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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Lobbying Influence

The Beaver County Times puts Tom DeLay's jet-set adventures and unscrupulous accounting practices in perspective...
If you think the game of gotcha going on in the nation's Capitol is about the travels and travails of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other members of the House of Representatives, you're missing the point.

It's not about questionable travel arrangements and whether they violated the House's generous and forgiving rules. Instead, it's about the massive amount of influence special interests have over Congress and how it is corrupting what little is left of our democratic process.

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