Politics & Government

December 17, 2010 6:49 PM

A $48 billion earmark? No, but who needs pesky facts

Imagine a $48 billion congressional earmark. What member of Congress would test the limits of a very cranky public, down on Washington, down on spending and that just last month threw a lot of the bums out? A lot of people think that Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri did just that. He didn't, but tell that to the political blogosphere.

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