Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

Tareq Salahi (Larry Downing / Reuters)

Tareq Salahi has dropped out of the Virginia GOP nomination convention but still plans to run for governor as an independent. “That’s the best way I can win this race, not going to the convention,” the legendary White House crasher told our colleague Errin Haines. Warning: This is a completely straight-forward and serious news story.

In other news: If Clarence Thomas tells a joke and the transcriber doesn’t catch it, does it make a sound?. . . And all your Lance Armstrong-talks-to-Oprah news here and here; it’s so juicy she’s going to broadcast it over two nights.

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