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Congress: Where's Jesse Jackson Jr?

“Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the Democratic Chicago congressman is struggling with ‘physical and emotional ailments’ worse than previously known,” the Washington Post reports. “Jackson, 47, has been treated for what his office last week called ‘exhaustion.’ Now, his office says, things have deteriorated, though a statement declined to say specifically what was ailing Jackson, the son of the civil rights figure and former presidential candidate of the same name. … Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Jackson’s Chicago colleague, told The Post’s Ed O’Keefe recently that he thought the ups and downs of congressional life merely got to Jackson.”

House Speaker John Boehner on the jobs reports, per NBC’s Frank Thorp: "Today's report shows the private sector clearly isn't 'doing fine' and that President Obama's policies have failed. … The president needs to stop betting on his failed policies and start working with Republicans to remove government obstacles to job creation.”

And from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: "Today's jobs report is more than disappointing with just 80,000 jobs created in the month of June. This crawling pace is not enough to get the millions of Americans who are unemployed back to work or provide long-term growth. We've seen month after month of dismal jobs numbers, college graduates unable to find employment and small business hiring stalled. The President has had three years to get the economy going again, but he has not. His policies have not worked, and we can't afford to keep going down the same path.