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Omnibus Spending Bill

WATCH: Howard Fineman Tells Keith Olbermann 'The Tea Party Won This Round'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared on Keith Olbermann Thursday to discuss the GOP's newfound opposition to the "omnibus" spending bill, which contains millions o...

Howard Fineman

Tea Time: New Era Of Leadership Begins With Blocked Spending Bill | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new, more Republican Congress won't arrive in town until next month, but the Tea Party Era unofficially began on the Hill Thursday n...

John McCain To Tea Party: 'Grab Your Pitchforks'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pulled out the rebellious rhetoric Thursday morning, telling Tea Partyers to "grab your pitchforks" against the bipartisan ...

Jason Linkins

John Cornyn Up In Arms Over All The Earmarks Not Requested By John Cornyn | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been two long years of the GOP obstructing bills and complaining about spending, and then watching the same obstructionists and complainers turning around to take credit for the money that got spent.

72 Hours for Defense Appropriations Bill

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

While debt limit and health care reform provisions are at least being discussed in the media, it is the laws we can't see, that have never been debated in the open, that are the most dangerous threat.

The Budget's Foreign Policy Handcuffs

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

As Americans are losing their jobs due to a lack of public funding, the Democrats' appropriation bill pours billions of dollars into sophisticated weapons for both Israel and neighboring Arab states.

Congress Takes the Pledge -- But First a Little Binge

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

And now, ladies and gentlemen, direct from Capitol Hill for your after-dinner entertainment -- won't you give it up, please, for: Your Congressional Chorus!

Enough Hand-Wringing Over Cuba

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Colvin

The changes to Cuba policy in the omnibus bill are small but important. Congress has shown a willingness to ease provisions of the embargo and forge a path forward for future changes.

CTA Circle Line Project Gets $8M Earmark In Omnibus Spending Bill

Chicago Public Radio | Ammad Omar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority's long-discussed Circle Line is getting a boost from Congress. The project received a $8 million earmark - sponsored by ...

Pssst, They're Stealing from You. Again.

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Despite our president's pledge to ban all earmarks, the Omnibus spending bill is loaded with ridiculous, wasteful projects that have absolutely nothing to do with keeping the federal government operating.

Media Focus On Earmarks Allows Omnibus Opponents To Control Debate

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Numerous media outlets have devoted significant coverage to the earmarks contained in the pending omnibus appropriations bill, even though, according ...

Vitter Slams 'Bloated' Omnibus While Benefiting From $249 Million In Earmarks

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans like Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-AZ), have been attacking the $410 billion omnibus spending bill, claiming that it has too ...

Senate Dems Say They Have Omnibus Votes

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic leaders are confident they have enough votes to move a $410 billion omnibus spending bill through the Senate Tuesday after picking u...

Senate Dems May Punish Bayh, Feingold For Omnibus Opposition

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are debating whether Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) should be punished for opposing a $410 billion omnibus. Som...

Pelosi, Senate Dems In "Ugly" Swearing Match Over Omnibus

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After an angry, swearing late night meeting among top Democrats, Congress voted Friday to give itself another five days to try to complete a long-over...

Boehner Rush Limbaugh Op-Ed: It's A Dem Conspiracy

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner has responded to the ongoing deification of radio host Rush Limbaugh in a Washington Post op-ed Thursday. Boehner ...

Vitter Champions Family Values In Omnibus Debate

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), whose career became mired in the D.C. Madam prostitution scandal back in 2007, and is now headed into his 2010 re-election c...

Ryan Grim

Red States Gobble Up Omnibus Earmarks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If it's budget time, it's good to be a red state. And it's very good to be Mississippi. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Co...

Sam Stein

The GOP's Next Anti-Pork Rallying Cry: Blueberries! | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The next anti-pork rallying cry for the GOP is coming in the form of small, purple fruit. On Friday, Minority Leader John Boehner attacked the omnib...

GOP's Risky New Gambit: A "Spending Freeze"

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Between to Monday's Fiscal Responsibility Summit and Tuesday's presidential address to Congress, the White House's economic message shifted to new ter...

Help Us Dig Through The Omnibus Spending Bill

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The full text of the omnibus spending bill has been posted online. Click here to access the 10 separate federal divisions' bills, summaries and stat...