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Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Campaign-funded tequila shots

Rep. Duncan Hunter, photographed in 2017 on Capitol Hill
Rep. Duncan Hunter, photographed in 2017 on Capitol Hill
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Like me, you may have missed this gem during this week’s news onslaught, so let’s catch you up: Tuesday, the Department Of Justice indicted California Representative Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, on charges they illegally used campaign money to pay for personal expenses like dental work, travel, and—hold up—30 tequila shots for a bachelor party. Improper food-related purchases also included more than $5,000 worth of fast food and $11,000 at Costco. [Kate Bernot]

Loretta Lynn on Letterman

I’m so delighted to hear Loretta Lynn’s long-gestating new album is finally being released this September. Lynn suffered a stroke in 2017, canceled all her touring dates, and the album was put on hold. Now comes word that Wouldn’t It Be Great is coming out Sept. 18. In anticipation, here’s Lynn on Letterman with her Van Lear Rose producer, Jack White. [Kevin Pang]

Kevin Pang was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace on Netflix.

Kate Bernot is managing editor at The Takeout and a certified beer judge.

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