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Reliable Source: March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010

Rep. Oberstar: "The oysters of Normandy are the most delicious in the world." (VIDEO)

Rep. Jim Oberstar spiced up a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing by flirting with a witness in perfect French.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 26, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Politics , Quoted  
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Mariska Hargitay does her celeb-lobbying time in Washington

Mariska Hargitay did some global health lobbying in Washington this week.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 26, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Reggie Love helps Georgetown profs take victory in Home Court charity basketball game

With the help of President Obama's personal aide, Reggie Love, the Hoya Lawyas beat the Hill's Angels 49-42 at Wednesday night's Home Court charity basketball game.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 26, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, isn't that: Desirée Rogers at Oceanaire with Donna Brazile and Minyon Moore

Desirée Rogers spent three hours power-dining with Democratic strategists Donna Brazile and Minyon Moore at Oceanaire Wednesday night.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 26, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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This Just In: "Game Change" authors sign seven-figure sequel deal for 2012 book

Penguin Press has signed the journalists behind bestselling campaign account "Game Change" to do the same thing for 2012.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 26, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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White House dinner crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi will be on D.C.'s "Real Housewives" after all

The couple who crashed a White House state dinner in November are set for centerpiece roles in Bravo's "Real Housewives of Washington."

By The Reliable Source  |  March 25, 2010; 7:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C. , White House crashers  
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Marion Barry declines to discuss potential reality show all about Marion Barry

Clips from a potential Marion Barry reality show have surfaced on YouTube -- but the former D.C. mayor says he doesn't want to discuss them.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 25, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Quoted: For a few seconds, Tip O'Neill was in charge

A new Forbes article recalls the time when Ronald Reagan was under anesthesia . . . and temporarily-in-charge George H.W. Bush got knocked out cold during a tennis match.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 25, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that: Binyamin Netanyahu, Kalpen Modi, Rosario Dawson

Binyamin Netanyahu, Kalpen Modi and Rosario Dawson were each spotted out on the town this week.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 25, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This just in: Akon postpones Sri Lanka show, Justin Bieber's manager arrested

Akon postpones a concert in Sri Lanka after angry protests about one of his music videos; Justin Bieber's manager arrested for failing to Tweet when police asked him to.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 25, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Read this: Sarah Palin's reality show, artist Alexa Meade, Alexie wins 2010 Pen/Faulkner prize

Here's what we're reading today: The Discovery Channel has picked up Sarah Palin's Alaska-themed reality show. Artist Alexa Meade is blowing minds with her flesh-on-paint works of art. And Sherman Alexie wins this year's PEN/Faulkner fiction prize.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 24, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Health care reform: Why so many pens at the signing ceremony?

President Obama used 22 pens to sign the health care reform bill into law on Tuesday.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 24, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Hey, isn't that: Mandy Moore on the Hill

Mandy Moore visited Washington this week in connection with World Water Day.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 24, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Witness alleges that Michael Jackson's doctor collected drug vials before calling 911

Documents obtained by the Associated Press on Monday contain a statement from Alberto Alvarez, Michael Jackson's "logistics director," who alleges that Dr. Conrad Murray delayed calling 911 on the day of Jackson's death so he could collect and bag vials of medication.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 24, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Chuck Schumer on the time Binyamin Netanyahu ruined dinner party with $1,800 Pepsi spill

Sen. Chuck Schumer gave a perverse welcome to Binyamin Netanyahu at the AIPAC conference Monday night by telling about the time the prime minister ruined a dinner party.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Joe Biden gets excited about health care reform -- and forgets about the live mike

The veep introduced the president to the excited crowd at the White House and leaned in to congratulate him -- without factoring in the live microphone.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Read this: Lesbian fashion, Justin Bieber's new album, "baby killer" shouter comes forward

Here's what we're reading today: Justin Bieber's new album is out today. Butch lesbians preparing for their same-sex weddings have a hard time finding suitable formal wear. And Rep. Randy Neugebauer admits to yelling "baby killer" during health care debate on the House floor Sunday night.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The strange saga of the West Virginia Lady Gaga-Adam Lambert concert . . . that wasn't

Martinsburg, W.Va., salon owner Luke Loy told everyone he had secured Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert for a product launch party at a nearby county park. Turns out -- surprise! -- he hadn't.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Hey, isn't that: Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom at the White House

"SNL" cast member Andy Samberg stopped by the White House on Monday with girlfriend Joanna Newsom.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Quoted: Italian paper overstates the power and influence of these embassy sauna parties

Sometimes things get lost in translation. Like how often Joe Biden visits the sauna at the Finnish Embassy, for example.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Ari Fleischer says he no longer reps Tiger Woods; Sri Lankans hurl stones to protest Akon concert

Ari Fleischer confirms his involvement with Tiger Woods' crisis PR team by announcing he's quitting; protesters in Sri Lanka throw stones at that country's largest private broadcaster's office, decrying -- among other things -- an upcoming Akon concert.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 23, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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VIP stylist Andre Chreky declares bankruptcy before second sexual harassment trial

On the eve of his second sexual-harassment trial, D.C. hairdresser-to-the-stars Andre Chreky says he's bankrupt.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 22, 2010; 1:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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This just in: Dan Snyder eyes Miramax, Sinead O'Connor is mad at the pope yet again

Dan Snyder mulls buying Miramax; Sinead O'Connor lashes out at the pope, again.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 22, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bill Clinton at Gridiron dinner: "Didn't have anything much better to do tonight."

For the second year in the row, President Obama skipped the Washington-insider's gathering known as the Gridiron Dinner; Bill Clinton took his place.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 22, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Quoted: Obama, show Indonesia you still care

Indonesian political analyst on what Obama needs to do to make up for his broken date with Indonesia.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 22, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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