Romney, Ryan settle on a team uniform; Wes Clark does reality TV; and when is a contribution a bribe? (read-this roundup)

Here’s what the Loop is reading Monday morning:

Team uniform — Remember their budding bromance? Well, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have made it official. The new union has all the marks of a out all sunshine and roses, matching blue shirts and smiles...


The “Stars Earn Stripes” cast: Front row, left to right: Todd Palin, Dolvett Quince, Picabo Street, Dean Cain; Standing: Eve Torres, Nick Lachey, General Wesley Clark, Samantha Harris, Terry Crews, Laila Ali . (NBC/Chris Haston/NBC)

Fine line — Our colleague Robert Barnes has a meditation on the distinction between a bribe and a political contribution. Turns out, the lines aren’t all that bright.

Spouse in the house — Move over, Romney boys, there’s a new family on the trail now. Meet Janna Ryan, wife of the new GOP vice presidential candidate, and her brood. Mrs. Ryan seems reluctant to take the stage, but that’s probably going to change for the former tax attorney and congressional staffer...

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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