The Porky Awards

What's happening in Washington? Not much, actually. Except for a few committees examining high-profile issues, many legislators are coasting from the recent Easter holiday toward the Memorial Day recess. But the slowdown hasn't kept some of them from two favorite diversions: pork-barreling and politicking. The envelope, please

Pork-Barrel Lifetime Achievement Scroll: ROBERT BYRD This senior Democrat really knows how to deliver the bacon. Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, he lately had two federal agencies moved to his home state of West Virginia.

The Joe McCarthy Demagoguery Citation: NEWT GINGRICH When the Georgian isn't slamming Democrats for opposing the war,...

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