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Congress: Slowing things down

The Washington Post reports that Congress is going to slow down the legislative process for the rest of the year. 

"Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) asserted his innocence and said he is cooperating fully with a preliminary investigation by the House's new ethics office into his relationship with former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and his interest in President Obama's vacant Senate seat."

American Rights at Work launched a seven-figure ad buy urging the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, trying to capitalize on the raw feelings of workers toward Wall Street. Here's the script: "It's the Wall Street way of doing business. Getting rich is everything. Reward yourself for failure. Employees don't matter. Exploiting them is acceptable. Don't let workers get ahead. That's why they think they deserve bailouts and bonuses for bringing our economy down. And then turn around and try to keep workers from joining unions to earn better wages and benefits. Don't let them get away with it. Tell Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act now. It's time the economy worked for everyone again."  

Count Chocola: Officials at the fiscally conservative "Club for Growth have zeroed in on former Rep. Chris Chocola (R-Ind.) to lead the group after the current president, former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), leaves later this month to run for Senate in Pennsylvania… Chocola was twice elected to the House before losing a bid for his third term in 2006 to now-Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). And like Toomey, Chocola has deep pockets: Roll Call reported in 2004 that Chocola was one of the wealthiest Members of Congress with a net worth of almost $15 million."