Budget

Obama: No Earmarks in Stimulus

President-elect Barack Obama vowed that his stimulus package—which could cost $1 trillion if not more—would be free of pork-barrel projects. "We are going to ban all earmarks, the process by which individual members insert projects without review," he told reporters on the Hill Tuesday as he tried to build support for the measure. Aides hope that $300 billion in tax cuts will help win bipartisan approval.