Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show
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SPOTTED: Not a Democratic presidential debate, nor a pivotal Washington Nationals playoff game, could keep lawmakers from toasting the launch of Greta Van Susteren's new show, "Full Court Press." 

Among those eyed at the Tuesday evening event, which also marked the fifth anniversary of Gray Television's Washington bureau in downtown D.C.: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHarris introduces bill to prevent California wildfires McCarthy says views on impeachment won't change even if Taylor's testimony is confirmed House Republicans call impeachment hearing 'boring,' dismiss Taylor testimony as hearsay MORE (R-Calif.), Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine Lan ChaoDemocratic chairman presses Transportation secretary over transparency in Boeing 737 Max probe Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Democratic lawmaker asks for probe of reports Chao favored Kentucky officials MORE and Sens. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneHillicon Valley: Twitter shares more details on political ad rules | Supreme Court takes up Google-Oracle fight | Pentagon chief defends Microsoft cloud contract House, Senate announce agreement on anti-robocall bill Senate GOP waves Trump off early motion to dismiss impeachment charges MORE (R-S.D.), Deb FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel FischerEleven GOP senators sign open letter backing Sessions's comeback bid Female lawmakers make bipartisan push for more women in politics at All In Together gala Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey endorses Biden MORE (R-Neb.), Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerMicrosoft embraces California law, shaking up privacy debate Trump circuit court nominee in jeopardy amid GOP opposition Pay America's Coast Guard MORE (R-Miss.) Rick Scott (R-Fla.), James LankfordJames Paul LankfordSenate GOP waves Trump off early motion to dismiss impeachment charges On The Money: Lawmakers dismiss fears of another shutdown | Income for poorest Americans fell faster than thought | Net employment holds steady in September | Groups press Senate on retirement bill Lawmakers dismiss fresh fears of another government shutdown MORE (R-Okla.), Kevin CramerKevin John CramerGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial GOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week Trump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden MORE (R-N.D.), and Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump circuit court nominee in jeopardy amid GOP opposition Progressive freshmen jump into leadership PAC fundraising On The Money: US paid record .1B in tariffs in September | Dems ramp up oversight of 'opportunity zones' | Judge hints at letting House lawsuit over Trump tax returns proceed MORE (R-Tenn.), along with Reps. Dutch RuppersbergerCharles (Dutch) Albert RuppersbergerLawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Hillicon Valley: Senate passes bill to boost cyber help for agencies, businesses | Watchdog warns Energy Department failing to protect grid | FTC sues Match for allegedly conning users Senate approves bill to boost cyber assistance for federal agencies, private sector MORE (D-Md.), Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. DavisCNN: Biden likened Clinton impeachment to 'partisan lynching' in 1998 Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment MORE (D-Ill.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Donna ShalalaDonna Edna ShalalaOvernight Health Care: Trump officials making changes to drug pricing proposal | House panel advances flavored e-cig ban | Senators press FDA tobacco chief on vaping ban House panel advances flavored e-cigarette ban Warren doubles down — to Democrats' chagrin, and Trump's delight MORE (D-Fla.), Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Billy LongWilliam (Billy) H. LongLawmakers from both sides of the aisle mourn Cummings Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Trump honors Stanley Cup champions, talks impeachment, Turkey MORE (R-Mo.), Garret GravesGarret Neal GravesBipartisan leadership will reduce emissions more quickly than Paris accord Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Video of young boy shielding Greta Thunberg from photographers goes viral MORE (R-La.), Jim HagedornJames Lee HagedornLawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Minnesota Democrat sets up rematch in competitive House race Overnight Health Care: CDC pushes for expanding HIV testing, treatment | Dem group launches ads attacking Trump on Medicare, Medicaid cuts | Hospitals, insurers spar over surprise bills | O'Rourke under pressure from left on Medicare for all MORE (R-Minn.) and Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.).

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Van Susteren joined Gray Television as an anchor and its chief national political analyst in April.

Also in the crowd: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Tammy Haddad, former Rep. Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranLawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Star-studded cast to perform play based on Mueller report DC theatre to host 11-hour reading of the Mueller report MORE (D-Va.) and Gray Television CEO Hilton Howell.

Roberta McCain, the 107-year-old mother of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDonald Trump's 2020 election economic gamble 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary MORE (R-Ariz.), was also at the soiree to support Van Susteren's syndicated political program. Susteren has said that she and McCain share a weekly coffee date on Sundays.