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Frank Lucas Wins 2014 Midterm Election Race In Oklahoma

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) defeated Democrat Frankie Robbins on Tuesday. Lucas represents Oklahoma's 3rd District. Below, more live updates on t...

Sam Levine

GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political opponents accuse each other of lying all the time, but one Oklahoma congressional candidate took his accusation to a new level...

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

Farm Bill Agreement Would Cut Food Stamps

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near en...

The State of the Union Address I Wish President Obama Would Give: 'I'm Not Going to Waste a Minute Trying to Work With You'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

I'm not going to waste one minute trying to work with you. Not because I don't want to. Because you won't work with me. So I have no agenda to present to you tonight. You don't want to hear it. You're not going to vote for it.

Farm Bill Agreement Could Come Within Days: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed as soon as Monday, followed by final approval like...

GOP Consultant: Senator's Departure Is A 'Political Earthquake'

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's 2014 election cycle was thrown for a huge loop when U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced his early retirement last week. T...

Dethroning the King Amendment

Paul Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Whether one cares about states' rights (as King's own party proclaims), decency toward animals, or laws to prevent fires -- and firefighter deaths -- it seems there's something about the King amendment that's odious to just about everyone.

Food Stamp Cuts Twice As Deep In New GOP Proposal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a new food stamp bill that would cut nutrition assistance by twice as m...

Food Stamp Cuts Might Not Happen In House

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives removed food stamps from broader farm legislation in hopes that doing so would make it easie...

Arthur Delaney

House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed farm legislation that, for the first time in 50 years, did not include food stamps ...

GOP Congressman Rails Against Conservative Groups: 'I'm Under Attack'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) went after conservative groups in a town hall meeting on Monday, saying he was being assaulted by organizations like the He...

Federal Log-Rolling and Agricultural Subsidies: Time to End the Farmers' Dole

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Congress is debating the so-called Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act. More commonly known as the Farm Bill, it is a looting expedition, roughly 80 percent general welfare (food stamps, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and 20 percent farm welfare (agricultural price supports).

Michael McAuliff

Food Stamp Cuts Derail Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democratic leaders waged a blame game Thursday after GOP-backed cuts to food stamps unexpectedly derailed a trillion-doll...

Farm Bill Passage May Hinge On Dairy Battle

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Approval of a massive farm bill – and the cost of a gallon of milk – could hinge on...

Arthur Delaney

Shrinking Deficit Doesn't Deter Republicans From Cutting Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are seeking deeper cuts to nutrition programs this year even as the federal budget deficit is shrinking faster...

Republicans Embrace Conspiracy Theory

Salon | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

A conspiracy theory is getting renewed life among Republicans who claim that the Obama administration, specifically the Department of Homeland Securit...

Hypocrisy, Abortion Scandal Don't Stop GOP Support For Colleague

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

A group of prominent Republican congressmen will hold a fundraiser for scandal-plagued Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday, the Chattanooga Tim...

As 'Dairy Cliff' Looms, Lawmakers Reach Compromise

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

* Proposal adds year to expired 2008 law; Monday vote possible * Follows rising alarm about potential milk price doubl...

Big Bill Showdowns Leave Congress In Wary State

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate-passed bills to cut farm subsidies and food stamps and overhaul the financially teetering Postal Service have been put on ho...

Compromise In Congress? Think Again

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are ret...

Senators Accuse Regulator Of Trying To 'Avoid The Heat' On MF Global

Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Christopher Doering and Sarah N. Lynch) - Republican lawmakers blasted the chairman of the U.S. futures regulator on Thursday for his ...

Push For New Farm Subsidy Could Allegedly Pay Billions To Farmers

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Corn and soybean farmers are pushing for – and Congress is moving to create – a whole new subsidy that could maintain f...

Top 10 Richest Gangsters Of All Time

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 11.02.2011 | Crime

Even though they say crime doesn’t pay, several rich gangsters prove otherwise. While most end up dead or in jail, a very lucky few get to spend ...

In Farm Country, Democrats' Bitter Harvest

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

Just two years ago, Democratic political strategists defended passage of a status-quo farm subsidy bill by claiming it was essential to the survival o...