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Immigration Reform Passes US Senate

(photo courtesy of thinkprogress.com) US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform (via AFP) In a vote hailed by US President Barack Obama, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform that would put 11 million undocumented people on a path to earning citizenship. Chants of “Yes we did!” erupted from the public galleries after senators…

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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 […]