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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.
On Thursday, April 9, Nerd Prom: Inside Washington Wildest Week, a new film by a former Politico reporter will debut at Landmark E Street Cinema in downtown Washington.
Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle will give a speech at an upcoming tea party conference in Virginia.
One of James O'Keefe's investigative journalists went to a Florida campus to walk through the hoops of starting a new club at Barry University in Miami. As it happens, a real college senior at the school became one of O'Keefe's journalists for the sake of the story.
The torch has been passed.
Chris Hayes, who's MSNBC show "All In" has saddled the network with the worst ratings in a decade, is going on vacation. So he decided it was a good idea to shake his ass in the most unflattering of ways and post the whole thing on Vine.
Marcus Bachmann had maybe better cool it on women's dress shops for awhile.
Chalk this up to an early April Fool's Day prank.
By Mirror Contributor Evan Gahr
A new Suffolk University poll is hailing Donald Trump a presidential favorite in early primary states like New Hampshire, South Carolina and Iowa.
Al Jazeera and BuzzFeed are moving up in the world of White House briefings.
Washington Post ad employee Heather Schmelzlen is über annoyed with a popular transportation company.
I'm not sure what's more egregious.
For nearly a year, The Daily Banter's Tommy Christopher has donned a top hat for his attendance at White House briefings, on talk shows and wherever his professional brand might be on display.
Does HuffPost really peddle in gay porn?
The New Yorker used an interesting turn of phrase this week to describe Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who announced his candidacy for president Monday at the evangelical Liberty University.