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Morning Mirror: Biden Tongue-Tied Over 2020

Quote of the Day:

“I don’t know him, I salute him. Because I’ve been waiting for someone to say this swamp’s too mucky for me.”

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host, ABC’s The View, on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announcing that he’s not running for reelection 2018 and denouncing the President Trump era of politics on the Senate floor.



Biden in 2020?

“I haven’t decided to run,” he said, “but I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run. We’ll see what happens.” — Former Veep Joe Biden, Vanity Fair. Read the whole piece.

‘Morning Joe’ host blasts Trump as a liar

Mika Brzezinski: “Has the president ever lied?”

Sen. Mike Lee: “I’m certain he has, but I am not here to focus on that.”

The Observer: What is this, Mean Girls

Chad Pergram, FNC: “GOP Senators now filing out of lunch with Trump. Corker doesn’t respond to question if he made up with Trump.”

Tim Miller, partner, DefinersDC: “A Senator is sounding the alarm that the President of his own party is a danger to the country and press treats it like a Mean Girls feud.”

Kasich, Flake and ‘Cocksucker’

Kurt Schlichter (senior columnist, Townhall): “Kasich” is polish for “Flake.”

Get Me Roger Stone (Stone’s Documentary): “Hm. Always thought it was Polish for ‘Cocksucker.'”


Paul Kane is a reporter for WaPo; Thrush writes for NYT.

Tough guy…

“I could kick Karl Rove’s ass on the schoolyard pretty easily.” — Patrick Howley, editor, Big League Politics.

Tabloid-Gossip Roundup 









TMZ: This never ends…Former Prez George H.W. Bush gets accused of playing grab ass at photo shoot in 2014. See here. Also: the site catches up with media whore Montel Williams at LAX this week. Of course he says President Trump and COS John Kelly need to man up and say sorry to the Gold Star widow. See here.

NYP’s Page Six: A montage of NBC “TODAY” Show Megyn Kelly’s weirdest show moments. See here.

Daily Mail: Columnist Piers Morgan brags about his prediction that Trump would be Prez. He also says Trump can pull it off again. Here’s why.

Betsy Rothstein
the authorBetsy Rothstein
Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Betsy has been covering and torturing Washington media for the past three years. Early on she studied journalism in England, interviewing punk rockers in Piccadilly Square who stole her notebook and ripped it up. After graduating from Union College with a B.A. in Spanish, she began her journalism career in Cambridge, Mass., working for a Cuban newspaper where she conducted man-on-the-street interviews. She asked Latinos about their love lives. “Do Latinos make better lovers or what?” She soon moved out west to Denver, where she worked for two rival Hispanic weeklies for one year each. Next stop: J-school at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree. In the years following grad school she worked at the Boca Raton News as a business reporter followed by a brief stint as a press secretary for former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.). She spent the next decade on Capitol Hill covering hard news, features and gossip for The Hill Newspaper. In 2009 she quit and moved to Portland, Ore. and wrote about the many long-haired men there who distinctly resemble Jesus. They weren’t all kind (one was fat and confrontational) but she got her story. Prior to joining TheDC, Betsy was the editor of FishbowlDC, a Washington media gossip blog.

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