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Off Limits

An appellate court decision on the constitutionality of a search of Rep. William Jefferson's office in connection with a bribery investigation may significantly hamper investigations into other members of Congress. The court's ruling may prevent the future use of wiretapping, staff interviews, and office searches.

In question is the "speech or debate" clause:

Green Cash and Scam

Dan Tynan at the Witlist blog has boiled the Abramoff-DeLay scandal down to a level that even a pre-schooler could understand. He calls his piece "Tom DeLay Denies All Charges (As Told by Dr. Suess)." It starts:

That Abramoff!
That Abramoff!

Na Na Na...Na Na Na...Bob Ney...Good Bye

On the heels of learning that he may be charged with bribery for selling votes for campaign cash, Rep. Bob Ney is going to visit the troops in Iraq for a week.

Do you think he'll come back? More at Chillicothe Gazette.