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Paul Ryan Halts Push To Bring Back Earmarks
GOP learns to love the pork.
Joshua Roberts / Reuters
House Republicans To Vote On Bringing Back Earmarks
But some conservative groups aren't on board.
Congress Needs Its Bacon Back
Senior Advisor, The Beeck Center at Georgetown University
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.
Why 'Red' States Shoulder The Deepest Cuts Under Obama
By Reuters, Reuters
For the analysis, Reuters divided the U.S. into three categories: Republican-leaning "red" states where Obama got less than
Let's Do It! Let's Bring Back Earmarks!
And for what, exactly? As Edsall notes, a hot load of nothing: The ban on earmarks, adopted after the Republican takeover
Harry Reid Wants To Revive Earmarks And Says A Top House Republican Does Too
The conservative wing, meanwhile, has little interest in seeing earmarks return. Reid said top House Republicans have told
Washington Lobbyists Pour Money Into Mississippi Senate Race To Fend Off Tea Party
BGR Group, whose lobbyists have given $18,300 to Cochran's campaign this cycle, represents clients with sites in Mississippi
Harry Reid Defends Earmarks, Says Obama Is 'Wrong'
Earmarks are the spending measures that lawmakers used to be able to tack onto legislation to fund pet projects in their
Elizabeth Warren Is Not On The 'Bring Back Earmarks' Bandwagon
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) also signed on to a letter urging congressional leadership to keep earmarks banned. Warren now
Senators Urge Congress Not To Bring Back Earmarks
"The American people celebrated this bipartisan leadership. But, recently, we have noted that members on both sides of the
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Dick Durbin Wants To Bring Back Earmarks And He's Pushing Obama To Support Him
Listen to the full recording of Durbin's comments on congressional earmarks: WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the
Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die In Congress
WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might
Friday Talking Points  -- ...And the Law Won
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
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.
GOP and the Dicey Debt Ceiling Waters
Publisher and Editor in Chief, US Daily Review
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.
Don't Let Earmarks Return in D.C.
Board Chair, DC Advocates for the Arts
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.
FOOD & DRINK
8 Super-Crunchy Earth Day Recipes
Make this Earth Day your tastiest yet, with super-crunchy recipes that still taste amazing. Tie-dye shirts are optional.
FOOD & DRINK
Low-Stress Easter Brunch
These are three of my favorite Easter recipes that incorporate tradition, but also bring a modern, sophisticated flair.
Obama's State Of The Union Address Lacks Call For Campaign Finance Reform, Irking Reformers
"Historically, President Obama has spoken forcefully about his commitment to addressing the money in politics crisis, but
The Presidential Inaugural Ticket Sweepstakes
President of iSolon.org
Congressional offices have been inundated with requests for the free tickets. Many offices have responded by claiming they are allocating their tickets by lottery. Sounds fair, doesn't it?
Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Congresswoman, Opposes Sandy Pork Spending Despite Record
Jenkins wrote on Facebook: Jenkins, a former state treasurer, also pushed in 2009 for federal disaster relief for southeast
Majority of K Street Lobbyists' Former Capitol Hill Staff
Dr. David K. Rehr
Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
The study also showed that 40 percent of lobbyists were self-identified Democrats; 33.4 percent are self-identified Republicans
Paul Ryan Staff Emails Show Sensitivity To Stimulus Hypocrisy
Ryan's spokesman Brendan Buck told HuffPost several weeks ago that the requests amounted to basic constituent services. "Part
Paul Ryan Sought Tariff Breaks For Wisconsin Corporate Donors
In 2005, the Wisconsin Republican authored legislation that would suspend the tariffs on such parts. The future GOP vice
Todd Akin Flips On Earmarks In Hopes Of Attracting Financial Support From Jim DeMint
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has had no problem with earmarks during his time in Congress. Between 2008 and 2010, he requested
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