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Mark Foley's now infamous e-mails to teen-age boys have rocked Republican leaders in Congress. What did they know and when did they know it?  What will the scandal mean for control of the Congress? Plus, another landmark death-toll in Iraq, and school shootings and gun control in Pennsylvania.    

Producers:
Vanessa Romo
Christian Bordal
Frances Anderton

Main Topic Can GOP Contain Latest Scandal, Retain Congressional Control? 40 MIN, 4 SEC

Mark Foley's lawyer says the former Congressman never abused any children, but explicit e-mails to teenage boys cost him his job. House Speaker Dennis Hastert says he wasn’t the only one who knew about Foley’s e-mails.  Yesterday on Rush Limbaugh's radio show, Hastert said he was not to blame for waiting so long to take action. As the scandal escalates, can Hastert and other Republicans hold on to theirs? What's the likely fallout with Christian conservatives and other voters concerned about moral issues? Do the Democrats risk a backlash if they appear to politicize a sensitive issue? We get the latest on what they knew, when they knew and whether they took any action.

Guests:
Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch (@TomFitton)
Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America
Celia Wexler, Vice President for Advocacy at Common Cause
Richard Viguerie, ConservativeHQ.com
Rich Galen, Mullings.com (@richgalen)
Doug Usher, Vice President of the Mellman Group

Making News At Least 17 US Troops Killed in Iraq since Saturday 6 MIN, 2 SEC

Two American soldiers were killed in Iraq today, making 17 since Saturday. On Monday alone, eight died in Baghdad, the most in a single day since July of last year.

Guests:
Richard Oppel, New York Times

Reporter's Notebook PA State House Rejects Gun-Control Measures, Despite Amish Shooting 8 MIN, 2 SEC

There are roughly 17,000 murders in the US every year, 15,000 of which are committed with firearms. Recent school shootings have led to new calls for gun control. Yet, despite Charles Carl Roberts killing of five children at the Amish schoolhouse near Lancaster, on Tuesday--50 miles away in Harrisburg--the Pennsylvania state legislature rejected took up a host of gun-control measures.

Guests:
Amy Worden, Staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer

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