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Washington Whispers


Kicking to the curb

By Seymour Klierly With the end of a short work period in the Capitol, members of Congress can now turn their attention to the midterm elections across the country. Voters in November will have the opportunity to choose an entirely new House

 



260 Articles:

SEP 15, 2014 —For all the marbles go to Kansas

By Seymour Klierly The Sunflower State is usually in the national spotlight for K-State football and KU basketball. Kansas political races are largely predictable and rarely an issue past the state’s primary electio [Read More]



SEP 8, 2014 —SNAP still a fight

By Seymour Klierly After embroiling the entire farm bill process for more than two years, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) remains one of the most fought over programs at the Department of Agriculture. Both political partie [Read More]



SEP 1, 2014 —Playoffs this fall

By Seymour Klierly Fall typically brings tailgating, trash talking and hard nose fights on the field. As the college football season kicks off, most eyes are on Florida State, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon as the early leaders to make the first [Read More]



AUG 25, 2014 —Who has the keys?

By Seymour Klierly While families across the country are trying to return to fall routines with the start of schools and colleges, turning on the news reveals a much more chaotic country. The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the [Read More]



AUG 18, 2014 —Cracks in the coalition

By Seymour Klierly Defending a proposed rule regarding water is tough business, but recent questions may cause the entire Waters of the United States proposal to come crashing down. After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) an [Read More]



AUG 4, 2014 —Leadership changes

By Seymour Klierly As members of Congress race homeward for the annual August work period, significant changes in leadership positions are in the works. While the midterm primary elections have already caused one officeholder to transition ou [Read More]



JUL 28, 2014 —Protecting politicians

By Seymour Klierly With the control of the United States Senate best rated as a toss-up, the elections this fall have already dampened leadership’s willingness to do much for the rest of the year in Washington, DC. Protecting politicia [Read More]



JUL 21, 2014 —A different suit in Washington

By Seymour Klierly Already six years into his time at the White House, President Obama probably thought he had seen the majority of suits in Washington. However, after repeated rebukes by President Obama to requests to [Read More]



JUL 14, 2014 —The border is broken and creating a crisis

By Seymour Klierly “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my [Read More]



JUL 7, 2014 —Candid candidates


JUN 30, 2014 —Eat green


JUN 23, 2014 —Goldilocks and the lesser prairie-chicken


JUN 16, 2014 —Conservative Cantor canned


JUN 9, 2014 —Leaving legacies


JUN 2, 2014 —Immigration stagnation


MAY 26, 2014 —Anti-government angst


MAY 19, 2014 —Food fight!


MAY 12, 2014 —Slower trade progress


MAY 5, 2014 —Presidential pandering


APR 28, 2014 —Cows caught in climate change debate


APR 21, 2014 —Big data conversations


APR 14, 2014 —FSA field office fight


APR 7, 2014 —End is near


MAR 31, 2014 —Played by the policy


MAR 24, 2014 —No love lost


MAR 17, 2014 —Family farms


MAR 10, 2014 —Obama's budget falls flat


MAR 3, 2014 —Western water woes


FEB 24, 2014 —Democrats stall trade legislation


FEB 17, 2014 —PILT payoff


FEB 10, 2014 —Different states of mind


FEB 3, 2014 —Farm bill flurry for final passage


JAN 27, 2014 —Soon-to-be Ambassador Baucus


JAN 20, 2014 —OSHA oversteps its bounds


JAN 13, 2014 —Even-numbered year


DEC 23, 2013 —Dysfunctional D.C. and dairy


DEC 9, 2013 —SNAP snafus


DEC 2, 2013 —Extension exasperation


NOV 25, 2013 —Riders drag on the bill


NOV 18, 2013 —One last chance


NOV 11, 2013 —Timing is everything


NOV 4, 2013 —Down to 2 words


OCT 28, 2013 —Regional representation


OCT 21, 2013 —Crop insurance controversies


OCT 14, 2013 —Shutdown slowdown


OCT 7, 2013 —Farm lobby fatigue


SEP 30, 2013 —Roadblocks


SEP 23, 2013 —Certainly uncertain


SEP 16, 2013 —Fighting Chairman Lucas


SEP 9, 2013 —Expectations of no extension


SEP 2, 2013 —Fear vs. facts


AUG 26, 2013 —Pressure to extend


AUG 19, 2013 —No SNAP decisions


AUG 12, 2013 —Venting frustrations


AUG 5, 2013 —Summer of uncertainty


JUL 29, 2013 —Uncharted territory


JUL 22, 2013 —Don't let facts get in the way


JUL 22, 2013 —Trade talks


JUL 15, 2013 —No such thing as a free lunch


JUL 8, 2013 —Daydreaming


JUL 1, 2013 —Worst of both worlds


JUN 24, 2013 —Split the check


JUN 17, 2013 —As the world turns


JUN 10, 2013 —Agriculture on the agenda


JUN 3, 2013 —Farm bill steeplechase


MAY 27, 2013 —New approaches, similar roadblocks


MAY 20, 2013 —Fast track to the past


APR 22, 2013 —Budgets versus reality


APR 15, 2013 —What's ahead in Washington


APR 8, 2013 —Is agriculture relevant today?


APR 1, 2013 —Some doors are open


MAR 25, 2013 —Claws out


MAR 18, 2013 —Future of the farm safety net


MAR 11, 2013 —Timing is everything


MAR 4, 2013 —Heartstrings and headstrong


FEB 25, 2013 —Limited help for livestock producers


FEB 18, 2013 —They deserve a vote


FEB 11, 2013 —Sequestration games


FEB 4, 2013 —Beefed-up markets


JAN 28, 2013 —Politics as usual


JAN 21, 2013 —Scabs ripe for picking


JAN 14, 2013 —Review mirror


DEC 31, 2012 —Stick and carrot


DEC 24, 2012 —Fighting words over flyover country


DEC 17, 2012 —Water wards


DEC 10, 2012 —Casting calls


DEC 3, 2012 —Different disasters, different responses


NOV 26, 2012 —Fiscal cliff diving


NOV 19, 2012 —Cooperation or confusion in lame duck


NOV 12, 2012 —Renewed optimism for a farm bill


OCT 29, 2012 —To sequester or not


OCT 22, 2012 —Don't split the bill


OCT 15, 2012 —Presidential plans for agriculture


OCT 8, 2012 —Fall's farm bill frustrations


OCT 1, 2012 —Uncertainty in D.C.


SEP 24, 2012 —Elections matter


SEP 10, 2012 —No time like the present


SEP 3, 2012 —Drought lessons


AUG 27, 2012 —Presidential politics


AUG 13, 2012 —Reasonable Fuel Standard?


AUG 6, 2012 —Feet to the fire


JUL 30, 2012 —Drought disaster drama


JUL 23, 2012 —Why the wait?


JUL 16, 2012 —Paths forward


JUL 9, 2012 —Takes two to tango


JUL 2, 2012 —What the Senate got wrong


JUN 25, 2012 —Senate showdown


JUN 18, 2012 —Budget battles


JUN 4, 2012 —Hate the player and the game


MAY 28, 2012 —Spittin' contest


MAY 28, 2012 —In a cage with the devil


MAY 21, 2012 —In a cage with the devil


MAY 7, 2012 —Flying pigs


APR 30, 2012 —What's the beef?


APR 23, 2012 —Good times roll


APR 9, 2012 —The twilight zone


MAR 26, 2012 —Priorities


APR 2, 2012 —Deja  vu


MAR 26, 2012 —Priorities


MAR 12, 2012 —Come together


MAR 5, 2012 —Crop insurance and conservation compliance


FEB 27, 2012 —Agricultural espionage


FEB 20, 2012 —Budget blues


FEB 6, 2012 —State of the Campaign


JAN 23, 2012 —Time to reshuffle the cards


JAN 16, 2012 —Making waves


JAN 9, 2012 —The end of an era


DEC 26, 2011 —Merry Christmas



DEC 19, 2011 —Speculate


DEC 12, 2011 —Maggie's Farm


DEC 5, 2011 —What now?


NOV 21, 2011 —Weren't they supposed to have fixed that?


NOV 7, 2011 —Silent spring or duplicative permitting?


OCT 31, 2011 —They should know better


OCT 24, 2011 —A long time coming


OCT 17, 2011 —Bye, bye commodity title


OCT 3, 2011 —Harvest Moon or Bad Moon Rising?


SEP 26, 2011 —If you're not for us, you're against us


SEP 19, 2011 —Free pass?


SEP 12, 2011 —Wake me up when September ends


AUG 22, 2011 —The wheels on the bus


AUG 15, 2011 —Should we give Congress a mulligan?


AUG 1, 2011 —Kicking the can or a bucket?


JUL 25, 2011 —Tick tock


JUL 18, 2011 —Hurry up and wait


JUL 11, 2011 —It's the end of the farm bill as we know it


JUN 6, 2011 —And they're off!


MAY 30, 2011 —Battleship


MAY 23, 2011 —Hello debt ceiling


MAY 16, 2011 —Helicopter government


MAY 9, 2011 —Spring flooding


APR 25, 2011 —Put me in, Coach


APR 18, 2011 —So much for the slush fund


APR 11, 2011 —Budget trouble





MAR 28, 2011 —National Agriculture Day


MAR 21, 2011 —Earthquake rocks Japan, the markets and confidence in nuclear energy


MAR 14, 2011 —Horse trading


MAR 7, 2011 —A penny saved is a penny earned


FEB 28, 2011 —Good to see you, Mr. Secretary


FEB 21, 2011 —Will you be my Valentine?


FEB 14, 2011 —The battle of biotech


FEB 7, 2011 —About-face on trade engagement


JAN 31, 2011 —Sputnik speech


JAN 17, 2011 —Tragedy in Arizona


JAN 10, 2011 —Year of the Rabbit


DEC 27, 2010 —Checking the rearview mirror


DEC 20, 2010 —Rockin' around the Christmas tree


DEC 13, 2010 —Gut ache


DEC 6, 2010 —It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it


NOV 22, 2010 —The IRS = THEIRS


NOV 15, 2010 —Show me the money (so I can take it away)


NOV 15, 2010 —Show me the money (so I can take it away)


NOV 8, 2010 —Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes


NOV 1, 2010 —China--Threat or opportunity?


OCT 25, 2010 —Confusion at the pump


OCT 18, 2010 —Can government reports be trusted?


OCT 11, 2010 —Public enemy No. 1


OCT 4, 2010 —Why do today what you can do tomorrow?


SEP 27, 2010 —Aiding and abetting the disaster


SEP 20, 2010 —Wearing raw meat as clothing


AUG 23, 2010 —Let's move...money!


AUG 16, 2010 —Old bulls


AUG 9, 2010 —Making and breaking promises


AUG 2, 2010 —Time is of the essence


JUL 26, 2010 —Rough week for USDA (and America)


JUL 5, 2010 —The passing of a true statesman


JUN 28, 2010 —Budgeting for summer


JUN 21, 2010 —Let's get ready to rumble


JUN 14, 2010 —Oil slicks


JUN 7, 2010 —Policy with a side of politics


MAY 31, 2010 —Big Problem


MAY 24, 2010 —Changing the batting order


MAY 17, 2010 —Disapproving the endangerment


MAY 10, 2010 —Travelin' man


MAY 3, 2010 —ABCs


APR 19, 2010 —Cruise control versus drag race


APR 12, 2010 —The Brazil cotton case: Down to the wire


MAR 22, 2010 —Health care reform: Clear as mud


MAR 15, 2010 —Preparing for flight


MAR 1, 2010 —The burden of choice


MAR 8, 2010 —Standing on principles


MAR 1, 2010 —The burden of choice


FEB 22, 2010 —Digging out


FEB 8, 2010 —New year, old message


FEB 1, 2010 —Freeze?


JAN 25, 2010 —Writing on the wall


JAN 18, 2010 —Taiwan's about-face


JAN 11, 2010 —Robin Hood, friend or foe?


DEC 14, 2009 —Promises, promises


DEC 7, 2009 —The rising heat of climate change


NOV 30, 2009 —Is oversight being overlooked?


NOV 23, 2009 —Changes in climate change


NOV 9, 2009 —EPA hits the accelerator


NOV 2, 2009 —Boxer's prize fight


OCT 26, 2009 —Double standard?


OCT 19, 2009 —Sibling rivalry


OCT 12, 2009 —Food fights


SEP 28, 2009 —Cartoons and common sense


SEP 21, 2009 —Paying labor's dues


SEP 14, 2009 —The lion passes


AUG 24, 2009 —Political geography


AUG 17, 2009 —Calm before the storm


AUG 10, 2009 —Coffee shop politics


AUG 3, 2009 —Rivalries


JUL 13, 2009 —Odd behaviors


JUL 6, 2009 —Duped


JUN 29, 2009 —A year later


JUN 22, 2009 —Stimulus or superfluous spending?


JUN 15, 2009 —Entrance exam


JUN 15, 2009 —Do you want it done right or quickly?


MAY 18, 2009 —Dissension in the ranks


MAY 11, 2009 —Center of attention


MAY 4, 2009 —Political self-preservation


APR 20, 2009 —It's tough being teammates


APR 13, 2009 —While you weren't looking


MAR 16, 2009 —Selective memory


MAR 9, 2009 —Who's really in charge of agriculture?


MAR 2, 2009 —A little perspective, please


FEB 23, 2009 —When in doubt, punt


FEB 9, 2009 —Can anyone spare some "change?"


FEB 2, 2009 —The power of one


JAN 26, 2009 —Nominations galore


JAN 19, 2009 —Star power


JAN 12, 2009 —Quick learners


DEC 22, 2008 —O' Christmas Tree


DEC 15, 2008 —The Christmas letter


DEC 8, 2008 —Smell that money


DEC 1, 2008 —Hold on to your hats


NOV 24, 2008 —Dangerous diagnosis


NOV 17, 2008 —Elections and fast cars


OCT 27, 2008 —The power of 60


OCT 20, 2008 —Making good on campaign promises


SEP 29, 2008 —Waving the white flag


SEP 8, 2008 —Calm before the storm?


AUG 18, 2008 —Olympic medicine


JUL 21, 2008 —Common sense--Not so common


JUN 23, 2008 —Step up to the plate


JUN 16, 2008 —Dusty old speeches


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