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 n.— «All these numbers come from files kept by the executive branch of the government. Stevens, who provided and directed the money through his position at the time as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, had no detailed information to add when interviewed Thursday. He said his appropriations committee staff reviewed the earmark requests from LOVE Social Services in a process known as a “scrub.” Such requests are always confidential, though, he said.» —“Nonprofit’s spending records sparse” by Sam Bishop, Rod Boyce Dail News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) Jan. 22, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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