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Latest Jeff Flake Items
Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, has been taking flak recently over a comment he made at a political event. Mr. Flake confessed that he thought the drafters of the Constitution might have been right to provide for selection of U.S. senators by the individual state legislatures rather than by popular elections.
Since his first House campaign a dozen years ago, would-be Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has worked diligently to cast himself as a conservative gadfly, willing to buck GOP leaders and even a Republican president.
Congress' budget deal provides funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that is larded with pork-barrel projects, a member of the House Appropriations Committee says.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012.
Newly emboldened earmark foes are calling on President Obama to back up his opposition to pork-barrel spending with action.
President Obama went into Thursday's major policy speech on immigration hoping to convince Republicans to join him in passing a bill, but walked out facing a bigger divide than ever - including having irked one key lawmaker who had been his major Republican ally on the issue.
Earmarks — the pet projects members of Congress slip into spending bills — have become a symbol of how Washington works and of its worst excesses.
Rep. John P. Murtha"s justification for some of the $3 billion in pork projects in the Defense Department spending bill only fanned criticism from House Republicans and government-watchdog groups.