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Congressman Jim Moran (D) is taking lots of heat (in venues ranging from the Washington Post to National Review Online) over anti-Semitic remarks he made to a "town meeting" audience in Reston. But Watchdog readers know him better as one of Congress's biggest spenders. Moran is a member of the House Budget Committee and the House Appropriations Committee (referred to last week by President Bush in a throwaway remark as "the spenders"), and has rarely seen a tax or spending bill he didn't like.

Plus, the ethically challenged Moran is the ranking minority member of the Legislative Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee. When Congress wants to spend money on itself, Moran's the go-to guy.