Betsy Rothstein
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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.

New Film To Blast White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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.

Afternoon Mirror

3:03 PM 03/30/2015

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Matthew Boyle Will Turn Up The Heat At Upcoming Tea Party Conference

1:21 PM 03/30/2015

Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle will give a speech at an upcoming tea party conference in Virginia.

Iraqi fighters from the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, wave their weapons as they leave the holy city of Najaf in a convoy with Iraqi government forces to head to the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit to continue the offensive against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to retake to city on March 20, 2015. The offensive to push back IS militants from Tikrit began on March 2, and Iraqi forces have only recently reached the city limits where they have been stalled by bombs and entrenched fighters. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI        (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Barry University Senior Takes Down Her Own School In O’Keefe Sting

11:27 AM 03/30/2015

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.

Biracial South African Man To Replace Jon Stewart

9:09 AM 03/30/2015

The torch has been passed.

Chris Hayes Shakes His Booty At The Camera (WARNING: You Can’t Unwatch This)

6:24 AM 03/28/2015

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 Gets The Fake News Treatment In the Worst Of Ways

6:09 AM 03/28/2015

Marcus Bachmann had maybe better cool it on women's dress shops for awhile.

Morning Mirror

8:45 AM 03/27/2015

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Gohmert Pulls A Fast One On The Press

12:09 AM 03/27/2015

Chalk this up to an early April Fool's Day prank.

Ed Schultz’s Lawyers Beg Judge To Quash Lawsuit

9:54 PM 03/26/2015

By Mirror Contributor Evan Gahr

Real estate magnate Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the

Trump Touts New Poll, Calls Himself A ‘Favorite’ In Early Primary States

4:41 PM 03/26/2015

A new Suffolk University poll is hailing Donald Trump a presidential favorite in early primary states like New Hampshire, South Carolina and Iowa.

Location! Location! Location! Al Jazeera And BuzzFeed Get Seats In White House Briefing Room

3:30 PM 03/26/2015

Al Jazeera and BuzzFeed are moving up in the world of White House briefings.

WaPo Employee Gives Up Uber After Creepy Ride

2:41 PM 03/26/2015

Washington Post ad employee Heather Schmelzlen is über annoyed with a popular transportation company.

Matthew Yglesias: Watching My Wife Give Birth Made Me More Pro-Abortion

2:22 PM 03/26/2015

I'm not sure what's more egregious.

Morning Mirror

11:51 AM 03/26/2015

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Afternoon Mirror

4:15 PM 03/25/2015

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White House Reporter Tommy Christopher Accidentally Cleans Up

2:53 PM 03/25/2015

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.

Vincent Autin (R) and Bruno Boileau (L) hold hands during their marriage, France's first official gay marriage,  in the city hall in Montpellier on May 29, 2013. France is the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage, an issue that has also divided opinion in many other nations. The definitive vote in the French parliament came on April 23 when the law was passed legalising both homosexual marriages and adoptions by gay couples. AFP PHOTO/BORIS HORVAT        (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conservative Media Director Calls HuffPost A ‘Gay Porn Outlet’

2:30 PM 03/25/2015

Does HuffPost really peddle in gay porn?

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz gestures as he confirms his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election race during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., March 23, 2015. (REUTERS/Chris Keane)

If Ted Cruz Was Black, Would The New Yorker Call Him ‘Uppity?’ (UPDATE)

9:57 AM 03/25/2015

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.