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  • March 11, 2009   BY  

    President Obama has signed a $410 billion spending bill that will keep the federal government running through September, despite the fact that the bill contains the kind of earmarks he decried on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2008  

    Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty often says the GOP should be more economically populist, saying it should be the party of Sam’s Club, not just the country club. He referred to the “Sam’s Club Republicans” in his Thursday night address to the RNC in his home state. Following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2006  

    A $92 billion emergency spending bill already has the support of President Bush and approval by the House. However, the Senate has added $14 billion dollars for projects they consider emergencies, and the president is threatening to veto the bill. Kwame Holman reports on putting a price tag on emergencies. Continue reading