Wasserman Schultz told Roll Call about President Barack Obama's visit with the Arizona Democrat at Cape Canaveral Friday night
"He was so genuinely glad to see her," Wasserman Schultz said. She added that she was pleased with her friend's progress; Giffords is walking without assistance and saying two or three word phrases at a time.
The dinner is Hollywood-meets-DC, and the conversations overheard in the hallway prove it.
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) was seen talking with Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), perhaps discussing Pence's likely 2012 gubernatorial bid.
Cabinet secretaries Janet Napolitano and Eric Holder were waiting in the same long security line as stars from "Glee" and singer Cee Lo Green. Also spotted: Snowboarder Shaun White, cyclist Lance Armstrong, actor Paul Rudd, singer Paula Abdul, comedian Amy Poehler and Oprah-pal Gayle King.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.