Liberal commentator Arianna Huffington countered President Obama's backyard economic talks with one of her own Tuesday night, in the form of a book party where actress Geena Davis made a cameo appearance.

The journalist-heavy crowd that filled host Tammy Haddad's backyard came together to celebrate Huffington's latest book, "Third World America," and Huffington joked to guests: "We're having our own Obama backyard party."

In the tome, Huffington pushes for community-based solutions to the country's economic crisis, writing that people should look beyond political parties for answers.

In addition to Davis, who is in town to keynote a luncheon for the Healthy Media for Youth Summit, ITK spotted Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren, CNN's Wolf Blitzer, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan, ABC's Rick Klein, NBC's Savannah Guthrie, and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in the crowd. Newly-announced Daily Beast Washington chief Howard Kurtz was also in the crowd, accepting congratulations on his new gig.

As with most Washington book parties, there were plenty of guests with political ties: liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and wife Elizabeth Kucinich were spotted chatting with MSNBC's Chris Matthews; Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth held court near one of the portable heaters; D.C. super lawyer Jack Quinn and his wife Susanna Quinn navigated the power cords the kept the heaters going; and powerhouse book attorney Bob Barnett and Brunswick Group's Hilary Rosen made the rounds.

Haddad welcomed people to her home despite being on crutches. "It's just twisted," she said of her ankle.

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