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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.

RNC Spokesman Goes After Politico For False Reporting

3:55 PM 05/26/2016

The RNC is pushing back hard against Politico Thursday after the suburban Virginia publication published a story that the convention has signed the band Journey for summer festivities. The price tag: $750K. The RNC issued a formal press release to say that the RNC will not be paying for Journey to perform in Cleveland for its event.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Not Too Thrilled With Howard Stern’s Interviewing Skills

12:13 PM 05/23/2016

CNN "New Day" host Chris Cuomo engages almost anyone who writes him on Twitter and doesn't seem to have any specific rules about what he can and cannot say. He gets defensive. He blushes when someone calls him attractive.  This morning he announced that he drinks Synergy Organic Kambucha in Gingerberry flavor as a snack. His views run the gamut, but he generally doesn't kiss up to anyone.