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Feingold's anti-pork ammendment fails; Obama spending bill nears a trillion dollars

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U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., of Middleton, failed to put a future ban on pork-barrel spending in the Senate's version of the Obama spending bill.

It was voted down 65-32 Thursday.

Wisconsin's other senator, Herb Kohl, D, voted no. Feingold called it disappointing, but he said he would keep rallying against so-called earmarks - the pet projects added to spending bills which a president cannot veto individually.

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