Recent Stories By Keith White:
'Prince of Pork' Rogers Says Goodbye to EarmarksDecember 20, 2010
Rep. Harold Rogers is hardly emblematic of the resurgent Republicans’ crusade to shrink government and crack down on earmarks and other special interest spending by Congress. For years, the courtly,...
Senate Democrats Push Massive Spending Package with EarmarksDecember 14, 2010
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, unveiled a massive spending bill Tuesday that is loaded with earmarks for hundreds of lawmakers’ special projects, setting the stage...
$200 Billion in Obsolete, Ineffective Federal ProgramsDecember 8, 2010
Dozens of newly elected Republicans and Tea Party activists are headed to Washington eager to fulfill their campaign promises to cut federal spending and prove President Ronald Reagan wrong when he...
Sen. McConnell Says He Will Support a Moratorium on EarmarksNovember 15, 2010
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., this afternoon announced he will reverse himself and join House Republican leaders in adopting a ban on congressional earmarks. “What I’ve concluded...