One would have thought there was brouhaha enough over reports earlier this year that Bud Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, spent nights at the home of lobbyist Ann Eppard. Or that Eppard, a former top staff member for Shuster, still heads up the Pennsylvania Congressman's fund raising. Now there is a new flap. It seems Eppard worked with a lobbyist who represents Carnival Cruise Lines and its trade group to get Shuster's support for a "technical amendment" to the Coast Guard reauthorization bill. Tacked on at the last minute by a member of Shuster's committee, the amendment...

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