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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Thank you @gawker! Call me on my cellphone 917.756.8000 and listen to my campaign message.”

— GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

Female journo is in the bathroom on Capitol Hill

“I am in a bathroom in a hill office building and i am sitting on a couch. what a COUNTRY!!!” — Libby Watson, has written for The Atlantic and Gawker.

Matthew Yglesias thinks Hillary’s email server problem is a joke 

“Sex is interesting, email servers are boring: Given that context, can you imagine taking Hillary Clinton down over a question of email server management? Like say it with a straight face.” — Vox executive editor Matthew Yglesias.

How to stop Trump? 

“Stopping Trump by conventional means could cost millions of lives. This situation requires a futile, stupid gesture on somebody’s part!” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

Damn it — clinics only perform abortion two days a week

“What makes me so angry is because of the restrictions on abortion, most clinics only perform procedures 2 days a week. Profiting? Stop it.” — comedian Lizz Winstead.

The campaign critic 

“Christie is no fiscal conservative. He wasted money on birth control when his physique was enough.” — Washington Free Beacon‘s F. Bill McMorris.

My coworker makes peace with Donald Trump’s candidacy (sort of, not really) 

“Sometimes we have to wreck that car, break up with that sweet girl, throw that wild party when our parents are out of town — all mistakes I’ve made — so we can grow wiser.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis. Read the full story here.

BuzzFeed reporter goes crazy after watching a turtle have sex

“OH MY FUCKING GOD. I JUST SAW A VIDEO OF A TURTLE HAVING SEX WITH A ROLLER BLADE AND I AM NOT OKAY.” — BuzzFeed‘s Tracy Clayton. It’s actually pretty disturbing.

Rosie Perez apologizes to Kelly Osbourne over Trump and Hispanics 

“My apologies @KellyOsbourne, I took your point wrong-#Trump #Latinos. My bad. You’re heart is so pure & righteous. I adore you. @TheView.” — Rosie Perez, actress, former host of The View.

The Observer

“Tyra Banks & co-hosts of new talk show FABLife all love one another so much in that way that suddenly eyeballs are being scratched out.” — WaPo‘s Hank Stuever.

Mollie Hemingway wins ‘Noel Sheppard Media Blogger Of the Year’ award

“Was honored to receive the @NoelSheppard Media Blogger Of The Year award at @newsbusters 10th anniversary last night!” — The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway.

BuzzFeed Washington bureau chief on women’s cream 

“‘Plumping cream’ is a thing people buy, it turns out.” — BuzzFeed‘s John Stanton.

On Donald Trump…

“He changes his positions like he changes his underwear!” — New Hampshire resident in a Frank Luntz focus group.

“Trump seems to be as close to Bullworth as we’ve gotten. A true I don’t give a f— candidate.” — HuffPost Chief White House correspondent Sam Stein.

The downside of answering the phone

“Make the mistake of answering a PR call. ‘Hi, I’m sure you’re aware of the Clean Power Plan.’ ** DESTROYS PHONE **” — HuffPost‘s Kate Sheppard.