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  •  The Des Moines Register, (8+ / 0-)

    in an editorial last Friday, placed the blame on House Republicans' insistence on food stamp cuts.

    On Thursday, House Republicans who were demanding $20 billion in cuts to the food stamp program over the next decade, at the last minute tried to muscle through even deeper cuts in the program. And they added provisions that would require recipients to work for their food stamps and take drug tests.

    That was too much for Democrats, who peeled off in droves, and the whole bill went down in flames amid a flurry of finger-pointing and partisan recriminations.

    An article today blamed "a divisive split among Republicans."
    •  I rather expect that from a blue state but (1+ / 0-)
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      I would love to see some similar recognition in a red farm state like NE, SD, KS, etc.  I don't think it is forthcoming and I doubt Dems make any gains there.

      Check out the Omaha paper I link above.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 10:28:06 AM PDT

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      •  Iowa is a purple state (3+ / 0-)
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        Zack from the SFV, llywrch, Just Bob

        Republican governor, divided legislature, evenly divided congressional delegation. The 2000 and 2004 presidential elections were very close. Obama won against candidates who were not popular in Iowa. McCain opposed the ethanol subsidy and Romney was against the wind energy production tax credit. Both ethanol and wind have strong bipartisan support in Iowa, especially in rural Iowa.

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