White House leg affairs guy needs introducing; Women leading defense firms; and a Perez filibuster (read-this roundup)

Will GOP senators filibuster the nomination of Tom Perez?

Meet the new guy — The new White House legislative affairs director isn’t so well-known on the Hill. But the White House apparently didn’t want a glad-hander.

On the defense — Talk about “leaning in” in a tough industry: three top defense contractors have women chiefs.

Another Cabinet filibuster — Republicans will probably find something in Tom Perez’s resume they don’t like — but will it be enough to filibuster him?

A winter’s tale — She’s puttin’ the Christ back in Christmas: former somethingortheother Sarah Palin is writin’ a Christmas book. It’s about “returning the Christmas holiday back to its religious purpose and downplaying the commercialism that has come to define it.” Okay, then.

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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