CA Congressman Jerry Lewis Angles for Appropriations Post

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For years, Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis brought home the bacon for Riverside County, and his use of earmarks for friends and contributors attracted attention from the FBI.  Now he promises to preside over cutbacks — even for California — if he gets back his job as chair of the Appropriations Committee, which approves all federal spending. Also, the latest effort to bring the NFL to Los Angeles and, why do some state auditors and attorneys carry guns at public expense?  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, after shaking up international diplomacy, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says American banks are next. We hear how newspapers decide which leaked information to publish and why WikiLeaks is so hard to stop.  

Banner image: Congressman Lewis addresses the house on the Defense Supplemental Funding Bill on July 28, 2010

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