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Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker looks at the finances of Julie Doolittle, the wife of Abramoff-linked Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA), and finds that she has only worked for four clients as a fundraiser, her husband’s campaign, where she got 15 percent of every contribution; Jack Abramoff’s restaurant and charity; and the DeLay-Abramoff lobby shop Alexander Strategies. All of these groups and individuals are under investigation for possible illegal activities. … Captain Ed at Captain’s Quarters voices his displeasure with this new revelation about Doolittle claiming, “I don’t really care whether a politician has a D or an R after their name when this kind of nonsense occurs; all I know is that this stinks to high heaven.” … Arianna Huffington writes about John Ashcroft’s recent move to K Street in her Huffington Post. … Public Campaign’s Paid for by… blog reports that House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is the main sponsor of a bill that would gut the pension system while also being a main recipient of campaign money from the securities and investment industry.

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