Here’s what the Loop is reading this snowy Wednesday:
Snow reading — The federal government is closed Wednesday for the snowstorm. Perfect time to catch up on the juicy dish in former representative Bob Ney’s new book. The Ohio Republican served prison time for corruption, and now he has some pretty nasty things to say about House Speaker John Boehner.
Moving on — John Brennan cleared one hurdle in his bid to be the next CIA Director. On to the next: A full Senate vote, where “he is widely expected to win confirmation.”
Dinner tonight, my place? — President Obama will sup with Senate Republicans in the hopes of brokering a sequester deal. Better be some really good grub.
Pack your bags — The TSA is changing its rules about what passengers can bring on planes. Two golf clubs, “novelty” baseball bats and small knives are in; box cutters still out.
Cleaning up an untruth — Capitol Hill janitors’ pay won’t be affected by the sequester, despite President Obama’s claims, says our vigilant Fact Checker. And a swipe at the White House for dodging: “Rather than admit an error, White House aides doubled down on their talking points... without actually knowing the truth.”