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?