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Paul Ryan’s disgraceful last act: Providing cover for Trump 15.12.2018 Raw Story

Just as Republicans find some spine on foreign policy, Paul Ryan bids farewell to D.C. by doing Trump’s bidding...

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Ex-Solicitor General mocks Trump defenders’ ‘everybody else does it’ excuse: That only works ‘in kindergarten’ 15.12.2018 Raw Story

A former acting solicitor general pointed out that those who defend Donald Trump by claiming “everybody else does it” are acting like literal children. Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general and current CNN contributor, responded to comments made — and later walked back &#821...

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BREAKING: Senate Votes to End US Role in Yemen War 14.12.2018 Truthout.com
In a resounding rebuke to Trump, the Senate voted 56-41 to end US support of the Saudi war.

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US Congress legalizes industrial hemp cultivation 13.12.2018 Raw Story

The US Congress on Wednesday approved the legalization of large-scale hemp cultivation and its removal from a list of controlled substances. “This is the culmination of a lot of work by a number of us here in Washington but really the victory is for the growers, processors, manufacturers and c...

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House passes farm bill, sending it to Trump's desk 13.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid.
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Chris Farrell's conversation on the creative economy 12.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Conversations on the Creative Economy: Entrepreneurship and inclusive economic prosperity in the Midwest.
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Work Requirements in Farm Bill Are Off the Table 12.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Seth Wenig A supermarket displays stickers indicating they accept food stamps in West New York, New Jersey.  This week, the House and Senate finally came to an agreement on the farm bill, the legislation that authorizes farm subsidies as well as nutrition programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.  While the previous bill had expired in September, lawmakers came to an impasse over whether to sharply limit food stamp eligibility. In a victory for low-income Americans, the final version contained no such provision.  Passing the farm bill, generally a bipartisan endeavor, had hit roadblocks as House Republicans attempted to attach stringent work requirements to SNAP that would have threatened benefits for more than  two million  low-income people. The Senate version contained no such requirements. The conference committee charged with resolving the two versions  released  the compromise bill on Monday—and work requirements were not included, ...
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Trump insists his tense meeting with Dem leaders went great after throwing Oval Office tantrum 12.12.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to address an earlier contentious meeting with Democrats Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “Believe or not it was actually a friendly meeting,” Trump said. He reiterated the idea that Congress is on the cusp of ...

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The Trump administration is expected to propose weakening Obama-era wetland protections 11.12.2018 Raw Story

The Trump administration is expected to propose weakening protections for U.S. wetlands on Tuesday, in a move sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid opposition from environmentalists. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make a w...

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Farm bill compromise reached with SNAP changes out, industrial hemp in 11.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While much of the farm bill draft mirrors current law, there is a major change coming for farmers: industrial hemp will be legalized. Forestry and food stamps became sticking points.
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Trump to meet with Democrats about border wall, shutdown 11.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Republican congressional leaders have repeatedly said it's up to Trump to cut a deal with Democrats, an acknowledgment of their own inability to produce spending bills with Republican votes alone.
‘It was certainly a compromise’: US lawmakers agree on Farm Bill, aiming for vote this week 11.12.2018 Raw Story

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill that drops a proposal to tighten food stamps restrictions backed by President Donald Trump, and are looking to vote on it this week, according to congressional staffers. The agreement between Republicans and Democrats on the crucial piece of ...

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Ohio woman who exchanged letters with Dylann Roof charged in bomb plot 11.12.2018 Raw Story

An Ohio woman who corresponded with Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on Monday with planning to bomb a Toledo, Ohio, bar, prosecutors said. Elizabeth Lecron, 23, was accused of purchasing gunpowder and screws that the FBI said she intended to use in an “upscale mass ...

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Farm bill details released: What it means for Minnesota, from farming to food stamps 11.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Congress has yet to vote on the bill, the details of which were released to the public Monday night.
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Ryan Zinke Promotes Logging in the Wake of California’s Wildfires 7.12.2018 Truthout.com
Logged areas with less stringent environmental protections lead to the most intense and dangerous fires.

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House approves short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown 6.12.2018 Raw Story

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a two-week stopgap spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, sending it to the Senate. Without action by Congress, funding for several federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Department of Home...

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Time Is Running Out to Avert a Government Shutdown 6.12.2018 Truthout.com
Democrats and Republicans are at an impasse and the result could be a partial government shutdown.

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North Carolinians Left to Suffer Under Toothless Hog Waste Agreement 5.12.2018 Truthout.com
The practice of storing hog waste in open pits grows more hazardous with each hurricane that pounds the state.

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Peterson: New farm bill preserves status quo, but will it help farmers enough? 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The farm bill, which funds everything from food stamps to conservation programs, expired in September. House and Senate negotiators, including U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., say they have a deal and will push for votes in the next few weeks.
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Five gross things we used to dump in the Mississippi River -- and what we're dumping now 3.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From raw sewage to industrial waste, the Mississippi was the dump for all sorts of pollution. A retired state regulator and history buff helps us compare past and current threats to the river.
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