The Pork Barrel

A Newsweek investigation turned up dozens of letters from politicians with an insatiable taste for pork. These are their scraps.

Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-FL: Representative Cliff Stearns writes to Secretary LaHood in support of a TIGER grant for Jacksonville’s Port Authority. According to the letter, the $79 million project will create “approximately 1,400 direct jobs” and sustain thousands more, in addition to “rebuilding critical infrastructure.” 

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