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New spending rules for conferences; a pardon that wasn’t; and adieu to Carla Bruni (read-this roundup)

The GSA’s spending scandal has resulted in new spending rules. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Belt tightening — The director of the Office of Management and Budget is laying down the law (well, policy) on agency spending after the GSA-conference scandal. Our Federal Diary colleague Joe Davidson has the details of the new rules, including a 30 percent cut in costs.

Pardon the interruptionAn investigation by Dafna Linzer, courtesy of ProPublica, sheds more light on the below-the-radar Office of the Pardon Attorney and tells the story of a man whose pardon was rejected.

A fond adieuThe Reliable Source recalls the First Ladyship of France’s Carla Bruni. Now that her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, lost his re-election bid, the supermodel/chanteuse might go back to music, they report.

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