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  • In a story with the subhead "The Feud that Helped Knock the Shine Off a Republican Golden Boy," The New Republic's Marin Cogan traces the long-fractious relationship between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. David Vitter. The piece relies heavily on unnamed GOP activists and politicos in Baton Rouge, and notes that Jindal's problems stem largely from isolation. "Essentially Vitter has stepped up to fill that void," one unnamed "Louisiana Republican" is quoted as saying. "Because everyone hates Bobby, David hates Bobby, and presto: The enemy of my enemy is a friend." ...

  • U.S. Sen. David Vitter will host a campaign fundraiser at the sold-out Justin Bieber concert at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center on Aug. 2. To see the Biebs with Louisiana's Republican powerhouse, it'll set you back a cold $1,000. A beauty and a beat sold separately ...

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