Posts Tagged ‘Bill Clinton’

District Line Daily: Wizard Magic

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The Wizards decisively beat the Pacers last night with a 102-79 win to stay alive in the [...]

Sidwell Friends Football Team No Longer a Slaughter Magnet

Sidwell Friends football got some attention after Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton showed up for the season-ending game with rival Maret last weekend.
Things didn't go so well for the Fighting Quakers under the spotlight, with Maret doling out a 42-0 beating.
That meant Sidwell finished up 4-5. While that mark shows the squad's not yet ready to [...]

Is Fenty vs. Gray Like Clinton vs. Dole?

The battle royale that every D.C. political wag had been hoping for is on: Adrian M. Fenty vs. Vincent Gray. It's fairly obvious how challenger Gray is going to cast his candidacy: Youth vs. experience. Alienation vs. collaboration. Arrogance vs. avuncularity.
So how's this thing going to play out for Hizzoner? LL has been searching for [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Frisbee Inventor Dies, Local Ultimate Club Moves Indoors

Walter Morrison, 90, the man most often credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died. Morrison, lately of Monroe, Utah, marketed the disc we all grew to know and love as the Pluto Platter in the 1950s, before selling it to toy giant Wham-O, which changed the name to Frisbee and launched an international fad.
Just as [...]

Morning Roundup: The “George Stephanopoulos Is a Little Prick Moron” Edition

Good morning, City Desk readers. It's cold!
Did you go to Washington City Paper's first-ever Tweetup last night? I didn't. But I hear it was the #besttweetupever. It had to be because @MikeRiggs, formerly of "Freedom Friday" roundup fame, was there, and he was giving out hugs. Did you get one?
A couple of newsworthy things going [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Save the Journalists Edition

Good Morning, City Desk Readers!  The big news today is presidential, of course, but poor Barack Obama got usurped on his birthday by America's other First Black President.  Bill Clinton is receiving all the accolades today after his trip to North Korea, where he met with President Kim Jung Il and helped negotiate the pardoning [...]

Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore to Play Clintons

I don't see it, but then again, Josh Brolin wasn't exactly an obvious choice as Dubya, either.
Quaid and Moore will star in an HBO movie called The Special Relationship. Which would be totally gag-inducing if the story centered on Bill and Hillary instead of Bill and Tony Blair, and "the unique and sometimes turbulent political [...]

Adrian Fenty Lunches With Michelle Obama

At Georgia Brown's. So says Reliable Source.
Seriously, Georgia Brown's?
Dunno if that was your idea, Mr. Mayor, or yours, Mrs. First Lady, but you both need some better culinary counsel. I mean, how much more Clintonian can you get?
LL thought this was a new day for America!
UPDATE, 4:45 P.M.: Apparently GB's was the Fentys' idea. Jill [...]

Be the Bill

Attention Bill Clinton lookalikes! You could be in a low-budget movie that hasn't yet been picked up. But it totally could be!
Washington Biz Journal just floated a little gem about a Clinton casting happening at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (you know, where Lewinsky was grilled... and then allowed to shop) the weekend before the inauguration. [...]

Clinton, Biden, and the Laugh Machine

At the close of her interview with Joe Biden on Wednesday, Diane Sawyer re-aired a clip from the SNL veep debate. The footage, in which Jason Sudeikis plays Biden, left the candidate in stitches. Viz.:

This, to me, is an awkward exchange. First, politicians need to stop making jokes about hair-plugs, even if [...]

Cynical Clinton Thought of the Day

Yet another story detailing Bill Clinton's preference for talking up John McCain over campaigning for Barack Obama:
Former President Bill Clinton was hesitant to characterize Barack Obama as a "great man" Sunday, a phrase he had no qualms using last week to describe Obama's rival John McCain.
Clinton told NBC's Tom Brokaw that it was only earlier [...]

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