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In the Loop: May, 2013

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Jackson Lee’s $20K airfare

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s travel costs for a trip to Asia were nearly $20,000.

By Emily Heil  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Mitt Romney wants you to get married in your 20s (also, get a ‘quiver full’ of kids)

The former GOP candidate gives a commencement address extolling the benefits of marriage (in your 20s) and a ‘quiver full’ of kids.

By Emily Heil  |  03:17 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Anthony Foxx will be youngest Cabinet secretary

The Charlotte mayor gets picked to be transportation secretary on his 42nd birthday. If confirmed, he’ll be the youngest secretary — and one of the youngest in recent history.

By Emily Heil  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transition, washingtonintransition

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/30/2013

DOI’s number two David Hayes stepping down

The department’s energy guru and number-two guy is heading to the west coast for a gig at Stanford Law.

By Emily Heil  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Lugar’s got one medal, one’s on the way . . .

Former Indiana lawmaker knighted by the Brits, gets Grand Cross from Germans, French can’t be far off.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lugal, Dick Lugar, knighted, British, Westmacott, Queen Elizabeth, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Germany, Guido Westerwelle, Peter Ammon, Legion of Honor, NATO, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Lasry drops out of running for ambassadorship

Hedge fund billionaire cites business reasons for not taking job in Paris.

By Al Kamen  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transition, Washingtonintransition

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Air Force Secretary Donley stepping down

Michael Donley will leave the service in June after overseeing reductions in personnel.

By Emily Heil  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Obama sends JFK on an odd journey

Speech at Bush Library rerouted Kennedy’s retreat from Vienna Summit with Khrushchev.

By Al Kamen  |  02:12 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Paris is open! Update those resumes.

Obama pick, hedge-funder and mega- bundler Marc Lasry, has withdrawn from consideration.

By Al Kamen  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/26/2013

A technical bill, and a chance for Congress to gab about baseball

The most technical bill ever is a chance for lawmakers to praise America’s pastime.

By Emily Heil  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/25/2013

FEC ruling on gay couples prompts Dickens quote

The commission’s ruling banning joint donations from gay couples prompts a Dickensian quote from the chair.

By Emily Heil  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Pols’ pay not huge but perks are excellent

A 12-day, expense-paid, fact-finding trip to India can be part of the job.

By Al Kamen  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, codel, Boehner, Shock, Lummis, McMorris Rodgers, congressional, travel, National Indian American Public Policy Institute, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Who’s got ‘GOP SPIN’?

We find the Virginia woman whose license plates announce her (former) profession.

By Emily Heil  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2013

More Cabinet members cut pay as furloughs hit

An updated list of who’s donating and who’s not.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester, furloughs, Obama, cabinet, donate, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/24/2013

More State Department senior officials exiting

Undersecretaries for economic and energy matters and public diplomacy and public affairs leaving in summer.

By Al Kamen  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transition, washingtonintransition

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Olympia Snowe’s new book describes bruising business of being a moderate Republican

The former Maine senator calls for civility and (mostly) refrains from dishing on her former colleagues.

By Emily Heil  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Weiner touts brochure — but its imagery may not help his cause

The former New York congressman’s brochure might remind voters of the scandal he’d like to put behind him.

By Emily Heil  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Is the immigration bill a long read? Shorter than most Harry Potter novels

While Sen. Cruz moans that it’s a lengthy tome, it’s really no longer than most Harry Potter novels.

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Image at risk? Clinton ex-counsel is there for you

Ex-White House aide Lanny Davis available under a new image insurance program.

By Al Kamen  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Rangel lawsuit airs ethics’ panel laundry

The congressman’s suit seeking to overturn his House censure makes public details about ethics committee’s investigation.

By Emily Heil  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Bush library event brings back 1,000+ alums

Dedication in Dallas includes ex-presidents and Bush White House staff.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush, library, dedication, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Obama, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Trade, Commerce and Asia spots still vacant

With North Korea and trade with Asia on the front burner, key positions are still open.

By Al Kamen  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transition, washingtonintransition

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Petraeus’ charity auction: Win a chance to work out with the general — just like his mistress!

A charity contest gives people the chance to go running with the scandal-scarred former CIA director.

By Emily Heil  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Elvis impersonators all shook up over accused ricin letter-sender

Performers fear the man accused of sending poison-laced letters — who did impersonations of the King — will give them all a bad name.

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Haines nomination at State cracks a glass ceiling

The nominee to be the State Department’s new legal adviser would be the first woman ever to hold the job.

By Emily Heil  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013

BACKGROUND CHECK: Meet Interior’s David Hayes

The Deputy Interior Secretary opens up about how he’s celebrating Earth Day and his love for ‘Veep’ sitcom.

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Grassley to Democrats: ‘quit crying’ over judges

The Iowa Republican calls Democrats’ grumblings over judicial nominees ‘crocodile tears.’

By Emily Heil  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Whose car has ‘GOP SPIN’ tags?

We enlist Loop fans to identify a driver whose license plate reads “GOP SPIN.”

By Emily Heil  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Kerry vows next year’s marathon will be bigger, better

The Secretary of State vows that Boston Marathon will return stronger next year, praises goodwill in bombings’ aftermath.

By Emily Heil  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/17/2013

History’s most cringe-inducing presser? It wasn’t Cohen’s.

We forgot a briefing called by a lawmaker to deny a report that he was the ‘dumbest’ in Congress.

By Emily Heil  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Why Obama’s chief of staff is anti-Blackberry, iPhone

Cybersecurity means checking your smartphones at the door.

By Al Kamen  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, White House, Denis McDonough, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, BlackBerrys, cybersecurity, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/17/2013

WHCD swag; Sanford’s latest trespass; and mourning Thatcher (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s news roundup, it’s “celebrities only” at the WHCD swag suite; Mark Sanford’s latest trespass; and Thatcher mourners.

By Emily Heil  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Vacancies at Commerce, State drawing criticism

Vacancies among high-ranking jobs at the Departments of Commerce and State are drawing criticism.

By Emily Heil  |  09:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/16/2013

New ‘power couple’ at State?

Chatter at Foggy Bottom is that Dan Sepulveda may be tapped to deal with international communications.

By Al Kamen  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transition, Washingtonintransition

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Cohen’s Lauper presser hardly the first of its kind

The tweeting congressman isn’t the only lawmaker to hold a bizarre or awkward news conference.

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Drone pilots not getting medals

Award approved by former defense secretary Leon Panetta canceled by new Secretary Chuck Hagel.

By Al Kamen  |  04:31 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drone, medal, Pentagon, pilots, drone pilots, canceled, Panetta, Hagel, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Team Obama becoming media shy?

No White House mention of $1 billion U.S.-Canada bridge project and 20,000 U.S. jobs.

By Al Kamen  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Beyonce concert a fundraising draw

Mrs. Jay-Z stirred controversy during a recent jaunt to Cuba, but lawmakers are planning fundraisers for her concert this summer.

By Emily Heil  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Obama wears many hats — but only metaphorically

Handed a football helmet, he jokes that presidents shouldn’t put ‘stuff on their heads.’ Paging Mike Dukakis...

By Emily Heil  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Canadian foreign service in strike mode

Government threatens disciplinary action up to dismissals over e-mail use.

By Al Kamen  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, foreign service, stike, labor, union, embassy, work to rule, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Mock congressional hearing on alien life brings former members back to planet Washington

A UFO-truther group plans mock congressional hearing — with former lawmakers on the dais — to explore extraterrestrial life.

By Emily Heil  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Jay Carney issues rapper challenge; e-mails from Gitmo; and a congressional hearing on aliens -- the extraterrestrial kind (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s roundup: The press secretary says nothing rhymes with “treasury”; someone’s reading Gitmo e-mail; a hearing on aliens ( E.T.?)

By Emily Heil  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Nixon, Gestapo and... the Mitch McConnell camp maxes out on rhetorical scale

When an audiotape of a campaign staff talk leaked, they leaped from Nixon references to the Gestapo.

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/11/2013

EPA nominee Gina McCarthy doesn’t use IM

EPA nominee says she can’t misuse instant messaging — because she doesn’t know how to use it at all.

By Emily Heil  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Personnel notes: a new chief of staff for Jill Biden, plus moves at Energy and State

A new chief of staff for Jill Biden, plus departures at the Energy and State departments.

By Emily Heil  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Once-banned Iran exile group opens office a block from White House

The NCRI hadn’t been able to operate in this country since 2003.

By Al Kamen  |  12:25 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Kerry accepts Canadian beer in hockey wager

The SecState settles a bet with his Canadian counterpart after U.S. win, declaring the brew isn’t a “gift,” but the spoils of victory.

By Emily Heil  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Boehner ‘small-hearted’?; Hillary and Huma; and more Cabinet criticism

In the Loop’s news roundup, the outgoing OPM chief hints that the speaker short-shrifts federal workers; the parallel universes of Hillary and Huma; and more Cabinet criticism.

By Emily Heil  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Survey shows huge gap between federal leaders and workers

Where senior officals at agencies see merit promotion, lower-level employees see favoritism.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal workers, survey, Senior Executive Service, Partnership for Public Service, Max Stier, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Hill staffer tweets: booze, swearing and a teaching moment

Staffers are rushing to make their accounts private after a service aggregated sometimes racy tweets.

By Emily Heil  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Chinese human rights activist greeted with metaphors

A Chinese human rights activist is greeted on Capitol Hill with plenty of metaphors about his blindness.

By Emily Heil  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/09/2013

‘Strike and Destroy’ N. Korea’s missiles?

Top Obama defense official once advocated just that.

By Al Kamen  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/09/2013

McConnell to take in Lady Cards’ Final Four bid on TV

The Senate Republican leader watched his beloved men’s team clinch the championship in person — but will have to settle for long-distance as the women’s team vies for its Final Four victory.

By Emily Heil  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/09/2013

White confirmed for SEC; Max Baucus, puppy killer; and the death of a young diplomat (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s news roundup, a new chief for the SEC; Sen. Max Baucus has it in for pooches; and a young diplomat’s death prompts security questions.

By Emily Heil  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Obama’s Cabinet sacrifices salaries in the sequester — but don’t worry, they’ll be okay

Salary sacrifices a trend among President Obama’s secretaries — but it’s pocket change for most.

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Miami lawyer Wagar is leading pick for Singapore

Mega-bundler raised more than $1 million for Obama 2012 campaign.

By Al Kamen  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transition, washingtonintransition

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Senate finance aides pressed for time on Asia trip

Australia environment, labor groups unable to get a meeting.

By Al Kamen  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trans-Paciific Partnership, Senate Finance Committee, Australia, New Zealand, Australia, labor, enironmentalist, free trade, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Was Michigan Dem chief the Easter Bunny?

The names of those who’ve played Mr. Bunny apparently are being kept on “close hold.”

By Al Kamen  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lon Johnson, Michigan, Easter Bunny, Egg Roll, White House, Julianna Smoot, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/06/2013

Kerry’s departure for Mideast briefly delayed

Secretary of state held up for more than three hours at Joint Base Andrews en route to Turkey.

By Anne Gearan  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Panetta political dynasty taking shape?

Former representative Leon Panetta’s son is talking about running for Congress.

By Al Kamen  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Panetta, Leon Panetta, James Panetta, Sam Farr, Congress, The Carmel Pine Cone, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/05/2013

USDA re-brands by nixing agency logos

The department nixes its dozens of agency logos to consolidate its brand.

By Emily Heil  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Sequester Solidarity Stampede picks up steam

More Obama Cabinet members chipping in a chunk of their pay as sequester looms. But who’ll be last?

By Al Kamen  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester, furlough, obama, cabinet, contributions, solidarity, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Lyndon Johnson still a no-show at the White House Egg Roll

The Johnson Library offers proof that The Loop was right in the first place.

By Al Kamen  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lyndon Johnson, Easter Egg Roll, Johnson Library, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Embassies for mega-donors: A venerable tradition

Obama’s naming of wealthy contributors is in keeping with a long-standing tradition.

By Al Kamen  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Bruce Heyman, Ruth Farkas, Nixon, Kalmbach, Canada, ambassador, mega-donor, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Army’s formal birthday ball a sequester casualty

Sequester cuts put the brakes on the popular, annual fancy-dress event.

By Emily Heil  |  09:16 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Obama said to pick mega-fundraiser Bruce Heyman for Canada

IN THE LOOP | Chicagoan Bruce Heyman of Goldman Sachs is a member of Obama campaign finance committee.

By Al Kamen  |  06:29 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transition, Washingtonintransition

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Hagel, Obama cut their pay. Who’ll be the last Cabinet member?

Hagel’s was cut in solidarity with sequester pay cuts. Now that Obama’s done so, who’ll be the last cabinet member to jump in?

By Al Kamen  |  03:59 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, voluntary pay cut, Obama, pay cut, sequester, furlough, federal workers, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Jon Stewart, Cairo embassy, and the Egyptian president spark a Twitter war

A strange global kerfuffle erupts after the U.S. embassy tweets a clip of the comedian bashing Egyptian President Morsi.

By Emily Heil  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Hill GOP retains social media edge over Dems

Twitter and Facebook use increasing rapidly in Congress, but more Republicans use them.

By Al Kamen  |  12:38 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Obama’s pick of Caroline Kennedy for ambassador has Nixon precedent

Secret tapes show Nixon tried to recruit FDR’s kids into the diplomatic corps, too.

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/02/2013

President Lyndon Johnson did indeed attend an Easter Egg Roll

Turns out he was there at least in 1964 — and we have the photo.

By Al Kamen  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House, Easter Egg Roll, Lyndon Johnson, beagles, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, in the loop, William Eaton, Marilyn Eaton

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Lawmakers’ invitation to barred Indian leader might be problematic

A House delegation’s invitation to banned Gujarat leader could be problematic.

By Al Kamen  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, Gujarat, Narendra Modi, Aaron Schock, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Cynthia Loomis, Hi India, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Obama names Deese deputy OMB director

Brian Deese had been the auto czar and deputy director of the National Economic Council.

By Al Kamen  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  in Transition, Washingtonintransition

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Syria civil war not blocking all government work

The country last month became the first to endorse a treaty on movie copyright protections

By Al Kamen  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, civil war, Aleppo, Assad, refugees, copyright, Beijing treaty, Damascus, refugees, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Lew’s odd signature to grace dollar bills, but not for a while

The currency being printed now bears Tim Geithner’s John Hancock, and it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer for the new bills with Lew’s infamously strange signature.

By Emily Heil  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/01/2013

A woman FBI head?; Ron Kirk’s new job; and the White House egg roll rolls on (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s news roundup, the White House is considering Lisa Monaco for the FBI job; Ron Kirk’s post-USTR gig; and the White House egg roll rolls on.

By Emily Heil  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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