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Capital Chatter: Political bedfellows defeat farm bill

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ST. PAUL -- Strange political bedfellows who disagree on about everything combined to slap down the U.S. House farm bill.

Republicans who want a smaller federal budget and Democrats who want more money spent on food stamps joined in the 234-195 defeat. It is something being seen more and more in politics as political extremes often oppose moderate proposals.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.