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

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | 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...

50 Years From the War on Poverty -- Win or Lose?

Martha Burk | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

The truth is that as a country, we're getting stingier, not more generous with the poor. And the difference between the very rich and the rest of us has grown astronomically since President Johnson declared his war.

Lisa Belkin

A Very Hard Week To Be A Struggling Mother

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents

It’s always tough to be a struggling young mother. This week it’s been particularly hard. First the Federal government shutdown halted the WIC...

Laura Bassett

National WIC Association Slams GOP Effort To Fund WIC

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The National WIC Association, the advocacy arm of a nutritional food program for poor women, infants and children, strongly denounced a Republican-spo...

What The Sequester Could Mean To A Six-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

For some people, the looming possibility of sequester cuts may not be much of a concern. But for young mothers and their infants, it's something that ...

Sequestration: Devastating to Kids

Billy Shore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Billy Shore

On Friday, if sequestration -- the term used for the pending across-the-board cuts to many federal programs -- goes into effect, the impact on low-income children will be devastating.

Laura Bassett

Oklahoma Drops Planned Parenthood From Low-Income Nutrition Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Oklahoma's three Planned Parenthood clinics will no longer be part of the state's Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program as of Dec. 31, the Tulsa Wor...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Cuts Food Assistance For Low-Income Families While Protecting Azaleas

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're an azalea at the National Arboretum, you're in luck -- a Republican on the House Appropriations Committee is looking out for y...

GOP Poised To Cut Food Aid For Pregnant Women, Children

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an otherwise lean budget year, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to boost funding to take care of the medical needs of t...