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How the New Farm Bill Cuts $8 Billion From Food Stamps - Washington Wire - WSJ

How the New Farm Bill Cuts $8 Billion From Food Stamps - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 10 TWEETS

Passage of the new five-year farm bill deal could turn on the roughly $8 billion cut over 10 years to food-stamp funding.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/01/28/how-the-new-farm-bill-cuts-8-billion-from-food-stamps/?mod=WSJBlog

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Bolton 2016? There May Be Opportunity for Hawk in GOP Debate - Washington Wire - WSJ

Bolton 2016? There May Be Opportunity for Hawk in GOP Debate - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 46 TWEETS

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton may not make a big splash if he jumps into the presidential race but his flirtation with the idea raises some intriguing questions.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/01/24/bolton-2016-there-may-be-opportunity-for-hawk-in-gop-debate/

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Live Blog: Obama Speaks on Surveillance Programs at 11 a.m. ET - Washington Wire

Live Blog: Obama Speaks on Surveillance Programs at 11 a.m. ET - Washington Wire blogs.wsj.com 250 TWEETS

President Obama is expected to call for the end to the government's mass collection of American phone data in a speech at 11 a.m. Friday. Here is our live blog.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/01/17/live-blog-obama-speaks-on-surveillance-programs-at-11-a-m-et/?mod=e2tw

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For Recent Grads, Good Jobs Really Are Hard to Find

For Recent Grads, Good Jobs Really Are Hard to Find blogs.wsj.com 621 TWEETS

Anecdotal accounts of young college grads working as baristas, bartenders or retail clerks are widespread. Now come some economists from the New York Fed with evidence those grads really are finding it tougher to find good jobs.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/01/15/for-recent-grads-good-jobs-really-are-hard-to-find/?mod=e2tw

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House Maneuvers in Bid to Pass Iran Bill Over Obama’s Objections - Washington Wire - WSJ

House Maneuvers in Bid to Pass Iran Bill Over Obama’s Objections - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 25 TWEETS

House leaders are planning to take up Senate legislation to enact new sanctions against Iran, a surprise move that would intensify a standoff between the White House and Congress in the wake of progress in the president’s diplomatic drive with Tehran.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/01/14/house-maneuvers-in-bid-to-pass-iran-bill-over-obamas-objections/

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Ammunition virtually impossible to purchase in new York due to the lack of a background check system on ammunition sales from the NY SAFE act

Ammunition virtually impossible to purchase in new York due to the lack of a background check system on ammunition sales from the NY SAFE act blogs.wsj.com 55 TWEETS

Next month, major components of the so-called NY SAFE Act, the state's tough gun-control law approved in January, are supposed to take effect. But some gun owners and businesses are still unclear about what parts of the law will be enforced on schedule.

blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/12/30/confusion-surrounds-fledgling-new-york-gun-law/

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Jay-Z on Belafonte's Criticism for Lack of Charitable Action, "...My presence is charity... Just like Obama’s..." After Which He Continues, "If he speaks on any issue or anything he should be left alone…"

Jay-Z on Belafonte's Criticism for Lack of Charitable Action, "...My presence is charity... Just like Obama’s..." After Which He Continues, "If he speaks on any issue or anything he should be left alone…" blogs.wsj.com 55 TWEETS

Jay-Z has responded to criticism from legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte that the rapper has failed to use his celebrity in a social responsibly way. "My presence is charity," the rapper said in an interview. Watch the video.

blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/07/29/jay-z-declares-my-presence-is-charity/

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Bill Clinton to Swear in Bill de Blasio at Mayoral Inauguration

Bill Clinton to Swear in Bill de Blasio at Mayoral Inauguration blogs.wsj.com 152 TWEETS

Former President Bill Clinton will swear in Bill de Blasio as New York City's 109th mayor during Wednesday's inaugural ceremony at City Hall.

blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2013/12/28/bill-clinton-to-swear-in-bill-de-blasio-at-mayoral-inauguration/?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

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Is Florida Case an Example of Checkbook Justice?

Is Florida Case an Example of Checkbook Justice? blogs.wsj.com 2 TWEETS

On Friday, Ryan LeVin, a wealthy Florida man,pleaded guilty to killing two businessmen in 2009 with his Porsche 911 but received a sentence of house arrest after agreeing to pay an undisclosed amount to the widows of the victims -- a sentence that some ca

blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/06/06/is-florida-case-an-example-of-checkbook-justice/

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All Federal Workers to Get 1% Raise

All Federal Workers to Get 1% Raise blogs.wsj.com 45 TWEETS

Federal employees in January will get their first across-the-board pay raise in several years, as President Barack Obama moved Monday to activate a 1% increase for all government workers.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/12/23/all-federal-workers-to-get-1-raise/

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Ryan Says GOP to Make Debt-Ceiling Demands in Early ’14

Ryan Says GOP to Make Debt-Ceiling Demands in Early ’14 blogs.wsj.com 62 TWEETS

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) signaled that Republicans would not raise the debt ceiling next year without some sort of concessions from Democrats, saying lawmakers were still crafting their strategy.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/12/15/ryan-says-gop-to-make-debt-ceiling-demands-in-early-14/

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Raps on Calle 13's 'Multi_Viral' with Tom Morello

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Raps on Calle 13's 'Multi_Viral' with Tom Morello blogs.wsj.com 162 TWEETS

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange collaborated with the band Calle 13 and guitarist Tom Morello on the new video “Multi_Viral.” Watch the video.

blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/12/13/wikileaks-julian-assange-raps-on-calle-13s-multi_viral-with-tom-morello/

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Simple Question About U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Stumps Officials: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D., Va.) called the witnesses’ inability to rattle off the facts “a stunning development.” “How can you come to a congressional oversight hearing on this subject and n

Simple Question About U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Stumps Officials: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D., Va.) called the witnesses’ inability to rattle off the facts “a stunning development.” “How can you come to a congressional oversight hearing on this subject and n blogs.wsj.com 66 TWEETS

Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesRep. Dana Rohrabacher (R., Calif.) had a simple question Wednesday for three of the Obama administration’s top Afghanistan specialists: How many American troops have been killed in Afghanistan this year?None of the witness

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/12/11/simple-question-on-afghanistan-leaves-officials-stumped/

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Why Does Economy Grow More Under Democratic Presidents? - Washington Wire - WSJ

Why Does Economy Grow More Under Democratic Presidents? - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 305 TWEETS

The U.S. economy has performed better since World War II when the president is a Democrat rather than a Republican, two prominent Princeton University economists conclude. The reasons, they say, involve more luck than successful policies.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/12/02/why-does-economy-grow-more-under-democratic-presidents/?mod=e2tw

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Why Does Economy Grow More Under Democratic Presidents? - Washington Wire - WSJ

Why Does Economy Grow More Under Democratic Presidents? - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 213 TWEETS

The U.S. economy has performed better since World War II when the president is a Democrat rather than a Republican, two prominent Princeton University economists conclude. The reasons, they say, involve more luck than successful policies.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/12/02/why-does-economy-grow-more-under-democratic-presidents/

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