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June 25, 2012
If you’re up for a round of mini-golf but the AstroTurf and pirate-laden grounds of Ocean City, Md., are not in the cards anytime soon, the National Building Museum has a course for you.
That’s right. The museum that tells “the stories of architecture, engineering and design” has a new interactive exhibit that comes in the form of a putt-putt course. Best of all — especially in the summer heat — it’s indoors!
Fruit Bat, the H Street concept bar that offered patrons the opportunity to design their own fruit-centric cocktails, closed this month and will be replaced as soon as this week with— wait for it — another bar.
The old Fruit Bat website has a simple message for thirsty and curious customers: “Fruit Bat is gone, but another better bar will take its place. Follow @mysterybardc on twitter to find out when!”
June 24, 2012
Obama for America flack Stephanie Cutter is having quite a day on the campaign. (Or an actress playing her is.)
Watch her drink about President Barack Obama’s campaign not having as much money as presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney! Watch her have a meltdown in front of a green screen! Watch Second City hit it out of the proverbial park!
Mary Cheney and her longtime partner, Heather Poe, have tied the knot.
The mothers of two children, one boy and one girl, got hitched Friday in Washington, D.C.
Mary’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and her mother, Lynne, couldn’t be more pleased for the couple. Full story
June 22, 2012
This week, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown told a Boston radio program that he is in daily private meetings with kings and queens and prime ministers and other very, very important people.
The Republican’s office later clarified that he misspoke. He is often in classified briefings, but he misspoke when he said he met with royalty on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, those stinkers at the Massachusetts Democratic Party found a few other instances when the Senator used the line about his proximity to various monarchs. Oh, and they threw in a little ABBA for good measure. Who says politics isn’t fun?
The disciples of the family Paul — GOP presidential hopeful and Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), that is — have a little message for you:
For those keeping score at home: TSA, 0; bong hits, maybe just one …
June 21, 2012
Look at this adorable picture of Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton and a beaming North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan (D).
This looks like the beginning of a beautiful sitcom.
It’s not every day HOH gets the chance to talk to a Member of Congress’ childhood coach.
But Wednesday night at the fourth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game, HOH got a chance to speak with Rep. Laura Richardson’s (D-Calif.) middle school softball coach, who, at 82, braved the 90-degree temperatures to watch Richardson play softball to raise money for young breast cancer survivors.
Elizabeth “Betty” Vizzini, who ventured to Washington, D.C., from California on Tuesday (coincidentally her 82nd birthday), coached Richardson at St. Anthony of Padua elementary school in Gardena, Calif. Full story
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) has quite a job.
In an interview on the Boston-based “Jim & Margery” radio show this week, the Republican began listing some of those everyday things that take up his time as Senator.
“Each and every day that I’ve been a United States Senator, I’ve been either discussing issues, meeting on issues and in secret meetings, with kings and queens and prime ministers and business leaders and military leaders talking, voting, working on issues every single day,” he said.
Hold the phone! Brown has secret meetings?! With kings and queens? Every single day? Which ones? Which monarch is he meeting with today?
Are you new to Capitol Hill and trying to get your footing? Are you a veteran ready to pass along some of your hard-earned wisdom? Or do you just need to know what to do with the latest copy of Hustler magazine that Larry Flynt sent to your office and you’re too embarrassed to ask?
Well, the Internet is providing you a new forum where you can ask all your stupid and not-so-stupid questions: CapitolCrypt.com.
Do you bear an uncanny resemblance to some of the most well-known political figures of the modern era? Can you handle hearing LMFAO’s shuffle-inducing “Party Rock Anthem” for the umpteenth million time without bashing your own brains in?
Then Pauly Shore’s got a gig for you.
June 20, 2012
The Folger Shakespeare Library contains the largest selection of the Bard’s writings and scholarship in the world, stages new interpretations of his plays — such as its recent Wild West “Taming of the Shrew” — and hosts the PEN/Faulkner writing awards.
And on Wednesday, the Folger welcomed the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
With its proximity to the Capitol, the Folger driveway showed off the company’s newest toys, the single-engine X2 TECHNOLOGY Demonstrator and the still-in-development S-97 RAIDER helicopters.
There’s no crying in baseball, but there might be if women lawmakers don’t get their way in an internal fight pitting some of the most powerful Senate Democrats against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and others hoping to make it to tonight’s Congressional Women’s Softball game.