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In other news: Labrador staffer loses job over tweet; James Cromwell arrested in protest


Rep. Raul Labrador has parted ways with a staffer who tweeted unwisely. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
• Next to the Hill staffers who rented a party house under the boss’s name or the staffer who tussled with Lindsay Lohan , this one seems quaint. But Twitter is a dangerous game, and an aide to Rep. Raul Labrador has lost his job after accidentally sending a lascivious tweet from the Idaho Republican’s account. The quip (“me likey Broke Girls,” inspired by a Super Bowl ad where the stars of “2 Broke Girls” gyrated on a stripper pole) was only up for 14 seconds before Phil Hardy deleted it — but by the next day, he was fired, reports the Idaho Statesman. Read more about this and other staffer hijinks at Post Politics: Labrador fires spokesman over accidental tweet


James Cromwell. (Tony Espar/CBS via AP)
• James Cromwell, the Oscar-nominated farmer from “Babe,” was arrested Thursday for disrupting a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting with a fellow animal-rights activist, reports AP. Their complaint: Medical research on cats. (An earlier cause: Celebvocate: James Cromwell for labor rights, 6/21/11)

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