September 1, 2007
Kill the pig, but save the pork

Congressional Quarterly has done a service to those interested in keeping our elected officials accountable and pointing out the corrupting nature of earmarks. The House’s most outspoken critics of what they say is unnecessary military spending would secure nearly half a billion dollars in the defense appropriations bill for programs in their districts the Pentagon […]

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September 1, 2007
Empty gestures

For most of their first eight months in charge on Capitol Hill, the Democrats passed bill after resolution after bill demanding something close to an immediate retreat from Iraq. They did this knowing that President Bush would veto the bills and that he had enough Republican support to sustain those vetoes. The maneuvers were empty, […]

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