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The (news) tease

“Stay tuned for a story of public interest hopefully posting in the next 24 hours. Will let you know!” — Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News investigative journalist, at 10:37 p.m. Wednesday night. She must be busy working on her story because she also wrote, “I missed the Duck Dynasty thing whatever that is!”


The countdown begins to a man’s dream coming true 

“In less than 48 hours, I get to spend 3 hours behind the Golden EIB microphone.” — Erick Erickson on subbing for Rush Limbaugh.

Unsolved Twitter Mysteries  

“Why does Twitter keep trying to get me to follow @GeorgeHWBush when he has done a total of 2 tweets in a month?” — CNN Democratic Political Analyst and SKD’s Hilary Rosen.

On the move

“White House press corps loses one of its finest today as Reuters photographer Jason Reed heads home to Australia.” — Yahoo! News D.C. Bureau Chief Olivier Knox.


Everyone’s invited? 

“Christmas cheer served in my Capitol office after 10 p.m. Senate vote – the last scheduled of the year – on this Sunday night.” — Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) today at 7:57 a.m.

Traveling Bitches 

“Nothing more jarring than staring intensely at your computer screen and then the passenger in front of you suddenly reclines #AmtrakDiaries.” — TheBlaze‘s Eddie Scarry.

“Wow. This dude a few seats up just ordered his 3rd Bloody Mary and black coffee. #highbyassociation” — WaPo op-ed columnist and MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart.

BREAKING: “Hey! I just got verified on Twitter!” — Washington Examiner‘s Charlie Spiering.

Autocorrect drama reveals deeper truth 

“You know you’re a reporter when… You can’t get your phone to stop auto-typing ‘source’ when you’re trying to say sore!” — Ex-Washington Examiner gossip scribe Tara Palmeri, who now works at the New York Post.

Sen. McCain gains wisdom from James Bond flicks 

“‘I’ve seen too many James Bond movies, and as much as I like those movies, it would be very dangerous,'” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), dismissing the possibility of “a covert snatch job as pure fantasy” in a story by Alex Bolton in The Hill on a possible attempt to nab Edward Snowden before he tries to leave Russia. Read the full piece here.

A twist on Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ 

“Don’t be lazy. Get off your ass and move!” — Dr. Andy Baldwin, of former Bachelor fame.

Convo among journos

NYMag: “Mitt Romney ironing a suit while wearing it.”

BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski: “Such click bate.”

Townhall Political Editor Guy Benson: “Says the BUZZFEED dude.”


“CNN Candy Crowley and her son at media White House party” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren. American Urban Radio’s April Ryan also enjoyed herself:  A blast at the White House Christmas party laughing & talking @rolandsmartin @BlackEaglePower @Stacey_Klein@iamkingchong @mitchellreports.