For tribes, new farm bill revives old wounds
Call it Cheyenne Autumn II: a century-old lands fight and modern political remake of the Western classic that began here as well as at Fort Reno, an old cavalry post in the Native American territory of Oklahoma.
GOP leaders rebuked by 12 panel chairmen
A majority of House committee chairmen broke with the Republican leadership on a flood insurance bill that passed overwhelmingly Tuesday, a rare rebuke that came after GOP leaders negotiated a deal with Democrats.
Why Liberals Should Be Thankful for the Tea Party
Sometime in the next week or so, the White House will unveil its new budget for 2015, but the big news has already leaked: Obama will not include a proposal to cut Social Security cost-of-living benefits -by switching to the so-called chained Consumer Price Index-as he has in past budgets.
King: Farm bill a good one for farmers
Although he sees the 2014 farm bill as a win for farmers in the long run, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, had a political defeat in the process, but vowed he is not finished yet.
2014 Farm Bill Gives Farmers Choices on What They Need for Next Five Years
Bud Baggett is a farmer in Marianna. He's still feeling the effects from last year's rain, which cost him 60 percent of his cotton production.
Representative Frank Lucas: "...When we undo quantitative easing, what is the effect going to be on things like farm land prices or stock market prices or, for that matter, equities?" Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: "I would agree that one of the channels by which monetary policy works is asset prices, and we have been trying to push down ... (more)
House Republicans back away from fight over U.S. debt
Unwilling to spook the markets and divided among themselves, House Republicans backed away from a battle over the government's debt limit Tuesday and permitted President Barack Obama's Democratic allies to drive quick passage of a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority without any concessions from the White House.
Farm Bureau Welcomes 2014 Farm Bill
FARM BUREAU WELCOMES 2014 FARM BILL Feb. 10, 2014 Source:American Farm Bureau Federation news release President Barack Obama signed the 2014 farm bill today on the campus of Michigan State University.