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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“If you need an early bedtime tonight, tune into @cspan @HouseFloor when I’ll be chairing at 7pm. I promise you’ll doze off quickly!”

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.).



On embracing conversion therapy…

“So fucking done.” — Shoshana Weissmann, The Weekly Standard, reacting to this Mediaite headline: “Family Research Council Prez Tony Perkins Pushes for GOP to Embrace ‘Conversion Therapy.'” 

In praise of Obama’s prose

Cillizza works for WaPo; Harwood writes for NYT. 

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“I wish @BarackObama hadn’t had the opportunity to become quite this good at speaking at memorial services. #Dallas” — Ellie Gray, Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer.


“Every time I drink coffee after noon I forget that I won’t be able to sleep until at least 2 a.m.” — Christine Rousselle at 12:42 a.m. She’s the managing web editor for Townhall.

Confessional II. 

“Just officially became a suburban commuter by falling asleep on a strangers shoulder. It’s all happening.” — Emily Peck, HuffPost executive business editor.

Montel Williams preps for the RNC but it’s unclear why 

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A suggestion for journalism

“One thing I like about the New Yorker is that the stories don’t jump. Wish more magazines did this. It is friendly.” —Jason Fagone, contributing writer, HuffPost.

Montel tells a follower off, treats her like she’s an idiot 

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“Btw, Cosmo paid $1000 per feature in 1965, according to “Not Pretty Enough.” Better than some online rates today for the same.” — Jennifer Senior, daily book critic, NYT.

Twitter Narcissus

Mark Halperin works for Bloomberg Politics and MSNBC. 

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