Could bringing back "earmarks" -- derided as pork barrel, insider spending just a few years ago -- be the unconventional solution for re-booting Congress? It just might be.
For the analysis, Reuters divided the U.S. into three categories: Republican-leaning "red" states where Obama got less than
And for what, exactly? As Edsall notes, a hot load of nothing: The ban on earmarks, adopted after the Republican takeover
The conservative wing, meanwhile, has little interest in seeing earmarks return. Reid said top House Republicans have told
BGR Group, whose lobbyists have given $18,300 to Cochran's campaign this cycle, represents clients with sites in Mississippi
Earmarks are the spending measures that lawmakers used to be able to tack onto legislation to fund pet projects in their
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) also signed on to a letter urging congressional leadership to keep earmarks banned. Warren now
"The American people celebrated this bipartisan leadership. But, recently, we have noted that members on both sides of the
Listen to the full recording of Durbin's comments on congressional earmarks: WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the
WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might
This week will be seen as a turning point in the future. Ted Cruz and his band of merry Tea Partiers fought the Obamacare law, with every ounce of energy they could muster. And the law won.
The Republicans who voted for these budgets (or contributed to the earmarks and voted "no" later), have morally obligated themselves to support the debt ceiling. After all, these budget packages are what raised the debt to such high levels.
Earmarks were eliminated in D.C. in 2010, and the policy climate had been improving for it. But Lettermarking, a first cousin of Earmarking, is trying for a comeback.
Make this Earth Day your tastiest yet, with super-crunchy recipes that still taste amazing. Tie-dye shirts are optional.
These are three of my favorite Easter recipes that incorporate tradition, but also bring a modern, sophisticated flair.
"Historically, President Obama has spoken forcefully about his commitment to addressing the money in politics crisis, but