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At WAMU, Patrick Madden reports that Rep. Darrell Issa is pumping the brakes on his plan to make more rules for people who don’t live in his home district:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has agreed to set aside a bill that would require background checks for top-level D.C. government appointees, according to D.C. government officials. Issa decided to hold off after hearing from D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown that similar provisions are included in proposed legislation before the council.

Issa’s interference in District government is completely appalling. Let me share a rough estimate how many of his constituents care who gets hired by D.C. government: 0. You know what Issa’s constituents care about? Unemployment and home foreclosures, just like everyone else in California. Maybe he should focus on those.

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