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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Flake flak unwarranted

    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.

  • Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, campaigns in Phoenix. The six-term congressman seeks re-election as both a Republican primary opponent and Democrats are portraying him as a Washington insider because he worked as a lobbyist 20 years ago for a Namibian uranium operation. (Associated Press)

    Foes hit Arizona Rep. Flake for working as lobbyist

    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.

  • Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

    Budget deal includes 'pork,' Rep. Flake says

    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.

  • Rep. Flake to seek Senate seat from Arizona

    U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012.

Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, says of earmarks: 'I'm simply going to veto bills that have these projects in them."

    Earmark foes pressure Obama

    Newly emboldened earmark foes are calling on President Obama to back up his opposition to pork-barrel spending with action.

  • President Obama is presented with a team jersey from the Women's Professional Soccer Champions Sky Blue FC, Thursday, July 1, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, to honor their 2009 season and for winning the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer championship. Team captain Christie Rampone is pictured seated left. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama alienates GOP over immigration bill

    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.

  • "It's given the public and ... investigators a road map to look at. We wouldn't have the investigations going on unless we had this kind of transparency. But in terms of shaming members in cutting back on earmarks, I've been disappointed because it really hasn't changed the game very much. ... We're a very tough bunch to shame," said Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican. (Associated Press)

    Making progress on pork busting

    Earmarks — the pet projects members of Congress slip into spending bills — have become a symbol of how Washington works and of its worst excesses.

  • Murtha's defense of earmarks questioned

    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.

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