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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Earmarks, Hill Style, Home Style

n his State of the Union address (below), President Bush denounced wasteful earmarks. Yesterday, he signed an executive order telling officials to ignore "earmarks included in any non-statutory source."






Some lawmakers, such as Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), post their daily schedules online.

Washington staff play an important part in Hill style. Here is a brief description of some job titles. In this clip, see see aides to Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Florida).

John McCain, much in the news today, has a very assertive Hill style:







And Colbert has a unique take on Wexler's home style:

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