Debate on the farm bill seized up like an old truck Tuesday, as Republicans and Democrats fell into a tiff over Senate procedures. Discussion on the $286 billion had barely begun on the Senate floor when Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid put limits on the amendments that can be offered on the bill. Some Democrats want to add amendments about Iraq; Republicans want to end the estate tax. Republicans objected strongly, and Reid said he may try to cut off debate later this week.

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