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Rep. Capuano & former Rep. Meehan Allegedly Sought Earmarks for Fed Raided Lobbying Firm

( – promoted by DD4RP) http://www.bostonherald.com/ne… Rep. Michael Capuano and former Rep. Marty Meehan are among those on a list of House members who allegedly sought earmarks in a Pentagon spending bill for clients of a controversial lobbying firm recently raided by the feds. The FBI is reportedly probing campaign contributions involving the lobbying firm PMA Group, whose founder is…

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Obama and Biden voted $223 million for Bridge to Nowhere instead of Katrina rebuilding

One devoutly hopes the McCain-Palin campaign harps on this incessantly. From an op-ed column by US Senator Jim DeMint, R-S.C., in today’s Wall Street Journal — “… Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the…

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State Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera Funds In-Law’s Agency With YOUR $$$

(The MassGOP has just filed an ethics complaint against Coakley-Rivera – promoted by EaBo Clipper) http://www.bostonherald.com/ne… A Springfield lawmaker muscled through $200,000 for a social service agency where her brother-in-law is the $90,000-a-year director, even as penny-pinching legislators trimmed millions for health care, firefighters and public safety from the state budget, the Herald has learned. Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera – an…

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Rep Smola Tried To Stop the Santa Earmark

Update:  Rep Smola’s Response to Wavemaker is below. I did note in the post that Smola wasn’t responsible for the earmark.   Thanks for the email. I’m not sure where you got your information from but it is less than accurate. The earmark in the budget for the Santa Train was not put in the budget by me. I authored…

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