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Photograph by Film/TV Producer Tammy Garnes in Atlanta on Sunday at Spelman College graduation. The commencement speaker was first lady Michelle Obama.

Roland’s down on Trump

“Don’t forget: @soledad_obrien’s doc & Heat-Bulls @ 8 pm est. Damn #CelebrityApprentice. Don’t watch. @dumpdtrump.” — Washington Watch’s Roland Martin in  a weekend tweet.

French sex scandal

“We have the Charlie Sheen of global finance running the IMF.” — Conservative MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan on “Morning Joe” this morning. IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was picked up by the police over the weekend for allegedly assaulting a maid at a Manhattan hotel.

Writer/Publicist hits bikini bootcamp

“I’m so zen upon my return from 4 days at Amansala’s Bikini Bootcamp #travel #family #moms” — Poshbrood Creator Elizabeth Thorp in a weekend tweet. Amansala, an eco-chic resort, is located in Tulum, Mexico near Cancun. Want to know more? Read here.

Meghan McCain relaxes with friends and beer

“After truly what has been one of the weirdest weeks of my life – it’s nice to end it with best friends and beer.” — The Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain in a weekend tweet. Last week she endured Glenn Beck saying the idea of her naked made him want to vomit. She had filmed a PSA that showed skin just to her collarbone to highlight the issue of skin cancer.

Ifill threatens to kiss college men

“Congrats to the 500 black men of Morehouse graduating this morning. And thanks for including me.  — PBS’s Gwen Ifill in a weekend tweet. She gave the commencement speech at Morehouse College. Then she added, “Would it be too cougarish of me to kiss em all? #morehouse”

Greta readjusts to reality after trip to North Korea

“…How bleak when you get such a concentrated form of news after days out of the loop.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren on her Gretawire blog on checking the news after four days without it in the countryside of North Korea, where she had no Internet and no TV. Visit here for more. The photograph is from her blog. On a “lighter note” she wrote, “The fact of the 8 hours to travel 130 miles should tell you how bad the roads were — the ride was so bumpy that I think my internal organs were all re-arranged.” Since this was her third trip to North Korea, Van Susteren said the government was looser with pictures and video, but not entirely. Officials followed her and her staff at all times. Her coverage centers around the country’s food shortage that is set to begin in June and is expected to impact millions.

Washington journos react to Huck’s Circus Act

“Huck advisers wanted it more than him and also wanted to build up a prideful guy who never got estab respect.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin in a Saturday night tweet.

“The chair Huckabee is sitting in is too small for him.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Amanda Munoz-Temple in a Saturday night tweet.

“How do people watch this nauseating, sociopathic channel regularly?” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell in a Saturday night tweet.

“Mike Huckabee: ‘All the factors say yes, but my heart says no.’ Like I feel about eating certain cheeses.” — NPR’s Scott Simon in a Saturday night tweet.