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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.

Bunga Bunga: Berlusconi Plots Political Comeback

FILE PHOTO : Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during the television talk show

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is itching for a return to political life. Once accused and convicted of paying sex from a 17-year-old Moroccan call girl nicknamed "Ruby the Heart Stealer", voters might think his political life was left for dead. He was ordered to prison for a 7-year-stint. There was also the tax fraud debacle. The court declared him finito with politics for life.

Mercer Dumps Milo — ‘Severing All Ties’

2:29 PM 11/02/2017

Financier Bob Mercer is sharply distancing himself from Breitbart News and Steve Bannon. But the biggest news is that Mercer is taking an ax to his relationship with conservative bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos.