'Silly Season' Has Arrived in the Capitol

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It's only March, but Republicans and Democrats are trying to position themselves for the November elections, not always by focusing on substantial issues. Yesterday, House Democrats said they would no longer support earmarks that benefit for-profit companies. Today, House Republicans banned earmarks across the board. Does either side really mean it? Dana Milbank, national political reporter for the Washington Post, has the latest on what some call "the silly season."




Warren Olney