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In the Loop: September, 2012

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Pentagon renames ‘Correspondents Corridor’ to honor ‘the spinners instead of the spun’

At the Pentagon, military brass have renamed a hallway once christened in journalists’ honor.

By Emily Heil  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Iranian news service cites faux Onion story on poll finding Ahmadinejad more popular than Obama

An Iranian news service cites a faux poll finding President Ahmadinejad more popular than President Obama.

By Emily Heil  |  12:43 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Arne Duncan wants to stick around; candidates recycle jokes; and agencies are tax laggards (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s morning roundup, Arne Duncan wants to stick around; candidates recycle jokes; and agencies are tax laggards.

By Emily Heil  |  08:34 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Army chief McHugh rehabs pelvic fracture

The Army secretary injured his pelvis in a biking accident in Northern Virginia on Monday.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Army Secretary, John McHugh, Walter Reed, bike accident, pelvis, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Arne Duncan says he’s staying — if Obama does

The Education Secretary says he’s in it for the “long haul.”

By Al Kamen  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, second term, Obama, cabinet, Hamilton project, brookings institution, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Petraeus to Princeton?

There are rumors that the CIA chief is interested in the top job at the Ivy League university.

By Al Kamen  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Petraeus, CIA, Princeton, pesident, Daily Princetonian, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Lobbyists denied resume-building; voting is on; and following the campaign money (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, lobbyists are denied resume-building; voting is on; and following the campaign money.

By Emily Heil  |  09:59 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Meet 2012’s quirkiest congressional candidates, including a wrestler, a beer baron and a rent-a-Santa

A wrestler, a beer baron and a rent-a-Santa are among the characters who could liven up Congress.

By Emily Heil  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Iranian dictator’s jet gets free parking; brush with Obama

Iranian President Ahmadinejad leaves his jet at Andrews; Obama taxis by.

By Emily Heil  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Capitol Hill crime wave: Congressional mementos stolen from House offices

Thieves are targeting congressional mementos.

By Emily Heil  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/26/2012

First tweens discussed; Clinton’s loyalist praised; and Romney’s secret addiction revealed (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, first tweens discussed; Clinton’s loyalist praised; and Romney’s secret addiction revealed.

By Emily Heil  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Pentagon warns on former Seal’s Osama book

Defense security official issues guidelines on reading new book.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, Navy Seals, Seal Team 6, Book, Matt Bissonnette, Pentagon, Defense Department, Obama mission, No Easy Day, Dutton Books, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Obama’s intel briefing attendance nears 100 percent

Attendance had been questioned by Washington Post op-ed columnist.

By Al Kamen  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Senate move clears way for new Missile Defense Agency chief

White House pick to replace controversial MDA chief is ready to take the post.

By Emily Heil  |  03:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Elizabeth Warren doubles down on academic bona fides with trivia night fundraiser

The Democratic Senate candidate doubles down on her smarty-pants rep with a trivia-challenge fundraiser.

By Emily Heil  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Massachusetts race turns ugly; Madeleine Albright drums; and ‘The View’ as presidential crucible

In the Loop’s roundup, the Mass. Senate race turns ugly; Madeleine Albright drums; and ‘The View’ as presidential crucible.

By Emily Heil  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Taliban chief Mullah Omar: A poet at heart?

A recently published collection shows another side to the beheaders.

By Al Kamen  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Taliban, poetry, Poetry of the Taliban, Mohammed Hanif, Michael Semple, Al Kamen

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Missile defense nominee Syring gets boost in rank

Senate boosts Jim Syring’s rank to get top MDA job.

By Emily Heil  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Mitt Romney’s sinking Latino poll numbers

New tracking poll shows GOP candidate’s increasing problems with Latinos

By Al Kamen  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, Berlin, Latinos, Latino Decisions, poll, Univision, University of Miami, candidates forum, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Senate approves two federal district judges after partisan sniping

Senate approves Gonzalo Curiel and Robert Shelby after GOP blocks slate of 17.

By Emily Heil  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/24/2012

A former fed’s nightmare; the Virgil Goode mystery; and complaints about Paul Ryan (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, a nightmare for a former fed; the Virgil Goode mystery; and complaints about Paul Ryan.

By Emily Heil  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Ann Romney wins Loop Quote of the Week

Ann Romney shot back at Mitt’s critics.

By Al Kamen  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Ann Romney, Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, contest, deadline, Loop contest, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/21/2012

GOP to yield on taxing the rich if Obama wins? Is the new iPhone worth getting? Wind power tax break is up for grabs (read-this roundup)

More on the iPhone 5 and wind power in the Loop’s read-this roundup

By Al Kamen  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iPhone 5, review, Taxes, House, GOP, Republicans, Obama, re-elected, wind power, credits, Lori Montgomery, Paul Kane, Juliet Eilperin, Hayley Matsunaga, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 09/20/2012

State Department: Rosemary Woods redux?

Seems the transcript loses words sometimes.

By Al Kamen  |  05:58 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, Victoria Nuland, schools, embassies, transcript, Rosemary Woods, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Senate fails to confirm pending judges before recess

The gridlocked Senate was unable to confirm 17 trial court judges before leaving for recess.

By Al Kamen  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judges, judicial vacancies, Senate Judicary Committee, confirmation, judgeships, Obama, Bush, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Obama’s not the only critic of lobbyists

The ambassador in Washington from Argentina says they are fueling trade war.

By Al Kamen  |  12:57 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Argentina, trade war, lobbyists, Obama, Jorge Arguello, Gucci, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Behind the big-bucks fundraisers; Panetta’s bumpy China trip; Washington’s richest (read-this roundup)

Behind the big-bucks fundraisers; Panetta’s bumpy China trip; Washington’s wealth (read-this roundup)

By Al Kamen  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington region wealth, richest counties, Panetta, China, Xi Jinping, Gary Locke, Mitt Romney, fundraisers, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Loop pick the president: Contest deadline looms!

Time is getting shorter to enter the Loop’s quadrennial Pick the President Contest.

By Al Kamen  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, contest, deadline, Loop contest, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/19/2012

BACKGROUND CHECK: FEC Chairman Caroline Hunter

Meet Caroline Hunter, who heads the agency tasked with overseeing all those pesky campaign-finance rules.

By Emily Heil  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caroline hunter, fec, federal election commission, background check, in the loop, al kamen, emily heil

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Mitt Romney’s 47 percent first used by Nixon?

Seems Mitt Romney’s worry about 47 percent of people being freeloaders is nothing new

By Al Kamen  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, 47, 47 percent, Nixon, McGovern, commercial, 1972, welfare, hard hat, Democrats for Nixon, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Senate may confirm new missile defense chief

There are hints of a move on the Hill to confirm a new MDA director by the end of the week.

By Al Kamen  |  05:23 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate, Jim Syring, James Syring, Missile Defense Agency, MDA, Parick O'Reilly, Pentagon, inspector general, report, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Korea set to reclaim former Logan Circle embassy

The Korean government is purchasing a house once used as its embassy here.

By Al Kamen  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Korea, Japan, Logan Circle, embassy, disputed islands, Hillary Clinton, Timothy Jenkins, Lauretta Jenkins, Joseon, Phelps House, Teamsters, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Romney viral video silver lining? Happy birthday to the Constitution (read-this roundup)

Here’s what the Loop is reading Tuesday morning

By Al Kamen  |  10:36 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Romney video, class warfare, 47%, secret video, Obama, Constitution, birthday, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Schapiro, Gensler both recently hospitalized

The chairs of the SEC and the CFTC were both in the hospital last week.

By Al Kamen  |  05:23 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 09/17/2012

World Bank President Kim on the move again

World Bank Institute officials are working hard to ensure bank President Jim Yong Kim is pleased when he pops in on employees there.

By Al Kamen  |  04:21 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Bank, Kim, Jim Yong Kim, President Kim, World Bank Institute, visit, Kim visit, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Guillermo Clinton’s star power with Latinos

A new poll shows Obama at 71 percent favorability with Latino voters, Romney at 24 percent and Bill Clinton at 82 percent.

By Al Kamen  |  01:11 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clinton, Latinos, Obama, Romney, poll, Latino Decisions, Hispanic, ratings, Bush, McCan, Julian Castro, Republican convention, Democratic convention, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Adelstein to head PCIA, the wireless infrastructure trade association

Former FCC commissioner and now head of the Agricuture Department’s Rural Utilities Service is said to be heading to private sector.

By Al Kamen  |  12:43 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Adelstein, telecommunications, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Rural Utilities Service, Tom Daschle, PCIA, wireless, AT&T, Verizon, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/14/2012

EPA e-mail on Hispanic heritage featured lifted content, image of Che Guevara

An e-mail celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month features lifted passages of text and an image of Che Guevara.

By Emily Heil  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Ryan’s colleagues wave from afar; Romney predicts Obama’s lies; and neocon chic (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, Ryan’s House colleagues wave from afar; Romney predicts Obama’s lies; and neocons are chic.

By Emily Heil  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Congress’s wealthiest know how to marry a millionaire

Many of Congress’s richest members got that way by marrying a millionaire.

By Emily Heil  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Romney’s bad patch doesn’t mean it’s over (Loop contest)

Recent polls and criticism of Romney’s attack on Obama as kowtowing to anti-American Muslims can be overcome. The race is open and so is the Loop Contest to pick the winner.

By Al Kamen  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, polls, election, Muslims, Reagan, Bush, John McCain, Ed Rogers, Jimmy Carter, Iranian hostages, contest, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Harry Reid, Olympic prospect? (Loop quote of the week!)

The Senate Majority Leader has the Loop’s quote of the week with his dig at Rep. Paul Ryan’s marathon exaggeration.

By Emily Heil  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/13/2012

‘Carnival of confusion’ over anti-Muslim film; Rahm-bo and the strike; and Facebook’s voter boost (read-this roundup)

Morning roundup: confusion over anti-Muslim film; Rahm-bo and the strike; Facebook voters

By Emily Heil  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/12/2012

HHS chief Sebelius runs into Hatch Act trouble; special counsel reminds fed workers of restrictions

Sebelius goes off script and makes political remarks; White House Office of Special Counsel says it’s a chance to remind federal workers of the law.

By Emily Heil  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Florida’s chads or chad, hanging either way

Is chad singular or plural?

By Al Kamen  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chads, hanging chad, florida presidential election, Bryce Harper, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop, Oxford English Dictionary

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Congress defies campaign characterization

Fresh from August recess, both chambers set out to prove the campaign rhetoric wrong.

By Emily Heil  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Surrogates gone wild; the mysterious White House dig is done; and the Frists split (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, surrogates gone wild; mysterious dig is done; the Frists split.

By Emily Heil  |  10:48 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 09/12/2012

David Aguilar’s term as acting border chief is over

The term expires for the acting head of Customs and Border Protection. Nobody has been nominated to take over.

By Emily Heil  |  06:50 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Latino voter enthusiasm lagging?

A recent poll finds that, despite both parties’ convention efforts, Latino voters don’t appear as enthusiastic as they were in 20008.

By Al Kamen  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latino vote, latinos, Romney, Obama, Republican Convention, Democratic Convention, polls, turnout, President Bush, Sen. McCain, Latino Decisions, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Is State Department practicing diplomacy on reporters?

A lively exchange at a State Department briefing ends in detente.

By Emily Heil  |  04:23 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Obama or Romney? Predict the winner! (A Loop contest.)

It’s time for the traditional Loop contest to guess who’ll win the electoral and popular vote in November.

By Al Kamen  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Romney, convention bounce, Dick Morris, Bill Clinton, David Axelrod, presidential race, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, contest

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Schoolyard taunts on the trail; Biden’s biker babe; and Nicki Minaj isn’t a Romney fan (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, schoolyard taunts on the trail; Biden’s biker babe; and Nicki Minaj isn’t a Romney supporter.

By Emily Heil  |  10:19 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/10/2012

GAO plans to tweet its way out of obscurity

The Government Accountability Office wants to link the news of the day to its trove of reports.

By Emily Heil  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/10/2012

A zombie voting commission

The organization tasked with certifying voting equipment and sharing best practices is leaderless — just in time for Election Day.

By Emily Heil  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Rep. Jackson might be back; worry behind the debt deal; and the president gets a bear hug

In the Loop’s roundup, Rep. Jackson might be back; worry behind the debt deal; and the president gets a bear hug.

By Emily Heil  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Comparing convention images; TMI in speeches?; and who was a no-show (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s morning roundup, comparing convention images, TMI in speeches, and who was a no-show.

By Emily Heil  |  09:39 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Washington is #1 . . . in vacations

Based on a 10-city survey, Washingtonians vacation more than anyone.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Rep. Diaz-Balert throws meat-and-greet fundraiser

Rep. Diaz-Balart throws an all-you-can-eat meat fundraiser.

By Emily Heil  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 09/06/2012

VOA journalists are asked to tweet agency’s PR news

At Voice of America, journalists are asked to retweet their employer’s news releases.

By Emily Heil  |  04:56 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Missile Defense Agency chief out? Not so fast

Don’t look for the Missile Defense Agency to get a new director any time soon.

By Al Kamen  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missile Defense Agency, Patrick O'Reilly, James Syring, Berlin, President Obama, Obama, Multinational Ballistic Defense Conference, Partnership for Public Service, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 09/06/2012

In Obama-Boehner faceoff, tea vs. merlot; thieves say they’ve got Romney tax returns; and celebs in Charlotte (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, in the Obama-Boehner faceoff, tea vs. merlot; thieves say they’ve got Romney tax returns; and celebs in Charlotte.

By Emily Heil  |  09:11 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Seamus is not alone

A black kitten recently found herself wedged in the bumper of a Plattsburgh, N.Y. woman’s Jeep.

By Al Kamen  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Seamus, Romney dog, dog on the roof, Mitt Romney, Pumpkin, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Obama merchandise goes on sale [insert metaphor]

Official Obama-Biden gear is offered at discount prices.

By Emily Heil  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Wasserman Schultz tripped by the tape

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s comments about an Israeli ambassador cause a ruckus.

By Al Kamen  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Michael Oren, Israel, Washington Examiner, Fox News, Republicans, dangerous, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Obama’s beer a recipe for old-school politics

Booze-for-votes is a longstanding American political tradition.

By Emily Heil  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Diplo-chefs carry big whisks; introducing the Castro twins; fact and fiction in Charlotte (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup, diplo-chefs carry big whisks; introducing the Castro twins; act and fiction in Charlotte

By Emily Heil  |  10:21 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

State Department offers prizes for arms-control ideas

You can win $10,000 in prizes for coming up with ways for new technologies to catch cheaters and proliferators.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, arms control, challenge, Facebook, Twitter, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Hillary Clinton dubbed ‘most traveled’ secretary by glossy mag, but that depends on the criteria

A glossy mag calls Hillary Clinton history’s “most traveled” secretary of state -- but that depends how you measure it.

By Emily Heil  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Paul Ryan’s marathon runs to Charlotte

Look for Democrats at their convention this week to ridicule Ryan’s claim to have run a sub-three-hour marathon.

By Al Kamen  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, marathon, Grandma's Marathon, Runner's world, Runner's world newswire, Scott Douglas, Democratic National Convention, Henry Hyde, Youthful indiscretion, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Party overload in Charlotte; Democrat stereotypes are true; Clinton ‘loves to be needed’ (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s Tuesday morning roundup, party overload in Charlotte; Dem stereotypes are true, and Clinton ‘loves to be needed.’

By Emily Heil  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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