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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.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Montel Williams is learning the hard way that being a press whore isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Ex-Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has always been something of a slob.
About 50,000 people have flooded Cleveland for the Republican National Convention this week, and apparently not every trip has been going as smoothly as desired. Uber and Lyft both encouraged locals to sign up to increase their fleet of cars on the road, so hopefully everyone's ride arrived eventually.
The Republican National Convention will finally be over after tonight, and it looks like we got some company in Cleveland from the boys at Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" feature on Wednesday night. Hadas Gold reported for Politico that the special edition was brought in to give SNL fans something to chomp on as the show is on summer hiatus during convention season. It'll be back next Wednesday for the DNC, so stay tuned.
In a TRAGIC loss to the conservative community, Twitter community, and entire Internet, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from the platform following an altercation with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones. I'm too upset to form coherent sentences about it, but will happily feature some of the most poignant and passionate tributes to our fallen star.
Good afternoon, happy Convention Day Three, and a reminder to bust out the Purell for all you convention attendees.
The good folks over at Bad Lip Reading have tackled the Melania Trump plagiarism debacle in the most spectacular way possible. They've blessed the world with a side-by-side show with first lady Michelle Obama.
CLEVELAND – If you really despise Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with every fiber of your being and want just to drink the awfulness away until the end of Thursday, here are some options.
The long, dramatic national mystery is over. Well, sort of.
Daily thoughts of a self-described "dangerous faggot."
Renee Montagne has called it quits from NPR's early morning "Morning Edition" job.
Happy Convention, everyone! Most of the Daily Caller staff is in Cleveland so while the cat's away, the mice (interns) will play....here's what you need to read:
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- A Frank Luntz focus group of 27 undecided moderate voters convened Sunday in an ugly office park studio to answer a question most refused to answer: Who are they voting for? Many emerged more confused, utterly exhausted and beaten down after three hours of answering Luntz's relentless questions, watching campaign ads and turning his dials than they were before the whole thing began.
Several lines of Melania Trump's speech Monday night were lifted from a speech Michelle Obama gave about Barack Obama in 2008.
CLEVELAND -- On Monday, the first day of the RNC, Breitbart News Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos went to a park and ripped off his bulletproof vest. His remaining attire: black T-shirt, skinny black pants, bleach blond hair and aviator sunglasses.