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The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration
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The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration

The tradition goes on for The McLaughlin Group Correspondents’ Brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On Sunday, May 1, John McLaughlin, creator, executive producer and host of The McLaughlin Group, along with Stephen Adler, editor in chief of Reuters News, hosted the brunch that for McLaughlin has been a ritual for 20-plus years.

Typically held at the Hay Adams Rooftop, with a recent exception in 2009, the event was again at the famed hotel, but in newly renovated rooftop spaces. Once tented and open to the elements, the L-shaped reception hall is now lavishly adorned with classic finishes and glass doors at every turn opening to the balcony offering bird’s-eye views of the White House and Washington Monument. Sources say the first event in the newly renovated spaces was in January of this year.

The Correspondents’ Brunch was filled with VIPs lining up for a friendly chat with McLaughlin to discuss any and every topic from Syria to the Internet. One guest, Goldy Kamali, CEO of FedScoop, informed McLaughlin about her new community initiative, FedMentors, which inspires and educates upcoming government leaders. He was intrigued.

WTOP’s Bob Madigan, 94.7’s Tommy McFly, WUSA9’s Angie Goff, New York Post’s Page Six reporter Tara Palmeri, and CEOs galore, including Michelle Boggs, CEO of McKinley Marketing Partners, and Nadia Subaran and John Schmiedigen, owners of Aidan Design, enjoyed mingling with the Brunch's guests while taking in the incredible views. Mary Amons of the Real Housewives of DC attended, as did Carol Joynt, who will be on a book tour this month with an excerpt of her book Innocent Spouse in the latest Washingtonian issue.

Other guests included Ann and Lloyd Hand, CNN's Ed Henry, Ambassador John Negroponte, Congressman Jim Moran, Georgette Moschbacher, Morgan Fairchild, T. Boone PickensJamie Gorelick, Major Garrett, Lucky Roosevelt, Jim Kimsey, David Corn, George Condon, Senator John Barrasso, Esther CoopersmithEleanor Clift, Clarence Page, Bill Press, Lawrence O'Donnell, Stuart Holliday, Tony BlankleyGillian Tett, Norm Ornstein, Michael and Meryl Chertoff, David Corn, Tom Quinn, Nigel Ballard, and Arnaud de Borchgrave.

Food and drink were plentiful with made-to-order omelettes, carving stations, smoked salmon, sauteed vegetables, fruit and pastries along with mimosas, Bloody Marys and champagne. For all who attended the Correspondents’ Brunch, it was a wonderful end to a weekend filled with White House Correspondents’ celebrations. But breaking news that evening meant a late night for many attendees and gave all Americans reason to continue the celebration.

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