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Obama Earmarks

Michael McAuliff

Reid Defends Earmarks, Says Obama Is 'Wrong' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) emphatically broke with President Barack Obama and other reform-minded Democrats Tuesday, saying the...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Doesn't See A 'Come To Jesus' Moment On Earmarks Between Obama And Reid | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration isn't shying away from the president's threat to veto any piece of legislation that includes earmarks, despite ...

Harry Reid To Obama: 'Back Off

Politics Daily | January 25,| 1:17 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama stressed earmark elimination in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, but the message didn't hit home with one of his closest ...

Obama's New Ideas

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama proposed a number of ideas last night, amongst the continuation of themes or policies he has pushed previously. The following are the proposals that stuck out as being truly new ideas for him, and thus worth examining.

Obama Earmark Reform Remarks (FULL TEXT)

AP/MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama plans to sign a massive spending bill to keep the federal government running, even though it is stashed with the very kinds of ...

Congressional Democrats Made a Big Mistake Including Earmarks in the Spending Bill

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Democrats in Congress could really use a lesson in the art of politics from President Obama. They have handed the Republicans a legitimate issue to complain about, and there isn't a single good reason for it.

Reid And Top Democrats Brush Off Obama On Earmarks

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leading Democrats on Wednesday appeared to brush aside President Obama's suggestion that they sacrifice earmarks in the federal budget, arguing Congre...

Sam Stein

Line-Item Veto: Obama Administration Would "Love To Take That For A Test Drive" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his press briefing on Wednesday, Robert Gibbs offered the strongest assertion to date that President Obama would like to see the restoration of the...

Obama's Planetarium Projector Earmark Explained

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John McCain accused Barack Obama of a seemingly outlandish request for Chicago's planetarium during the second presidential debate Tuesday, saying tha...

Obama Wanted Earmarks For Wife's Hospital, Fundraiser's Firm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media outlets have begun digging into Barack Obama's 2005 and 2006 earmark requests. Obama released them yesterday, and challenged Hillary Clinton to ...

Obama Releases Earmark Requests, Challenges Hillary To Do The Same

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has released all of his earmark requests from 2005 and 2006 (his 2007 earmarks have already been released). You can see the earmarks her...

Obama, Clinton Join Earmarks Moratorium

Politico | David Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After months of partisan sniping, the great earmarks debate in Congress may be collapsing in a marriage of political convenience between conservatives...

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...