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Julia ‘misleads;’ spy stories; and chasing Arizona (read-this roundup)

Obama campaign infographic, "The life of Julia." (Obama campaign)

Julia gets fact-checked — Seems Julia, the Obama campaign’s everywoman, is playing fast and loose. A claim made in the “Life of Julia,” the infographic the campaign is using to illustrate how its proposals differ from GOP opponent Mitt Romney’s, is “misleading” by our Washington Post colleagues at the Fact Checker.

Spy revealed— In the 1960s, the CIA plucked a young secretarial student to act as a spy, and now the agency is finally acknowledging her as one of its own. Our colleague Ian Shapira has the fascinating story of the woman, whose cover was a job at the State Department and who was the first woman in the agency to be killed in the line of duty.

Whither Arizona — Can Obama win Arizona’s trove of electoral votes? It’s complicated, report our colleagues at The Fix. One challenge is that about 5 percent of the population is estimated to be Mormon--a boon for Romney.

Just the facts — And since the Loop loves a good fact-finding mission, here are some facts that congressional leaders uncovered in Afghanistan, and things look grim. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) don’t share Obama’s assessment of U.S. progress there, The Post’s Anne Flaherty 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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