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Pork in $80B Appropriations Bill

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An $80 billion bill, supposedly meant to cover last-minute contigencies in Afghanistan and Iraq, has added provisions dealing with oil drilling, forest services, economic assistance to Palestinians, and even a new baseball stadium for Washington - all thanks to insertions by various U.S. Senators. has further links and details; if their NY Times link has gone dead, this permalink URL will ensure access.

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