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House Speaker John A. Boehner is bringing his chamber's agriculture bill to the floor. House and Senate versions end direct payments to farmers in favor of broader crop insurance programs. (Associated Press)

House Speaker John A. Boehner is bringing his chamber's agriculture bill to the floor. House and Senate versions end direct payments to farmers in favor of broader crop insurance programs. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.