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House Passes Long-Overdue Farm Bill

The House passes a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.

Farm Bill Deal Would Limit Food-Stamp Cuts

House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill that trims spending on food stamps for poor Americans by about 1 percent.

Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

The U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans.

Will Americans Get Our Tax Breaks Back?

Tax planning is hard even under the best of circumstances. But when you can't be sure what the tax laws will be in the year ahead, it becomes almost impossible.

Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal on Budget

A bipartisan congressional budget deal announced Tuesday could end three years of impasse and fiscal instability that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.