Inside Congress members’ mortages; fed humor; Bill Richardson tanks (read-this roundup)

June 15, 2012

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Open houseA new disclosure form gives us a peek at the home-mortgage finances of members of Congress, which is fascinating in that gawkerish kind of way. A few interesting details: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.Ky.) and his wife, former labor secretary Elaine Chao, earn more than $5,000 a year renting out the carriage house behind their Capitol Hill residence. And Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) saw his finances take a hit because of a recent divorce.

Federal humor — So a coupla GS-15s walk into a bar . . . . That’s the kind of humor we’d expect from the contestants for the Funniest Fed competition, a contest for stand-up comedians whose day jobs happen to be working for the federal government. The finalists have been named, and here’s a sample joke: “Feds are not overpaid . . . and my butler will totally back me up on that.”

Ba-dum-bum!

Oooh, snap! — And speaking of gags, Bill Richardson cracked wise at the American News Women’s Club’s roast for CNN’s Candy Crowley — but he declared his remarks off the record. Snarks the Reliable Source, “We wouldn’t hesitate to publish his lame one-liners if they were worth the ink.”

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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