Saturday, May 17, 2008

Checks & Balances

Opening a New Front

Tom Allen (D) is running against Sen. Susan Collins (R) in Maine. Until the Democrats took over the senate, Collins was the chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee -- the analog of the Waxman committee in the House, the body's main investigative committee. And now Allen is charging that Collins' failure to hold any oversight hearings on contracting fraud and abuse in Iraq led to massive waste and even the loss of lives.

Here's a story on it from the Portland Press Herald and a video segment on it from a local news station ...

--Josh Marshall

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& Checks & Balances the geebus 11.9.2006

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