Trapping the Mink?

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Voting is underway now in the Senate on whether — and how — to investigate Rep. Don Young’s Coconut Road earmark.

Late Update: The Democrats’ preferred measure — the Boxer amendment, which requests that the Justice Department initiate an investigation of how the earmark was sneaked into the bill after passage — passes.

Later Update: A separate measure sponsored by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that would have created a joint House-Senate panel to investigate Coconut Road has failed.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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