A disabled Foreign Service officer; indy voters; a ‘gracious’ concession from Rep. West (read-this roundup)


So long, Rep. Allen West. (Harry Hamburg/AP)

Challenge at State — A disabled Foreign Service officer forced into retirement sues the State Department.

Independent streak — Those vaunted independent voters wound up not being so crucial after all, reports our pal, the Fact Checker.

That’s ‘gracious’? — Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) finally concedes to Democrat Patrick Murphy. West released a statement parsing the results and saying election officials’ actions “rightly raise questions in my mind and for many voters.” Murphy then praised his “gracious concession.” Hmm.

Bald-face truth — The spokesmen for the RNC and DNC plan to shave their heads in a bet-turned-stunt for charity.

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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