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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“I am so happy that people are boycotting Macy’s.”

— presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Who shows up to a senator’s office dressed like this?


Reporter plugs intern 

“So CQ’s new intern speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, Swahili, Gujarati, French, and Zulu. Hey, hi, what have you accomplished in life?” — Roll Call‘s Matt Fuller.

Ezra Klein weighs in on baby carrots (seriously) 

“I do not understand the psychology that would lead an adult human to prefer baby carrots to carrots.” — Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein. ABC News analyst Matthew Dowd jumped into the debate, saying,  “From someone who can’t stand carrots, only reason would be they are less of a bad thing.” Klein replied, “Hating all carrots is a totally reasonable position. But the answer is don’t eat carrots!” (Eye roll…)

HuffPost‘s Elise Foley finds life saving tool on gmail

“The undo send function on gmail is good for when I realize a three-sentence email has three exclamation points and I sound deranged!” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

Hey Mediaite: Can you possibly get your reporter some business cards? 

The Daily Caller‘s former reporter Alexander Griswold is now at Mediaite. But for some reason Mediaite is dragging its feet getting him some business cards. So here’s how he’s handling it. Pssst Griswold… I’m told you need to ask your new business manager about new cards. xo The Mirror.



HuffPost‘s Sam Stein may need to shake this off

“There are no words to describe how giddy @samsteinhp is to see Taylor Swift in concert tonight.” — Igor Bobic, associate politics editor, HuffPost.

Senator’s surgery appears to be successful

“Good news: Sen. Bill Nelson’s surgery today is being called a ‘complete success.'” — Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call Senate reporter.

The Observer

“I feel like Clinton has reserved herself to running against Jeb Bush.” — Alyssa Cannobio, Washington Free Beacon.


“July 13, 2015: the last day I eat Skittles.” — Marina Koren, news editor, National Journal.

Overheard in the Newsroom

“Wesley Lowery kind of looks like a giant baby.” — Anonymous.

Hear anything funny or weird in your newsroom? Tell me about it at All submissions are anonymous. 

In Prince Harry news…

“Prince Harry is off to save the rhinos in Africa. I may be wrong but isn’t this ‘hard-working’ royal’s life just one very long gap year?” — Anthony Bonnici, late night online editor, The Sunday Times of London.

Day in the Life

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