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  • n  identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
  • n  a distinctive characteristic or attribute
  • v  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    I will earmark this money for your research

  • The incomparable Jonathan Allen of CQ finds Barack Obama's name on one of the earmarks in the spending bill that just passed the House, which is essentially a leftover bill from .
  • Here's a web story from Scherer and me on the furor over the earmarks in the 2009 omnibus bill passed by the House yesterday.
  • Obama Releases His Earmark Requests; Calls on Clinton to do the Same.
News & Articles

  • UCR MED SCHOOL: $15 million in budget package
    Budget writers take out augmentation and earmark $15 million of UC’s additional $125 million to the UC Riverside school
    June 12, 2013 - The Press-Enterprise
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL: $15 million in budget package
    Budget writers take out augmentation and earmark $15 million of UC’s additional $125 million to the UC Riverside school
    June 12, 2013 - The Press-Enterprise
  • Kids Unlimited gets earmark
    A Toledo-based after-school program got a prized spot in the Ohio Senate’s recently passed budget: Its own earmark. The state senators who obtained the line-item funding say their involvement is because of the merits of the program, and not favoritism.
    June 8, 2013 - The Toledo Blade
Quotes

  • Sarah Palin in ABC News
    In her nationally televised speech accepting the job as John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she "championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress" and opposed federal funding for a controversial bridge to...
  • John McCain in guardian.co.uk
    I got an old ink pen, my friends, and the first pork barrel-laden earmark, big-spending bill that comes across my desk, I will veto it. You will know their names. I will make them famous and we'll stop this corruption,McCain said during a...
  • Jim DeMint in International Herald Tribune
    Obama "naively asked earmark addicts to police themselves," said Sen. Jim DeMint, RS.C. Lawmakers "trumpet their pork on their Web sites," he said, "and nobody believes we will have public hearings on pet projects."

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