Newsweek probe finds stack of lawmakers' pork-seeking letters 

A Newsweek investigation collected a stack of lawmakers’ pork-seeking letters over a foot high. Many requests came from members of Congress known for bashing government spending. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sought money for high-speed rail in his Virginia district. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose presidential campaign is about shrinking the government, signed a letter accepting more than $2 billion in stimulus cash.

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