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Politics / Pork / C-17 Cargo Planes #863480

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Drew Griffin) The question as to why Congress wants to give the US military more C-17 cargo planes than it needs examined; photos shown of the seven members of Congress wanting parts of the planes built in their home districts; details given about the 2.4 billion earmarked in the fine print of a defense bill. [Citizens Against Government Waste Tom SCHATZ - says it's pork.] [Representatives RUSSELL CARNAHAN, Todd AKIN†- defend building more planes now.] CNN's effort to get members of Congress to reveal their earmark requests discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data of 2007 pork projects with specific examples of earmark projects outlined.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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