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.
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.