Last Call: Get an Exam

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Dec. 16 2010 6:13 PM

Last Call: Get an Exam

You cover politics long enough and you get embarrassed at how quickly you hear bad personal news and start thinking of the horse race side effects. Ron Wyden's surgery for early stage prostate cancer will cost the Democrats a vote for a few days, but let's keep this in perspective -- he caught prostate cancer early enough to fix it.

- Mock the source if you like, but this deserves some follow up. (The documentation takes some time to acquire.)

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- Joe Miller has a newfound habit of tweeting stories that might make Lisa Murkowski look bad.

- This is pretty meaningless, but its appearance in a Fox News poll is truly shocking.

- Tim Carney has Orzsag good and nailed.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.