Congress gonna vape vape vape vape vape

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Congress gonna vape vape vape vape vape
February 11th, 2016
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News to know

 

"Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate, but Congress gonna vape vape vape vape vape," tweets The Daily Dot's Aaron Sankin of the oh-so-very-Gawker headline of "Oh My God, A U.S. Congressman Just Vaped While Legislating" (at 4,000+ shares right now). "Just when you think you'd given up on American politicians, cool bro Rep from Cali vapes in a hearing," explains Fusion's Cristina Costantini. "Let music swell the breeze And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song," quips Alex PareeneSam Biddle concludes, "jesus there’s no going back from this moment." CSP Magazine's Mitch Morrison wonders, "can this product bring Republicans and Democrats together." Still, Washington Post's Philip Bump is not impressed: "Would you like to see the least cool thing that has ever happened?"

 

Okay, here's something that should impress even him: physicists just detected the existence of gravitational waves, proving once and for all that Einstein was right. "Even when he's dead he's right," realizes Andrew Cohen at CBS News. "Physicists have recorded the sound of two black holes colliding. There is music in the stars, just like in Phoenix!" concludes The Guardian's SF Said. Also, Caity Weaver got to ask Justin Bieber about his health, love life, and whether he's truly "sorry."  Weaver tweets, "God bless Justin Bieber for answering every single question I asked about his monkey. Truly." And this just in: the Clinton Foundation received a subpoena from State Department investigators, who are seeking documents about the charity's projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state. And the last remaining Oregon occupiers just surrendered to authorities, ending the refuge siege (2,500+ shares).

Watercooler
Question of the day

 

Our last question asked: Funny or Die just released a "fake TV movie" about what? They essentially made a film out of Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal." And who played Trump, you ask? Why, Johnny Depp, of course. No joke, he does a great job.

Congrats to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to Gerges ScottMaureen MacGregorAdam RichterJason HenselMark PoepselBecky YerakEugene HuntMargo HowardKen WalkerMark GibbsChris LombardiCraig Robert BrownSonya ModiMeagen N. HagansDan RosenbaumAndrew HoltzCarrie GrayImal WagnerDawn BurkesMartin Berliner and Ron Casalotti for all getting that exactly right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: Whole Foods is considering installing what in new, millennial-focused stores?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Thursday

 

Today's highlights:

  • Jesús López (at right) has joined 23 ABC News in Bakersfield as a meteorologist. It’s his first job weathercasting in English. Read all about it here.
  • Daniel Dawkins is the newly anointed global editor-in-chief for GamesRadar+. Dawkins previously served as group editor-in-chief of Games UK.
  • Riley MacLeod is now Kotaku's managing editor in charge of gaming coverage. MacLeod joins from Haywire Magazine, where he was also managing editor.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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