STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Update: Farm bill passes after partisan debate
By Don Davis
A sharply divided U.S. House passed a farm bill 216-208 today amid complaints that it is the first time federal farm programs have become embroiled in partisan politics.
Its future in u... Posted on 7/11/13 at 2:48 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — A rhetorical tiff boiled over this week between Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
Bachmann started it last week when she said in a radio interview that the controversial “flying imams” had come to the Twin Cities to attend Ellison’s victory celebration following his initial election to Congress.
Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, replied Thursday that Bachmann was engaged in “psycho talk.”
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