GSA got ethics OK; Americans like to elect the rich; details on Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s depression (read-this roundup)

August 6, 2012

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Nothin’ to see here — Ethics officials gave the GSA a clean bill of health just three days after that embarrassing Las Vegas conference that landed the agency in hot water.

Wealth of nations — The rich might be different than the rest of us, but we sure want to be like them, reports Manuel Roig-Franzia. Despite our villainizing of Mitt Romney’s riches, America’s got a rich history of electing the monied.

Health update — We’re learning more about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s depression from his wife. She says he’s undergoing tests and treatment for what had become a “debilitating” condition and that she expects him to return to work — though at the moment, the Illinois Democrat is in a “news blackout.”

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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