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 Wilbur Moulton2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests WHIP LIST: Dems who support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump The Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget MORE (D-Mass.) and Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellDemocrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure Dems walk Trump trade tightrope Pompeo, Army chief of staff attend ceremony honoring Bob Dole MORE (D-Mich.), former Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentCNN celebrates correspondents' weekend with New Orleans-themed brunch The Hill's Morning Report - Government is funded, but for how long? Ex-GOP lawmaker says his party is having a 'Monty Python' moment on shutdown MORE (R-Pa.) and a host of CNN personalities, including anchors Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperRomney: Justin Amash 'reached a different conclusion' than I did on impeachment Kamala Harris: Time to take 'serious look at breaking up Facebook' 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says US faces constitutional crisis MORE, Wolf Blitzer and Don LemonDon Carlton LemonTrump biographer: He believes in 'genetic superiority' and does not 'respect most people' CNN's Don Lemon asks if Rosenstein is a 'double agent type' CNN celebrates correspondents' weekend with New Orleans-themed brunch 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.