Tax-return fever, House debates footwear, Gingrich’s ex-wife may reveal secrets (read-this roundup)


Mitt Romney’s under pressure to reveal his tax documents. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

And we’re only a few days into a fresh congressional session, and already, the dream that the House floor would be a place for high-minded debate has died. Instead, lawmakers are slinging insults at one another... about footwear.

Dana Milbank cites this highlight from a debate ostensibly about the budget: Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) accused the Republicans of donning “flip-flops.”

“I do prefer Crocs, if anybody cares,” Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) retorted.

And our colleague Melinda Hennenberg previews tonight’s ABC interview with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s former wife, Marianne Gingrich. She ponders what bombshell the second Mrs. Gingrich might drop — and from the pre-emptive statements from the Gingrich camp, it sounds like it might be a biggie.

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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