An appointment no one wants; Barney Frank’s going to be a senator; Anna Wintour’s boyfriend’s tax problem (read-this roundup)


Anna Wintour with Shelby Bryan at a state dinner. (Brendan Hoffman/GETTY IMAGES)

Ah, no thanks — Here’s one presidential appointment almost no one is jumping at: sitting on that health-care panel on doctor fees and reducing costs. It comes with low pay, plus the risk of political fallout — oh, and you’ll have to go through Senate confirmation, too.

Sen. Frank? — News flash! Rep. Barney Frank is going to be a senator! The Massachusetts Democrat has been campaigning for a temporary Senate seat, and he’s got one — well, at least he’s playing a senator, for one night only, in a theater production in New York.

Taxing issues — Wonder if this hurts her chances of getting that ambassadorship: Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s longtime boyfriend has a tax problem. Seems Shelby Bryan owes the feds more than a million bucks...

Kerry advancing — Today’s the day for the Senate Foreign Relations committee’s vote on Sen. John Kerry’s nomination to be Secretary of State.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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