Republicans Trade Jabs Over Pork Spending

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Congressional Republicans are facing a battle over earmarks. On one side of the debate: the presumed next Speaker of the House, John Boehner of Ohio and newly-elected Tea Party Republicans, who want to ban earmarks to bring spending under control. Leading the charge to preserve earmarks is Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, who says a ban won't save money, and will give more control of the purse strings to President Obama. John Bresnahan, senior Congressional reporter for Politico, explains what's at stake for the GOP.

This segment aired on November 12, 2010.


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