Congress using Facebook timeline; Clinton’s icons; and Paul Ryan’s video mystery (read-this roundup)


Members of Congress are using Facebook's Timeline feature.

Clinton’s iconic inspiration. We knew Hillary Clinton was a fan of Nancy Drew, and now the Secretary of State is paying homage to another icon of female independence—Amelia Earhart. Clinton says the pioneering pilot whose plane mysteriously disappeared “embodied the spirit of an America coming of age and increasingly confident, ready to lead in a quite uncertain and dangerous world.”

Production values. And speaking of unsolved mysteries, House Democrats want to know just how much it cost to produce those fancy videos that Rep. Paul Ryan( R-Wisc.) is using to promote his budget, our colleague Ed O’Keefe reports.

Say what? Let’s hope this doesn’t catch on. Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, yesterday used a cringe-inducing term during a hearing, referring to the U.S. borrowing from China thusly: “Uncle Chang is lending us the money.”

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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