House defeat of farm bill lays bare Republican rift WASHINGTON -- The surprise defeat of the farm bill in the House on Thursday underscored the ideological divide between the more conservative, anti-spending Republican lawmakers and their leadership, who failed to garner sufficient votes from their caucus as well as from Democrats.
June 21, 2013 - Pioneer Press
In the Summer of 'White House Down,' 'The Attack' Is Ideal Counterprogramming If you believe what the blockbusters tell you, evil comes from distant places and disturbed individuals out of touch with reality. Anyone paying attention to the way the world works knows that it's more complicated than that. The harsher truths about enemies that come from within, and terrible behavior that results from calculation and ideological convictions, tends to get sidelined by escapism ...
June 21, 2013 - indieWIRE
Patrick Leahy in The Associated Press No senator should seek to impose an ideological litmus test or to secure promises of specific outcomes in cases coming before the Supreme Court,he plans to say during opening remarks.
Barack Obama in Reuters Obama told ABC he would use his speech to "make sure that Democrats and Republicans understand that I'm open to new ideas, that we're not being rigid and ideological about this thing, but we do intend to get something done this year."