The Washington Post

Rep. Jackson might be back; worry behind the debt deal; and the president gets a bear hug.

Here’s what the Loop is reading Monday morning:

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was treated for depression at Mayo Clinic. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

Behind the scenes fretting — More on the tense negotiations that led to the debt deal last year. According to an excerpt from Bob Woodward’s newest book, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner worried that the impact of allowing the United States to default would be catastrophic. Effects would be “indelible, incurable. It would last for generations,” he said.

Snapped — Funny picture of the day: President Obama gets a bear hug from a Florida voter.

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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