What’s the Loop read this morning?
Mystery resolved... sorta — After days of speculation about what kind of ailment was keeping Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-Ill.) from work and calls for him to be more forthcoming about the matter, we get the most definitive answer so far: he’s suffering from a “mood disorder,” aides and doctors say.
Meanwhile, the Reliable Source offers cautionary tales about other lawmakers who weren’t up-front about their “personal messes”.
Bread and circus — Our colleague Ann Gerhart sat in the cheap seats (the House visitors’ gallery) for the health-care law repeal vote, watching tourists take in the “party atmosphere” and observing the “zoo”-like scene.
Spy stories — The story, by our colleague Ian Shapiro, of an ex-spy’s legal battles reveals the “cascading personal toll on a CIA officer when a secret intelligence operation’s cover is blown.”