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'Tis The Season of 'Pork': Congress Gifts $4B in Earmarks
Just weeks before returning to their districts for Christmas, Congress is poised to give the gift of pork – roughly $4 billion of it. More than 5,000 earmarks were included in the $447 billion omnibus spending bill passed yesterday by the House, funding "pet projects" of key members of Congress
The Note: Survivor Iowa: Will This Week Winnow The GOP Presidential Field?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) DES MOINES, Iowa -- At a campaign event in Des Moines last night, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann asked if anyone in the crowd at a Polk County Republican party dinner could give...
The Note: Made In America
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER MADE IN AMERICA. Vice President Joe Biden was relentless in his attacks on Monday night on the specter of unnamed donors pumping money into outside groups that are seeking to defeat Democrats this election...
The Note: Three-Week Warning
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER STATE OF PLAY. Time is running out for candidates from both parties to make their cases to voters across the country and for party committees and outside groups to decide where to get in...
Back in Home Districts, Much-Wooed Blue Dogs Not Barking for Health Care Reform Legislation
The 52 members of the House Blue Dog Caucus of moderate to conservative Democrats are, like most other members of Congress, back in their home districts.
The Note: Flurry of New Ads in Health Debate -- Groups Battle Over Plan’s Impact on Business
The health-care battle is heating up with a flurry of new television ads, writes ABC News' Deputy Political Director Teddy Davis.
House passes farm bill by wide margin
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a farm bill with a veto-proof majority, defying President Bush, who says it's too costly and does little to overhaul crop subsidies. The Senate, which immediately took up debate on the measure, is expected to approve it today before sending it to the
Yepsen: Don't Rule Out Surges by Edwards, Thompson
There's a lot of buzz about the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for Democratic caucus votes in Iowa. And there's also a lot of talk about the fight between Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee on the Republican side. Can Clinton recover and overtake Obama's narrow lead? Can Romney stop
Clinton Camp Fights Obama Surge
So it's no news to you that the race has tightened they're saying Barack is now up in Iowa the lead has shrunk in New Hampshire. Troubling in polls that people who want change say they want Obama so let me ask you. What can you do to change that perception in the two and a half weeks before the