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Arkansas GOP: We'll keep the money

Chris Kromm
Fallout in the South from GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff's corrupt dealings show no signs of letting up. Add Arkansas to Mr. Neal's survey of Southern entanglements yesterday, although the state GOP is working hard to appear unfazed. In the ongoing saga of who's returning Jack's money and who's not, the Arkansas GOP made it clear that they're keeping the cash:

Senate votes down "Truman Committee" to investigate war profiteering

Chris Kromm
The Senate voted today against setting up a "Truman Committee" to investigate reports of scandal, fraud and abuse for war contracts going to Halliburton and other companies. But the vote was close, and there was a surprise announcement from one GOP Senator. Here's a dispatch from Halliburton Watch: