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 MoultonHow lawmakers aided the Afghan evacuation GOP lawmaker says he did not threaten US Embassy staff in Tajikistan House panel approves B boost for defense budget MORE (D-Mass.) and Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellDemocrats face full legislative plate and rising tensions Virginia Democrat introduces tax credit for electric commercial vehicles More than 100 Democrats back legislation lowering Medicare eligibility age to 60 MORE (D-Mich.), former Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Influential Republicans threaten to form new party MORE (R-Pa.) and a host of CNN personalities, including anchors Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperFrederica Wilson rails against Haitian deportation flights, calls treatment 'inhumane' Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Fauci on FDA advisers' booster recommendations: 'I don't think they made a mistake' MORE, Wolf Blitzer and Don LemonDon Carlton LemonBiden's candidness can get him in trouble Tucker Carlson says he lies when 'I'm really cornered or something' CNN's Chris Cuomo taking birthday vacation as calls for brother's resignation grow 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.