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Senator’s call: Hold the pork

By Tom Fetters

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We may get a peek next week at the future of earmarks in the U.S. Senate, with the announcement Tuesday by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., that he’ll push to change internal GOP rules to effectively ban party members from slipping pet projects into legislation -- those projects have been known to include construction of roads, bridges and buildings for lawmakers’ districts.

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