BUSINESS INTERESTS OVER NATIONAL SECURITY, PART 84. The top story in this morning�s CongressDailyAM (subscription only) began:

A coalition of industry groups is mounting an aggressive lobbying campaign to persuade House Homeland Security Committee Republicans to oppose an amendment that would require all cargo to be scanned at foreign ports before being shipped to the United States.

Then, just a few hours later, in this afternoon�s CongressDailyPM:

Senior Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee said today that they did not believe it would be practical to require all U.S.-bound cargo to be inspected at foreign ports�

Told to jump, and you can practically hear them ask �How high?� Democrats ought to take full advantage of this and exploit it for all it�s worth.

--Alec Oveis