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39 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth Announces Run For GOP-Held Senate Seat: 'I Will Fight My Heart Out'

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is running for a 2016 Senate seat. "I will fight my heart out to represent you with honor and integrity," the congresswoman says in a video announcement released Monday. Duckworth is vying for the junior senatorial seat currently held by Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, whose seat is considered among the GOP's most vulnerable heading into the ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Associated Press

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Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly conservative budget eliminating deficits over the next decade by cutting deeply into Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, and repealing the president's health care law.

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MAR 25, 2015 - Real Clear Politics

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The Next Welfare Reform: Food Stamps

Jason Riley, Wall Street JournalWhen Congress passed welfare reform in 1996, the food-stamp program was spared. Nearly two decades later, its work requirements remain weak, and incentives to promote the purchase of healthy foods are nonexistent. House and Senate Republicans released spending proposals last week that aim to address these problems, which have been costly, and not merely in budgetary ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare, Reportedly Still Alive

Dan Coats will retire, affording Evan Bayh the opportunity to come back to the Senate, get all sanctimonious about how much it sucks, nobly retire and then completely sell out. Rand Paul will campaign on a decommissioned aircraft carrier because he wants all aircraft carriers decommissioned... right? And Ted Cruz has to use Obamacare now that he’s leaving his wife’s ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 9,000 Maine residents have been removed from the state's food stamp program since Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration began enforcing work and volunteer requirements late last year, officials said. The number of people that have been dropped from the program has exceeded even the administration's expectations. About 12,000 adults who aren't disabled and don't ...

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