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Gop Earmarks

How Does A $214 Million Earmark Gets Votes From Paul, Bachmann?

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

How does a policy earmark worth more than $214 million garner the votes of conservatives such as GOP Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Ron Paul (Texa...

Earmark Ban Supporters Find New Ways To Funnel Government Money Into Pet Projects

The New York Times | Ron Nixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one was more critical than Representative Mark Steven Kirk when President Obama and the Democratic majority in the Congress sought passage last yea...

GOP Earmark Ban Supporters Claiming Hundreds Of Earmarks

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen senators – most of them Republicans – put hundreds of homestate projects in the $1.3 trillion bill ...

Republican Senators Say They'll Vote Against Their Own Earmarks

Washington Post | Philip Rucker and Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The port city of Pascagoula on Mississippi's Gulf Coast wants to build a beach promenade, with new benches, lush landscaping and a lighted pathway for...

Hal Rogers, 'Prince Of Pork,' To Be Appointed GOP Chairman Of House Appropriations Committee

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Kentucky congressman who has honed his skills at winning pork-barrel projects is in line to head the House committee that will spearhead the Republi...

Report Reveals 39,294 Earmark Requests Exceeding $100 Billion In Just One Year

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of Congress requested almost 40,000 earmarks that exceeded $100 billion directed to their home districts and states for the current fiscal yea...

GOP Could Pick 'Prince Of Pork' To Become Next House Appropriations Committee Chairman

ABC News | Jonathan Karl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, who will Republicans choose to run the committee that controls the government's purse strings? Will it be a proven deficit hawk? A fiscal conser...

Earmarks Still In High Demand Despite GOP Ban On Pork

McClatchy | Lesley Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans are spurning earmarks. Their Republican counterparts in the Senate, including a yet-to-be-sworn-in Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, also ar...

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...

Senate Republicans Consider Divisive Earmark Ban

Roll Call | John Stanton and Jackie Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans, who remain deeply divided over how to handle the controversial issue of earmarks, will meet this week to hash out whether they sho...

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....

Republicans Top Earmark Spending List

Politico | JAKE SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top earmarkers in both the House and Senate are Republicans, even after the GOP has spent much of the past year making fiscal restraint and runawa...

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Obey Tells GOP They Can't Have Their Pork And Eat It Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The GOP may be the party of no -- but when it comes to individual Republican lawmakers taking credit for federally-funded projects in their home state...

2010 Midterm Elections Inspire New GOP Strategy

CQ Politics | Alan K. Ota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans are devising a political platform -- informally dubbed "Ten for '10"-- to better position their party for the 2010 midterm elections...

GOP Hates Earmarks - Except The Ones Its Members Sponsor: McClatchy

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are expected to deliver a daylong rant Wednesday against Democratic spending legislation, yet the bill is loaded with thousands of pet pro...