Lock Him Up Already: Second Ted Stevens Investigation Underway

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When Ted Stevens (R-Corruption) isn’t busy getting his home raided by the FBI and the IRS due to a possibly illegal sweetheart deal he got when an Alaskan oil company remodeled his house for him, he’s landing earmarks that (possibly illegally) enrich his former aide and his son’s current business partner. Now — who’da thunk it? — he’s getting investigated for that, too. For more info, see Think Progress.

Also, CREW thinks it’s a good idea if the most egregious mishandler of cash in Washington isn’t sitting on the committee that doles out all the cash. They’re calling for Stevens to lose his seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. (He’s also the ranking member on the Commerce Committee.) No one thought of this earlier?

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