Lawmakers in Washington have quibbled over disaster spending in the wake of the largest hurricane ever to roll up the East Coast.Yet there was never much doubt about one Sandy relief item –— a historic estate styled like a French chateau and located more than 100 miles from the Jersey Shore.Proposals put forward by the White House, Senate and House of Representatives all contained relief funds for the “ancestral” family estate of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the U.
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