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JAN 21, 2013 - Business Insider

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Congresswoman Endorses A Controversial Rule Change That Could Make Washington DC Work So Much Better

People have all kinds of theories for why Washington DC has gotten so dysfunctional in recent years. There's the bad economy. There's the fact that Republicans are in safe, gerrymandered districts, and mostly have to worry about Tea Party challengers in primaries. But if you talk to DC insiders on both parties, one idea that regularly comes up is: Bring back earmarks. Earmarks are basically special provisions in laws that provide some gift or reward to a specific Representative, for their district. The infamous "Bridge To Nowhere" was well known example of earmark abuse, but the thing about ... Read More

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