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  • Illustration Farm Bill by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    KING: Flood prevention for the Missouri River

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    Democrats' bid to undo food stamp cuts fail in House panel

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  • **FILE** House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks June 28, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Compromise in Congress very unlikely

    Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are returning to the Capitol for a summer stocked with political show votes and no serious role for bipartisanship.

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