President Bush, who has been critical of congressional pork-barreling, has decided to rebuild Homestead Air Force Base, which has been considered for elimination. Mr. Bush has also OK'd planes for Taiwan to save Texas jobs and is considering easing the regulation that would limit ethanol-blended gasoline. This would help Midwestern farmers but weaken the Clean Air Act, which he supported. The president, whose actions are concentrated in states he needs to carry, has pushed for the line-item veto to contr ol congressional pork. But who will control presidential pork? Richard Barsanti, Western Springs, Ill.
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