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Twitter flap at a congressional hearing; non-metaphorical treasure; and Haley’s poor vision (read-this roundup)

A congresswoman took offense at a staffer’s Tweet. (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)

Our colleague Cecilia Kang chronicled the flap, in which the staffer tweeted, “Bored by the dialogue of Rep. Jackson Lee.” The Lone Star Dem said she was “offended,” though after King complained about her choice of words, she changed her verdict, calling the tweet “impolitic and unkind.”

Elsewhere, we loved that the use of the word “booty” is not metaphoric in this story by our colleague Dan Eggen about lobbyists... and undersea treasure.

And in our colleague Ned Martel’s profile of S.C. Gov. Niki Haley, we learn that the rising GOP star went to Paris, but claims not to have seen the Eiffel Tower.

She was being questioned about why she traveled to the Paris Air Show last summer--and she replied that she and her husband “had a full slate of meetings with business leaders who could bring jobs” to her home state. “I did not see the Eiffel Tower,” she said.

Her vision must be way worse than another GOP star who could see Russia from her house.

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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