What we’re watching this week:
. The Senate takes up the thorny issue of how to subsidize America’s farmers — and provide food stamps for millions of citizens. Normally, the farm bill is a difficult but passable piece of legislation because it has something for city slickers and country folk.
But it got hung up last year and there’s no indication the fundamental disagreements have been settled. Watch for the name ofRep. Stephen Fincher
, who’s pushed to cut food stamps but tooktens of thousands of dollars in farm aid
over the years.
. Now that the Kansas legislature has finished its work, the real spin begins.Here’s Brad Cooper’s nice round-up
of the finger-pointing.
. We’ll hear more about the Internal Revenue Service’ spending habits, decision-making, and the potential involvement of higher-ups.
. AGEric Holder
remains in the eye of a political tornado, much asAlberto Gonzales
was duringGeorge W. Bush’s
second term. He may eventually suffer a similar fate.
story worth dying for?