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Franken Says He Won’t Seek Earmarks This Year

Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota says he won’t accept or submit earmark requests for spending bills this year.


John Kline. (credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

House Republicans Voted To Continue Ban on ‘Earmarks’

Listen Thursday at 3:35 as Congressman John Kline joins Michele to discuss ‘Earmarks’.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivers an address at the conservative Heritage Foundation November 4, 2010 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bachmann Lauds McConnell On Earmarks

A leading conservative Republican is hailing the push to end spending on pet projects, saying it represents a “culture change” in Washington.