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Military Industrial Complex

Backdoor earmarks make everyone smile (except the taxpayer)

Don't look at the topline $773 billion military budget proposal. Congress is padding it as we speak, particularly in the less noticed 'R&D' column.

Washington Politics

Why are Democrats trying to bring back those porky military earmarks?

After 10 years of winking and nodding, the new Congress is close to lifting the ban on defense carve-outs for members.