2012: A year in ITK gossip

2. Lawmaker chews out staffer for riding on members-only elevator

Dec. 6 - Note to House staffers: Don’t get on a members-only elevator with Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.). 

3. Angelina Jolie: ‘I’m kind of a closet geek’

Jan. 11 - The actress says she’s a nerd and Brad Pitt reveals the Hollywood power couple gab about government “all the time” at home.

4. In the election season, voice-over artists rake in the cash

May 29 - Voice-over artists reveal what it takes to vie for a piece of the political ad pie.

5. Lindsay Lohan gets testy on escalator ride

April 30 - Drama seems to follow tabloid fixture Lohan, who couldn’t seem to stay out of the headlines while attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

6. Congressman gets up close to sweat-soaked rap star

Sept. 10 - Buttoned-up Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) busts a move at a Flo Rida charity concert.

7. Sen. John McCain’s pick to play him in future film: ‘Ben Affleck’

March 13 - Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) calls Sen. McCain’s (R-Ariz.) choice of Ben Affleck to play him in a movie one of the “worst casting decisions in history.”

8. Jay Carney debuts new glasses (again)

Feb. 22 - The White House press secretary was the star of a never-ending saga involving his ever-changing eyewear.


9. Eva Longoria: Obama a ‘Desperate Housewives’ fan

Sept. 10 - The actress/Democratic activist outs President Obama as a fan of the female-friendly ABC show.

10. Stephen Colbert latest ‘Waxican’ American

Nov. 16 - Colbert unveils his wax figure and discloses which members of Congress he’d like to see immortalized in wax.