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Farm bill doesn't just benefit farmers

02/05/2014 1:28am
It isn't just farmers who will benefit from the sweeping farm bill that Congress has sent President Barack Obama. There's also help for rural towns, grocery stores in low-income areas and, most notably, the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients.

What is the farm bill?

02/05/2014 1:29am
The huge, five-year farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama on Tuesday sets policy for hundreds of programs, including farm subsidies and food stamps. It would make small cutbacks to both, eliminating some subsidy programs and cutting the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program by $800 million a year, or 1 percent. Conservatives had proposed much higher cuts.

House GOP struggles on looming debt limit hike

02/05/2014 3:12pm
House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap.

House conservatives rule out immigration this year

02/05/2014 5:14pm
Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.