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Sunday, December 10, 2006

NEWS AND COMMENT

News Item

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 9 — Brushing past months of unflattering headlines about a federal corruption investigation, Representative William J. Jefferson was elected to a ninth term on Saturday, with a decisive runoff victory that again emphasized this city’s sharp racial divisions.


Comment

Now all that could make this news worse is assignment of Mr. Jefferson to the incompetent and discredited House Ethics Committee.

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