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Reliable Source: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Talking Points: Snip & Save

Time for the annual family gathering, where it's your job to fill the bitter silences at the dinner table -- and convince the clan you've really made it in D.C. It will be so much easier to impress them now...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 27, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quoted

Laura Bush, center, with daughters Jenna (left) and Barbara (Tony Powell/The Washington Post) "The little girls did the running jump [onto the bed], and Barbara and Jenna, of course, aided and abetted that jumping." -- Laura Bush, on "Good...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 27, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In...

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, the attention-seeking reality stars of "The Hills," acknowledged yesterday after probing inquiries from the Associated Press that their "secret" Mexico elopement -- chronicled on the cover...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 27, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Nov. 26, 2008)

(AP Photo/ABC NEWS, George Burns) We are about to ratchet up the adorableness to a whole new level -- can you stand it? In their historic First Daughters Summit last week, Jenna and Barbara talked with Sasha and Malia...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 26, 2008; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Palin's Closet Supporters at CNBC?

Sarah Palin, left, is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo, wearing duds purchased for her by CNBC. (From CNBC.com) Will we ever stop talking about Sarah Palin's clothes? The latest news on her wardrobe comes from Palin herself. Ethics disclosure forms...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 26, 2008; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Ay-yi-yi, the I's Have It in the 111th Congress

(From a Committee on House Administration booklet available online) The 111th Congress begins in January -- a milestone to be cherished by numerologists everywhere, we're sure. And it's been commemorated by the House Administration Committee in extra-snazzy style: As...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 26, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A Reporter's Life Story on the Big Screen

Jacki Lyden (Bill O'Leary) You may know Jacki Lyden from her many on-air years reporting for NPR ... but did you know that her life is the stuff of movies? Lyden's 1997 memoir "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba"...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 26, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In...

Laura Bush (AP Photo/Sky Gilbar) Laura Bush confirmed what everyone in publishing knew: She's writing a memoir. "I've been talking to some publishers, but nothing has happened yet -- just a few visits," she told the Associated Press yesterday....

By The Reliable Source  |  November 26, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That...?

Queen Latifah (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Queen Latifah at the bar at Mie N Yu Monday night, sipping Patron with a pal, though they later switched to the bartender's recommendation, Lemon Drops. The Queen (dressed down in comfy cold-weather clothes)...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 26, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Look That Seems to Be Growing on Us

Left to right: Eric Holder (Susan Walsh/AP Photo); David Axelrod (John Gress for The Washington Post); Henry Waxman (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg) The mustache is back! Washington suddenly has the most impressive display of upper lip talent since ... John Bolton...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 25, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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On Jan. 20, Celebs Plan to Have a Ball

Dionne Warwick (Kieran Doherty/Reuters) Prediction: This will be the first inauguration when the unofficial parties have more buzz and more pull than the official inaugural balls. Still no word where Oprah's sure-to-be-hot-ticket party will land, but Dionne Warwick just...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 25, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That...?

Ehud Olmert (Gali Tibbon/Reuters) Ehud Olmert browsing at Pentagon City mall yesterday, between his morning meeting with Condi Rice and his evening talks with President Bush. The outgoing Israeli PM checked out the Cole Haan store and Nordstrom, waved...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 25, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Spencer and Heidi (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Eloped: Heidi Montag, 22, and Spencer Pratt, 25, last week in a "secret ceremony" in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, showcased in a new Us Magazine cover story and photo spread. They're stars...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 25, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Nov. 24, 2008)

Obama helps Sasha out of the car on the way to school in Chicago earlier this month. (Kevin Lamarque -- Reuters) Our colleague Lois Romano reports that the Obamas have made their pick for White House social secretary --...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 24, 2008; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Mayor Fenty's Family Welcomes Baby Girl

The Fenty family in 2006: Michelle, Matthew, Adrian, Andrew. (Jahi Chikwendiu - The Washington Post) It's a girl! And her name is Aerin. The family of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty welcomed its much-anticipated baby girl this morning -- the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 24, 2008; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The New Hill Gossip Equation

Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), new kid in town. (By Susan Walsh -- AP) With all the fuss about the Obamas (school, puppy, grandma), we totally neglected a new crop of legislators headed to town. Were the 2008 elections good or...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 24, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Jessica Cutler (By Ron Sachs -- Cnp Via New York Post Photo) Engaged: Jessica Cutler, 30, the Hill aide turned "Washingtonienne" sex blogger turned author, to Manhattan lawyer Charles Rubio, 28. It's been a roller-coaster few years for Cutler,...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 24, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sorry, You're Not on the List

Gov. Sarah Palin with her handmade Happy Birthday greeting to Hilary Rosen. (Haddadmedia) One in an occasional series of dispatches from parties you should have crashed. Event: 50th-birthday dance party for political commentator and former recording industry lobbyist Hilary...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 24, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Big Formaggio

Jackie Mars, Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli at Saturday's Cafe Milano dinner. (Kevah Sardari) Hard to say what was a bigger hit at the Washington National Opera on Saturday night: Andrea Bocelli or the cheese. The Italian pop sensation...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 24, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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