Posts Tagged ‘Joe Biden’

Joe Biden: D.C. “Should Be a State”

Biden leaned in close to Eleanor Holmes Norton, close enough for a peck on the cheek, and said, "You should be a state."

The Needle: Hockey to Replace Baseball

Joe Biden eats ice cream.

The 4 Least Essential Items in the Obama Inauguration Store

The inauguration is just weeks away, and maybe you really want to score some official inauguration gear, for reasons known only to you. Here's your chance! The Presidential Inauguration Committee has launched its online shop, with a physical store at 1155 F St. NW to open at an as-yet-undecided later.
But some Obama/Biden souvenirs are better [...]

The Needle: Montel Williams Edition

Medical Montel: Between infomercials for blenders, financial counseling, and security companies, Montel Williams may soon be busy here in the District. The talk show host is part of a group that's applying for one of the medical marijuana licenses up for grabs; he's the public face of a dispensary in Sacramento, Calif., already. (Williams has [...]

By The Numbers: Health Care Reform in D.C.

The passage of the health care reform bill was a big victory for the Obama administration—or, in Vice President Joe Biden's words, "a big fucking deal." But what does it mean for D.C.?
If you missed the link in Loose Lips Daily yesterday, let us recap. The House Energy and Commerce Committee—which obviously likes the bill—offers [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Boring Pot Clinic No. 1′ Edition

Well, our new Web site has been live for more than 24 hours now—plenty of time for you to have decided what you like, what you hate, and what you really, really hate. So let us know. We might even listen!
Are you excited for our Best of D.C. 2010 issue, out in print tomorrow? Pick [...]

Our Morning Roundup: When It Comes to Phelps, Only Bad News Matters

Good morning, City Desk readers, and welcome to another Freedom Friday! How about this "heat wave," enh? ENH?
Michael Phelps, Olympiad and hero to long-necked people everywhere, crashed his Escalade in Baltimore last night. To give you an impression of how bad the accident was, here's WaPo's headline: "Phelps Uninjured in Two-Vehicle Crash." There wasn't enough [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Busted Edition

Michael Jackson's memorial service monopolized every media outlet yesterday and seems to be the only national news event worth covering this morning.  It was poignant, it was tasteful, but what does it have to do with Washington?  Everything, according to Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), who spoke at the service yesterday and announced House Resolution 600. [...]

Cheap Seats Daily:Will Dan Snyder Sign La Canfora’s Paychecks? Is Joe Biden the Anti-Arnold?

Jason La Canfora goes to work for Dan Snyder?
That's essentially what Pro Football Talk is saying. According to the site, La Canfora has been hired away from the Washington Post by the NFL Network, the future cable powerhouse owned by the NFL, which is run by the NFL owners, none brasher than Snyder.
On some levels, [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Potentates Like Their Beef

*The President and Vice President supped at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington yesterday. According to the Post, they went dutch.
*THIS WEEK IN CAL THOMAS: The Washington Times commemorates the 30th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's election as Prime Minister with a fawning piece whose best moment is its opening anecdote:
The newly elected Mrs. Thatcher takes her [...]

Is Swine Flu Hysteria Setting In?

At 5:30 p.m., I spot a woman wearing a mask exiting a metro bus at Mount Pleasant and Irving. Do I have Vice President Biden to thank?

DC Lawyer Selling Biden Cocaine Tape Has Represented Scoundrels Before

The biggest story over the weekend concerned a videotape that allegedly showed Ashley Biden, the 27-year-old daughter of VP Joe Biden, snorting cocaine and cussing.
The New York Post reported that lawyer Thomas Dunlap had come to the paper while trying to sell the tape to media outlets for as much as $2 million. Dunlap was [...]

Me and Governor Sportstalk

I wore my $14 suit to an inaugural ball tonight.
When Joe Biden came by, he gave a shout-out from the stage to the governor of Pennsylvania, and the guy standing beside me started waving his arms and yelling nice things at the new Vice President.
I was next to Ed Rendell!
Rendell's my favorite governor, even though [...]

Biden Not At Delaware Ball Just Yet

But there's a ton of security; the entire front entrance is blocked off. Correspondent Ruth Samuelson is in a downstairs ballroom, looking for the veep-to-be. One awkward moment: Delaware State Society honcho Nancy Aiken was supposed to present a check to a Delaware firefighters' charity, but she spaced on bringing the check itself. When she [...]

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 [...]