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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.

Bath Time: Agent Won’t Take A ‘Bullet’ For Trump; Goldman Sachs and Trump’s BFF Saga

Agent Gets Away With Slap On The Wrist -- A senior Secret Service agent won't take a "bullet" for President Trump, but she will take her paycheck.

Photo By Kwaku Alston.

ESPN’s 2017 BODY Issue Features Lots Of Strategic Nudity

11:22 PM 06/26/2017

If there's one magazine that knows how to bruise your ego it's ESPN The Magazine's BODY Issue.

First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year and counselors from across the country in the East Room of the White House January 6, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CONFESSIONAL: Michelle Obama’s COS Turned To Dixie Chicks To Alleviate Election Night Pain

11:02 PM 06/26/2017

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.

Morning Mirror: A ‘Happy’ And ‘Polite’ David Gregory Spotted At Dulles Airport

12:45 PM 06/26/2017

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Secret Service Agent Plays Ball With Ivanka’s Daughter [VIDEO]

2:04 PM 06/23/2017

First daughter Ivanka Trump and President Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner have a warm relationship with their Secret Service detail.

What Ordinary Americans Really Think Of Donald And Melania’s Love

1:34 PM 06/23/2017

Donald and Melania Trump: A Love Story could easily be a top contender in the 2017 Golden Globe Awards race for Best Actress and Best Motion Picture.

Afternoon Mirror: Chachi Snaps Over My Story About His Wife

1:01 PM 06/23/2017

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Twitter Reacts To Cosby Revival Tour Days After Sexual Assault Mistrial

4:40 PM 06/22/2017

After dodging a bullet in his sexual assault trial, you would think comedian Bill Cosby would want to stay out of the limelight for awhile.

Bath Time: Provocative Pits; Whipped Cream Machine Gone Wrong

3:51 PM 06/22/2017

Rainbow Pride To The Max - LBGTQ activists have taken Pride month to new levels, using the symbolic rainbow in never before (and probably never should be) seen ways.

U.S. television and radio personality Casey Kasem appears on the

Casey Kasem’s Vengeful Widow Files Messy Wrongful Death Suit Against His Adult Kids

3:07 PM 06/22/2017

If there were ever Top 40 reasons Casey Kasem would turn over in his grave, this would be #1.

Afternoon Mirror: A Dumb CNN Producer Psychoanalyzes Me On Twitter

1:35 PM 06/22/2017

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Blood Coming Out Of His Wherever…Fat Cat D.C. Lawyer Says Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy

12:29 PM 06/22/2017

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.

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Asks Sen. Booker For A Private, Off Camera Dinner

7:51 PM 06/21/2017

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.

Actor Scott Baio (C) with wife Renee and daughter Bailey arrive at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Scott Baio’s Wife Said Something Completely Awful About MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

3:40 PM 06/21/2017

Freedom of speech is great and all. But Scott Baio's wife needs to zip it.

Bath Time: Ivanka and Rubio Share An Awkward Embrace; CNN And NBC On The Rise

1:56 PM 06/21/2017

With Fox out of sight, CNN and NBC rise to the top - CNN and NBC have been gorging themselves on the never-ending news platter President Trump's been serving.

Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs speaks on the stand as Montana Republican congressman-elect Greg Gianforte appears in court to face a charge of misdemeanor assault after he was accused of attacking a reporter on the eve of his election, in Bozeman, Montana, U.S., June 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Tommy Martino

Violence Is Never The Answer, But Here’s A New Reason To Want To Body Slam Guardian’s Ben Jacobs

10:42 AM 06/21/2017

The Guardian's Ben Jacobs really really REALLY doesn't want to be the story.

FILE PHOTO --  U.S. musician Prince performs for the first time in Britain since 2007 at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock Wood, southern England on July 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Olivia Harris/File Photo

Woman Dances Her Ossoff To Prince At Loser’s Party In Georgia Congressional Race

11:34 PM 06/20/2017

It's one thing to party down while your candidate is winning.

Afternoon Mirror: Spotted – CNN’s Dana Bash At The DMV

1:16 PM 06/20/2017


U.S. President Donald Trump laughs while hosting a CEO town hall on the American business climate at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX341QY

If You Think Trump’s Scary, Just A Take A Walk Around D.C.

5:06 PM 06/19/2017

President Trump is a lot of things, but scary isn't one.