#FAMOUSDCHAPPYHOUR You waited. We delivered. It’s a FamousDC Happy Hour! Celebrate 100 Years of The New Republic and get to the Final Push to November Happy Hour next Thursday.
#NATIONAL First person on the planet to buy an iPhone in stores drops it on the sidewalk, on live TV; The NFL dissed Rhianna; will Boston beat DC for the Olympic bid?; Esquire wrote the new rules of 21st century style; China takes this joke seriously; who knew – Whole Foods is struggling; Do not watch after eating – giant squid dissection; don’t buy your legal weed Friday at 5PM; there’s 96 days until Christmas and the retailers of America want you to know it; no more Clearchannel; if you’re visiting San Fran, don’t go in these buildings; this guy loves his dog; American spaceflight is back; what happened to Twitter?; throw everything out; Japan has a real superhero; great balls of Russian fire; the Patriots’ Tom Brady found his old resume; Scotland says . . . NO – turns out the pre-polling was bad; Facebook is pissing at least one group off with its real name policy; your grandma = Grandmaster Flash; Goodbye net neutrality?; Did you celebrate Constitution Day with rap?;
#DISTRICT “Nothing good happens after 10PM”; You probably already know the Senate has some weird rules; we’re rude and speedy; Here’s Jake Tapper‘s morning; Nikki Schwab reminded us of the old Capitol Cats video; POV open again; the US Patent office is shocked, shocked their employees commit telework fraud; #BeltwaySeries; why does anyone go to the Hard Rock Cafe in DC?; UFOs in the District; goodbye, current Potomac riverbanks; are you in the newest Capitol Hill rat race?; if you want to make your workplace a literal rat race; Twitter getting into the 2014 campaigns and elections gig; stay classy, Braves; photos on the House floor!?!; Sen. Barbara Boxer has the cutest pet on the Hill; seamstress left the country and locked brides’ dresses in her DC area apartment; brand-new Rosslyn elevators trap commuters; New York Ave is about to get huge; good advice from Cathy McMorris Rodgers; sneaky Star Wars reference in this bill; National Harbor MGM full speed ahead; Spike Mendelsohn is un-ball-ievable;
#BIRTHDAY Famous birthday week wishes to Morgan Gress, Georgette Spanjich, Reid Porter, Scott MacFarlane, Margaret Burge, Max Gigle, and Sienna Girgenti; Emily Mueller got the cutest happy birthday wish ever;
#MEDIAMOVES thanks to @StoryPartners: Get ready… lots of moving and shaking in our nation’s capital this week…NBC News promoted Frank Thorp to Senate producer and off-air reporter, Kristin Donnelly to the White House producing team, Alex Moe to House of Representatives producer andAbigail Williams to the State Department beat. Big news over at POLITICO: Susan Glasser has been named editor. POLITICO also promoted Miki King to EVP of operations and Danielle Jones to EVP of expansion and named Bobby Moran VP of business development and Dari Gessner managing editor. CQ Roll Call announced the following promotions: Megan Sowder-Staley to VP for product strategy, Connor O’Brien to defense policy reporter, Jamisha Ford to CQ Now special products editor,Hannah Hess to the leadership team, Noella Kertes to editor of BillTrack, Elham Khatami to editor of CQ Schedules and the Roll Call Daybook, Charlene Carter to deputy editor for CQ Now, and Clayton Hanson to assistant managing editor of Legislative Information. CQ Roll Call also hired Todd Ruger as legal affairs writer,Rachel Oswald as defense reporter, Gillian Roberts as a breaking news editor,Jennifer Koons as deputy policy editor, Bridget Bowman as campus reporter, Chris Williams as a multimedia and online developer, and Daniel Bloom as an energy analyst for the CQ legal and regulatory team. The New Republic named its first CEO, Guy Vidra. Ashley Codianni moves from Mashable over to CNN as senior producer and digital correspondent for Politics Digital. Michelle Fields joins FOX News as a paid contributor. National Journal’s Marin Cogan moves to New York magazine as a contributing editor. Nia-Malika Henderson joins Washington Post’s “The Fix.” Dana Liebelson joins Huffington Post to cover tech policy and politics. Congrats on all of the promotions and new gigs!
#BYE Have a good weekend, see you in the marinara sauce dunk tank.