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The Bank to Nowhere

By Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal - May 2, 2015

In October 2005, earmarks were a Washington fact of life. Then former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn took to the floor to decry pork spending for Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere.” The phrase became a national rallying cry against government waste. It required another five years, but in late 2010, Republicans forswore earmarks.

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