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Bribing with class

February 28, 2006 - The newswires are aglow with reports about how convicted Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham went about accepting bribes in return for hefty defense contracts from his perch at the House Appropriations Committee from 1998 to 2005:

The great Bush library land grab

February 20, 2006 - Four Texas universities are fighting to host the George W. Bush Presidential Library. And although three of them are religious schools, it appears they may be using un-Christian means to win the honor, according to the New York Sun:

Getting wired in Kentucky

By R. Neal
February 9, 2006 - According to this article, a recent study found that 33% of homes in Kentucky do not have computers, and 40% do not have internet access. But, this is a slight improvement from last year, when the findings were 35% and 45% respectively.

New TVA board confirmations coming soon. Maybe?

By R. Neal
February 9, 2006 - The six new nominees appointed by President Bush for the expanded TVA board appeared before the Senate Public Works Committee yesterday. Their confirmations were expected to sail through the Senate with Bill Frist's steady hand at the helm.

The Abramoff effect

February 5, 2006 - Think the Jack Abramoff scandal isn't having much impact on politics? Ralph Reed, former darling of the religious right and current candidate for the second-in-command post in Georgia, would disagree:

Who brings in the money

February 3, 2006 - The campaign finance watchdogs at the Center for Responsive Politics have just released the numbers on which politicians in the U.S. House raised the most money in 2005. Here's the breakdown: