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Congress is locked in a political game of "My Party is more fiscally responsible than your Party," and earmarks are the chips.

Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee played the first hand this week by announcing a ban on corporate earmarks. House Republicans upped the ante by voting en masse for a one-year moratorium on all earmarks.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.
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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
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Virginia Ethics Legislation Would Outlaw Secret Meetings

Renewed ethics legislation in the Richmond would ban state funding for travel expenses for legislators attending closed groups like ALEC — a conservative group that has many lawmakers, including House Speaker Bill Howell, among its ranks.

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Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

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