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Farm Bill Wastes Billions in Subsidies

Senate’s new farm bill will waste billions on subsidies, critics say (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View Farmer Steve Henry looks at a patch of corn in Arapahoe, Neb., that failed due to drought, and will not be harvested, in this 2012 file photo. Nationwide, farmers were paid $14 billion in crop […]

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US House Passes Cyber Security Measure CISPA

Overshadowed by congressional action on gun control, immigration, and the Boston bombings was an Internet privacy bill that will affect most Americans, without them knowing it, on a daily basis. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA) is making its way through Congress with the House passing the Act last Thursday. The final vote […]

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Hypocrisy in Congress Remains

Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When CBS News reported in 2011 that members of Congress weren’t prohibited from insider trading, Congress moved swiftly. President Obama signed a law banning it within six months of the broadcast. But Congress is still exempt from portions of a […]