Jerry Lewis Under Investigation

No, not that Jerry Lewis, but the House appropriations chairman — the big-spending Republican the Wall Street Journal calls "the Minority Maker." According to the Washington Post, the Justice Department is conducting an investigation into Lewis's relationship with a lobbying firm, an investigation loosely connected to the Randy "Duke" Cunningham affair, though there are no prostitutes involved in this part of the story, at least not yet. The Post story is rather vague about what's really going on; TPM Muckraker offers a bit more background on Lewis and the prospect of several other members of the appropriations committee following the Dukester into the pokey.

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