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Colburn-Obama pork act (S 2590)

The Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would create a massive, Google-like searchable database to track federal spending. From TPMmuckraker The cynic in me views this as election year bipartisanship. But this is a good bill. And one of the best reform since Sarbanes-Oxley. I happen to be against a prohibition against earmarks as it […]

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pork with a side of greed

Before adopting the $141 billion measure, 93 to 1, senators also defeated an effort to add more than $3 billion for home-heating assistance for low-income families. The proposal, by New England lawmakers who fear sky-high heating costs this winter, failed to attract the 60 votes that Senate procedures require. This is why GOP terms like […]

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biting into the bullet

Makes me wonder if bullets are kosher