Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

John Kiriakou talks to Medea Benjamin at his farewell party. (David Montgomery/The Washington Post)

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)

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)

— 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.

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