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Revolutionary Ted Poe Sips His Tea In The Harbor

As much as Poe claims to oppose increasing government spending on health care, 5 of Poe’s own earmarks were written to increase government spending on health care projects. [...]

Steve LaTourette Spends On Health Care, Then Opposes Spending On Health Care

It isn’t really accurate to say that Congressman LaTourette won’t support spending government money on health care. He does – but only if that spending takes place in his own congressional district. [...]

GOP Supports Government-Run Health Care Through Earmarks

How can Republicans politicians oppose government involvement in health care when they come asking, year after year, for government handouts for health care projects in their home districts? [...]

Frank LoBiondo Supports Taxes To Fund More Private Health Care

In action, Congressman Frank LoBiondo supports increased health care spending on health care, resulting in higher taxes, and bigger deficits. What LoBiondo opposes is health care reform to ensure that all this spending actually translates into better services for patients. [...]

On Police Cameras and Satellites Spying On Us

The spy satellite operations of the National Applications Office place each and every one of us in a panopticon, a virtual prison in which we are treated as criminally suspect, and under constant threat of surveillance, though we’ll never really know whether we’re being spied upon at all. Conditions like this are corrosive to a free society, and so, although it’s created with the of excuse of a need for security, the National Application Office’s panopticon nation is itself the source of a systematic American insecurity. [...]

ManTech and Steny Hoyer Dance the Military Contract Tango

Last week, the New York Times went all atwitter about a burgeoning corruption scandal in which Paul Magliocchetti used his family and employees at the lobbying firm PMA Group to funnel money to members of Congress on defense appropriations committees. Allegedly, Magliocchetti received choice military contracts for his lobbying clients in return. The Times focused [...]

Magliocchetti Family Connections to the United States Congress

Federal investigations into the financial activities of Paul Magliocchetti, his family, and his PMA Group lobbying firm are proceeding apace, chugging onward with the slow velocity but strong momentum of a freight train toward the destination of prosecution. The allegations are considerable: that the lobbyist Magliocchetti used his employees and his family as puppet contributors [...]

John McCain Complains About Grizzly Bear DNA Research… That HE VOTED FOR

John McCain, recycling an old campaign line, just complained about earmarks to fund research on the DNA of Grizzly Bears.

John McCain voted in favor of funding that research.

McCain against McCain.

John McCain Ridicules Earmarks for DNA Research. Sarah Palin Championed It. Whoopsie Doodle. Um, Hey, Great Steak! Pass the Salt, John.

“My friends, we spent $3 million of your money to study the DNA of bears in Montana! Now, I don’t know if that was a paternity issue or a criminal issue, but the point is it was 3 million of your money. It was your money. And you know, we laugh about it, but we [...]

Sarah Palin Flip Flop On Bridge To Nowhere

It seems that Sarah Palin actually was for the Bridge To Nowhere before she was against it. During her campaign to be Governor, the Anchorage Daily News asked Palin whether she supported the Bridge To Nowhere. “Yes,” she responded. [...]

Pork Barrel Palin Loved Earmarks For Alaska

John McCain criticized Sarah Palin’s pork barrel congressional earmarks, but now he just pretends that Sarah Palin never supported the earmarks at all. [...]