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      Betsy Rothstein

      Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Betsy has been covering and torturing Washington media for the past three years. Early on she studied journalism in England, interviewing punk rockers in Piccadilly Square who stole her notebook and ripped it up. After graduating from Union College with a B.A. in Spanish, she began her journalism career in Cambridge, Mass., working for a Cuban newspaper where she conducted man-on-the-street interviews. She asked Latinos about their love lives. “Do Latinos make better lovers or what?” She soon moved out west to Denver, where she worked for two rival Hispanic weeklies for one year each. Next stop: J-school at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree. In the years following grad school she worked at the Boca Raton News as a business reporter followed by a brief stint as a press secretary for former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.). She spent the next decade on Capitol Hill covering hard news, features and gossip for The Hill Newspaper. In 2009 she quit and moved to Portland, Ore. and wrote about the many long-haired men there who distinctly resemble Jesus. They weren’t all kind (one was fat and confrontational) but she got her story. Prior to joining TheDC, Betsy was the editor of FishbowlDC, a Washington media gossip blog.

Author Talks Masturbation At Book Party

3:45 PM 12/19/2014

Polite British accents wafted through the air as guests stuffed themselves into a cozy Georgetown home Thursday night to celebrate a new book by Sunday Times of London's Washington Bureau Chief Toby Harnden. This is his second book. His first is Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh (1999).

OUCH! Dating Site Rejects Poor People

11:07 AM 12/17/2014

LUXY, a dating app for the rich, is trying to stir up trouble by blocking registrants from "poor countries" like India, China and African countries. In fact, over the past three weeks, the site's PR team boasts that they've rejected 6,000 poor people from 190 countries.

Donald Trump Teases Audience With Presidential Aspirations

11:41 PM 12/15/2014

Donald Trump charmed hundreds of suits Monday night at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington. It was the "Winter Dinner" for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Wearing a dark suit, one of his own Trump-branded blue striped ties and the infamous bird's nest hairdo, he sat for an on-stage interview with club president David Rubenstein, who he periodically showered with compliments.

Hey Lloyd Grove, Moe Tkacik Is Still Not A Man

11:31 AM 12/15/2014

Freelance writer Moe Tkacik has long been confused for a man, despite her long, silky blonde hair. Formerly a blogger for Washington City Paper, a WSJ reporter and Jezebel alum, Tkacik was once again taken for a male in a weekend profile of Gawker's Nick Denton by The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove.