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ID of Republican but not Democrats in wire briefs

Multiple readers have pointed me to the "Around the Nation" wire briefs on Page A2 of today's print edition. The three items concern:

* Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.'s guilty plea in charges of wrongly spending campaign funds

* Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's not guilty plea to accepting bribes and gifts for awarding city contracts

* Former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici's disclosing that he fathered the daughter of a Senate colleague

The readers' objection was the the wire items identified Domenici as a Republican, but neither Jackson nor Nagin as Democrats.

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