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Politics / Earmarks / Bayh Interview #955144

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN's long coverage of the topic of earmarks & new rules for revealing earmark requests re-introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) Tracking your taxpayer dollars going for earmarked projects reviewed; details given about some specific projects by state & about which members {named & pictured} of Congress are spending the most via earmarks. How there is more transparency about earmarks discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Senator Evan Bayh about the spending bill. [BAYH - explains why he votes against the spending bill & how earmarks send a message about Congress being out of touch with the people; asks should not Congress exert restraint & go after special projects.] Other material: {March 11, President OBAMA - says earmarks must have a legitimate public purpose.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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