Rahms Strong-Arm Techniques. Members of Congress getting in early morning workouts in the House gym have taken note of an unexpected workout-mate in their midst. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel still does his morning routine in his old digs (Emanuel, of course, left his Illinois seat to take the White House gig earlier this year), stopping by the House-side facilities a few mornings a week before heading to work on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue.
HOH hears the fit West Wing-er favors crack-of-dawn sessions, and, ever the multi-tasker, sees his workout as a chance to keep tabs on his old pals some of whom he just might need on board for President Barack Obamas latest legislative initiatives.
Hes always pleased to catch up with his former colleagues, an Emanuel staffer told HOH.
Hes a Catch. Could a Bachelor be heading to the White House? The White House Fellows program last week released the names of 108 regional finalists who could be selected for an exclusive one-year stint in the executive branch. Among the candidates was Washington, D.C., resident Andrew J. Baldwin, which rung a bell: Thats the name of the former star of the reality TV show The Bachelor, who currently lives in our fair city.
Alas, fair reader, HOH still cant say for sure if this Baldwin is the same Navy officer, triathlete and physician who stole our hearts on the small screen a few seasons ago.
The White House declined to release further information about any of the finalists, and Baldwins Los Angeles-based spokesman didnt return our call. We even sent a Facebook message to the dreamy doctor himself, but he didnt respond by our deadline.
So while we continue to wonder about Baldwin, we can tell you about someone else who could be headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Allison Rogers, who works as a program manager for the Green the Capitol Initiative, also has been selected as a regional finalist. Rogers is a former Miss Rhode Island and a Harvard University grad (proving you really can be both pretty and smart).
Shes gone from Harvard to this House. The White House seems like a fitting next stop for someone so gifted, her boss, Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard, told HOH.
Thirty national finalists will be named in June, with appointments given soon afterward. And it could be a good-looking class of fellows. ...
Overheard on the Hill. How are people going to be able to tell us apart?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to hunky actor Brad Pitt, as a meeting between the two men last week was breaking up and they were preparing to face a crush of photographers. Our suggestion? Reids the one sporting less hair product.
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.