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In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in households that rely on food stamps.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Working-Age Americans Now Make Up Majority of Food Stamp Dependents

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in households that rely on food stamps.

01/26/2014

The Rise Of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ The Super Bowl Blackout, And The Knockout Game: Top Talkers Of 2013

From the rise of a redneck family, to the lights going out during the biggest football game of the year and the proposed ban of Big Gulps, 2013 has seen it’s share of headlines that […]

12/13/2013

Recovering from emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview which aired Sunday night that “he probably wouldn’t be here” if the Affordable Care Act had been in place.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

Senate Rejects GOP Bid To Let States Run Food Stamps

The Senate has rejected a Republican amendment to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.

05/22/2013

The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

House Panel Set To OK Cuts To $80 Billion-A-Year Food Stamp Program

The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.

05/15/2013

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Montgomery Co. Officials Participate in $5 Per Day Food Challenge

Could you live on $5 of food per day?

02/04/2013

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in households that rely on food stamps.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: US Food Stamp Eligibility Should Be Expanded

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a non-profit health adviser, is receiving praise for its new report that finds American SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefits are not sufficient enough for the country’s low-income families.

01/18/2013

A bipartisan majority of Americans have received federal benefits at some point in their lives. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Survey: 55 Percent Of Americans Have Received Federal Benefits

A new survey shows that a majority of Americans (55 percent) have received government benefits from at least one of the major federal entitlement programs.

12/18/2012

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Poverty Moving Out Of The City And Into Our Suburbs

Poverty is on the rise in the suburbs after spiking at an alarming rate over the last four years.

09/24/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

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