POLITICS
01/27/2011 11:20 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harry Reid: Obama 'Absolutely Wrong' On Earmarks, Should 'Back Off' Ban

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 allies, Harry Reid.

In an interview with "NBC Nightly News," the Senate majority leader said Obama should "back off" on the idea.

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