At last, Perez for Labor; checking out the Supremes’ marriages; and a bull market for Obama alums (read-this roundup)


Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez is President Obama’s choice to head the Department of Labor. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Long labor — As long expected, the White House is naming Tom Perez as Labor Secretary.

State of their unions — One doesn’t usually think of “Supreme Court Justice” and “modern” in the same sentence, but our colleague Bob Barnes points out — ahead of the court’s decision on gay marriage — that the nine Supremes’ own unions “reflect the diversity of modern marriage.”

Golden parachutes — Former Obama campaigners, particularly the data folks, are a hot commodity in the business world.

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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