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Kucinich flirts; iPads in the Oval Office; and Edwards courtroom drama (read-this roundup)

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

Rep. Dennis Kucinich and his wife, Elizabeth Kucinich. (Chip Somodevilla/GETTY IMAGES)

Exclusive app — Even the Oval office has gone iPad mad. Our colleague Greg Miller reports on the use of the snazzy device in President Obama’s daily briefing, or “PDB.”

Reality drama — Jury selection is beginning in the criminal trial against former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.), and despite the high drama of the day, the judge reminded jurors that this wasn’t prime time. “She also advised them to put out of their minds any media coverage they had seen and to ignore any legal dramas they might have seen on television, because such shows may mischaracterize the law or how a courtroom operates. ‘You can watch Law & Order, Judge Judy, John Grisham; put it out of your mind,’ Eagles said. ‘I will tell you what the law is.’”

Double meaning — Inadvertently funny headline of the day: “Obama: Spouses should be left alone.” We assume he wasn’t advocating spousal desertion.

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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