Scott Campbell

Rahm Emanuel, Blurring the Lines

Now in its fifth straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is the summer’s hottest song. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel digs it.

The former White House chief of staff was spotted July 11 strutting his stuff to Thicke’s live performance of the sultry ditty at the 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago.

Look Past the Underwear: This Run Is for a Good Cause

One could be forgiven if the reason for the annual Cupid’s Undie Run, raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation, gets a little lost in the spectacle of scantily clad 20-somethings running around Capitol Hill.

“We put the Hilarity in Charity,” states the Cupid’s Undie Run’s Twitter header, which barely breaks through the collage of photos of said 20-somethings in skivvies ranging from arguably tasteful to arguably underwear.

Scantily Clad to Circle Capitol

If you find yourself around the Capitol on Saturday afternoon and see about a thousand people running around in only their underwear, don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating. It’s also not a protest or a fraternity prank. It’s the annual Cupid’s Undie Run.

For reasons both noble and not, the flesh-filled mile is one of the season’s most popular charity events.

Cupcake Craze Continues

From Longworth to Dirksen, Hill staffers can’t stop talking about cupcakes.

They critique them in elevators. They share recipes over Gchat. And they order them as gifts by the dozen.

You’ll Like Ike’s Farmhouse
President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Home Provides Insight Into the Private Life and Mindset of the Man Dubbed the ‘First Citizen of the World’

On a recent tour, Lionel Wells, a volunteer guide with the National Park Service, told a dozen tourists to look out for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s love for the color green while touring the 34th president’s 189-acre property in Gettysburg, Pa.

Wells has led tours for thousands of visitors at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and he is always quick to point out the president’s fascination with green hues. Eisenhower painted his farmhouse’s shutters forest green, as well as part of the living room, the den and his bathroom. His wife, first lady Mamie Eisenhower, opted for a bright pink bathroom, complete with bright pink tiles and an even brighter pink floor mat.