Obama's Pork-Free Stimulus on the Menu

Government and Economy Obama Seeking a Pork-Free Plan President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to bar earmarks from his massive economic stimulus plan as well as to bring unprecedented accountability to federal spending while at the same time warning that nation could face trillion- dollar deficits for years go come. Obama Names Chief Performance Officer to Watch Federal SpendingPresident-elect Obama pledged that reforming government entitlement programs would be "a central part" of his effort to control spending as he named Nancy Killefer as his Chief Performance Officer, a new White House position tasked with eliminating waste and improving efficiency. [Read Full Article]