Earmarks on Huffington Post http://s.huffpost.com/images/HuffingtonPost_250x20.png tag:www.huffingtonpost.com,2012:/tag/earmarks Huffington Post GOP-Driven Earmark Puts $17,000 Pans On Army Aircraft http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/19/behind-armys-17000-drip-p_n_1529858.html 2012-05-19T13:53:28Z 2012-05-19T14:05:10Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON — In the 1980s, the military had its infamous $800 toilet seat. Today, it has a $17,000 drip pan.... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/drip-pans">Drip Pans</a>, <a href="/tag/phoenix-products">Phoenix Products</a>, <a href="/tag/military">Military</a>, <a href="/tag/army">Army</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/rep-harold-rogers">Rep Harold Rogers</a>, <a href="/tag/harold-rogers">Harold Rogers</a>, <a href="/tag/new-york-times">New York Times</a>, <a href="/tag/drip-pans-earmark">Drip Pans Earmark</a>, <a href="/tag/army-drip-pans">Army Drip Pans</a>, <a href="/tag/black-hawk-helicopters">Black Hawk Helicopters</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> House GOP Considers Reviving Controversial Practice http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/house-gop-earmarks_n_1396368.html 2012-04-02T09:33:47Z 2012-04-02T09:36:52Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ <br /> <br /> By Richard Cowan<br /> <br /> The huge federal transportation bill was in tatters in early March when Representative Mike Rogers of Alabama posed a heretica... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/mike-rogers">Mike Rogers</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/louie-gohmert">Louie Gohmert</a>, <a href="/tag/gohmert">Gohmert</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/2012-election">2012 Election</a>, <a href="/tag/mike-rogers-alabama">Mike Rogers Alabama</a>, <a href="/tag/house-gop-earmarks">House Gop Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/elections-2012">Elections 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/transportation-bill">Transportation Bill</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Crucial Bill Turns Into A Headache For House GOP http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/highway-bill-house-gop-john-boehner_n_1374775.html 2012-03-23T08:20:07Z 2012-03-23T08:22:00Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON &mdash; A bill that Republican leaders were promoting as the centerpiece of their job-creation agenda has instead turned into one of their ... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/house-gop">House GOP</a>, <a href="/tag/john-boehner">John Boehner</a>, <a href="/tag/harry-reid">Harry Reid</a>, <a href="/tag/highway-bill">Highway Bill</a>, <a href="/tag/transportation-bill">Transportation Bill</a>, <a href="/tag/house-republicans">House Republicans</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> GOP Senate Candidate Learns Valuable Lesson About 'Pork' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/mark-neumann-pig_n_1367319.html 2012-03-20T13:18:40Z 2012-03-20T13:19:30Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ In an effort to draw attention to government spending, former Wisconsin congressman Mark Neumann brought a live pig to a press conference to symbolize... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/mark-neumann">Mark Neumann</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/wisconsin-senate">Wisconsin Senate</a>, <a href="/tag/wisconsin">Wisconsin</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/2012-election">2012 Election</a>, <a href="/tag/elections-2012">Elections 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/gop">Gop</a>, <a href="/tag/pork-barrel-spending">Pork Barrel Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/pork">Pork</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Romney Hits 'Bridge To Nowhere' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/bridge-to-nowhere-rick-santorum-mitt-romney-gop-debate_n_1296174.html 2012-02-23T09:25:12Z 2012-02-23T09:28:03Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ MESA, Ariz. — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum clashed on spending requests during a sharp confrontation that fellow Republican Newt Gingrich called "s... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/santorum-romney">Santorum Romney</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/romney-santorum">Romney Santorum</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/gop-debate">GOP Debate</a>, <a href="/tag/2012-election">2012 Election</a>, <a href="/tag/mitt-romney-2012">Mitt Romney 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/bridge-to-nowhere">Bridge to Nowhere</a>, <a href="/tag/mitt-romney">Mitt Romney</a>, <a href="/tag/rick-santorum">Rick Santorum</a>, <a href="/tag/elections-2012">Elections 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/rick-santorum-2012">Rick Santorum 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/republican-debate">Republican Debate</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Family Affair: Dick Durbin Aide's Spouse Lobbied For Illinois Company's Earmark http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/11/dick-durbin-aide-illinois-earmark_n_1270394.html 2012-02-11T18:39:39Z 2012-02-11T18:40:01Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON -- An Illinois company has received millions of dollars worth of earmarks from the office of home-state Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) -- while ... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/epir-technologies">Epir Technologies</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/lobbying">Lobbying</a>, <a href="/tag/dick-durbin">Dick Durbin</a>, <a href="/tag/112th-congress">112th Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/patrick-souders">Patrick Souders</a>, <a href="/tag/k-street">K Street</a>, <a href="/tag/amy-souders">Amy Souders</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Dem Senator Finds House Defense Bill Riddled With Earmarks http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/12/house-defense-bill-earmarks_n_1142569.html 2011-12-12T00:58:38Z 2011-12-12T00:58:36Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON — House Republicans banned earmarks, a top symbol of congressional profligacy, after they won control of the chamber last fall in a wave ... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/house-democrats">House Democrats</a>, <a href="/tag/senate-republicans">Senate Republicans</a>, <a href="/tag/congress">Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/claire-mccaskill">Claire McCaskill</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/house-of-representatives">House of Representatives</a>, <a href="/tag/gop">Gop</a>, <a href="/tag/senate-democrats">Senate Democrats</a>, <a href="/tag/democrats">Democrats</a>, <a href="/tag/house-defense-bill">House Defense Bill</a>, <a href="/tag/republicans">Republicans</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Peter D. Rosenstein: Defeat the McCaskill /Toomey Bill Banning Earmarks http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-d-rosenstein/defeat-the-mccaskill-toom_b_1125800.html 2011-12-02T15:23:43Z 2011-12-02T15:24:39Z Peter D. Rosenstein http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-d-rosenstein/ Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Patrick Toomey (R-PA) announced they will introduce a bill that would ban earmarks by law. This is just another example of congresspersons doing something for publicity's sake and not to promote good government. <br /> <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/john-mccain">John McCain</a>, <a href="/tag/congress">Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/pat-toomey">Pat Toomey</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/claire-mccaskill">Claire McCaskill</a>, <a href="/tag/president-obama">President Obama</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Congress, Super Committee Running Out Of Time http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/super-committee-congress-spending-bills_n_1081669.html 2011-11-08T09:53:13Z 2011-11-08T09:53:34Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON &mdash; A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling ... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/taxes">Taxes</a>, <a href="/tag/super-congress">Super Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/congress">Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/super-committee-cuts">Super Committee Cuts</a>, <a href="/tag/appropriations">Appropriations</a>, <a href="/tag/supercommittee">Supercommittee</a>, <a href="/tag/defense-cuts">Defense Cuts</a>, <a href="/tag/congress-spending">Congress Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/congress-taxes">Congress Taxes</a>, <a href="/tag/congress-deficit">Congress Deficit</a>, <a href="/tag/deficit">Deficit</a>, <a href="/tag/video">Video</a>, <a href="/tag/super-committee">Super Committee</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/continuing-resolution">Continuing Resolution</a>, <a href="/tag/deficit-super-congress">Deficit Super Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/congress-appropriations">Congress Appropriations</a>, <a href="/tag/spending-bills">Spending Bills</a>, <a href="/tag/deficit-super-committee">Deficit Super Committee</a>, <a href="/tag/deficit-supercommittee">Deficit Supercommittee</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Tea Party Lawmakers' Spending Hypocrisy Revealed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/31/tea-party-spending-congress_n_1067677.html 2011-10-31T13:45:18Z 2011-10-31T13:41:28Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Republican leadership's tether to the Tea Party, flutters the hearts of the government-bashing, budget-slicing ... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/house-of-representatives">House of Representatives</a>, <a href="/tag/congress">Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/michele-bachmann">Michele Bachmann</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party-spending">Tea Party Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/pork-barrel">Pork Barrel</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/john-boehner">John Boehner</a>, <a href="/tag/ron-paul">Ron Paul</a>, <a href="/tag/allen-west">Allen West</a>, <a href="/tag/pork-barrel-spending">Pork Barrel Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party">Tea Party</a>, <a href="/tag/eric-cantor">Eric Cantor</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Darrell Issa Makes Questionable Move http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/15/darrell-issa-earmarks_n_926984.html 2011-08-15T08:44:00Z 2011-08-15T08:44:00Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ Here on the third floor of a gleaming office building overlooking a golf course in the rugged foothills north of San Diego, Darrell Issa, the entrepre... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/darrell-issa">Darrell Issa</a>, <a href="/tag/conflict-of-interests">Conflict of Interests</a>, <a href="/tag/darrell-issa-earmarks">Darrell Issa Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/darrell-issa-government-spending">Darrell Issa Government Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/darrell-issa-controversy">Darrell Issa Controversy</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/issa-earmarks">Issa Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/issa-controversy">Issa Controversy</a>, <a href="/tag/government-spending">Government Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/issa-government-spending">Issa Government Spending</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Why Is It So Hard To Twist Arms For Votes These Days? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/29/debt-limit-stalemate_n_913141.html 2011-07-29T10:18:07Z 2011-07-29T11:19:59Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON -- The House Republican leadership is having a tough time twisting arms to get to 216 votes on the debt limit plan proposed by Speaker John... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/house-of-representatives">House of Representatives</a>, <a href="/tag/social-media">Social Media</a>, <a href="/tag/debt-ceiling">Debt Ceiling</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/john-boehner">John Boehner</a>, <a href="/tag/debt-limit">Debt Limit</a>, <a href="/tag/elections-2012">Elections 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/112th-congress">112th Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/club-for-growth">Club for Growth</a>, <a href="/tag/citizens-united">Citizens United</a>, <a href="/tag/campaign-finance">Campaign Finance</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Al Eisele: How North Dakota Lost Its Clout in Congress http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-eisele/how-north-dakota-lost-its_b_889035.html 2011-07-01T22:40:50Z 2011-07-01T22:42:05Z Al Eisele http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-eisele/ For the last two decades, no state wielded more political influence per capita in the nation's capital than North Dakota, thanks to the three veteran Democrats who made up its entire congressional delegation. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/north-dakota-earmarks">North Dakota Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/north-dakota">North Dakota</a>, <a href="/tag/earl-pomeroy">Earl Pomeroy</a>, <a href="/tag/rick-berg">Rick Berg</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/kent-conrad">Kent Conrad</a>, <a href="/tag/gang-of-six">Gang of Six</a>, <a href="/tag/john-hoeven">John Hoeven</a>, <a href="/tag/federal-spending">Federal Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/byron-dorgan">Byron Dorgan</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> How Does A $214 Million Earmark Gets Votes From Paul, Bachmann? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/29/wilmerhale-mdco-earmark-vote_n_886719.html 2011-06-29T08:34:54Z 2011-06-29T08:34:54Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ How does a policy earmark worth more than $214 million garner the votes of conservatives such as GOP Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Ron Paul (Texa... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/big-pharma">Big Pharma</a>, <a href="/tag/paul-2012">Paul 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/michele-bachmann-2012">Michele Bachmann 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/112th-congress">112th Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/ron-paul">Ron Paul</a>, <a href="/tag/bachmann">Bachmann</a>, <a href="/tag/ron-paul-2012">Ron Paul 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/pharma">Pharma</a>, <a href="/tag/patent-and-trademark-office">Patent and Trademark Office</a>, <a href="/tag/michele-bachmann">Michele Bachmann</a>, <a href="/tag/bachmann-2012">Bachmann 2012</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/gop">Gop</a>, <a href="/tag/wilmer-hale">Wilmer Hale</a>, <a href="/tag/republicans-earmarks">Republicans Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/gop-earmarks">Gop Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/republicans">Republicans</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Sarah Palin Privately Soured On 'Bridge To Nowhere' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/10/sarah-palin-soured-bridge-to-nowhere_n_875207.html 2011-06-10T17:47:07Z 2011-06-10T18:22:37Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin appeared to sour on the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" in 2007, writing in private emails to her staff that she might support... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/sarah-palin-emails">Sarah Palin Emails</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/bridge-to-nowhere">Bridge to Nowhere</a>, <a href="/tag/sarah-palin">Sarah Palin</a>, <a href="/tag/sarah-palin-vice-president">Sarah Palin Vice President</a>, <a href="/tag/gravina-island-bridge">Gravina Island Bridge</a>, <a href="/tag/sarah-palin-bridge-to-nowhere">Sarah Palin Bridge to Nowhere</a>, <a href="/tag/palin">Palin</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> New GOP Lawmakers Don't Walk The Walk On Spending Issue http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/23/house-gop-earmarks_n_865394.html 2011-05-23T07:32:00Z 2011-05-23T07:32:00Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON &mdash; Hard-charging Republicans who rallied voters last year with cries of "Stop the spending, ban the earmarks" are quietly offering a m... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/earmark-ban">Earmark Ban</a>, <a href="/tag/house-republicans-earmarks">House Republicans Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/defense-bill">Defense Bill</a>, <a href="/tag/house-gop-earmarks">House Gop Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/buck-mckeon">Buck Mckeon</a>, <a href="/tag/gop-earmark-ban">Gop Earmark Ban</a>, <a href="/tag/republican-earmark-ban">Republican Earmark Ban</a>, <a href="/tag/pentagon-budget">Pentagon Budget</a>, <a href="/tag/defense-bill-earmarks">Defense Bill Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/defense-budget">Defense Budget</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Lindsey Graham Has Meltdown Over Earmark Cut In Budget Deal http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/14/lindsey-graham-has-meltdown_n_849326.html 2011-04-14T15:28:00Z 2011-04-14T15:28:36Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ The thing about legislative compromises is nobody gets everything they want. That's a fact of life for the 435 members of the House of Representatives... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/eat-the-press">Eat the Press</a>, <a href="/tag/budget-deal">Budget Deal</a>, <a href="/tag/port-of-charleston">Port of Charleston</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/government-shutdown">Government Shutdown</a>, <a href="/tag/federal-government-shutdown-2011">Federal Government Shutdown 2011</a>, <a href="/tag/lindsey-graham">Lindsey Graham</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Ken Blackwell: "Nobody Messes with Joe!" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-blackwell/nobody-messes-with-joe_b_838358.html 2011-03-21T10:01:41Z 2011-03-21T10:07:56Z Ken Blackwell http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-blackwell/ It seems that money from President Obama's $862,000,000,000 "stimulus" bill of two years ago has been spent to upgrade the Wilmington, Del., AMTRAK station, and to rename it after Joe Biden. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/joe-biden">Joe Biden</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Tea Party Favorite Touts... Federal Spending? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/18/allen-west-touts-federal-_n_837574.html 2011-03-18T11:30:00Z 2011-03-18T11:30:24Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ Republican Rep. Allen West, a tea-party favorite from Florida, railed against earmarks and out-of-control government spending on the campaign trail la... <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/allen-west-earmark-spending">Allen West Earmark Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party-earmark-spending">Tea Party Earmark Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party-federal-spending">Tea Party Federal Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/allen-west-federal-spending">Allen West Federal Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/allen-west-earmarks">Allen West Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party-earmarks">Tea Party Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/allen-west">Allen West</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party-government-spending">Tea Party Government Spending</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party">Tea Party</a>, <a href="/tag/allen-west-government-spending">Allen West Government Spending</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Shirley Sagawa: What George Will Got Right About Teach for America -- and What He Got Wrong http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shirley-sagawa/george-will-teach-for-america_b_834286.html 2011-03-14T15:07:46Z 2011-03-14T13:28:09Z Shirley Sagawa http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shirley-sagawa/ The work that Teach For America does to supply these transformational classroom leaders has made reform possible in places written off by many in the education field. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/habitat-for-humanity">Habitat for Humanity</a>, <a href="/tag/harlem-childrens-zone">Harlem Children&#039;s Zone</a>, <a href="/tag/social-innovation">Social Innovation</a>, <a href="/tag/teach-for-america">Teach for America</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/americorps">Americorps</a>, <a href="/education">Education News</a></p> Chris Weigant: What "The American People" Really Want http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-weigant/what-the-american-people-_b_832679.html 2011-03-08T11:03:24Z 2011-03-08T11:51:58Z Chris Weigant http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-weigant/ A new poll by the <em>Wall Street Journal </em>and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/social-security">Social Security</a>, <a href="/tag/debt">Debt</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party">Tea Party</a>, <a href="/tag/wealthy">Wealthy</a>, <a href="/tag/president-obama">President Obama</a>, <a href="/tag/pentagon">Pentagon</a>, <a href="/tag/jobs">Jobs</a>, <a href="/tag/public-opinion">Public Opinion</a>, <a href="/tag/obama">Obama</a>, <a href="/tag/poll">Poll</a>, <a href="/tag/tax-the-rich">Tax the Rich</a>, <a href="/tag/wall-street-journal">Wall Street Journal</a>, <a href="/tag/bush-tax-cuts">Bush Tax Cuts</a>, <a href="/tag/republican">Republican</a>, <a href="/tag/government">Government</a>, <a href="/tag/deficit">Deficit</a>, <a href="/tag/defense">Defense</a>, <a href="/tag/polling">Polling</a>, <a href="/tag/gas">Gas</a>, <a href="/tag/house">House</a>, <a href="/tag/cuts">Cuts</a>, <a href="/tag/budget">Budget</a>, <a href="/tag/millionaires">Millionaires</a>, <a href="/tag/democrat">Democrat</a>, <a href="/tag/nbc">Nbc</a>, <a href="/tag/cut">Cut</a>, <a href="/tag/the-american-people">The American People</a>, <a href="/tag/congress">Congress</a>, <a href="/tag/medicaid">Medicaid</a>, <a href="/tag/subsidies">Subsidies</a>, <a href="/tag/rich">Rich</a>, <a href="/tag/planned-parenthood">Planned Parenthood</a>, <a href="/tag/barack-obama">Barack Obama</a>, <a href="/tag/epa">Epa</a>, <a href="/tag/education">Education</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/tax">Tax</a>, <a href="/tag/chris-weigant">Chris Weigant</a>, <a href="/tag/oil">Oil</a>, <a href="/tag/medicare">Medicare</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Lawrence Lessig: On the Significance of the Roemer Announcement http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-lessig/on-the-significance-of-th_b_831166.html 2011-03-03T21:18:27Z 2011-03-03T21:18:27Z Lawrence Lessig http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-lessig/ Buddy Roemer has announced that he is launching an exploratory committee to consider a run for the presidency. He has also announced a campaign different from the campaign of every other candidate. A president, Roemer says, "must be free to lead": free of commitments to anything save the principles he commits to. So Roemer's campaign will take no PAC money. It will take no more than $100 in contributions from any individual. And everyone who contributes anything regardless of how small will be disclosed. This should be emulated across the board. <p>Read more: <a href="/tag/buddy-roemer">Buddy Roemer</a>, <a href="/tag/lessig">Lessig</a>, <a href="/tag/corruption">Corruption</a>, <a href="/tag/change">Change</a>, <a href="/tag/john-mccain">John McCain</a>, <a href="/tag/mark-mckinnon">Mark McKinnon</a>, <a href="/tag/baton-rouge">Baton Rouge</a>, <a href="/tag/earmarks">Earmarks</a>, <a href="/tag/campaign-fundraising">Campaign Fundraising</a>, <a href="/tag/campaign-contributions">Campaign Contributions</a>, <a href="/tag/george-w-bush">George W. Bush</a>, <a href="/tag/tea-party">Tea Party</a>, <a href="/tag/teddy-roosevelt">Teddy Roosevelt</a>, <a href="/tag/president">President</a>, <a href="/tag/pac">Pac</a>, <a href="/politics">Politics News</a></p> Local Demands Testing Spending Issue Rhetoric http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/02/local-demands-testing-ant_n_830156.html 2011-03-02T08:51:00Z 2011-03-02T08:51:42Z The Huffington Post News Team http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-news/ WASHINGTON &mdash; First-term Republican Rep. 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