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  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • News Of The Weird: Alabama Football Fan Shoots Another Fan For Being "Insufficiently Distraught" Over Team's Loss

    Self-Appreciation Everyone's Above Average: Ask Americans how they stand compared to their fellow countrymen, and in survey after survey, the vast majority rank themselves "above average" in such areas as driving skill, sexual prowess, and general...
  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama

    Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

    Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation
    On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis...
  • U.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the bulk of the cost to the...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats relent on transport funding, accept longer extension

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With time running out to avert cutbacks in federal transportation money due to start on Friday, Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate agreed to accept a Republican plan to extend funding for highway and transit construction...
  • Congress approves temporary highway funding measure

    Congress, after a temporary detour, approved a stopgap plan Thursday to fund transportation projects through next May, sending the measure to President Obama. Acting in the final days of its session before lawmakers break for a five-week summer recess,...
  • Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

    WASHINGTON Hours before the federal government was set to begin reducing payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress seemed likely to approve a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in...
  • Huntington Ingalls hopes for additional funding

    Huntington Ingalls hopes for additional funding
    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently received good news for its Newport News Shipbuilding division: The refueling of an aircraft carrier, a job worth billions of dollars and once in danger, now seems on course. Now comes HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding...
  • Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the...