ve been told to do so. [nervous?] In another statement of the new House Republican majority’s commitment to the Constitution, aides to incoming Speaker John Boehner plan to take their oath of …