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Proposed USDA Contract Poultry Rules Promise to Level the Playing Field for Farmers

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For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2010

For More Information Contact:
Becky Ceartas: (919) 621-8453, Steve Etka: (703) 519-7772
Newly Released Rules Enact Key 2008 Farm Bill Reforms to Protect Growers

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released proposed rules that would provide poultry growers with key protections that would mitigate unfair contract provisions that are all too common in the poultry industry. More

DownsizeDC: on Repealing campaign finance and opposing the DISCLOSE act

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DOWNSIZEDC.org We have two new campaigns on our wish-list schedule for next week . . .

1. To repeal the campaign finance laws that protect incumbents and cripple challengers
2. To oppose the so-called DISCLOSE Act that seeks to impose new burdens on free expression in political campaigns More

Delisting of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Largely Ignored

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Fannie and Freddie hold about $6 Trillion in mortgages and have been in conservatorship to the Federal Government for over 18 months. Of the pair  [Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie)], the “Big Sister” was doing a pretty good job until 1968 when the National Debt was rocketing out of control. More

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