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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/27/2012

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

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British actresses and torchbearers Joanna Lumley, center right, and Jennifer Saunders, center left, carry the Olympic Flame. (Yui Mok - AP)
Ab-fab — Perhaps trying to make amends for his insulting of the Brits, GOP candidate Mitt Romney responded to a question about how it felt to be in London for the Olympics with an apparent reference to a beloved TV show there: “Absolutely fabulous,” he declared.

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”).

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