Morning Reading List, 01.05.07

  • The leader so far in the caption contest: “Ten years of steriod use can be reversed in a single operation. When you wake up, your balls will be this big.” Voting ends today.

  • The Tortellini points out a potential conflict in D.C. journalism as CQ is co-sponsoring a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event. “Given the gobs of money that the chamber spends lobbying Congress ($60 million in 2004 and 2005 just on legal reform alone!), should the ever-so-balanced media outlet really be getting so chummy with these guys??” What do you think? (Hat Tip: Wonkette)

  • The City Paper calls Mayor Adrian Fenty’s attempt to “limit press access to his first official act as executive” his “first fumble.”

  • It’s that time of year again — Weblog Award nominations are due by January 10. Have you voted for your bloggies yet?

  • According to FNC, Major Garrett was the first television journalist to ever report live from inside the House Chamber. Garrett was on air first today just before noon.

  • His Extremeness holds the real key to getting a mention in a Washington Post story, and it’s not what you think.

  • A tipster tells us that some networks can’t escape spelling issues: “CNN’s spelling was off last night too. On Anderson Cooper 360 last night there was a banner headline about the ongoing ‘fued’ between Trump and Rosie O’Donnell.”

  • One last beat change over at The Hill that we forgot to mention yesterday: Elana Schor will cover the Senate.

  • And local folks may recall Craig Winneker, a one-time Capital Style / Roll Call / McLaughlin Group employee here in Washington: It was recently announced that he’ll be joining the Wall Street Journal Europe tomorrow as the deputy Weekend Journal editor.