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Sen. Grassley to propose cap on farm subsidies

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is once again looking to close what he believes are loopholes that have allowed a small portion of farm operations to exploit farm payments.

Democrats lost leverage early in health reform debate

Democrats pushing for a government-backed insurance option as part of their health reform strategy are finding out the hard way that, by taking single payer health care off the table early, they have little leverage now to force a strong public plan.

GOP platform calls for end to ethanol mandate

A dispatch from our Iowa Independent colleague Jason Hancock with huge implications for Colorado's renewable energy economy — ed. Republicans unanimously passed a platform on Monday that calls for the federal government to end a mandate that gasoline contain a set amount of ethanol, but Iowa Republicans say they oppose the proposal.
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