Martin O'Malley and Newt Gingrich Get Bipartisan at Irish Pub

Not every D and R was fighting post 'nuclear option.'

Newt Gingrich, left, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Newt Gingrich, left, and Maryland Gov. Martni O'Malley pose for a photo Thursday at the Dubliner, an Irish bar on F and North Capitol.

Here's proof that even after Washington went nuclear on Thursday, there's some bipartisan camaraderie around this town.

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, now a host of CNN's "Crossfire," got a picture taken together after running into each other at the Dubliner, a popular Irish bar located near Capitol Hill. 

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The governor was finishing up dinner when Gingrich arrived to toast a CNN colleague, Whispers was told.

More impressive would have been Republican and Democratic senators grabbing a beer together after all but three Senate Democrats voted for the "nuclear option," killing the filibuster for judicial and executive nominees so that they can be confirmed with 51 votes instead of 60. (Republicans were none-too-pleased.) But we'll take what we can get.

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