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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.
In the wake of Charlottesville, a tense Twitter spat erupted late Tuesday between a Politico reporter and a few journalists at the right-leaning The Federalist website.
In a new op-ed for Cosmopolitan mag, White House correspondent April Ryan spells out how she felt when she saw President Trump's new campaign ad, which features her as an enemy of the leader of the free world. She also gives the President a piece of unsolicited advice.
"Joe and Mika are off today," MSNBC "Morning Joe" offspring Willie Geist announced Tuesday. He began that refrain Monday. He says his TV parents will return to the show on Thursday.
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Axios frontman Jonathan Swan is the byline on a new piece that suggests National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster may be on the sauce.
CNN President Jeff Zucker must be as happy as a clam to learn that Andrew Kaczynski is working overtime as a CNN reporter and publicist.
All lawyered up and ready for a fight, The Huffington Post freelancer Yashar Ali says he "relishes the opportunity" for his high powered attorney to depose Fox News host Eric Bolling, who has slapped the reporter with a $50 million defamation lawsuit.
In the history of dramatic "Morning Joe" bullshit, nothing was funnier than the day Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski arrived to the set for a half hour of reaction to President Trump's tweet about Mika's bloody chin.
Anthony Weiner's man dangle is shockingly "average."
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The fake news mentality over at Gateway Pundit is fierce.
The congressman: Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.).
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Another one bites the dust - Corey Lewandowski is sent packing once again.
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