The Cold War is over, but don't tell that to Rep. Spencer Bachus.The Alabama Republican and ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee caused a stir during the Easter recess when he declared, according to press accounts, that there were 17 socialists in Congress.

Since then the congressman has faced subtle allegations of McCarthyism, and an effort was under way — though decidedly tongue-in-cheek — last week to find out exactly whom Bachus meant.

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