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The sun is out, the tour buses are rolling in, and cross walk signs are being ignored all over the city. It is officially summer in Washington, D.C. DCist is out with their intern guide and Plight of the Pumpernickel rants about tourists. DCist’s Megan Carpentier: How Not to Be …

Politico’s Mike Allen was spotted with C-SPAN’s Howard Mortman — and Mike didn’t have his trusty blackberry in hand. FamousDC was able to secure the only known photograph of The Playbook sans blackberry taken since January 23, 2007. When asked about the beltway brain trust meeting, both parties provided the …

As part of C-SPAN’s "Students & Leaders" program showing next week, C-SPAN recently taped RNC chairman Michael Steele talking to students at Woodson Senior High School in DC. During Mr. Steele’s presentation, he tells Woodson students how we got kicked out of Johns Hopkins. He tells the students: "I partied …

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Need another reason to keep the campaign aides off the Twitter machine? Rosalind Helderman: Leaky Tweets Sink…

Time: Behind-the-Scenes-Photos : Obama’s 100 Days h/t – Nieman Lab

THE WORD O’ WHEATON: Nation’s First Black President Tells U.N. to Stuff Anti-Racism Conference The United Nations is a joke. The fact that it was George W. Bush saying as much for the last eight years didn’t make it any less a statement of fact. Perhaps one benefit of having …

It all comes down to this. We’ve seen battles, we’ve witnessed the verbal assaults, we’ve even seen pictures and updates from the White House briefing room. 64 twitterers started this tournament and today two twits remain: @MichaelTurk [email protected] . Several story lines here folks: NCTA vs. NMS Kung Fu Quip …

Get your popcorn Glenn Thrush: Cooper: Obama staff encouraged defiance of Pelosi “Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but I actually got some quiet encouragement from the Obama folks for what I’m doing,” said Cooper, one of about 55 House Democrats to sign a letter criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi …

You make the calll: 600+ = Number of private jets arriving at Dulles for Barack Obama’s Inauguration 300+ = Number of private jets arriving at Dulles for George W. Bush’s Inauguration Bloomberg News: [Obama] set a record, topping the 300 the airport accommodated for President George W. Bush’s 2004 inaugural, …

The Fix sums up the situation in baseball terms for the rest of us: Chris Cillizza: If you’re scoring at home: Roland Burris 1, Barack Obama/Harry Reid/Senate Dems 0 Welcome to the Department of Mixed Messages Harry Reid: Burris won’t be seated (12/30/2008) “It is truly regrettable that despite requests …

NY Daily News: Hotties of the Obama Cabinet 1) Barack Obama 2) Sanjay Gupta 3) Rahm Emanuel (really?) 4) Arne Duncan 5) Timothy Geithner 6) Shaun Donovan 7) Peter Orszag 8) Eric Holder 9) Steve Chu 10) Jon Favreau Sadly, there was no mention of this list in Rahm’s inbox.

We here at FDC are done with this whole “run FamousDC for fun” thing. We’ve decided to run for Congress. You see, we always thought being a Member of Congress involved never ending fund raising, weekly air travel in coach and lots of kissing babies. Instead it looks like you …

A press release issued by House Republican Leader John Boehner regarding Rahm Emanuel ends up in a Saturday Night Live Skit. It is F*&%$%!&*G awesome. SNL: A Message from The White House Chief of Staff Designate h/t AMC

OK, so August is still here. If we aren’t on a CODEL, leading energy revolutions on the House floor, or back tracking on drilling proposals, what should we do with all of our free time? We’ve decided to take this moment to investigate where DC get its daily conventional wisdom. …