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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Read this: John Kiriakou; Ross Detwiler; Stephenie Meyer; Martin O’Malley

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John Kiriakou talks to Medea Benjamin at his farewell party. (David Montgomery/The Washington Post)
We thought it was poignant when John Kiriakou’s old college friends took him out for one last dinner before prison. Little did we know the party that the CIA whistleblower had waiting for him — a Hay-Adams bash for 100 co-hosted by Code Pink and a wealthy heiress, reports David Montgomery.

In other news: When the president is your commencement speaker, it means fewer tickets for grads. . . Meet the Hill staffers who have scored the most foreign junkets. . . Aww: Nats pitcher Ross Detwiler cut his honeymoon short to visit troops on a USO holiday tour.


(Alan Diaz/AP)


“I spend a year working on a novel and another year editing it. They spend one day reading it, and they’re ready for more.”



Stephenie Meyer, whose “Twilight” series created a “Madonna/Hack dichotomy,” worshipped by fans and reviled by critics. Our colleague Monica Hesse wonders if following Meyer is this generation’s version of following the Grateful Dead.


O'Malley in Iowa last fall. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)


“Deval Patrick?. . . Oh damn . . . Mike McNally? An Irish name?”



— Union County (Iowa) Democratic Party Chairwoman Monica McCarthy struggling to recall the name of Martin O’Malley — not a great omen for the Maryland governor as he dips his toes in the water of a 2016 presidential bid.

Looking for Friday’s Reliable Source? Start here: Same-sex marriage group agrees to drop Laura Bush commercial

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