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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly

WASHINGTON -- Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps. "I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks,'" Alday said to a reporter ...

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FEB 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Child Poverty Would Be Almost Twice As High If Safety Net Programs Didn't Exist: Report

Child poverty in the U.S. would be significantly worse if government assistance programs weren't in place, a new report suggests. A study released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an advocacy group for low-income kids, found that without government support programs -- like food assistance, housing subsidies and tax credits -- the child poverty rate would swell from ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - The Arc Of The Moral Universe Is Long But It Bongs Toward Justice

Vulnerable Republicans are skipping CPAC, though why a Pennsylvania senator would feel hesitant about attending the "There's No 'I' In Teamsters: Obama’s Bow to Big Labor Bosses" breakout session is beyond us. MSNBC has gone easy on Bill O’Reilly for fabricating stories about his past, a compassion O’Reilly hasn’t witnessed since Walter Cronkite shared an anchor desk with him when ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Put On A Nice Face When It Comes To Food Stamps

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday started in on a "top-to-bottom" review the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known by its former name, food stamps -- but they say they're not out to cut benefits. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), the new chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, which oversees nutrition assistance, has insisted he is not ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Ron Paul: Congressional Black Caucus Opposed War Because They Wanted To Spend Money On Food Stamps Instead

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said earlier this month that members of the Congressional Black Caucus opposed war because they wanted to spend money on food stamps instead. During a radio interview with Lew Rockwell that was first highlighted by BuzzFeed, Paul said that he was always annoyed with those who opposed war but supported sanctions. "I was always annoyed ...

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