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I. Lewis Libby, the highest-ranking White House official convicted in a government scandal for two decades, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000, and Democratic Congressman William Jefferson has been indicted for soliciting bribes. We’ll talk about these cases and ongoing efforts to address corruption in government.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
- Stephen Moore is a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board.
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