Politics & Government

December 15, 2010 8:28 PM

Despite vows to curb earmarks, Congress loads them in bill

Despite vows from many lawmakers to stop stuffing bills with earmarks, those special spending measures for projects back home that add up to billions of dollars, it's still business as usual on Capitol Hill. A $1.2 trillion spending bill for 2011 is littered with funding for everything from highways to shoreline erosion.

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