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Reliable Source: April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009

New Baby for New D.C. Power Couple

Samantha Power (Walter Chin/Penguin Press via Bloomberg News) Washington's newest power couple is now. . . a power trio. Superstar academics turned top Obama officials Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein are celebrating today's birth of Declan Power-Sunstein. Seven pounds,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 24, 2009; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In . . .

Norm Abram of "This Old House" (C.J. Gunther)Enlarge Image The American Academy of Ophthalmology, meeting in D.C. this week, gave an EyeSmart Visionary award yesterday to the guy from "This Old House" ... why, exactly? Because Norm Abram is second...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 24, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Bob Geldof speaks at the IMF Thursday. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Bob Geldof (gray striped suit, long gray hair) having a cuppa (small, regular) at a New York Avenue Starbucks on Wednesday. Shook hands with a fan who thanked him for...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 24, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Dog Is "Crazy," Says First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama fields questions at the White House's Take Your Child to Work Day event. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Secrets of FiDOTUS revealed! Bo is "crazy," a senior White House official divulged yesterday. The newly arrived Portuguese water...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 23, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Leonardo DiCaprio Works D.C.'s Green Carpet

Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem al-Sabah, right, and his wife, Rima, with Leonardo DiCaprio -- the surprise guest of honor at the al-Sabahs' Earth Day dinner. (Vicky Pombo) If you're going to throw an Earth Day dinner, there's no better get...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 23, 2009; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Royalty Is Bouncing Our Way

Infanta Cristina, right, and husband Iñaki Urdangarín (Casa de Su Majestad el Rey/Dalda)Enlarge Image Know nothing about handball? Well, study up. Spain's greatest handball player is moving to town! Oh, and he happens to be married to the king of...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 23, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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At the White House, Going the Extra Mile in Hybrid Fords

David Plouffe, Joe Sheridan (owner of Sheridan Ford) and David's brother, Michael Plouffe, pose with David's new Ford Fusion hybrid. Just in time for Earth Day: Another energy-efficient car in the Obama camp. The president and his press secretary,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 23, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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$39.5M

Georgetown's Evermay Estate. (Stu Estler) Now are you interested, Oprah? Georgetown mansion Evermay triggered the usual round of false celebrity-buyer rumors when it went on the market last fall for a record $49 million; now sellers are dropping the...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 23, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In . . .

Ted Leonsis (Kevin Clark/The Washington Post) Life after government is fun! Condi Rice -- who last week blogged about following Tiger Woods at the Masters -- arranged a private sit-down in Los Angeles last month with, of all people,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 23, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hatch & the Rock: Man to Man's Man

Sen. Orrin Hatch and Dwayne Johnson at the Hotel Monaco on Tuesday. (Abby Brack/Getty Images)Enlarge Image The Rock's biggest fan in Washington? Sen. Orrin Hatch! Who knew? Movie star Dwayne Johnson brought his action-hero brand of manliness to D.C. yesterday...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 22, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

(Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Eleanor Holmes Norton having an exchange of words Saturday afternoon with an officer who was ticketing her car for being too close to a stop sign near Eastern Market. Our witness said "berating" the cop;...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 22, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Quoted

Designer Arnold Scaasi escorts former first lady Barbara Bush into the 1997 Council of Fashion Designers of America awards gala. (Mike Segar/Reuters)Enlarge Image "She's great-looking, she has a great personality and she's obviously very bright, but ... something is amiss."...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 22, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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We've Got This One Covered

Compare and contrast: Washingtonian magazine covers from May 2009, at left, and May 1980.Enlarge Image With their new cover featuring a bare-chested President Obama, Washingtonian editors drew gibes from critics for digitally altering the color of Obama's trunks and his...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 21, 2009; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The Jersey Boys: O, What a Night

Adam Dunn at Friday's game against the Marlins. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Enlarge Image Uh-oh. Or should we say "O, O"? That's what went missing from Friday night's Nationals-Marlins game, as both Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn took the field with a...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 21, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dateline Bethesda: Mall World, Isn't It?

At least he's in a stable industry: Tom Friedman of the New York Times. (Fred Conrad/The New York Times) The global economic crisis has hit home for Tom Friedman. When the New York Times columnist married heiress Ann Bucksbaum...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 21, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Love, Etc.

Grover Norquist (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas) Born: a daughter to Grover and Samah Norquist on April 8 in Alexandria. The president of Americans for Tax Reform and his wife decided to adopt a baby girl from an orphanage in Bethlehem,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 21, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Prince Charles of England. (Pool Photo by Toru Yamanaka/Getty Images; By Andrew Winning/Reuters) Prince Charles and Jordan's King Abdullah II both have new book deals. The heir to the British throne has a...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 21, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Time Hasn't Healed These Wounds

Ticket holders for the official inaugural Youth Ball waiting at the Hilton Washington. Many people found themselves shut out of a firsthard view to the proceedings. (Paul Smith) It's been three months since the inauguration -- a magical night...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 20, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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So, Who Is That With Jack Evans?

Evans and Seiver at the Corcoran Ball. (Kyle Samperton) Not much big jewelry at Friday's Corcoran Ball -- out of respect for Our Challenging Economic Times, maybe? -- except for the woman across the room wearing a dramatic coral...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 20, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

King Abdullah, on the road in Harpers Ferry. (Courtesy of Elayne Edel) King Abdullah II of Jordan rumbling up to the Country Cafe in Harpers Ferry on Saturday, amid a pack of a dozen pals on Harley-Davidsons. The monarch,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 20, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Love, Etc.

Roddick (Getty Images) Wed: Andy Roddick, 26, and swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker, 21, at the tennis champ's home in Austin on Friday, according to several reports. They met the old-fashioned way -- he saw her pic in Sports Illustrated...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 20, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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