Political Musings July 12, 2013: House passes farm spending bill without food stamps, White House promises veto

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House passes farm spending bill without food stamps, White House promises veto

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On Thursday, July 11, 2013, the House of Representatives passed the farm spending bill, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 by a vote 216-208. The new bill however, has quickly become a contentious issue since…READ MORE
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Political Headlines July 12, 2013: House Immigration Reform Bill ‘Includes a Pathway to Citizenship’

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Becerra: House Immigration Reform Bill ‘Includes a Pathway to Citizenship’

Source: ABC News Radio, 7-12-13

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A bipartisan immigration bill being drafted in the House will contain a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, one of the authors said on Friday.

Lawmakers working on the bill, known as the Gang of Seven, have refused to say when they plan to unveil it. But this is the first time one of the drafters has said the product will allow undocumented immigrants to earn full citizenship, and not just legal status….READ MORE

History Buzz July 12, 2013: History Says President Barack Obama Has Time Yet to Make Impact in Second Term

HISTORY BUZZ: HISTORY NEWS RECAP

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HISTORY BUZZ: HISTORY NEWS RECAP

History Says Obama, in Second Term, Has Time Yet to Make Impact

Source: NYT, 7-12-13

The recent history of two-term presidencies shows that things could be a lot better. Or much worse….READ MORE

Political Headlines July 12, 2013: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning

Source: ABC News Radio, 7-12-13

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to step down from her cabinet position in order to become president of the University of California system.

“For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security,” Napolitano said in a statement on Friday. “The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career.”….READ MORE

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