Meet David Drucker. He’s currently Senior Congressional Correspondent at the Washington Examiner. He tackles serious issues and is a major source for up to the minute information in this town. We caught up with him briefly to talk more about his work, how he got started and where he hangs out.
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
Recess Week, in GIFs
Recess weeks can be a blissful break for a burned out staffer. Here’s how it usually goes. Last day of votes before a recess week. This is you. This is you, inside. Things are tense around the office. Very tense. Your boss is leaving. This is your face as you …
#TBT: Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Homecoming Pic
Senator Claire McCaskill, homecoming queen. That is all. via
Capitol Hill Staffer Reality Show: Yes, Really
…a “House of Cards” veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently in development, and one source said there’s already been a round of casting. Which bar will have stools open at happy hour? Will …
Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite
Yes, most campaign expenses include mattresses. [And electric blankets] Much-buzzed-about Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell lists a rather odd $545.98 purchase from Mattress Giant on her Sept. 2 pre-primary filings with the Federal Election Commission. Drip. Drip.
Headline of the Day: Apple Pie Face
This cracks us up: Levin Gets Hit In the Face with Dutch Apple Pie Not to be mistaken for “regular apple pie.” Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with an apple pie during a meeting this morning with constituents in Big Rapids, Mich. Sharon Dunn, the general manager …
Orrin Hatch’s Hip Hop Hanukkah Song
The back story is fascinating and quite refreshing. Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo .
Famously Quoteworthy: But Can He Dunk?
Sen. John Thune is the exact opposite of what you would expect a senator to be. He’s tall, slim, young, good looking and a great basketball player. And if you’re wondering whether or not he’s running for president any time soon… "I may go across Iowa, but it will be …
Talking Out Of Both Sides Of His Grassley
On a conf. call today, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said "both" that he doesn’t "think it’s going to be possible" to reach an agreement on health care, and that "yes, I do believe it’s possible." [yes, no, maybe so] h/t Last Call
Content is King
Sometimes it helps to toot your own horn- especially when you’re a Senator struggling to keep your head above water. [another web guy fired] h/t KingPin We’re guessing his "Endorsements" page is a little light on content too.
Dick Durbin Wants to Be Your Pen Pal. And Won’t Charge You.
Christmas is coming a little early for a few lucky Dick Durbin fans this year. A tipster recently shared with us a banner ad that ran adjacent to their email machine. The ad was so mind blowing – we had to share it with the rest of the FDC readers. …
Harry Reid is Like “Freaking Awesome”
UPDATE: Harry Reid hates bloggers – even his own. Even though Jenny had permission to blog, someone in her office felt it necessary to take the blog down. Boo. Since blogging is all the rage, it comes as no surprise that DC interns might find the “virtual journal” a great …