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Sam Stein

Maple Syrup Research Industry Fires Back At John McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On its face, it does seem absurd. Buried in a trillion-plus-dollar omnibus spending bill is a line requesting $165,000 for maple-syrup r...

John McCain Calls For More Sweeping Ban On Earmarks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the end of a week when House Republicans agreed to suspend all forms of earmark carve-outs on next year's spending bills, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz....

Jason Linkins

John McCain Back To Twittering About Earmarks | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Senator John McCain, man, that guy hates him some earmarks! And, from time to time, he likes to take to his Twitter account, make a listicle, and rid...

Jason Linkins

McConnell Promises More Pork Despite McCain Threats | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unless you have been residing under a rock this past year, you know that one of John McCain's signature platform pieces is his pledge to eliminate ear...

The Adler Planetarium and McCain's Fake War on Earmarks

Jules Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jules Siegel

McCain's slur about the Adler projector reveals both the slovenly nature of his campaign's opposition research as well as a disconnect from reality. This is a high-tech scientific educational project, not an entertainment device.

McCain Forgets That He Railed Against His Own Pork

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the campaign trail, Sen. John McCain frequently decries earmarks and pork-barrel legislation, proudly bragging that he has never requested a single...

Sam Stein

Palin Received Millions In Earmarks, Clouding Reformer Image | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News continues to break regarding vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin that could, in the long term, pose serious problems to one of the main thrus...

McCain Voted For Earmark He Rails Against In Ad

The Huffington Post via FactCheck.Org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FactCheck.Org reports that John McCain's "Outrageous" ad: Republican presidential candidate John McCain cites three absurd-sounding examples of pork-...

McCain's Fantasy War On Earmarks

Washington Post | Michael Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain boasts that he can save $100 billion a year "immediately" by eliminating the so-called earmarks that legislators attach to spending bills ...

Clinton Requests $2.3 Billion In Earmarks

The Hill | Manu Raju and Kevin Bogardus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has requested nearly $2.3 billion in federal earmarks for 2009, almost three times the largest amount received by...

Sam Stein

How Vulnerable Are Obama, Clinton On Earmarks? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night's Democrat debate may have been one of the final indicators for how the primary election will play out. But it also provided some telling i...

Clinton Earmarks Land Her In Top Ten In Senate

Washington Post | Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year's spending bills, placing her among the top...