Genetically modified democracy: Monsanto moves to obliterate states' rights to label GMOs
Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more "Monsanto Riders" or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically engineered foods.
Obama Staggered by Recent Scandals: Polls Show the Public Is Incensed ...
State, National, International , posted by Freedom is more than just a word, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 16 hours ago Yesterday's Gallup poll shows Obama with a 51-42 approval rating.
Sun May 19, 2013
Ax hovers over food stamp program as costs grow
A heated battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over cuts to the food stamp program, with lawmakers quoting Bible verses at each other and benefits for millions of people hanging in the balance.
Sat May 18, 2013
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GOP Lawmakers Raked in Donations for the Obamacare Repeal Vote
"It's the main, everyday issue that pops up," Rep. Steve King's son and campaign chair Jeff King tells Whispers.
Fri May 17, 2013
Whence Cometh The Apis Bull?
I'm wondering whose idea it was to put the Apis Bull in front of the Tallan Building at the corner of MLK and Carter Street? I'm wondering whose idea it was to put the Apis Bull in front of the Tallan Building at the corner of MLK and Carter Street? We can't have the 10 Commandments at the courthouse, but this is o.k.? Mark Vestal Signal Moutain ... (more)
Baker Says City Withdrawal On Riverbend Security Will Make Pin Costs Rise Next Year
Riverbend Festival Executive Director Chip Baker told the Civitan Club on Friday that the city's decision to no longer provide city police officers inside the festival gates will cost pin prices to go up next year.
Benghazi probe co-chair subpoenaed by House panel
U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes holds up a photo of U.S. embassy security personnel Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the Benghazi attacks, as Rep.
Genetically Modified Democracy: Monsanto and Congress Move to Stomp on Your Rights
In response to this blatant violation of states' rights to legislate, and consumers' right to know, the OCA and a nationwide alliance have launched a petition to put every member of Congress on notice: If you support any Farm Bill amendment that would nullify states' rights to label genetically modified organisms , we'll vote or throw you out of ... (more)
Jody Baker: Holmes On How To Think Like A Detective Part 2
Otherwise your energy and attention must be dissipated instead of being concentrated.
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AGRIBUSINESS: House Ag Committee Passes Farm Bill
Markup in the House Agriculture Committee didn't wrap up as quickly as it did in the Senate, but Committee Chair Frank Lucas was still pleased with the progress.
Thu May 16, 2013
IRS Scandal Falls Right in McConnell's Wheelhouse
On Thursday, McConnell found himself flanked by tea-party-backed Bachmann, left, and King at a news conference outside the Capitol.
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Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?
Two seemingly common-sense, bipartisan food reforms have gotten mugged on Capitol Hill in recent days.
Dangerous Bill Would Gut Laws Protecting Animals
Though we stopped it in its tracks last year, the U.S. House of Representatives will again consider an amendment to Congress' Farm Bill that would block states' efforts to reduce the suffering of animals killed for food.
Wed May 15, 2013
House farm bill moves ahead with big cut in food stamps
A Republican-controlled panel in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the biggest cuts in food stamps for the poor in a generation and a potentially expensive expansion of federally subsidized crop insurance.
Republicans amplify suggestions of wrongdoing by HHS - States hoping...
The agency took its lumps Tuesday - the GOP smelled blood and lunged over last week's allegations that Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had hit up industry officials for financial assistance with the implementation of Obamacare.
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A woman walks out of the Internal Revenue Service building in New York in this May 13, 2013 photo.
Eric Holder in the Hot Seat as Lawmakers Probe Scandals
Eric Holder comes to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a show of fireworks that could be unlike any seen in this Congress so far.
Sen. Marco Rubio is lying about Gang of Eight's amnesty bill
During the winter months we heard Sen. Marco Rubio repeatedly say he would not support any immigration reform bill unless we first had secured our borders.
Tue May 14, 2013
Senate Panel Rejects Plan to Restrict Immigration
Senate Judiciary Committee members overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to limit the flow of immigrants to the U.S. offered by a leading opponent of a broad revision of immigration law.
Immigration bill is Democratic plot, House conservative says
A prominent House conservative said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill under consideration in the Senate is part of an ongoing plot to build a massive new Democratic voting bloc.