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House rushing for approval of new farm bill

House rushing for approval of new farm bill

The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation’s farmers.…

Farm deal cuts food stamps by one percent

Farm deal cuts food stamps by one percent

Farm-state lawmakers are pushing for final passage of the massive, five-year farm bill as it heads to the House floor Wednesday — member by member, vote by vote. There are…

Cocaine-abusing Florida Congressman calling it quits

Cocaine-abusing Florida Congressman calling it quits

Facing a House ethics investigation, the Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year says he will resign Monday evening, after several GOP leaders requested that he step…

Arizona GOP considers John McCain ‘too liberal’

Arizona GOP considers John McCain ‘too liberal’

  The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a…

Democrats say ‘no games’ on debt limit increase

Democrats say ‘no games’ on debt limit increase

With House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan saying Republicans will, once again, put changes in Obamacare in the way of extending the nation’s debt limit, the Democrats Friday had a…

Rep. Ryan issues familiar threats against Obamacare

Rep. Ryan issues familiar threats against Obamacare

In political rhetoric that has a familiar ring, Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says his colleagues in the House of Representatives are planning another attack on Obamacare as a major…

Critics speaking out on Obama’s NSA ‘reform’

Critics speaking out on Obama’s NSA ‘reform’

Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to…

Congressman thinks Russia behind Snowden’s leaks

Congressman thinks Russia behind Snowden’s leaks

The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had help from Russia in stealing and…

Lawmakers say Obama’s NSA changes won’t work

Lawmakers say Obama’s NSA changes won’t work

A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government…

Spending bill passes Senate, goes to Obama

Spending bill passes Senate, goes to Obama

Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October’s partial…