A businesswoman to head Interior; why Brennan will play offense on the Hill; and Geithner joins think tank (read-this roundup)

February 6, 2013

REI CEO Sally Jewell is expected to be the nominee for Interior secretary. (Scott Cohen/AP)

Interior design — The White House on Wednesday will name Sally Jewell, chief executive of outdoor gear company REI, as its nominee to lead the Department of Interior. The political newbie, an accomplished businesswoman and conservation champion, had been a surprise addition to the short list of candidates for the job.

Pressure’s on — John Brennan, the president’s nominee to lead the CIA, is sure to be on the defensive during Capitol Hill hearings this week.

In the tank — Former Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner is using a well-worn, post-government landing pad: a think tank. He’ll be a distinguished fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations.

Truth or fiction? — Dem strategist Chris Lehane on the debut of “Knife Fight,” the movie set in Washington that he penned, starring Rob Lowe.

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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