Races pit ‘kin v. kin;’ a Senate-White House blind item; and enviros target flat-earthers (read-this roundup)


Arizona 6th Congressional District candidates Ben Quayle, left, and David Schweikert, shake hands. (Associated Press)

Family feuds — This election year is shaping up to be the year of family feuds: there are more intraparty incumbents, setting up “kin vs. kin” races that “disrupt friendships and fracture alliances,” our colleague Rosalind Helderman reports.

Love on the battlefield — A whodunit via the Reliable Source: just who are the male Obama aide and the female Senate Republican staffer whose pillow talk made its way into Michael Grunwald’s new book about the stimulus deal? The author’s not saying, so discuss...

Flatly speaking — The League of Conservation Voters is targeting five lawmakers they’ve dubbed the “Flat Earth Five.”

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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