Check out moments where teammates haven’t trusted each other. Like in Washington, in sports a lack of trust can have serious consequences.
FARMER GAMES: "Thousands of America's farmers are facing the devastation of one of the most destructive droughts in history. They are waiting for relief while their elected representatives play games with their livelihoods and security," farmer John W. Boyd writes. Instead of solving problems, many elected officials are busy in their home districts solving a personal problem: keeping their jobs: John W. Boyd Jr. for The Huffington Post: Where is Congress?!
AND THE VOTES MIGHT HAVE BEEN THERE! When Congress left without passing a farm bill, the reasoning was because the votes were not there. Not all lawmakers bought this explanation. Rep. Colin Peterson and others actually went around and polled folks in Congress on where they stood. The votes were there, according to that count. Molly K. Hooper for The Hill: Farm bill backers: We have the votes
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STAT OF THE DAY: A total of 131 mayors have sent a letter to Congress asking for a solution to the blind cuts scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, particularly the non-defense portion, which would target many local programs. 36 percent of those non-defense cuts to local programs would be to education, 28 percent would be to housing and development, 18 percent to health and the environment, and 10 percent to the workforce: Niraj Chokshi for the National Journal: Mayors Fret Over Fiscal Cliff Cuts