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Stimulus Earmarks

Congress Needs a Robot to Make Tough Decisions

Martin Tolchin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Martin Tolchin

How do lawmakers decide which projects are the most deserving of federal funds? Lets take politics out of the process and feed into a computer the criteria that should provide a rational basis for prioritizing the nation's needs.

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.

Ryan Grim

Reid Spokesman: Anti-Earmark Crusader A "Partisan Hack"

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday evening, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) got under the fingernails of the government watchdog group Taxpay...