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Clemens in Congress

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The baseball steroids saga continues today, with pitcher Roger Clemens giving private, sworn testimony to congressional lawyers before his big day on the Hill next week. The seven-time Cy Young winner will be testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Feb. 13.

With all the issues facing this country, from a failing foreign policy to looming energy problems to a bloated federal budget, do we really need the slow-moving dinosaur that Congress is turning its attention to overpaid athletes?

Even with the current commissioner, who some may say has been an absolute disaster, shouldn’t Major League Baseball be able to get its own house in order?

FRANCIS SMITH, Special Publications Assistant Editor

Above: Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, left, followed by one of his attorneys, Lanny Breuer, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5.