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Arthur Delaney

How Food Stamp Resentment Feeds Crabby Conservatism

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Arthur Delaney

House Republicans Might Take Food Stamps Cuts Out Of Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Arthur Delaney

Republican Mocks Dems' Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats say it's hard to feed a family on a food stamp budget, and for the past week more than two dozen have been eating on $4.50 a d...

Michael McAuliff

Food Stamp Cuts Derail Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democratic leaders waged a blame game Thursday after GOP-backed cuts to food stamps unexpectedly derailed a trillion-doll...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're n...

Michael McAuliff

Food Stamps Mean $100 Million To Military Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the House of Representatives considers cutting more than $20 billion from the food stamps program this week, it may want to consid...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Cuts Draw White House Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday threatened to veto farm legislation that would cut billions from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistanc...

Why We Need the Farm Bill

Dr. Oran Hesterman | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Dr. Oran Hesterman

There is no need more basic than food, and there is no legislation with a bigger impact on our nation's nutrition than the Farm Bill.

Arthur Delaney

Dems Protest Nutrition Cuts By Going On Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To protest nutrition assistance cuts this week, nearly 30 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are limiting their food budgets...

Arthur Delaney

Farm Bill Could Reduce Transparency Of Agriculture Safety Net

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen members of Congress or their spouses received $237,921 in federal farm subsidy payments last year, according to a new analysis o...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Take Hypocritical Stance In Food Stamp Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Agriculture Committee Republicans who vocally supported billions in cuts to federal food assistance are big-time recipients of gov...

Arthur Delaney

Would Jesus Cut Food Stamps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democrats sparred this week on where Jesus Christ would stand on food stamps, a federal program that supported 47 million...

Arthur Delaney

Shrinking Deficit Doesn't Deter Republicans From Cutting Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are seeking deeper cuts to nutrition programs this year even as the federal budget deficit is shrinking faster...

15 percent of Americans Receive Food Stamps

Evelyn J. Kim | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Evelyn J. Kim

While war is an obvious condition for food insecurity, what we have now in the U.S. seems unfathomable. For many children, parents and so many others, hunger is an ever-present reality.

State Eligibility Changes Not Major Factor in SNAP's Growth

Stacy Dean | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Stacy Dean

SNAP's growth shows that the program is working as designed -- to provide a temporary safety net to families struggling in a weak economy.

Ryan Budget's SNAP Cuts Even Deeper Than We Thought

Stacy Dean | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Stacy Dean

New information from the House Budget Committee shows that Chairman Ryan's planned cuts in SNAP (formerly food stamps) are even more draconian than we originally thought.

The War on Poverty Is a War on Silence: Local Communities Must Raise Their Voices to SNAP the Silence

Valerie Ervin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Valerie Ervin

While living on a SNAP budget for just a week will not come close to the struggles encountered by low-income working families, it will provide a new perspective and greater understanding for those who take part.

SCARY Charts!

Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

-- Report questions food stamps' nutritional value. The Chicago Tribune says that the National Academy of Sciences is worried that the Supplemental Nu...

Arthur Delaney

Fiscal Cliff Deal Averts $7 Milk

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To prevent a spike in milk prices, the "fiscal cliff" budget deal awaiting President Barack Obama's signature includes an unexpected cut...

'There Is No Weaning From The System': One Food Stamp Recipient Shares Her Story

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

This Tuesday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) began a much-publicized "food stamp challenge," a project that involves living on less than $30 worth of gr...

Letters From Food Stamp Recipients, Part Two: Government Help 'Makes Futures Possible'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) is midway through his weeklong food stamp challenge, and readers are still writing in to tell us about their own experien...

My Top 10 Ingredients for a Healthy SNAP Diet

Alli Sosna | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Alli Sosna

If more people would realize how challenging it is to live healthfully off of food stamps that would be the beginning of a real dialogue in America about food costs, hunger and how to eat healthfully on a limited budget.

Can Food Stamp Challenges Increase Advocacy For The Poor?

ideas.time.com | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

As the outcome of a debate he had with a Twitter follower, Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he will spend December 4 through 11 trying to live on food st...

Thanksgiving Food Stamp Use To Hit Record

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

A record number of Americans will be using food stamps to get by this Thanksgiving. About 42.2 million Americans are using food stamps this Thanks...

When Women Vote, Changes Are Made

K. Sujata | Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Women won in a big way in the 2012 election. Now we must hold their feet to the fire. In January, the new terms for our elected officials will begin, and I want them to consider a basic blueprint as they approach their work.