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John Mccain Earmarks

Sam Stein

Maple Syrup Research Industry Fires Back At John McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On its face, it does seem absurd. Buried in a trillion-plus-dollar omnibus spending bill is a line requesting $165,000 for maple-syrup r...

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....

Why Isn't Senator Coburn Going After This Wasteful Spending?

William A. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William A. Smith

Noticeably absent from Coburn or McCain's list of suggested cuts is the failed abstinence-only-until-marriage funding that remains in the bill.

Top 10 Lies, Non-truths, Half-truths, Stretches, Reaches and Fibs Proving McCain Will Say Anything to Be President

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

This is a compilation of statements and allegations made by McCain or campaign surrogates that have been refuted, supported by the proof that they are mostly, partially, or completely false.

Make Them Famous and Know Their Names?

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

Well, McCain didn't make them famous, did he? Not the members of either party who shoved their crap into this bailout bill. See the problem?

Flashback: Steve Carrell Nails McCain On Pork-Barrelling

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Back when the media was allowed to question him, a certain sharp-eyed journalist caught McCain on not always being so maverickly anti-earmark.

Jason Linkins

McCain Was Against Palin Before He Was For Her | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of John McCain's main selling points as a government reformer is that the Arizona Senator sure hates him some earmarks. He hates them so much tha...

McCain Voted For Earmark He Rails Against In Ad

The Huffington Post via FactCheck.Org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FactCheck.Org reports that John McCain's "Outrageous" ad: Republican presidential candidate John McCain cites three absurd-sounding examples of pork-...

Jason Linkins

McCain Talks Economy On CNN | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain appeared on today's CNN American Morning, ostensibly to talk economic policy with John Roberts. Over the course of the discussion, howeve...

McCain's Fantasy War On Earmarks

Washington Post | Michael Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain boasts that he can save $100 billion a year "immediately" by eliminating the so-called earmarks that legislators attach to spending bills ...

Clinton Requests $2.3 Billion In Earmarks

The Hill | Manu Raju and Kevin Bogardus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has requested nearly $2.3 billion in federal earmarks for 2009, almost three times the largest amount received by...

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...

More Lawmakers Give Up Earmarks

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A growing number of lawmakers in Congress are voluntarily giving up one of the biggest perks of office _ at the risk of alienating ...