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Why 'Red' States Shoulder The Deepest Cuts Under Obama

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most...

Jason Linkins

Let's Do It! Let's Bring Back Earmarks!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

For the past several years, Congress has been operating under a formal ban of earmarks -- tiny bits of spending that members previously enjoyed insert...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Wants To Revive Earmarks And Says A Top House Republican Does Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he expects congressional earmarks will be revived and insisted senior Republican Party m...

Sam Stein

Elizabeth Warren Is Not On The 'Bring Back Earmarks' Bandwagon

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate's foremost progressive voices is not on board with the recent push from various corners of the chamber to reinstitute ...

Sam Stein

Senators Urge Congress Not To Bring Back Earmarks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least two senators are joining forces to squash a growing movement to bring earmarks back to the lawmaking process. In a letter to...

Sam Stein

Dick Durbin Wants To Bring Back Earmarks And He Wants Obama To Support Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, is quietly pushing the reinstitution of earmarks as a way of greas...

Ryan Grim

Obey Tells GOP They Can't Have Their Pork And Eat It Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The GOP may be the party of no -- but when it comes to individual Republican lawmakers taking credit for federally-funded projects in their home state...