HOH’s One-Minute Recess: On the Ball

Posted January 25, 2010 at 10:50am

Basketball-loving President Barack Obama will honor the 2009 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers at the White House today — and when the team heads to the Verizon Center on Tuesday night to take on the hometown Washington Wizards, several leading Members of Congress will be on hand to raise some campaign cash.[IMGCAP(1)]House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) are scheduled to host fundraisers at the game, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s party time blog.Tickets to the fundraisers range from $1,000 to $5,000.Keeping the Ball Rolling. And here’s a balls-themed item that has nothing to do with basketball.This beer ad parody making the rounds on the Internet suggests that if Democrats ever want to pass health care reform, they are going to need to “grow a pair— and take a sip of Balls Beer. “Things get done when you’ve got balls,— the ad proclaims.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.