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Chris Hayes explains why the $38 billion Corker-Hoven amendment is nothing but a huge giveaway for defense contractors at taxpayers expense. So much for those so-called "fiscal conservatives" and their complaints that "we're broke." Read more...
As our friends over at Show Me Progress noted this Tuesday evening, Claire, you must be living right. Regardless of what the polls show right now, I don't think Rep. Todd Akin's primary win in Missouri to face off against incumbent Sen. Clair Read more...
In a 2002 video recently uncovered by ABC News, then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney bragged about being able to get taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C. "I am big believer in getting money where the money is," Romney said in Read more...
As Cenk pointed out in the clip above, so much for these so-called "fiscal conservatives" who pretend like they're against pork barrel spending. Richard Shelby, hypocrisy is thy name, but what's new? Read more...
It looks like the Jim DeMint's of the world got their way on the Senate passing a spending bill before this session is over. I guess the Republicans finally had enough of being mocked for their hypocrisy on earmarks and worrying about primary Read more...

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From The Senate Democrats, Republicans are finally taking a little bit of heat in the press for their hypocrisy on earmarks. Republicans Say One Thing In Washington And Something Else At Home: Senate Republicans took a lot of heat Read more...
Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus claims to be anti-earmark, but in the 111th Congress, that same group requested and took $1 Billion in earmarks. Via the National Journal: Bachmann and 13 of her Tea Party Caucus colleagues did not request Read more...
The panel on Fox News Sunday did their best to ignore the fact that if Nancy Pelosi doesn't want the Bush tax cuts to be extended, she doesn't have to “hold” anyone. All she has to do is refuse to allow a vote to come to the floor of the House Read more...
Looks like Kentucky Senator-elect TeaPublican Rand Paul is already flip flopping on whether he supports a ban on earmarks. Senator-Elect Rand Paul Breaks Tea Party Pledge, Now Vows To ‘Fight’ For Earmarks: Congressional earmarks has been Read more...
Jim DeMint says he'd be willing to shut down the government, the country to go into default on our debt and probably throw us into a world wide great depression by refusing to raise the debt ceiling if we don't do something to get the budget Read more...