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Mon May 20, 2013 05:57 AM CDT

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House GOP Freshmen Finally Get Their Chance to Dump Obamacare

First-term Republican members of the House have complained for months that while many of their colleagues earned their conservative spurs during the last Congress by voting 36 times to repeal Obamacare, they themselves have been denied that coveted credential. That changed last week when the House voted 229-195 to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first time the 113th Congress has gone on record on the issue.

Speaker John Boehner, ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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