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Stephanie Green

writes Bloomberg's D.C. Scene. She has written for The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and The Washington Times.

Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

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Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

Bartiromo Italy-Bound: Prize Winner

Operatic arias, risotto and a crowd of 200 greeted journalist Maria Bartiromo last night at the Italian Embassy,where she was awarded the 2014 Urbino Press Award. Bartiromo, an anchor and global markets editor for Fox News, is the first finance...

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Rep. Ed Whittfield, Connie Whitfield and Amb. Francois Delattre.

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Rep. Ed Whittfield, Connie Whitfield and Amb. Francois Delattre.

Ambassadors’ Mansions are Jewels of Washington’s Embassies

The biggest jewel in the crown of some Washington embassies is the ambassador’s residence, especially the mansions owned by Great Britain, Italy, and France where diplomats can entertain a wide swath of capital elites in style. Getting an invite to...

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American opera singer Marian Anderson performs on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on April 9, 1939.

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American opera singer Marian Anderson performs on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on April 9, 1939.

Marian Anderson Tribute Unites Opera and M.C. Hammer

Rapper M.C. Hammer, actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and singer Dionne Warwick were among those who paid tribute to the late civil rights icon Marian Anderson Saturday night. This month marks the 75th anniversary of Anderson’s concert on the steps of the...

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Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International.

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Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International.

Ayotte, Hagan Men’s Gym Mates?

Despite their political differences, Sens. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, and Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, enjoy a warm collegial relationship. Where do they hangout? “We need to tell this group that where we see each other the most is...

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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

Scene in D.C.: Obama’s Team, Branson’s Rockets, Carter’s Camp David

“Don’t tear up the place,” President Barack Obama cautioned visitors in an East Room bustling with 200 rowdy athletes, most in Team USA uniforms. “We already did,” one shouted out. The president and wife Michelle welcomed teams and delegations from...

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Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start, left, and Muriel Bowser, candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C.

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Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start, left, and Muriel Bowser, candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C.

D.C.’s Bowser Star at Women to Watch

Muriel Bowser, winner of the Democratic primary in the Washington mayor’s race, stole the thunder from two U.S. senators last night, but all women in public life were the real winners. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, and Sen....

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Phil Robathan, left, and James Preston release doves following their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England, on March 29, 2014.

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Phil Robathan, left, and James Preston release doves following their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England, on March 29, 2014.

Roll Over, Victoria: UK Embassy Welcomes Gay Marriage

Parties at the British embassy “can be pretty stuffy,” allows its deputy head of mission, Patrick Davies. Not so Friday night, when Davies hosted the Human Rights Campaign and other gay advocates for a countdown to the U.K.’s first gay...

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Penny Pritzker, left, and Robbie Myers attend ELLE's annual Women in Washington Power List dinner hosted by Myers, ELLE Editor-in-Chief, with Gucci at Villa Firenze, the home of the Italian Ambassador, on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Penny Pritzker, left, and Robbie Myers attend ELLE's annual Women in Washington Power List dinner hosted by Myers, ELLE Editor-in-Chief, with Gucci at Villa Firenze, the home of the Italian Ambassador, on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Pritzker’s Priorities: ‘Grow Exports’

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s priority for 2014 is to “grow exports and to work with more foreign exports to grow the economy and grow jobs,” she says. Pritzker, honored last night at a dinner hosted by Elle Magazine and Gucci, took some time...

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Alec Baldwin and Maureen Dowd at a reception on March 24, 2014 in Washington, DC

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Alec Baldwin and Maureen Dowd at a reception on March 24, 2014 in Washington, DC

Baldwin: Men ‘More Purposeful’ — Dowd: Hamlet Early Crush

Longtime friends Alec Baldwin and Maureen Dowd played a game of “he said, she said” at the Kennedy Center last night. Sporting a baseball cap emblazoned with a big Y chromosome, the fiery actor kidded the flame-throwing newspaper columnist for...

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