Earmark Hypocrisy? GOP Leaders Grilled on Spending

Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and John Thune, R-S.D., held a press conference today to rip the Democrats' new 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus bill for containing $8 billion worth of earmarks. "The bill is loaded up with pork projects, and it shouldn't get a vote," Thune said. "I think this is an outrage," railed Cornyn. But Thune and Cornyn have tens of millions of dollars for their own earmarks in the bill, including Thune's request for $8 million for B-1 bomber fleet maintenance and...Full Story
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