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Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s condition still unclear; House floor’s a zoo; an ex-spy’s story (read-this roundup)


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s condition is still a mystery. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

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.

Hmmm.

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.”

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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