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Collin Peterson Defeats Torrey Westrom In Minnesota Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) defeated Republican Torrey Westrom on Tuesday. Peterson represents Minnesota's 7th District. Below, more updates ...

Negative Ads Make Peterson 'More Inclined' to Run

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

A secretive, conservative nonprofit tied to billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has commenced a media attack against Rep. Collin Peterson, the 12-term Minnesota Democrat already been marked by national Republicans for defeat in 2014.

Farm Bill Could Overturn Dozens of State Laws. Why Does Tea Party Darling Steve King Want to Centralize Power in Washington?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The sale of foie gras is currently illegal in California; Steve King's Farm Bill provision would overturn that law and dozens of others that protect animals, the environment, consumers, and more.

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...

Zach Carter

Wall Street's Political Payouts Higher For Those Voting To Deregulate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent Wall Street deregulation push in Congress has been fueled by a significant disparity in campaign donations from big banks: Me...

Zach Carter

Dem On New Derivative Rules: 'This Could Come Back And Haunt You'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Committee approved six new bills to deregulate Wall Street derivatives on Wednesday, advancing legislation that would expand tax...

GOP Wants More Seats: Seven Democrats Marked As Vulnerable

National Journal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Vowing to expand their majority, House Republicans have identified seven Democrats they consider top targets for the midterm elections, according to a...

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...

Native And Rural Communities Face Devastating Post Office Closures

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

While winter has spared remote areas of Minnesota this year, proposed budget cuts will slam the North Country if the U.S. Post Office abandons its location in Ponsford.

Zach Carter

Dems Blast 'Wall Street Crude Oil Casino'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A cadre of top Democrats said Wednesday that heavy Wall Street speculation was driving up gas prices and blasted Republicans for pushing...

Two Democrats Join GOP Fight Against EPA

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Four Democrats are joining a Republican effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing heat-trapping pollution b...

Shahien Nasiripour

Banks Keep Derivatives Units, Volcker Rules Softened

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.25.2010 | Business

This report was updated Friday at 10:25 a.m. ET and on Monday at 2:45 p.m. ET (see below). After nearly 20 hours over two final days filled with back...

A New Vision for the 2012 Farm Bill?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, who last year called those who spend money on organic produce "dumb," may become the unlikely champion of a Farm Bill in 2012 that creates opportunities for sustainable farmers.

Shahien Nasiripour

EXCLUSIVE: Two Leading House Dems Will Close $50 Trillion Loophole In Derivatives Reform Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.18.2009 | Business

The two House Democrats shepherding derivatives reform proposals through Congress will close an existing $50 trillion loophole for foreign currency co...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senator Says Loophole In Derivatives Regulation Undermines Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.20.2009 | Business

The effort to impose new restrictions on the financial system falls short of true reform if there's a gigantic loophole for foreign exchange derivativ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Treasury Dept Working To Defeat Derivatives Proposal 'Of Utmost Importance' To Reforming Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.14.2010 | Business

A Senate proposal to force banks to shed their lucrative yet risk-laden derivatives units -- which is vehemently opposed by Wall Street -- is gaining ...

House Trio Moves To Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A bipartisan trio of House members announced yesterday that they are sponsoring a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating gr...

Big Ag Takes Aim at Cuban Embargo

Barth Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barth Anderson

You have to give Big Ag its due: Big Soy and friends are pushing hard to end the ridiculous US embargo of Cuba.

Derivatives Regulation: The Devil in the Details

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cate Long

The House of Representatives has begun the debate on the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The real devil lurking in the details is the regulation of derivatives.

The Blogosphere Reacts to the Kerry-Boxer Senate Climate Bill

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The bill as it currently stands is stronger than the American Clean Energy and Security Act in several crucial ways, but it has a treacherous gauntlet to run before reaching the President's desk.

Jeff Muskus

GOP Antics Helping Dems Push Climate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House of Representatives barreling toward a Friday vote on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, Democratic leaders working to swing more "Y...

Changing the Climate for Cities?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Moroz

Speaker Pelosi has snuck game-changing climate change legislation onto the House of Representatives calendar for a vote -- and likely passage -- this Friday.

Collin Peterson: Obama Considering The 'Original Lieberman' For Post?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Hill reports that President-elect Obama is "considering Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.) for the USDA post. ...