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This April 23 file photo shows workers inspecting a clay levee being built to protect homes on the north side of Fargo from expected flooding from the Red River. Big money water projects used to be a favorite target of good-government types who railed against political pork. Now the same projects are a rare unifying factor in a dysfunctional Congress. AP photo

For divided Congress, water projects are a unifier

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WASHINGTON — Those occasionally infamous multimillion-dollar water projects that have been derided by good-government types over the years as Exhibit A of pork-barrel spending in Congress are making a comeback. The reason: Apparently, this is one of the few areas where members of both party see eye to eye.


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