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Fed swag no more, and J.Edgar Hoover as Norman Bates (read-this roundup)

Cabs: out; Walking shoes: in.

“The move likely means agencies will no longer distribute coffee mugs, tote bags, t-shirts and other equipment emblazoned with its logo to employees or the general public,” O’Keefe reports.

What else will feds now wear to the gym?

Elsewhere, one of the most colorful characters in the history of the federal bureaucracy is is getting the silver-screen treatment, and our colleague Ann Hornaday’s review finds that J.Edgar Hoover comes across as... Norman Bates in the new flick J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role.

And this colorful quote caught our eye:

“I’m the ice sculpture in the middle of a big propaganda buffet.” --Mark Simon, a Falls Church businessman at the center of a “political thriller scripted by China’s Communist Party,” according to our colleague Andrew Higgins.

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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