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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Gaddafi’s final moments; Allen’s ‘macaca’ mulligan; political photo ops unmasked (read-this roundup)

George Allen is seeking a Senate comeback. (Katherine Frey - The Washington Post)
Here’s what the Loop is reading Thursday morning:

Dramatic final moments — A new report provides the “most complete account we have of the final days” of Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi.

A second act — A “humbler” George Allen is looking for a mulligan on that “macaca” comment that torpedoed his political career, as he seeks a return to the Senate.

Grip and grin — Our colleagues at the Reliable Source have the real deal on those staged photo ops (think Paul Ryan washing dishes). Best quote, from a veteran photographer who’s shot many of them: “They pretend to have a campaign, and we pretend to cover it.”

Malarkey’s moment? — Can Vice President Biden rescue the word “malarkey” from old-fashioned obscurity?

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