The five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill is currently in the House. Last week, the Senate passed its version of the bill, meanwhile, the White House is threatening to veto the farm bill if cuts to the food stamp program run too deep.
The Orange County Register has been praised for being one of the few newspapers in the country that's expanding in an industry that's contracting. But the reaction to one of the Register's latest additions has been met with some controversy.
Republicans want to tie any path to citizenship to an increase in security along the U.S.-Mexico border. Supporters of the Senate version of the bill, including Republican Marco Rubio, argue the plan already includes the toughest border security measures in U.S. history.
This week real estate developers made an unusual concession. Millennium Partners, creators of the controversial skyscraper project Hollywood Towers backed down to public pressure and agreed to reduce the height of two residential towers by 25 percent.