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Trump's support of earmarks gets a mixed reception

Jan 10, 2018
President Donald Trump, at a bipartisan meeting on immigration yesterday, voiced support for earmarks – the system, effectively banned by the GOP back in 2010, which allowed members of Congress to attach special language to funding bills to direct money to their pet projects. How did earmarks get such a bad reputation in the first […]

Would 'earmarks' have helped fiscal cliff talks?

Dec 31, 2012
'Bridges to Nowhere' and other pork-barrel spending used to be the grease for deal-making in Congress.