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Senate passes sweeping farm bill without food stamp changes in House bill

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping farm bill without the food stamps changes approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month.

The Senate approved the bipartisan measure by a 86-11 vote. The House bill passed with only Republican votes.

The two chambers will need to negotiate to reconcile the differences between the two measures before a bill can be sent to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.

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Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Mohammad Zargham


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Meghan McCain laughs in Matt Gaetz’s face as the Trump-loving congressman flops on The View

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Rep. Matt Gaetz loudly argued with "The View" panelists over President Donald Trump's pardons.

The Florida Republican immediately started an argument with Joy Behar, and conservative Meghan McCain laughed in his face for defending a possible pardon for Trump friend Roger Stone -- who was convicted of lying to Congress and threatening a witness in the Russia probe.

"Oh come on, congressman," McCain said, laughing as Gaetz sputtered. "Come on, he's the swampiest swamp creature."

Gaetz started shouting about former President Bill Clinton's pardons, and claimed the presidential pardon power was a vestige from the British monarchy -- which gave the "sovereign" the authority to extend "unlimited grace."

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Mick Mulvaney says GOP won’t act on climate crisis because the party doesn’t want taxes to go up

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"Inaction is a choice that will force 'lifestyle changes,'" said one critic. "The water will come."

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said in a speech Wednesday night that Republicans won't act on the climate crisis because the party doesn't want to raise taxes or ask people to change their "lifestyle."

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‘Propaganda’: Bloomberg destroyed for posting ‘hoax’ clip of his debate performance to make him look better

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'In a Climate of Wildfire Misinformation, This Is Super Irresponsible'

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg's performance at Wednesday night's Democratic debate was by most accounts at best terrible, but that didn't stop the campaign from pushing out a fake, doctored, and highly-edited clip suggesting the other candidates on stage were silenced by a claim he made.

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