Equating Bill Jefferson with Thomas Jefferson The sequence of events that followed an FBI search of Rep. William Jefferson's (D-LA) offices on Capitol Hill is nothing short of surreal. Instead of using the incident to suggest that corruption cuts across parties, the GOP has denounced the raid as a violation of the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches.
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Equating Bill Jefferson with Thomas Jefferson

Hastert, embroiled in a feud over the search of Congressman Jefferson's offices, becomes the longest-serving Republican House speaker in history on June 1. hide caption

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If Democrat Francine Busby wins next Tuesday's special congressional election in California's 50th District, it could be a sign that Republicans are in for some trouble come November. hide caption

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Thirty-three years ago today, the Senate cuts off all funding for U.S. war efforts in Cambodia. hide caption

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Beth Siniawsky shared this photo of herself with Lloyd Bentsen