Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:56 a.m.
Congressional Black Caucus Chatter
Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn: The Congressional Black Caucus and the financial lobby: BFFs. (He links to this story.)
Washington, D.C. Photog and Managing Editor of the multicultural blog politic365.com Lauren Burke: “When the CBC has a meeting it’s a ‘story.’ No laws passed, no regs changed but ‘a meeting’ is a story. Very interesting.”
The Scolder: ‘Give it a rest’
“Oh my god, the people with vitriolic reactions to Ted Cruz even when he is praying for the pastor. give it a rest.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
The Observer: Daily Download is covering twerking?
“Daily Download seems to be posting once a week or so now daily-download.com Also, 2 of last 4 posts are about twerking.” — Benjy Sarlin, MSNBC political reporter.
And now for something rather refreshing…
“A dear friend asks me ‘what is nsfw?’ Folks. you gotta keep these people in your lives.” — National Journal reporter Elahe Izadi.
Fashion Chatter: the one-pocket skirt/dress
“Was very excited to discover that dress has pockets. But quickly realized that it has just 1 pocket, which just doesn’t seem to make sense.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.
“Story of my uniform-wearing Catholic school life. All of my uniform skirts had one pocket and it was maddening.” — CQ Roll Call‘s Katie Kovach.
“Spotted: a visibly dejected Anthony Weiner, pushing a stroller and exhaling.” — Noah Shactman, Foreign Policy‘s Brooklyn-based executive editor.
“Congress can do something afterall: Senate just clears House-passed Helium Stewardship Act.” — Politico‘s Manu Raju.