More pork:

Border security, gasoline prices and lawmakers’ appetites for homestate projects promise to entangle an emergency Iraq-hurricane relief spending bill after it arrives on the Senate floor Tuesday.

The $106.5 billion bill has ballooned by almost $15 billion over President Bush’s February request, and that figure could grow as senators of both parties press amendments to add money for border security and medical care for veterans.

Whatever happened to finding spending cuts to offset spending increases? Here are some good ones.