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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

'Earmark' ban proves an early obstacle to GOP unity "Reporting from Washington — A dispute among influential Republican lawmakers over a ban on 'earmark' spending threatens an area of potential bipartisan agreement between the GOP and White House in the aftermath of last week's midterm election.

The incoming House Republican majority has proposed extending a moratorium on earmarks, which are funds requested by individual lawmakers for specific projects back home. On Tuesday, conservative Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina said that he would press his GOP colleagues in the Senate to adopt a similar moratorium when lawmakers returned to Washington next week."

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