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Mitch Mcconnell Earmark Ban

Mitch McConnell's Earmark Position-Switch Makes Waves Back Home

The Washington Post | Ann Gerhart & R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The messy, massive business of appropriations and bailouts during a prolonged recession has deepened public distrust, claimed political scalps and har...

GOP Earmark Ban Won't Stop Lawmakers From Injecting Taxpayer Dollars Into Pet Projects

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite their claims, the Republicans' ban on earmarks won't stop lawmakers from steering taxpayers' dollars to pet projects. And i...

Mitch McConnell Backs Earmark Ban After Requesting Nearly $1 BILLION In Pork

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top Republican in the Senate has reversed course and endorsed a moratorium on pork-barrel projects known as "earmarks." Those are special funding ...

GOP Senators Back Earmark Ban After Requesting MILLIONS In Pork

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP senators have begun sharpening their swords for an epic face-off over a proposed earmark ban, a measure that some members of Congress believe must...