Earmarks http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/404/all en The Times Sticks Up for Earmarks Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-sticks-earmarks-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newly minted anti-earmark conservatives are facing a backlash, says Jennifer Steinhauer: &quot;Tensions are particularly acute in districts where new conservative lawmakers, many of whom criticized throughout their campaigns the practice of quietly inserting earmarks into spending bills, are coming face to face with local governments and interest groups who were counting on federal dollars to help shore up their own collapsing budgets.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> The issue of congressional earmarks - provisions that lawmakers insert into unrelated legislation directing money to a particular project in their district - tends to split along party lines, with Republicans in favor of elimination or reform and Democrats defending the spending. <br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-sticks-earmarks-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch congress Earmarks JenniferSteinhauer liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TeaParty TimesWatch Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:22:00 +0000 admin 141 at http://www.mrc.org Times Reporters, Editors Defend Earmarks With Democratic Talking Points http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-reporters-editors-defend-earmarks-democratic-talking-points <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times editors and reporters continues to ignore arguments that make earmark reform look necessary, while harping on the Democratic talking point that earmarks amount to less than one percent of the federal budget: &quot;Earmarks, which for all their controversy account for less than half of 1 percent of total federal spending, allow lawmakers to specify how money is used in their home states.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The issue of congressional earmarks - provisions that lawmakers insert into unrelated legislation directing money to a particular project in their district - tends to split along party lines, with Republicans in favor of elimination or reform and Democrats defending the spending. Reporter A.G. Sulzberger gave voice to the latter in Tuesday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/us/politics/23earmarks.html?_r=1&amp;sq=earmarks&amp;st=nyt&amp;scp=2&amp;pagewanted=all">Defenders of Earmarks Point to Urgent Needs That Would Not Be Met</a>." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-reporters-editors-defend-earmarks-democratic-talking-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch A.G.Sulzberger BiasByOmission congress Earmarks liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:01:00 +0000 admin 7950 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Kernen: 'You Might Not Have Fixed Global Warming' After D-Day http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-kernen-you-might-not-have-fixed-global-warming-after-d-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> is at war with the failing economy, according to Warren Buffett, who told CNBC viewers that it had “fallen off a cliff.”</p><p>In September 2008, Buffett compared the market turmoil to “an economic <st1:place w:st="on">Pearl Harbor</st1:place>,” and on March 9 he returned to that metaphor in a CNBC interview that began at 6 a.m. and continued through the 7 and 8 a.m. program hours. Buffett also criticized the Democratic majority for losing focus and trying to move on “pet projects.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-kernen-you-might-not-have-fixed-global-warming-after-d-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change CNBC D-Day Earmarks JoeKernen obama WarrenBuffett Mon, 09 Mar 2009 16:24:04 +0000 admin 26921 at http://www.mrc.org Maureen Dowd Makes Nice With McCain, on Earmarks http://www.mrc.org/articles/maureen-dowd-makes-nice-mccain-earmarks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maureen Dowd sides with John McCain, the twittering King Lear, against the overly passive Barack Obama. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Conservatives likes to dump on Times columnist Maureen Dowd, and with ample justification, not just for her silly pop metaphors (George W. Bush as Luke Skywalker, Dick Cheney as Darth Vader) but for journalistic malfeasance, like her deliberate omission of part of a quote by President Bush to make him look ignorant in the war on al Qaeda (<a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2003/0514.asp#3 " target="_self">a story </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2003/0514.asp#3 ">broken on Times Watch in 2003</a>).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/maureen-dowd-makes-nice-mccain-earmarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Earmarks HillaryClinton JohnMcCain MaureenDowd NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 04 Mar 2009 19:07:00 +0000 admin 6703 at http://www.mrc.org Dear WTOP: Earmark Ban Won't Stop Pet Projects http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wtop-earmark-ban-wont-stop-pet-projects <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >News Editor, WTOP Radio</p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Washington</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">DC</st1:state></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >Dear Sir or Madam:</p> <br /> <p >You report Jan. 25 that "President Barack Obama's ban on earmarks in the $825 billion economic stimulus bill doesn't mean interest groups, lobbyists and lawmakers won't be able to funnel money to pet projects. They're just working around it."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wtop-earmark-ban-wont-stop-pet-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business BarackObama earmarkban Earmarks Lobbyists pork RussRoberts specialinterests StimulusPackage WTOP Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:03:11 +0000 admin 30073 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Ignore Earmarks, Despite Millions Spent by Clinton, Obama http://www.mrc.org/balance-sheet/nets-ignore-earmarks-despite-millions-spent-clinton-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <br /> <b> <a href="http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080220134418.aspx" /> ElectionWatch: Networks Downplay Earmarks, Despite Millions Spent by Clinton and Obama</a></b><br /> <br /> Oink, oink. Did you know that Congress used earmarks to spend $18.3 billion of your money on pork projects in fiscal year 2008? Presidential candidates Clinton and Obama both helped spend the money, but you might not know if you were watching the network news.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/balance-sheet/nets-ignore-earmarks-despite-millions-spent-clinton-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Balance Sheet MRC Business busineabrbrbclinton Earmarks Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:00:00 +0000 admin 29423 at http://www.mrc.org ElectionWatch: Networks Downplay Earmarks, Despite Millions Spent by Clinton and Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/electionwatch-networks-downplay-earmarks-despite-millions-spent-clinton-and-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No one could ever accuse the federal government of efficiently spending taxpayer dollars. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So when a new study was released February 13 showing how much the Congress had earmarked last year – including the millions of dollars spent by top presidential candidates – you would think it would have made headlines. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/electionwatch-networks-downplay-earmarks-despite-millions-spent-clinton-and-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government BarackObama cbs CNN congress Earmarks EveningNews HillaryClinton JohnMcCain KellyO'Donnell KiranChetry MarthaRaddatz MeetthePress NBC NightlyNews porkbarrelspending RonPaul SharylAttkisson SteveEllis TaxpayersforCommonSense TheLosAngelesTimes TheNewYorkTimes TheWashingtonPost TimRussert WorldNewwithCharlesGibson Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:56:32 +0000 admin 26364 at http://www.mrc.org Cheap Shot Alert on Earmarks http://www.mrc.org/articles/cheap-shot-alert-earmarks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Kirkpatrick zings the GOP in his lead sentence. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Catch this not-too-subtle editorializing in the lead sentence of what is ostensibly a <em>news</em> story from David Kirkpatrick from Tuesday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/13/washington/13earmarks.html" target="_self">Bill Is</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/13/washington/13earmarks.html"> Delayed By Republicans Over Earmarks</a>."</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cheap-shot-alert-earmarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DavidKirkpatrick Earmarks NewYorkTimes NYTimes Republicans TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 14 Jun 2007 17:56:00 +0000 admin 5633 at http://www.mrc.org