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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Read this: ‘Maya,’ the real-life CIA agent from ‘Zero Dark Thirty’; Rob Nabors; Stephen Colbert

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Jessica Chastain as “Maya” in “Zero Dark Thirty.” (Jonathan Olley/AP)

Jessica Chastain could win an Oscar for playing the CIA agent who tracked Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty” — but the real-life “Maya” (not her actual name) lost out on a promotion to GS-14 after the operation, reports our colleague Greg Miller. Her rocky career and testy relationship with colleagues (whom she lashed out at in a mass email) may remind you just a little of Carrie in “Homeland.” As one associate notes, “She’s not Miss Congeniality, but that’s not going to find Osama bin Laden.”


Rob Nabors, right, with President Obama. (Rex Features/AP)
Get to know Rob Nabors, the White House’s chief “fiscal cliff” negotiator! Actually, he sounds kind of unknowable, like so many discreet but effective wonks. We do learn that he roots for Notre Dame, so there’s that.

In other news: A Hollywood starlet’s mansion in Bethesda has fallen into disrepair. . . Hillary Clinton has the flu. . . Stephen Colbert pushes for Senate appointment; polls show voters dig the idea.

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Collector Albert Small buys George Washington letter for $290,000 — but don’t tell his wife

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