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Vote killing farm bill had nothing to do with food

Politics | Conservative Republicans torpedo legislation to protest inaction on immigration
by Laura Finch
Posted 5/24/18, 03:16 pm

Republicans killed a GOP-backed farm bill last week, a political move described as “pretty dramatic,” even by today’s divisive standards. But the disgruntled Republicans who brought down the 2018 Farm Bill weren’t worried about milk prices or work requirements—they were trying to take a stand on immigration and may get their wish next month.

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Moderate Republicans make last-ditch DACA effort

Politics | Using a rare parliamentary procedure, lawmakers hope to get an immigration bill through the House
by Laura Finch
Posted 5/17/18, 02:26 pm

President Donald Trump tried to force Congress to fix the country’s immigration system last year when he announced he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Playing Trump in the primaries

Politics | Pretending to be the president hasn’t guaranteed Republicans a sure path to victory
by Laura Finch
Posted 5/10/18, 02:51 pm

This year’s Republican primary candidates are using President Donald Trump as their yardstick, emulating or even surpassing his rhetoric, with varying degrees of success. But it’s not clear whether having a slate of mini-Trumps on ballots nationwide will help Republicans in November’s midterm elections.

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