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Food Stamps

  1. coronavirus stimulus
    Tense Negotiations Continue Over Next Round of StimulusDemocrats are hoping that Republicans budge on more money for state and local governments.
  2. state of the union address
    Trump Didn’t “Lift People Off Welfare.” He Cut Them Off.Republicans gave Trump a standing ovation during the State of the Union for slashing aid to the poor.
  3. food politcs
    Trump Administration’s Cuts to Food-Stamps Program Roundly CriticizedThe rule change could take 700,000 off SNAP.
  4. immigration
    Trump Moves Ahead With Ban on Public Assistance for Legal ImmigrantsIt’s part of a broader assault on immigration and on the social safety net by Team Trump.
  5. welfare
    Trump Will Always Find a Way to Punish the PoorTrump bypasses Congress to propose stricter work requirements for food stamps.
  6. Senate Clears Farm Bill, Setting Up Fight With House GOP Over SNAPDonald Trump is the tiebreaker, and while he’s demagogued about SNAP work requirements, he’s not threatening a veto if they are missing.
  7. GOP Likely to Sneak Cuts to Food Stamps Through the House This WeekThere are still ongoing fights over SNAP work requirements and farm subsidy limits, but one obstacle to the farm bill has fallen.
  8. Farm Bill Defeated in House Over Food Stamp and Immigration IssuesHouse GOP lost Democratic Farm Bill votes by insisting on new SNAP work requirements. Then conservatives took it hostage over an immigration fight.
  9. Trump Demands More Stringent Work Requirements for Food Stamps RecipientsIt’s a great way for Trump to demagogue about shiftless welfare bums without actually making major changes in a popular program.
  10. Moby Has a Take on Food Stamps — and It’s JunkThe vegan electronic musician’s liberal paternalism doesn’t have me SNAPping my fingers.
  11. Trump Wants Big Government to Decide What Poor People Get to EatHis budget would cut aid to food stamp recipients – and replace it with a box of canned goods picked out by D.C. bureaucrats.
  12. food politics
    White House Incorrectly Compares Its Proposed Food-Stamp Program to Blue ApronThe big difference: Blue Apron’s boxes contain fresh ingredients.
  13. After Tax Cut for the Rich, Trump Hopes to Take Food From Poor KidsThe president plans to cut off food aid to low-income children whose parents are unemployed, or test positive for marijuana.
  14. After Trumpcare, Republicans Will Have to Tackle an Even Bigger MessYes, the health-care debacle has stalled budget and tax bills, but Republicans are nowhere close to agreement on the broad outlines of a fiscal plan.
  15. The Trump Budget’s Approach to Welfare Is Based on Discredited DelusionsIf Trump cared about increasing productivity and growth — rather than redistributing wealth upward — he would increase social spending, not cut it.
  16. The Trump Budget Is Really Just a Cynical PloyThe draconian spending cuts will never pass Congress. But Trump is preparing excuses in advance for when GOP tax cuts balloon the deficit.
  17. White House Considers Deporting Legal Immigrants for Being PoorA draft executive order would allow the government to deport visa holders who receive public benefits.
  18. The ‘Steak and Lobster’ Food-Stamp Myth Refuses to DieRight-wing legislators won’t let it go.
  19. crimes and misdemeanors
    Two City Workers Took $2.1 Million From Government, Police SayOne scheme involved $120,000-worth of Red Bull purchases. 
  20. The Chain Gang
    Reports Say Low-Paying Fast-Food Jobs Cost Billions in Public AssistanceIt’s all about the American dream, it turns out.
  21. Reset Button
    Food Stamp Systemwide Crash Halts, Helps Shoppers in 17 StatesAnd there was chaos in Louisiana.
  22. the national interest
    Subsidizing Farmers But Not the Poor Still EvilTurns out there are arguments for this policy. Just not good or even factually true ones.
  23. the racie for gracie
    De Blasio to Live on Minimum Wage After Missing Food-Stamp ChallengeHe came in under budget with a Subway sandwich.
  24. Anthony Weiner Goes on ‘Food-Stamp Diet’“I’m gonna try to find some peanut butter, but that’s, like, $4.50.”
  25. crash diets
    Cory Booker Skips Cipriani for More Canned BeansHis food stamp challenge is not easy, he’ll have you know.
  26. cory booker
    Cory Booker Outlines Food Stamp Challenge, Angers Twitter AntagonistHis tweet “I start on Dec 4” wasn’t a sufficient heads up.
  27. bons mots
    Fox News Pundit Finds the Silver Lining of Having Almost No Money for Food“Do you know how fabulous I’d look?”
  28. cory booker
    Cory Booker May Soon Be Living Off Food StampsThe mayor challenges a fellow Twitter user to a contest.
  29. Mediavore
    Chicken Bacteria Could Boost Urinary Tracht Infections; Jessica Simpson NearlyAnd the strains could be increasingly drug-resistant.
  30. Mediavore
    Corbett Administration Moves Forward on Asset Tests for Food Stamps; Blue BottlePlus: Today’s beef is more environmentally sound than beef of yore; and “blue laws” ban booze sales on Super Bowl Sunday, all in our morning news roundup.
  31. Mediavore
    YouTube Launching Food Channel; A Look into Suzanne Tracht’s KitchenFormer Food Network boss Bruce Seidel is heading up the project.
  32. Mediavore
    Politicians Line Up to Blast Corbett Over Food Stamp Assets Tests; Don’tPlus: USDA’s gardeners’ guide shows warm zones have drifted North; and Burger King’s latest concoction packs more than 1,000 calories, all in our morning news roundup.
  33. Mediavore
    City Agencies Work Hard to Crush the Spirit of Budding Food Entrepreneurs;Plus: Vegetarians not averse to gluten should consider it as a source of protein; and Coca-Cola brings back its polar bears, all in our morning news roundup.
  34. Mediavore
    Meatball Crooks Were on a Roll; Chains Are Poised to Jack Up PricesPlus: The state of PA takes potential recipients assets into account before granting food stamps; and conventional orange juice could be full of fungicide, all in our morning ews roundup.
  35. the third terminator
    Bloomberg Doubles Down on Fingerprints for Food StampsGovernor Cuomo is working to end the requirement, but the mayor is griping.
  36. Mediavore
    Students Criticize LAUSD’s New Lunches; Whiskey Might Fortify Your PortfolioQuinoa salad struggles to compete with Flamin’ Hot Cheetoes for the hearts and minds of schoolkids.
  37. Mediavore
    Cappuccino: It’s What’s for Breakfast; Millionaires Weaned From Food StampsEspresso should be sipped after a meal and not its creamy counterpart.
  38. Mediavore
    Jersey Shore Bar Guilty of Cheap Vodka Switcheroo; Republicans Root OutPlus: The proper time to drink cappuccino is in the morning; and meet the new farmerati, all in our morning news roundup.
  39. Food Politics
    There Sure Has Been a Lot of Depressing Food Stamp News LatelyBut is there such a thing as food-assistance news that’s cheery?
  40. Mediavore
    Maya Angelou Pens New Cookbook; 15% of U.S. Used Food Stamps in AugustThe great U.S. author publishes her second recipe collection called Great Food, All Day Long.
  41. Mediavore
    $10,000 Burglary at Cafe Bizou; Carl’s Jr. Baking Biscuits From ScratchThe LAPD search is on in Sherman Oaks after a French restaurant is robbed of its dough.
  42. the third terminator
    New York City Still Requires Fingerprints for Food StampsA new City Council bill puts pressure on Bloomberg to change the rules.
  43. Mediavore
    Jerry Brown Frees Food Stamps From Finger Print Scans; The Five Best IPAsThe Governor eradicates some of the tougher requirements for food stamp users.
  44. Mediavore
    Sly Stone Living on Food Donations; Chains Turn Their Backs on BoozeDespite potential profits, a Cabernet just doesn’t pair well with a value meal.
  45. Mediavore
    Peapod Makes Web-Based Grocery Sales Available; Baobab Poised to Replace Acai asPlus: City Tavern can’t find a tenant; and chains find serving booze a tough sell, all in our morning news roundup.
  46. Mediavore
    Comcast Teams Up with Philadelphia’s Free Lunch Program; Taco Bell, KFC & Pizza
  47. Mediavore
    Food-Disposal Plant Might Smell; Disgruntled Culinary-School Grads Sue, Not SousPlus food stamps at Taco Bell and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  48. Mediavore
    A.C. Casinos Close For Hurricane Irene; Big Box Grocery Stores ImplementPlus: Moderate wine consumption is shown to help reduce weight gain; and don’t open your fridge if you lose power, all in our morning news roundup.
  49. Food Journalism
    Turns Out Marion Nestle Helped Out With That HuffPo Op-Ed After AllAnd she still believes that soda should not be an eligible food stamp purchase.
  50. Food Journalism
    Marion Nestle Doesn’t Write HuffPo Story, Gets Credit for It AnywayBut, yeah, she doesn’t want people buying soda with food stamps.
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