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Eggs roll; feds can’t write clearly; and two justices are on the hunt (read-this roundup)

Here’s what the Loop’s reading Monday morning:

Obama's motorcade sits on the driveway next to where the South Lawn of the White House is being prepared for the Easter Egg Roll. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Eggs-travaganza — Wish you were out on the sunny White House lawn, watching eggs roll? The next best thing is the Post’s live feed of Monday’s festivities.

Bureaucratise — Like any bad habit, it’s hard to give up using garbled language — at least that’s what government agencies are finding. Despite efforts to use “plain language” instead of the usual bureaucratic dreck, the government still isn’t speaking clearly, our colleague Lisa Rein reports.

Unlikely alliance — Chief Justice Elena Kagan has made an unlikely friend on the bench, and they’re bonding in a most surprising way. She and fellow Justice Anton Scalia have been skeet hunting and shooting pheasant and quail, and a big-game hunt is being planned, according to our colleague Robert Barnes. “Scalia has a large animal head in his office that he calls Leroy,” Barnes writes.

Status symbol — Forget the “brag wall,” the newest way for political power players to show they’re kind of a big deal is having an in-home studio, so that you’re never more than a satellite link away from punditry, our colleague Ned Martel reports.

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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