In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Melissa Winter opens up about how she got her job and how she felt on election night in 2016.
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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.
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First daughter Ivanka Trump and President Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner have a warm relationship with their Secret Service detail.
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If there were ever Top 40 reasons Casey Kasem would turn over in his grave, this would be #1.
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Legendary Washington attorney Bob Bennett says President Trump and his legal team have been making palpable errors. In short: Trump has been screwing himself and his legal team by giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller daily fresh blood.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews was a big suck up with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) during the senator's appearance on "Hardball" Wednesday night. The whole segment was the equivalent of a big, sloppy wet kiss.
Freedom of speech is great and all. But Scott Baio's wife needs to zip it.
Some supporters of Jon Ossoff resorted to tears and sad faces Tuesday night after the Democratic candidate lost the Georgia 6 congressional race to GOP candidate Karen Handel, who won the hearts and minds of the historically Republican district that reeled in disgusting millions in campaign contributions.
The Guardian's Ben Jacobs really really REALLY doesn't want to be the story.
It's one thing to party down while your candidate is winning.
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"Father of the Year" may not be in the cards for washed up daytime talk show host Montel Williams.
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Ex-Breitbart News investigative reporter Lee Stranahan was so appalled with Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow's appearance on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday that he's calling on the site's publisher to scrap him.
Most of us have been there.
The Capitol Police officers present at the fateful GOP congressional baseball practice this week are being hailed as heroes for killing the left-wing sociopath who sprayed bullets onto the field.
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?