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Yoga studios instead of the Hoover building?; GAO once banned primping; Sen. Carper had game (read-this roundup)

(Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Trading spaces — Oh those federal real estate moves: GSA has “proposed handing the Hoover building to private developers in exchange for building the FBI a new headquarters campus elsewhere in the region.” Could we see swanky condos and yoga studios where the hulking building now stands?

Take a powder — From the archives of the Federal Diary, which is celebrating its 80th birthday by running some old columns, GAO once barred employees from “primping” on company time. “Employees who powder noses ahead of time, so as to run when the bell rings, must be reported, “ the bosses warned.

Carper’s got game — From our colleague Ed O’Keefe’s story of how Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) came to be the first openly gay congressman, this detail kind of blew our minds: Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) once had serious game with the ladies. Carper, then serving in the House, chatted up two flight attendants during a trip to Egypt and set up a double date with them and Frank.

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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