When is a Bribe Not a Bribe on Capitol Hill?

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California's Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to taking $2.4 million in bribes, including a Rolls Royce, a $7,000 antique toilet and a yacht as his personal residence. Word of his transgressions first broke when the Copley-owned San Diego Union-Tribune reported that a lobbyist bought Cunningham's house at a price so inflated that it later sold for a $700,000 loss in a hot real estate market. As scandals multiply on Capitol Hill, other Republicans are worried about facing the outrage of voters. What's happened to the party that promised an end to graft and corruption when it took over Congress 12 years ago? What's the difference between business-as-usual and Cunningham's felony crimes? We look at those questions as ask what it all means for national security.
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Warren Olney