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Colo. hunger watchers welcome long-stalled farm bill deal

Congress spent two years kicking the can down the road, but it appears members are finally prepared to vote on a farm bill this week.

Wiretap: The war on the war to help the people who...

Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, the battle now is about who won. Nobody won.

Wiretap: The President is sorry and so is 60 Minutes

This is how bad it has gotten. President Obama had to go on TV to apologize for the disastrous Obamacare rollout. It wasn't much of an apology. Now he'll have to apologize for the apology.

Coming food program cuts will bring hunger, economic pain

Benefits passed in 2009 expire November 1, which means families receiving assistance can expect to lose about 16 meals per month.

Wiretap: What was the shutdown all about, anyway?

Maybe the biggest debate in the post-shutdown Washington world is what the argument was really about. Michael Tomasky looks at the debate over food stamps to find an answer.

Bennet Lands Spot on Committee Tasked with Wrestling over Farm Bills

COLORADO SEN. MICHAEL BENNET has been appointed to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the bipartisan coalition charged with reconciling the radically different farm bills that came out of the Senate and then the House this summer.

Farm Bill Dysfunction: Colo. Interest Groups, Farmers Groan as Congress Fiddles

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.-- Last week U.S. Republican representatives voted to exclude the nation’s revamped food stamps program from the House version of the 2013 farm bill. This week, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group released a report on what it calls the farm bill’s wasteful agricultural-subsidy spending, joining with farmers to ask Congress to make real reforms before passing the vital five-year legislation.
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