11/15/13 10:44 AM
(www.usnews.com) As part of their PR campaign surrounding their hoped-to-be-finished-soon bill, farm state lawmakers and agriculture lobbyists have repeatedly heralded it as an oasis of bipartisan deficit-reducing compromise in a desert of scorched earth partisanship. Touting the farm bills as...
11/15/13 10:41 AM
11/15/13 10:40 AM
(www.salon.com) By an overwhelming margin, Republican voters say they approve of the recent cuts to the program
11/15/13 10:38 AM
(www.npr.org) Farm programs will likely cost the government less under any new farm bill, but the policy could be bad for the environment. Both House and Senate versions would end a big subsidy, called direct payments, that has paid money to land owners — whether they needed it or not — if...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/14/13 12:09 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., believes Gov. Chris Christie might have a problem if he runs for president in 2016 because the New Jersey Republican supported an expansion of Medicaid in his state. Paul said Christie's Medicaid decision was more in line with the Democratic Party than with a moderate...
By Bloomberg News | 11/14/13 11:21 AM
A television ad that aired briefly in August 2012 stands as a warning today for lawmakers who want to cut Social Security and Medicare. A man in a dark suit acting as Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, then the Republican Party’s vice presidential candidate, pushes a wheelchair carrying a...
11/14/13 10:08 AM
(www.nationaljournal.com) Mark Pryor attacks his Republican challenger over Medicare and Social Security to deflect criticism from the health care law.
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 06:49 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report by the state's Fiscal Review Committee has found that refugees bring in more money to Tennessee than they cost the state in entitlements. But that's not the message some of the lawmakers who asked for the report want to hear. Due to a lack of data, the author...
By Brian Hughes | 11/13/13 04:37 PM
This story was published at 3:30 p.m. and was updated at 4:35 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that 106,185 Americans had enrolled in Obamacare exchanges during the problem-ridden first month of sign-ups for the president's signature domestic...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 03:39 PM
CONCORD, N.H. — A consultant who helped Arkansas obtain federal permission to expand Medicaid to its poor adults by using private insurance says New Hampshire needs more time before adopting a similar approach. Richard Albertoni of Public Consulting Group told the House Finance Committee on...
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