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Ezra’s aha moments

“The hardest part of any article is the first paragraph.”– WaPo‘s Ezra Klein in a weekend tweet. Or his confessional: “Working relaxes me on Sundays and stresses me out on Mondays. There must be something I can learn from Sundays.”

The Power of Positive Thinking

“It’s always sunny at Politico.” — Politico‘s Mike Allen on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, which airs live from London this week.

Levi Johnston headlines: Who did it better?

“DC media, microcosm edition. WaPo: ‘Levi Johnston to ‘set record straight’ in memoir.’ Politico Click: ‘BABY DADDY INKS BOOK DEAL.'”– Neiman Lab’s Megan Garber.

A DC Journo’s Dreams and Nightmares

“Had a dream last night that Tammy and Mikey were getting married at Westminster Abbey. I was best man. #worldscolliding” — DC Journo in a Monday tweet referring to D.C.’s PR grande dame Tammy Haddad and Politico‘s Allen. He (or she) went on, “Also had a nightmare that I didn’t get invited to #nerdprom. Woke up and invite was under my pillow where I always keep it.”

Come on WaPo, get it together

WaPo guy didn’t deliver my paper for the second day in a row. Will have to wait till tomorrow to find out what happened yesterday.” — HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim in a Sunday tweet.

In retrospect…

“Barbour should have hung on for another week, since Newsweek is out with a piece on his candidacy today.” — The Daily Beast’s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Monday tweet referring to Haley Barbour’s announcement that he won’t run for president.

Ed Schultz reveals true feelings for Sen. Sanders

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz didn’t beat around the bush Monday night. He just came right out with it. “Joining me now my favorite senator. Independent from Vermont. Bernie Sanders.” To a beaming Sanders he continued, “I’ve never said you were my favorite senator on this program before, or when I was doing the 6 o’clock, but you are and I want to announce that tonight. You are my favorite senator because you stand up to what is wrong with this country, and you always have a solution on what we need to do to make things better for the middle class and I respect that.”