While Democrats patted themselves on the back for their “earmark-free” spending bill earlier this year, some Republicans accused them of sneaking hidden earmarks into the bill. It turns out that some of the GOP critics were lobbying for earmarks behind the scenes.
The new Democratic Congress passed a major spending bill earlier this year that it promoted as being stripped of all earmarks and a strike against pork-barrel spending. But even as the bill passed, a joint investigation by CIR and the Los Angeles Times reveals today, top Democrats and members of both parties deluged government agencies
After Democrats won control of Congress, they moved to fulfill their pledge to crack down on the controversial practice of lawmakers slipping projects in spending bills without public scrutiny. In February, they scrapped Republican-drafted bills loaded with earmarks and passed a bill that they boasted had none. Among those celebrating the achievement was Senate Majority
More and more illegal immigrants have been dying as they pass through the secluded and perilous trails in Brooks County, Texas.
Reporters hammered out an investigative piece on Patrick Rogers, a lawyer who was involved with the firing of David Iglesias, the U.S. Attorney in New Mexico.
Part two premieres tonight on PBS. On Monday: What every responsible journalist should know before casing a joint.
In public, Dick Cheney wears a grimace. In private, Americans have never been quite sure what Cheney does–until now.