April 14th, 2010
05:53 PM ET

Pork highlights –with beef and potatoes

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/05/06/liberal.republicans/art.specter.gi.jpg caption="Specter: won the 'Dunder-head Mifflin Award' for a $200,000 business center in Scranton."]


Here are so-called "Oinkers" of the year, listed in the "2010 Congressional Pig Book Summary," which was released on Wednesday by the nonpartisan group Citizens Against Government Waste.

• The Dunder-head Mifflin Award (from the fictional paper company of the sitcom "The Office") - Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pennsylvania, and Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pennsylvania, for $200,000 for design and construction of a small business incubator and multipurpose center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

• Thad the Impaler Award - Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, for $490 million in pork, including $200,000 for the Washington National Opera for set design, installation and performing arts at libraries and schools, and $500,000 for the University of Southern Mississippi for cannabis eradication.

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