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Foxes Propose Henhouse Reform

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For 10 years, right-wing leaders in Congress have overseen the K Street Project -- a partisan, pay-to-play system that provides special interests with legislative favors in return for campaign cash. Yesterday, they tried to reinvent themselves as reformers. As Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) noted, it's like "asking John Gotti to clean up organized crime." The results are what you'd expect: Instead of getting at the heart of the problem, the reforms proposed yesterday nibble around the edges. While there was a lot of talk about reform, what was proposed was a recipe for business as usual on Capitol Hill.

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