Breaking: Sen. Ted Stevens’ House Raided by FBI, IRS

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My oh my, look what I found on the series of tubes.

The FBI and IRS have searched the home of Republican Sen. Ted Stevens in a ski resort in Alaska as part of an investigation into his links with an oil-services company, officials said on Monday.

Stevens, probably the biggest porker in Congress, once threatened to resign when the Senate challenged a frivolous Alaskan earmark in order to help rebuild New Orleans after Katrina, so it’s not like anyone will miss this guy if he ends up getting taken down. But that won’t happen if the hulk tie has anything to do with it.

For background on the Stevens scandal, see TPMtv.

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