Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

Wale (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post )

The Virginia Capitol has turned into a massive flu incubator, what with wheezing lawmakers in the evenly-divided Senate too afraid to miss a vote if they take a sick day.

Heard about the time that Wale got up in the face of a Toronto Raptors broadcaster who compared him unfavorably to Drake?

(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

“When I was going against the Bush administration -- ‘Haha, he’s the maverick. He’s the guy who’s standing up.’ I go up against Obama, and ‘Ah! That angry, dirty, old man.’ I may have, quote, evolved. . . I haven’t changed any.”

John McCain on his changing image, in a long profile by our colleague Jason Horowitz.

Looking for Thursday’s Reliable Source? Start here: Adam Laxalt: A look at the secret son of former senator Pete Domenici