By Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin Published on 5/12/2008 The Examiner Yeas and Nays -That was rapper (and sometime rival to 50 Cent) Fat Joe spotted at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Penn Quarter on Friday night, along with party promoter Kenny Burns, the self-described “lifestyle specialist.” On Thursday, actor Danny Glover grabbed lunch…

By Kathy Kemper – 05/01/08 07:07 AM ET Want a better way to start your day? Want to bridge the divides that too often break us apart in Washington? Yesterday, a host of Washingtonians — White House staffers, diplomats, journalists, philanthropists, businesses, military personnel, members of Congress — together with our capital city’s mayor took…

By Kathy Kemper – 04/17/08 05:21 PM ET April 17, 2008, our capital city, Nationals Park, Mark Tuohey’s suite, 7 a.m. Nationals Park presents itself as light and airy. The weather has been delivered from heaven. The music takes us to the heavens. I hear a 65-voice Intercultural Choir with members from 35 countries singing…

Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, on April 10, addressed a gathering of the INFO Public Policy Roundtable hosted at IBM Governmental Programs in Washington, DC. His Excellency Ambassador Zhou spoke about China’s development and its increased productivity and improved standard of living for the Chinese people but acknowledged the challenges of ensuring that all Chinese citizens…

By Kathy Kemper – 04/02/08 04:11 AM ET All politics is local, as the old saying goes. So let’s take a look at the biggest local political news this week — and apply it to our larger election at stake. Two weeks ago I penned a column about the return of baseball to Washington —…

By Kathy Kemper – 03/18/08 07:06 AM ET Amidst Bear Stearns tanking, gas at $4.50 a gallon and the sick housing market, there’s something exciting on the horizon in Washington: BASEBALL!!! And not just our beloved Washington Nationals, but the Nats in a jazzy new stadium. America’s pastime may have returned to the nation’s capital…