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Recent articles by Judy:

‘Daily Show’s’ Roy Wood Jr. to take the mic at this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner

Roy Wood Jr. is promising a White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner that will “go down in the history books,” as the “Daily Show” correspondent was named the event’s featured entertainer. The comedian will appear at the April 29 dinner in Washington, the WHCA announced on Thursday. The WHCA described 44-year-old Wood as a comic […] → Read More

Jill Biden says inauguration outfits ‘were a voice for me’ as she donates them to Smithsonian

Jill Biden’s inaugural outfits have a new home at the Smithsonian, with the first lady saying she hopes the dresses will “continue speaking to generations to come.” The community college professor and wife of President Biden was on hand Wednesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ceremony marking the donation of the pair […] → Read More

Look what you made them do: Senators unleash their Taylor Swift references at Ticketmaster hearing

As the Senate Judiciary Committee held its hearing Tuesday on last year’s Ticketmaster meltdown, lawmakers came “Ready For It” with their best Taylor Swift references. The panel’s hearing, aimed at tackling “consolidation in the live entertainment and ticketing industries,” was held in response to November’s Swift concert snafu by distributor Ticketmaster, which left millions of fans unable […] → Read More

Laverne Cox: Anti-trans bills are about ‘criminalizing our existence’

Laverne Cox says state lawmakers’ efforts to restrict access to gender-affirming health care for transgender people are really attempts at “making us not exist.” Referencing legislation introduced in Oklahoma earlier this month that would bar adults up to age 25 from receiving gender-affirming care, the “Orange is the New Black” star said, “For a year, we’ve been […] → Read More

Jon Stewart on Santos: ‘We cannot mistake absurdity for lack of danger’

Jon Stewart says that when it comes to new Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), the public shouldn’t “mistake absurdity for lack of danger.” “That’s the beauty of his lies, is you wouldn’t even think to check because it’s just so stupid,” the former “Daily Show” host said of Santos on his Apple podcast, “The Problem With Jon […] → Read More

Steph Curry thanks Biden during White House visit for ‘getting Brittney Griner home’

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry on Tuesday thanked President Biden for “getting Brittney Griner home” as the famed point guard delivered remarks in an appearance in the White House briefing room. Standing alongside Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Curry told reporters being at the White House was a “great opportunity for us from the […] → Read More

DC bar offers $218 special to become ‘Speaker of the Pub’ amid House drama

At least one Washington watering hole is capitalizing on the Speaker’s race drama in the House, offering a $218 special — one that comes complete with a gavel. Union Pub, a bar just a few blocks from the Capitol, is advertising its new “Speaker of the Pub” special. The $218 price tag is a nod to the […] → Read More

Hollywood liberals make hay of GOP’s House Speaker fight

Left-leaning Hollywood stars are relishing the ongoing showdown among House Republicans as the lawmakers in the 118th Congress struggle to elect a Speaker. The drama to choose a Speaker played out for the third day in a row on Thursday, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), for the seventh time, fell short in reaching the 218 votes […] → Read More

Marcy Kaptur becomes longest-serving woman in congressional history on Tuesday

Rep. Marcy Kaptur is poised to make history as she’s sworn in on Tuesday, becoming the longest-serving woman in congressional history. The Ohio Democrat won her 21st term in office in November, after fighting off a challenge from Republican J.R. Majewski. The 76-year-old lawmaker first won election to Congress in 1982. Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) previously held […] → Read More

New White House menorah makes history

Story at a glance A menorah is making history at the White House. The candelabra, featuring historic wood from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., is the first menorah to ever be added to the White House collection. The newly crafted menorah was recently unveiled as part of the Biden White House’s seasonal décor that will greet Christmastime… → Read More

Kennedy Center Honors delivers salute to stars, welcomes back Paul Pelosi

Washington delivered a bipartisan salute to the stars — and welcomed back Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband following a brutal attack — as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle feted this year’s Kennedy Center Honors recipients. → Read More

Paul Pelosi makes first DC appearance since attack

Paul Pelosi attended the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday wearing a hat and a single glove, in his first appearance in Washington D.C. since he was attacked at home in late October. The 82-year-old husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was attacked in the pair’s California residence by a suspect allegedly searching for the lawmaker. […] → Read More

Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Wintour among guests at Biden-Macron state dinner

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert and Anna Wintour are among the stars heading to the first White House state dinner under President Biden. The Bidens will host French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday at the formal affair. Also among the guests expected at the dinner, according to the White House: Jennifer Garner, John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen […] → Read More

Michelle Obama says she had to ease nation into a first lady with Black hair: ‘Let me keep my hair straight. Let’s get health care passed’

Michelle Obama says she intentionally waited until she left the White House to finally wear her hair in braids, suggesting that the country was “just getting adjusted” to a Black woman as first lady. → Read More

Bono says Obama once found him passed out in the Lincoln Bedroom

Bono says he once was discovered passed out in the Lincoln Bedroom by then-President Obama after an allergic reaction led him to wander the White House. The U2 frontman recalls the trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in his just-released memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.” Bono, who was born Paul Hewson, said he and his […] → Read More

Kim Basinger leads push to crack down on sales of stolen pets for research

Kim Basinger is diving into the role of an animal advocate, with the “L.A. Confidential” star calling on Congress to stop the Cruella de Vils of the world from stealing Americans’ pets. The Academy Award-winning actor recently penned a letter to lawmakers — signed by more than 30 celebrities, including Billie Eilish, Ellen DeGeneres, Charlize […] → Read More

Celebs eye Twitter exit after Musk takeover

A slew of Hollywood stars are considering pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete on Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform. The controversial Tesla CEO was named the sole director of Twitter on Monday after completing his $44 billion acquisition of the company last week. Musk has suggested he plans to lift lifelong bans and transform Twitter’s content […] → Read More

Lawmaker Halloween costumes include Mario, appropriations bills, national debt

From dressing as appropriations bills to the national debt, lawmakers attempted to make politics even more petrifying with their Halloween costumes this year. Several members of Congress shared their spine-chilling fashions on Monday for the annual ghoulish holiday. Rep. Lois Frankel’s (D-N.Y.) office got in the Halloween spirit by sporting costumes representing the “12 appropriations […] → Read More

Taylor Swift goes political with ‘Midnights’

Taylor Swift describes lawmakers as narcissists who hide their true intentions behind good deeds, in the first single from her new album, “Midnights.” The 32-year-old singing star released her highly-anticipated new music on Friday. In “Anti-Hero,” the first single off the album, Swift included a political dig in a pair of lines. “Did you hear […] → Read More

Michael Cohen says he fears for his safety if Trump becomes president again

Michael Cohen says he fears for his safety if Donald Trump ever becomes president again. “Yeah, I am,” Trump’s former personal lawyer said when asked if he’s worried about his well-being should the 45th commander in chief return to the Oval Office. “Actually, I’m worried for your safety, too,” he said, “and everybody else in America.” […] → Read More