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What is an earmark? Examining the pros and cons of the congressional provision

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A congressional provision both relished and reviled that benefits lawmakers’ constituents is making a comeback — the earmark. An earmark is congressional funding for a specific local project. As old as the nation itself, they have often been pet projects of powerful lawmakers, and sometimes the source of scandal. Lisa Desjardins explains.

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