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GOP Budget: The Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.

Win-Win Policy Changes for WIC & Childhood Obesity Rates

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel J. Schultz

Some have pointed out the fine details of the study, which showed that obesity rates for the rest of the population remained steady while the rate of obesity actually increased for women over 60 years old. Nonetheless, a decrease in obesity rates is always a positive sign.

Program That Gives Assistance To Women, Infants And Children Gets Revamped

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government's so-calle...

Congress Pushing Potatoes On Pregnant Women

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutritionists say Americans don't need more white potatoes. Congress disagrees — again. Lawmakers are encouraging the agricultu...

State Becomes First To Cut Welfare Amid Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., Oct 15 (Reuters) - North Carolina has become the first state to cut off welfare benefits to poor resid...

Arthur Delaney

5 Ways A Prolonged Government Shutdown Steals Food From Babies

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown hasn't hobbled most of the safety net for the nation's poor, elderly and sick, but if the congressional impasse drags into Nov...

North Carolina Reopens Program Hobbled By Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina has reversed its decision to stop issuing baby formula vouchers because of the federal government shutdown, the state Dep...

Why the Shutdown Needs to End

Sharon Parrott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sharon Parrott

Day by day, the real-world problems that the shutdown causes will grow, and more and more of the "make do" steps that federal agencies and states have used to limit the damage will run out.

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Leaves Babies In North Carolina Without Formula

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chelsea Combs heard through Facebook she'd have to find a new way to buy baby formula this month. The North Carolina Department of He...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Causes Whiplash For The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Texas food bank howled Monday that the federal government shutdown had forced the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withhold 10 truckl...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Shuts Out Poor Women And Children In North Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Poor women enrolled in North Carolina's nutrition program for new moms won't be able to get food vouchers after Tuesday thanks to the fe...

Lisa Belkin

How To Keep A Baby Fed During A Government Shut Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents

Jessica Lawson is the blogger behind Feministhulk.net, where she opines regularly about feminism to her 74,000 followers. She is also a graduate stude...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Steals Food From Babies, Then Gives It Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Price of Ball, La., panicked earlier this week when she heard the federal government shutdown would soon hobble the program she...

Budgeting by Headlines Isn't the Way to Run the Government

Sharon Parrott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sharon Parrott

The House leadership's piecemeal approach to temporarily fund politically sensitive programs -- the third installment of which will take place in the ...

Poor Families Taking A Hit From Government Shutdown

swampland.time.com | Posted 10.04.2013 | Impact

A certain shutdown narrative has become all-too-familiar: It is holding us back from gazing at the National Zoo’s pandas throughout the day and peru...

Shutdown Jeopardizes Crucial Program For The Poor

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor wo...

3 Reasons the Government Shutdown Is a Women's Issue

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hayley Krischer

The government shutdown might not have impacted you directly yet, but it will affect all of us --especially women -- eventually.

Laura Bassett

Women, Infants And Children Programs Shutting Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government shutdown already has led at least one state to shutter a nutritional food program for struggling women and infant...

Government Shutdown Would Have Serious Impact Right Away On Some

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail would be delivered. Social...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly likely government shutdown won't affect most of the federal government's safety net, like retirement and health insuranc...

Women's Rights and Inequality in America

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

There's the woman whose co-worker had to make a sign designating her as "Engineer" because, in meetings, people would assume she was a secretary. Another woman pipes up to say: "Even if I introduce myself as 'doctor,' male (particularly older male) parents of patients still refer to me as the nurse."

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...

House Bill Would Underfund WIC Nutrition Program

Zoë Neuberger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Zoë Neuberger

House appropriators should honor the longstanding bipartisan practice of providing WIC enough funding to serve all eligible low-income pregnant women, infants, and young children who apply -- without undermining breastfeeding support.

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.

GOP Suffers Big Yellow Taxi Syndrome

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans never knew what their districts had gotten from the federal government. Until it was gone. Until after they'd paved it over with the sequester. Now they're stalled in an economically barren parking lot of their own creation.