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Humboldt County in line for $44 million from Rep. Thompson earmark requests

Was there a dirtier word in politics this past year than "earmarks"? (Scrabble rules -- "Bush" doesn't qualify.) During the 2008 presidential campaign the term was used indignantly to describe the sneakiest, most sinister money-grabbing device employed by greedy politicians -- a…

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