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Mitch Mcconnell Earmarks

Saving the Senate From Itself

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's role confirms our government is not operating as a democracy ruled by the will of the majority, but as a strangled entity tightly in the grasp of the minority and its take-no-prisoners leader.

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...

Mitch McConnell & Jim DeMint Embroiled In Intense GOP Power Struggle: Who's Really The Leader?

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint won one of the biggest legislative victories of his career Monday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to the South Caro...

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...

Rift Between Rand Paul & Mitch McConnell Over Earmarks Reflects Larger Debate Splitting GOP

McClatchy | James Rosen and Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Jim DeMint are headed for a showdown vote next week on earmarks. The vote will be the first post-elect...

Ryan Grim

McConnell Won't Call For Earmark Ban In Omnibus Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) twice declined to call for all earmarks to be stripped from the omnibus spending bill now before Congre...