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July 24, 2012
Dr. Jill Biden will join Dave Eggers to Do the Write Thing on Oct. 2.
Vice President Joseph Biden’s wife will be speaking at the 826DC and 826 National’s fundraiser, to be held at the Westin-Georgetown starting at 7 p.m, with a VIP reception that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
Joining Biden and Eggers will be Ethiopian-born author Maaza Mengiste, the author of “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.”
Tickets for the event start at $150 for general admission and $300 for “very important people” tickets. Young professionals, there are $100 tickets for you, but they are limited. Full story
July 23, 2012
Apparently, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign needs music.
This American has answered the call with “Mitt Romney, A Hero in My Mind.” Watch it now and your day will automatically be wonderful — whoa, whoa. (Lyrics after the jump.)
Not a day goes by that we here at HOH do not get an email blasted by one Montana politician or another.
We must admit having Jeff Ament pop up in our inbox saved the latest missive from automatic deletion.
For those who don’t live and die by grunge, Ament is the bassist and one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. Here he is doing a little dramatic reading in the 1992 flick “Singles”:
He is also tight with Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) — which is why the rock god has helped create a custom concert experience for campaign donors.
Washington’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company might help save the world one Mike Daisey show at a time … or maybe not.
In a letter published in a June playbill, theater co-founder Howard Shalwitz credits Daisey’s monologue “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” for changing Apple Inc. and Foxconn’s labor practices.
Updated 12:18 | This story was updated to reflect the restaurant’s finalized menu.
As of today, Capitol Hill denizens have an upscale alternative to the usual dive bars with the arrival of Hank’s Oyster Bar (633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) and its companion drink haven, Eddy Bar.
With glistening bar, soda fountains and antique bottles decorating the shelves, the 60-seat space evokes a modern update to a 20th-century drugstore. At the end of the bar, an elevated oyster-shucking station allows diners to observe the preparation of the briny bivalves.
“I met Huma Abedin once. So now you, as my facebook friend, have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood with just two more degrees of separation.”
— Rep. Brad Miller’s Facebook page
July 20, 2012
Second City Network’s Fake Stephanie Cutter has released a new, completely insane video wherein she retroactively apologizes and retroactively resigns from the Obama for America campaign.
The video is released in response to the real Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter’s implication that GOP candidate Mitt Romney has either lied or committed a felony.
NBC’s mockumentary series about small town government has roped some big time pols into appearing in the second show of the upcoming season.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif. ) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will play themselves in the Sept. 27 episode of “Parks and Recreation,” titled “Ms. Knope Goes to Washington.” Cameras have been rolling in town since Thursday.
It was a bipartisan love fest last night at the Newseum, as Members from both chambers and both parties gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of one-time presidential candidate and adamant anti-hunger advocate George McGovern.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), as well as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) were all on hand for the collegial bash, along with members of George McGovern’s extended family and a slew of silver-haired well-wishers.
July 19, 2012
What event can bring together a bipartisan group of Members of Congress right before votes on a Thursday night, when many Members are in a rush to hightail it out of the city for the weekend?
It’s not Stephen Strasburg on the mound at Nationals Park, nor the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner, but rather the University of the District of Columbia’s third annual Capitol Hill Reception.
A number of Members – including Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), Joe Baca (D-Calif.) and others – attended the Thursday night reception in the Rayburn House Office Building, which gathered together UDC students, administrators, D.C. government officials and the school’s board of trustees to celebrate the school and its accomplishments.
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) was a co-host of the evening reception. Full story
“The Dark Knight Rises” isn’t just the Bane of Mitt Romney’s existence.
At least that’s what Internet freedom activists at Demand Progress are hoping.
The group launched a website criticizing Sen. Patrick Leahy for participating in the latest Batman flick (opens Friday), saying the Vermont Democrat’s role as chairman of the Judiciary Committee — which oversees legislation regarding the entertainment industry — makes his appearance in a Hollywood blockbuster a conflict of interest.