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It hasn’t been a great few months for Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.).
During the election campaign last fall, the congressman got in trouble for saying his own district is in a “racist area.” All of a sudden, he found himself in a real fight for re-election, and though he eventually pulled out a comfortable victory, he needed to bring in a lot of new funding for his campaign in order to do so. Now, one of the sources he turned to for that money could land him in some hot water.
Federal prosecutors are currently looking at PMA Group, a lobbying shop founded by Paul Magliocchetti, a former top aide of Murtha’s. And, the New York Times reports, they’re investigating the possibility that Magliocchetti may havc directed “bogus” contributions to Murtha and two other Democratic congressmen, Virginia’s Jim Moran and Indiana’s Pete Visclosky.
“In the first half of 2007, the PMA Group and its clients contributed more than $500,000″ to the three men, the Times says. “The lawmakers, meanwhile, earmarked more than $100 million in defense spending for PMA clients in the appropriations bills for 2008.”
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.
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