food stamp program

Sunday Shows Fail To Cover Devastating Cuts To SNAP Program
The four major news networks apparently decided that 47 million Americans being affected by devastating cuts to the SNAP program was not worth their time this past Sunday. Read more...
Reporting in Washington isn't a game, isn't a horse race. It's people's lives and reporters need to remember and contextualize that. Read more...
Melissa Harris-Perry: Dear Paul Ryan, Hear From Someone In Poverty
Melissa Harris-Perry's "open letter" went out to Rep. Paul Ryan, who held a hearing on poverty this week, but despite the request from Rep. Barbara Lee, refused to allow someone who is living in poverty to testify. Read more...
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday objected over and over again in order to keep statements out of the congressional record that accused Republicans of hurting working families by taking food stamps out of the farm bill. Read more...
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell took Tennessee Rep. Stephen Fincher to task for using the bible to justify making billions in cuts to the food stamp program, while, as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, attempting to justify the millions of dollars he receives in federal farm subsidies. Read more...

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Just when you thought Fox couldn't get much worse with the distortions and race-baiting, here we go again. Neil Cavuto and his guest did their best to paint the Obama administration as wanting to create a "culture of dependency" on food stamps for "illegal immigrants" for a program started under George W. Bush that does neither. Read more...
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Tuesday faced tough questions from CNN host Soledad O'Brien for his plan to cut the food stamp program and "hurt people who need food," including 20 percent of his own constituents in Alabama. Speaking to Sessions in Read more...
Chuck Todd Calls Out Republican Governor For Lying Read more...
During his Talking Points Memo segment Thursday evening, Bill O'Reilly once again decided to attack President Obama, and demonize those living in poverty, the working poor and in need of government assistance as a bunch of lazy moochers who think Read more...
Leave it to Fox's Megyn Kelly, and one of her guests this Fourth of July, right wing radio host Michael Graham, to use statistics put out there in a column at Uncle Rupert's Wall Street Journal to attack anyone and everyone who is receiving any kind Read more...