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John Block: Farm vs. D.C.

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block There is nothing more exciting, exhilarating, or rewarding than bringing in the harvest. After a whole year of planning, buying seed, plant protection chemicals, working the soil, applying fertilizer and planti… Read More
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House Speaker John Boehner Announces Retirement, Ending Motion to Vacate the Chair

Today, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced to House Republicans that he is retiring from Congress at the end of October.  Boehner, now in his fifth year as Speaker of the House, faced a challenge no other House Speaker had faced in over a centur… Read More
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The Budget Agreement and Some Thoughts About Next Steps

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a two-year budget agreement that, in their words, “reduces the deficit—without raising taxes…it cuts spending in a smarter w… Read More
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