Actor Kal Penn--of Harold & Kumar stoner-fame and the hit TV show "House"--is taking a desk job at the White House as an associate director of the Office of Public Liaison. In an exclusive TNR interview, Penn and GQ writer Hilary Elkins talk office politics, hoops, and making his parents proud.

Click here to read today's TNR Q&A with Kal Penn.

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