Here’s what the Loop is reading this morning:
Beijing calling — Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng.is a fan of the Washington Post. So we learn in this fascinating first-person account by our colleague Keith Richberg about how he confirmed the whereabouts of the famed activist.
Ryan Gosling, meet Paul Ryan — Our colleague Ed O’Keefe chats with the creator of that Tumblr site, “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan.” Sample captions on pictures of the Wisconsin Republican “Hey girl, That actually IS a zero-baseline budgetary in my pocket. But I AM happy to see you.”
Meanwhile, The Fix is out to find other political-minded Tumblrs.
Revolving door — It’s ugly out there. Richard Grenell, the openly gay Romney advisor is stepping down, telling our colleagues Nia-Malika Henderson and Rachel Weiner that he was hampered by “hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign.”
And that coming from a professional political fighter.
Stating the Obvious — The first line in this AP story about the mysterious death of a British codebreaker seems practically Onion-esque to us: “A coroner says a British spy whose naked body was found inside a locked sports bag was likely killed in a criminal act.”