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.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.