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JUL 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL- There Is No Way Of Shutting Todd Akin Down

The House can’t seem to come to a border funding agreement, meaning we might not get our YMCA camping groups under control. Rep. Tom Marino took a selfie for Republican teenagers, though he still has a long way to go to oust GOP adolescent outreach chairman Michael Grimm. And it’s said that there are no second acts in American life ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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GOP Senate Candidate Tom Cotton Calls Food Stamp Recipients 'Addicts'

Arkansas Senate candidate Rep. Tom Cotton (R), who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), defended his vote against an agriculture and nutrition assistance bill by characterizing food stamp recipients as addicts. Cotton made his comments about food stamps during a July 8 tele-town hall, in audio sent to The Huffington Post. "I don’t think that we should be using farmers ...

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JUL 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Joe Biden Rebukes Dick Cheney On Cuts To Food Stamps And Transportation

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday rebuked Dick Cheney's call to cut spending for food stamps and highways and increase funds for the military. Cheney said Monday that national defense "ought to be our top priority for spending. Not food stamps, not highways or anything else." Biden rejected his predecessor's absolutism in remarks at the annual gathering of ...

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JUL 16, 2014 - Time

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Biden: I ‘Reject’ Dick Cheney’s Stance on Defense Spending

Vice President Joe Biden took aim at his immediate predecessor Wednesday, arguing that former Vice President Dick Cheney was wrong when he said this week that defense spending should trump domestic expenditures. “I saw Vice President Cheney saying that we should be spending more money on our military, not on food stamps and highways,” Biden…

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JUL 16, 2014 - American Prospect

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This Is What Happened When I Took the MTA Bus to Pick Up Food Stamps

Mr. Brown folded his large hands and gleamed at me with a placid smile. Then, suddenly, he said, “You have to work!“ His tone was that of a father scolding an errant teenager. “If we give you money, you have to work!” I managed the seething anger brought on this exchange, and compounded by the hunger I felt after having ...

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