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Arthur Delaney

House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday approved sweeping reforms to the nation's food stamp program that would cut some $40 billion in...

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Republican Food Stamp Bill Would Target More Than Just Surfer Dudes | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lazy surfer dudes wouldn't be able to keep their food stamps under a Republican bill the House of Representatives will consider Thursday...

House To Vote On 'Draconian' Food Stamp Cuts

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The House is poised to vote on cutting nearly $4 billion a year from food stamp assista...

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Food Stamps Kept 4 Million Out Of Poverty In 2012 | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty last year, the government announced Tuesday in its annual update on income, poverty ...

Food Insecurity Grows As House Weighs Food Stamp Cuts

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

A growing percentage of Americans are struggling to put food on the table, but that's not stopping the House of Representatives from considering drast...

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House To Vote On Food Stamps Cuts Amid Syria Furor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate in Congress over whether the United States should bomb Syria may be diverting attention from the economy at home. While the H...

Mysterious Fliers Threaten To Name People On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

An unknown person has been leafletting Portland, Ore., neighborhoods with fliers that threaten to publicly name local recipients of food stamps and di...

What A Beach-Bumming Couch-Surfer Can Teach Us About Food Stamps

Upworthy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

Let's say you're trying to produce an hour-long program about food stamps in America. ...

Bullies With Buggies -- How Register Rage Blinds Otherwise Reasonable People to the Facts

Sue Kerr | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Sue Kerr

There's a persistent group of bullies in our society who use grocery shopping to exert moral pressure on poor people to prove they "earned" the right to choose their own groceries.

GOP Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican proposal to cut food stamp spending by 5 percent would eliminate benefits for as many as 6 million Americans, according to ...

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Americans Feel Strongly About How Poor People Should Spend Their Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More Americans are annoyed by the idea of food stamp recipients using their benefits to buy expensive food than their using them to buy ...

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Why Millions Of Eligible Americans Don't Sign Up For Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Republicans say too many Americans receive food stamps, and that too many of them obtain benefits fraudulently when they could ju...

Dems Blast GOP Food Stamp Cuts

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Congressional Democrats want House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to lay off nutrition assistance for the poor. Earlier this summer Republican lead...

GOP Rep. Sees Physically Fit People Using Food Stamps, Suspects Fraud

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) told a horror story to his constituents during a town hall in Welch, Okla., on Thursday. In a video ...

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A Kinder, Gentler Food Stamp Cutting Bill? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In new legislation to be unveiled soon, Republicans will seek twice the savings from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as th...

Food Stamp Cuts Twice As Deep In New GOP Proposal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a new food stamp bill that would cut nutrition assistance by twice as m...

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Food Stamp Cuts Set To Kick In, Congress Not Paying Attention | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Regardless of whether Republicans succeed in cutting food stamps this year, the 22 million American households relying on the program wi...

Food Stamp Cuts Might Not Happen In House

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives removed food stamps from broader farm legislation in hopes that doing so would make it easie...

Food Stamps Debate Deserves Facts, Not Myths

Andrew Collins | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Andrew Collins

Food stamps are the bottom layer of the social safety net. Even if you think government generally does too much, surely it can step in to prevent the elderly, poor, and sick from going hungry. A society that leaves these people to die is hardly a society at all.

Democrat Cries Foul In Congress: 'Shame On Republicans'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) sparked a congressional manners debate after she shouted "Shame on the Republicans" during a discussion of GOP farm legisl...

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House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed farm legislation that, for the first time in 50 years, did not include food stamps ...

House GOP Dropping Food Stamps From Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders hoping to quickly recover from an embarrassing defeat on the House floor last month are preparing to split a ma...

Food Stamps May Be Split From Farm Bill

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are making more noise about dropping food stamps from farm legislation that previously failed to pass the House of Represent...

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How Food Stamp Resentment Feeds Crabby Conservatism | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Janina Riley noticed a woman muttering behind her in the checkout line as she paid for food at a Giant Eagle grocery store in Pittsburgh...

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House Republicans Might Take Food Stamps Cuts Out Of Farm Bill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives might move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, a move that would sp...