After a new five year farm bill failed in the US house of representatives, some lawmakers have suggested splitting the large multi hundred billion dollar piece of legislation into two separate bills.
A couple of experts believe the federal spending cuts known as the sequester will hit Illinois “harder than average.”
Although the Occupy Wall Street movement is not involved in conventional campaigning, a political expert says it could have a dramatic effect on a second Obama administration.
Keith Boeckelman is chair of the political science department at Western Illinois University.
He says the president had to toe a moderate line after Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and the Tea Party movement played a major part in House politics.