Get to know your new Cabinet secretaries; John Kerry’s thoughtful gift

March 5, 2013

Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

Fun facts about your new Cabinet secretaries-designate!: Gina McCarthy is a pool shark who speaks off the cuff. Sylvia Burwell‘s grandparents came here from Greece. Ernest Moniz has Jimmy Page’s haircut. And in a mind-bending coincidence, they all went to college in Boston.


You can’t tell from this photo, but Hague really liked his present. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AFP/Getty Images)

In other news: John Kerry delighted his Brit counterpart William Hague with a sweet pair of tan leather cowboy boots, Hague’s initials hand-tooled into the shins. . . Jeong Kim, the low-key Maryland tech mogul and Caps/Wizards co-owner, drops his bid to become a Cabinet minister in his native South Korea amid backlash to his CIA ties.

Looking for Tuesday’s Reliable Source? Start here: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington celebrates 10 years of making politicians nervous

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