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Rumors On The Internets: Everyone But Security Council Members Flat Broke

CBS News reports, “George Bush spends 58% of US Budget on Whiskey and some Bling for his hommies.” [CBS News] Proving that August has been “racism month” in politics for decades, it was this day in 1957 that Strom Thurmond ended his 24 hour filibuster of the civil rights bill. [This Day In Mythstory] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Everyone But Security Council Members Flat Broke…
 

Elevate Them Later

“I Want These Motherfucking Interns Off This Motherfucking Elevator!” (NYT) How do you cover Washington during August Recess? A good reporter knows that you do it the same way you would any other time of year: by writing pieces that could’ve been written at any point in the last fifteen years. Like Mark Leibovich’s piece on how Senator-only elevators have too many non-Senators in them. Read more on Elevate Them Later…
 

Ask a Hill Staffer: Farm Bureau Follies

It’s hot, and our building’s AC is down for the day. So we’re kind of miserable. But we take solace in the fact that we don’t have to lead tours of the Capitol. Some folks aren’t that lucky. One of those unlucky folks is (or was) our very own Anonymous Hill Staffer, who’s checking in today with another installment in his glorious Quixotic quest to answer every single question about working on the Hill ever. After the jump, ageism, mostly, with a dash of racism and a the usual smattering of nepotism. Read more on Ask a Hill Staffer: Farm Bureau Follies…
 

Guessing Game Results: His Cheating Heart

Thanks for all your guesses in response to yesterday’s blind item about a southern Republican congressman who has found himself in a bit of trouble. We won’t pass on the correctness or incorrectness of your guesses; we’ll just pass them along, with minimal comment. Here was one of the better responses: Oh God, oh God, oh God! Please, please, please let it be Jeff Sessions! And please let his mistress be John Cornyn! Sorry to disappoint you, dear reader. But it can’t be Jeff Sessions, since he’s a senator rather than a representative. Points for creativity, though! More guesses, after the jump. Read more on Guessing Game Results: His Cheating Heart…
 

Ask a Hill Staffer: Staff Asses

“Boy,” you say to yourself. “There are a lot of things about the workings of our legislative branch that weren’t covered by Schoolhouse Rock. Where can I go to learn all that stuff the Liberal Edutainment Industry doesn’t want me to know?” Right here, chief. We got ourselves a pet Hill Staffer who’s dying to hear from you. He wants nothing more than to answer your questions. This week, Unnamed Junior Offical covers congressional sex (again — you people really need a hobby), official letters from MAVERICKS, and, naturally, soup. Catch up on your civics, after the jump. And make sure to send us more questions by shooting us an email with “Ask a Hill Staffer” in the subject line. Read more on Ask a Hill Staffer: Staff Asses…
 

Capitol Hill Kiss-and-Tell: Two Tales

On Valentine’s Day, we asked you for stories of kissing prominent politicians and the like. Here’s an anecdote we received about one renowned womanizer, the late Strom Thurmond: When I was an intern in the U.S. Senate circa 1979 for Senator Bob Morgan (D-NC), oh god. I went to have my pic taken with Sen. Strom Thurmond (don’t ask, all my roommates were working for him). We line up to take the shot and the senior senator from SC leans in and gives me a buss on the cheek, which was the cover for his trying to slip his hand between my legs! Needless to say I had a shocked expression on my face in the pic. Read more on Capitol Hill Kiss-and-Tell: Two Tales…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Hit Back Hard’

• Washington Whispers: Sen. Lindsey Graham jokes, “I’m fulfilling the seat that was held by Strom Thurmond, which means my wife will be born next year.”. . . House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Carlos Gutierrez are hitting the malls to “cheer up shoppers”. . . GOP team warns Democrats that “questioning Alito‘s credibility and character will be hit back hard”. . . Sen. Kerry hires former Boston Celtics assistant coach for his Massachusetts operation. [USN&WR] • Page Six: Clinton family appears uncomfortable during run-in with Denise Rich. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Hit Back Hard’…