Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:


The cast of “1600 Penn”: Benjamin Stockham, Amara Miller, Josh Gad, Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac. (Byron Cohen/NBC)

The cast and crew of NBC’s “1600 Penn” got a rare treat: a private screening at the White House on Wednesday, reports Emily Yahr. How did the rookie sitcom about a wacky first family score the honor? Probably has something to do with co-creator and executive producer Jon Lovett being a former speechwriter for President Obama. And how is the show? Not as hilarious as “Veep,” but it has some promise, says our critic Hank Stuever.


Jacob Lew (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In other news: Jacob Lew, Obama’s pick for treasury secretary, has a loopy signature that everyone worries will look goofy on the dollar bill — but it just means he’s secretly the warm, cuddly type, says a graphologist.

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