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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“CNN is calling it ‘Havanna.’ The end of the U.S. embargo means we get that extra ‘n’ in Havana.”

Politico‘s John Bresnahan.

Elevator encounter

“Just saw the cutest, politest little black boy on my elevator. Basically, what I wish Will Smith’s son was like.” — Washington Examiner media writer Eddie Scarry. Also noteworthy: “Ever burn the s*** out of yourself on the iron steam? No, never? Ok.”


Really? A press embargo? 

“Gotta love a White House that moves closer to lifting the Cuba embargo but insists on a press embargo of such an announcement.” — Miami Herald political reporter Marc Caputo.

Uplifting Thoughts With Erick Erickson

“At the end of life, it is your children and not your career who will be taking care of you.” — RedState Editor Erick Erickson.

Could only come from a journalist…

“In hell the comment section is at the top of a webpage and the actual article is under it.” — BuzzFeed‘s Samir Mezrahi.

Journo presumably experiences crotch pain in the Metro

“That thing when only *half* of the metro turnstile opens. #ow.” –– Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.

Bush Vs. Rubio

“I asked Sen. Marco Rubio today if he would feel any compunction about running against mentor Jeb Bush for president. He demurred.” — MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt.

Politico reporter to CNN

“I’m thrilled to be joining CNNPolitics & CNNMoney in New York next month. Will really miss my colleagues at Politico!” — Politico financial services reporter MJ Lee.

Black journos defend Obama’s legacy 

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“Somehow I never get the dog cookie home from the White House Holiday party without breaking off a leg.” — NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell.