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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Democrats Hide Pet Projects From Voters

Jun 3 05:08 AM US/Eastern
By ANDREW TAYLOR
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress' pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year.

Democrats are sidestepping rules approved their first day in power in January to clearly identify "earmarks"—lawmakers' requests for specific projects and contracts for their states.

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