Romney’s swingin’ London; nepotism at DOJ; and the Pentagon’s Mad Men-esque history (read-this roundup)

Here’s what the Loop is reading:


British actresses and torchbearers Joanna Lumley, center right, and Jennifer Saunders, center left, carry the Olympic Flame. (Yui Mok/AP)

All in the family — Justice Department officials tried to get their kids and other relatives hired at the agency, flouting anti-nepotism rules, an IG report says.

Pentagon preservation — The military headquarters preserved a little corner of its vintage past after a massive renovation and turned it into a museum. What was it like in 1942? Sickly green walls, cheerful secretaries typing, men smoking, and bottles of booze on the sideboard (they’re “authentic empties that renovation workers found behind Pentagon walls”).

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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