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House & Senate Repubs. Might Legalize Bribery

Erick Erickson, Red State

It would be a shame for either the House or Senate to give up on the earmarks ban, particularly when outrage over Repub. behavior related, in part, to corruption induced through earmarks led to their devastating losses in '06.

Mississippi Voters Stagger Cochran and K Street

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

Unlike Mississippi voters, corporate earmark recipients and their K Street lobbyists are fighting to keep Thad Cochran in office. Liberal GOP lobbyists Haley Barbour and John Feehery count on having Cochran on their side to help them grow the influence (and purses) of their corporate, special interest clients.

So Does Iowa's Joni Ernst Support Amnesty?

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst is trying to sell herself as a conservative, but her record and endorsements are looking more and more like another career politician who will be a vote for the Chamber of Commerce on amnesty, Common Core and the rest of the whole Big Government – Big Business agenda.