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2009-08-12 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, Aug.12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --WashingtonWatch.com users have brought permanent change to earmarking practices in Washington, D.C. Federal Computer Week reports that beginning next year the White House's Office of Management and Budget will begin collecting and reporting earmark requests, as the WashingtonWatch.com site has been doing this summer. http://tinyurl.com/OMBearmarks "With our example, we've shown that earmark requests should be on the public record and in...

2009-08-07 09:07:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In under three weeks, WashingtonWatch.com has collected and mapped over 16,000 congressional earmarks - and now has collected every last earmark request from the members of Congress and Senators representing New York. The requests add up to about 6.5 billion dollars worth of funding for special projects in the state. A map of New York's more than 2,500 earmark requests is here: http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/earmarks/?sf=NY&df= On...

2008-07-04 12:00:13

WASHINGTON, July 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "What better way to celebrate the founding of our nation than... um, by... blogging?" So begins the introductory post on the new WashingtonWatch.com blog. The blog will tie the bills in Congress to the day's headlines, discuss the bills being debated on the House and Senate floor, and reveal some hidden stories. WashingtonWatch.com webmaster and blogger Jim Harper promises, "Oh, there'll be jokes -- and I'm telling you right now they're not all...

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