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Overheard in the Newsroom

“Is there any more fitting name for a law firm in Washington than Dickstein Shapiro?” — Anonymous journo. 

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IMPORTANT QUESTION TO PONDER: “Who will we elect first, a transgender member of Congress or a soccer player-turned member of Congress?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Spotted: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Air Force One 

“George Stephanopolous is on Air Force One to interview Potus today.” — WaPo‘s David Nakamura.

The Observer

“I think someone just defecated themselves on the 70 bus.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.

Travel Bitches

“Airline overbooks flight, asks volunteers to stay here, gets volunteers, delays all of us an hr searching for volunteers’ bags. #goodplan” — HotAir‘s Mary Katharine Ham.

“Sigh. At Atlanta airport an unprecedented 4 hours early for @united flight, then delayed 1hr 44 mins (so far) ‘due to air traffic control'” — The Sunday Times of London‘s Toby Harnden.

NBC producer congratulates the ‘work husband’ 

“Huge congrats to my wife’s work husband @DavidMuir on his new gig on @ABCWorldNews You’ll probably see her more than I will @Ginger_Zee” — Ben Aaron, NBC producer.

Poop talk has its limits 

“Drat. My job reared its ugly head and now I imagine we’re all quite done talking about poop. I missed the window.” — The Federalist’s Neal Dewing.

Trey Gowdy gets noticed with new haircut 

“Things I have a stronger opinion about than the outcome of #MSSEN: Trey Gowdy’s new and improved haircut.” — GOP flack for Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Alyssa Farah. Rep. Gowdy is a Republican from South Carolina.

BuzzFeed reporter asked about farting habits 

Asked: Ever clear a room with nasty fart? BuzzFeed Reporter Tracy Clayton (a.k.a. Brokey McPoverty) replied, “No, I poot in private.”

Salon writer gets Marty’D 

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