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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Michelle Obama and ‘having it all;’ SCOTUS Googles; and Barney Frank’s political vows (read-this roundup)

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Michelle Obama signs her new book "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America." (Mark Wilson - GETTY IMAGES)
Mommy-in-Chief — The author of the controversial essay on whether women can “have it all,” speaks about first lady Michelle Obama and the “mommy wars.” Anne-Marie Slaughter says Obama may follow in the footsteps of former first lady Hillary Clinton and have “a glittering career in her own right.”

Search-engine justice? — Googling up research—it’s not just for journalists or high-school kids writing term papers. Even the Supreme Court justices are Googling their way to decisions these days, our colleague Bob Barnes reports.

Another aisle for Frank — Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) got hitched to longtime boyfriend Jim Ready over the weekend, and the vows included these un­or­tho­dox (but apropos-for-a-politician) lines: “Under the Democrats or the Republicans...Whether the book reviews are good or bad...”

Steak a claim — Expense account diners might want to take note of our colleague Tom Sietsema’s rundown of the good, the bad and the beefy in steakhouse dining.

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