CNN celebrates correspondents' weekend with New Orleans-themed brunch
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Journalists and political figures joined in celebrating the First Amendment at CNN’s "Political Hangover" brunch on Sunday to help cap off White House correspondents' weekend.

The network held its annual brunch at a three-story house on North Capitol Street, with specialty cocktails and food in the theme of New Orleans.

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Each level brought out a different dimension of New Orleans: Guests enjoyed king cake and mimosas on the first floor, a jazz band on the second and a speakeasy-style area with signature cocktails on the third.

The stairs between floors were lined with candles, with attendees enjoying pecking at truffle fries at one of the many events surrounding the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner the previous night.

Spotted guests at the network brunch included Reps. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonDeval Patrick beefs up campaign staff Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death Pardoning war crimes dishonors the military MORE (D-Mass.) and Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellHillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Virginia moves to suspend Medicaid work rules | Powerful House panel sets 'Medicare for All' hearing | Hospitals sue over Trump price rule | FDA official grilled on vaping policy House passes anti-robocall bill MORE (D-Mich.), former Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentEx-GOP lawmaker: Former colleagues privately say they're 'disgusted and exhausted' by Trump Overnight Health Care — Presented by Better Medicare Alliance — Federal judge blocks Trump from detaining migrant children indefinitely | Health officials tie vaping-related illnesses to 'Dank Vapes' brand | Trump to deliver health care speech in Florida The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller testimony gives Trump a boost as Dems ponder next steps MORE (R-Pa.) and a host of CNN personalities, including anchors Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperDefense secretary fires Navy chief over SEAL war crimes case Democrats look to next steps in impeachment Schiff says he wants to speak with constituents before deciding on impeachment MORE, Wolf Blitzer and Don LemonDon Carlton LemonBiden urges senators to have 'courage' for impeachment trial Biden lashes out at Graham on Ukraine: 'I'm just embarrassed by what you're doing' CNN's Don Lemon: I'm not some partisan liberal Democrat MORE as well as White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins.

Other guests included Josh Dawsey, Paul Kane, Ray Zaccaro, Jon Kott, Miranda Margowsky, Annie Clark and John McCarthy.

--This report was updated on April 29 at 6:00 a.m.