We've often been critical of the Associated Press for its left-wing agenda journalism, but this article, by Andrew Taylor, is surprisingly balanced. It's titled, "Obama beats early retreat on promise to fight pork:"
Despite campaign promises to take a machete to lawmakers' pet projects, President Barack Obama is quietly caving to funding nearly 8,000 of them this year, drawing a stern rebuke Monday from his Republican challenger in last fall's election. ...
Obama is hardly the first president to promise to make Congress change its pork-barreling ways, and he certainly won't be the last. But he is the first to retreat so quickly, after only six weeks in the White House.
Of course, using wasteful spending to buy votes is the essence of the Democrats' electoral strategy, so no one should be surprised that Obama has, once again, walked away from his campaign promise. Change? Forget about it!