Pork in the Water

In this era of vicious partisanship America's lawmakers have proved there's still one thing Democrats and Republicans can come together to support: pork. After an overwhelming vote in the House on Nov. 6, it was expected that a united Congress would override a veto for the first time in George W. Bush's presidency. The legislation that inspired this unprecedented alliance did not involve children's health or the Iraq war but rather was a bill stuffed with new Army Corps of Engineers water projects.

Bush vetoed the measure because of its Bizarro World price tag, which split the difference between a $14 billion...

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