Just a few days after the N&R warns us about the evil of money in politics comes this report that Sen. Kay Hagan “may have skipped” a Senate armed services committee hearing to discuss the threat of ISIS to attend a New York fundraiser.

Fair enough —key words here are “may have” considering the fact “attendance records are not made available for closed-door Senate hearings.” But we do know there was a cocktail reception for Hagan that night in NYC, with tickets going for —hold on —- $5,000.