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Why The Farm Bill's Provisions Will Matter To You

The bill covers everything from farm subsidies and crop insurance to forestry, food stamps and school lunches.

As GOP Cashes In, Democrats Search For Billionaires

Democrats knew they'd have trouble with the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. Yet the disparity is huge between what Republicans are raising in unlimited anonymous donations and what Democrats have been able to collect.
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Analysis: Consequences Of Looming Budget Cuts

If Congress doesn't act, trillions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases could have serious economic consequences.


Justice Department Sues Florida As Voter Battle Intensifies

The department says Florida is violating federal law as it tries to remove noncitizens from its voter registration rolls. In turn, Florida officials say the federal government is partly to blame.

Where Are The Democratic Billionaires?

Democrats knew that they would be disadvantaged under the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. But the disparity between the amount of money Republicans can raise in unlimited anonymous donations and what the Democrats have been able to raise is huge.

Justice Department To Sue Fla. Over Voter Purge

The Department of Justice is suing the state of Florida over its efforts to purge the state's voter registration lists of non-citizens. The agency argues that the effort is being conducted too close to the August 14 primary, in violation of federal law. Florida officials counter that their efforts have been delayed because the federal government has not shared a database of non-citizens to help it clean up its voter registration lists. It's part of an escalating fight between the Obama administration and Republican-led states over voter laws.