GOP Candidates Spar Intensely Over…Parliamentary Procedure | Talking Points Memo

One of the more contentious moments of the CNN Republican debate in Arizona Thursday night has been over Congressional procedures over earmarks, the unpopular spending measures that identify individual priorities (others might call them “pet projects”). Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been attacking former Rick Santorum (R-PA) on his support of earmarks as a Senator, and defined his own position as essentially having a line item veto as President.

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