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John McCain: Lobbyists are 'Birds Of Prey'

John McCain sat down with a The Politico reporter for a half hour after his town-hall style meeting and spoke about a variety of issues, one being lobbyist and earmarks, something he had been a longtime critic of. He called them "birds of prey".

Website Exposes Lawyer's Earmarks Hidden In U.S. Congressional Bills

A website was launched today which exposes a large number of litigation expanding provisions that have been slipped into legislation in U.S. Congressional bills.

The Release of Barack Obama's 2005-06 Earmark Requests Brings up Questions

Barack Obama has released his earmarked federal spending requests for 2005 and 2006 having previously released his requests for 2007. In the recent release there are specific requests that are being questioned in the media today.

Earmarks: Will Bush Issue an Executive Order?

"Can Bush issue an executive order to instruct all Federal agencies to ignore non-legislative earmarks tucked into committee reports and statements of managers?" If the answer is yes, then the question becomes, will he?

Op-Ed: Democratic Blackmail: No Pork For Us, No Money For Troops

Earlier this month, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates requested to shift $3.7 billion from Navy and Air Force payrolls and an $800 million excess in the working capital fund to Army and Marine Corps operations.

Op-Ed: Bush Vetoes the Pigs' Pork, Check Out Some of This Bacon

"The Congress now sitting in Washington holds this philosophy," Bush told an audience of business and community leaders. "The majority was elected on a pledge of fiscal responsibility, but so far it's acting like a teenager with a new credit card.

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