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After John McCain's (R-AZ) victory in the Potomac primary the senator was joined on stage by Fred Malek, his national finance co-chair and President Nixon's "Jew Counter." As personnel chief for Nixon, Malek investigated Nixon's suspicions about a "Jewish cabal" in the Bureau of Labor Statistics that was making him look bad. Malek also worked for CREEP, ran a program that was extensively investigated by the Senate Watergate committee, and was arrested - as a child - for "killing, skinning, and barbecuing a dog." (Huffington Post)

The Congressional fundraising season is in full swing, but members of the press are not on the guest lists. A Politico reporter who attempted to attend fundraisers for Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) and Bob Latta (R-OH) was asked to leave both events. (The Politico)

Despite the fact that the Federal Drug Administration received about 350 reports of health problems associated with the blood thinning drug heparin, the FDA has admitted that it has never inspected the Chinese facility that manufactures the drug for Baxter International. In the wake of four deaths and hundreds of illness associated with heparin, the FDA announced that "preparations are being made to perform an inspection as soon as possible." (Reuters)

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has mistakenly jailed and sometimes deported U.S. citizens after confusing them with illegal immigrants. Though the agency's deputy director of detention and removal services asserts that such occurrences are rare, just last month a U.S. citizen from Minnesota and Georgia was detained for weeks and threatened with deporting to Russia. (McClatchy)