Mid-Morning News:

  • Josh Marshall looks into how Shirlington Limousines came to be connected to alleged-briber Brent Wilkes. The "missing link" appears to be former Rep. Bill Lowery (R-CA), who is now a lobbyist with close ties to Appropriations chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA).
  • Following the money doesn’t have to be limited to politics and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington has shown how to follow the money in the religious arena.
  • Captain Ed is disheartened by the failure of Coburn’s amendments to strip pork from the emergency supplemental. When talking about the Northrop Grumman earmark he asks the question that we all have in our head when thinking this, "Why does a corporation that made $2.4 billion in profit need another $200 million from American taxpayers to cover a loss they’ve absorbed in that same year?" Amen.
  • citizen dc at Daily Kos writes about Karl Rove’s "unexplained personal wealth". It is quite strange that a man who doesn’t make so much money happens to own million dollar homes.