The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives defied a White House veto threat and passed a farm bill that expands the taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance system but abandons food stamps for ... more 
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives defied a White House veto threat and passed a farm bill that expands the taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance system but abandons food stamps for the poor. President George H.W. Bush is returning to the White House for an event honoring the volunteer service award he created 24 years ago. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are hosting the event in recognition of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award. The White House voiced confidence in the U.S. ambassador to Egypt,Anne Patterson,who has come under fire for criticism she made of planned rallies-against-the-Muslim-Brotherhood-before the military takeover in Egypt less 
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Thu, Jul 11, 2013 5:02 PM EDT