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Commerce secretary takes a break; bringing moderate back; texting donations (read-this roundup)

Commerce Secretary John Bryson is takin a leave of absence. (Rajanish Kakade/AP)

Taking a break — Commerce Secretary John Bryson is stepping away from the wheel of his agency for a bit, after suffering s seizure that led to three traffic accidents this weekend.

The M word — Angus King is campaigning for a Senate seat from Maine using a word rarely heard these days: moderation. The independent envisions his odd status as shaking up partisan Washington: “An unencumbered U.S. senator is a profound threat to the whole system,” he said.

Phone it in — In dangerous news for drunk-texters, the FEC says presidential campaigns can now accept donations via text message. OMG.

Scene of the crime— Players in the Watergate scandal reconvene at the place where it all began forty years ago.

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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