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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Secretaries’ Night Out

Two members of the presidential Cabinet took a break from flexing their administrative muscles Monday night and instead opted to chow down on a bowl of mussels.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius dined together at the Cleveland Park restaurant Ardeo. The pair arrived around 7 p.m., were seated with a friend and “enjoyed a bountiful bowl of mussels,” an HOH tipster says.

Electric Engagement

Add Nick Meads and Alicia Oman to the list of Washington power couples.

Meads, who works for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, proposed to Oman, who tackles energy and environmental issues for the National Association of Manufacturers, during a Capitol Dome tour last week.

Oman tells HOH that she traveled to the Capitol after her boss asked her to fill in at a meeting in House Minority Leader John Boehner’s office. But her boss provided few details about who she was to meet with at the Ohio Republican’s office or what specifically she was to discuss.

“I finally go to the meeting, and there was my now-fiance, Nick, standing outside the office,” Oman says.

Meads proposed at the top of the Dome, and the newly engaged couple dined at the Blue Duck Tavern after the tour, Oman tells HOH.

The couple plan to wed on Jan. 15 in a ceremony in Falls Church, Va., followed by a reception at the Hilton in Old Town Alexandria, Oman says. It should be a busy fall for the bride — along with planning her wedding and working at NAM, she’s attending law school at George Mason University.

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