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NOV 23, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national poverty line, Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the United States, Philly.com reported in September, and many of those living in poverty are trying to make ends meet without a roof over their head. While ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Millions of Immigrants Are Asked To Pay Taxes, But Won't Receive Federal Benefits

On Thursday, President Barack Obama granted millions of undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years the right to work and pay taxes. They don't, however, have the right to receive federal benefits, including subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid coverage and food stamps. The ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Mother Jones

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Elizabeth Warren's Next Target: Walmart

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has it out for Walmart. On Tuesday, the freshman senator will hold an event on Capitol Hill calling out the retail giant for its low wages and terrible employment practices. The briefing will be held a week ahead of the nationwide anti-Walmart protests planned for Black Friday. Warren will be joined by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.); ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Fox News

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USDA misspent $2.4 billion on food stamps this year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued over $2.4 billion in improper payments on food stamps in fiscal year 2014, according to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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NOV 10, 2014 - Think Progress

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Scott Walker’s Cynical New Plan To Drug Test Everyone Who Receives Unemployment Or Food Stamps

Drug testing for public assistance recipients has found lower rates of drug use among people on the dole than among the general population, and costs taxpayers lots of money in the process. Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to replicate that failure in Wisconsin.The post Scott Walker’s Cynical New Plan To Drug Test Everyone Who Receives Unemployment Or Food Stamps appeared ...

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