food stamps

Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”

Tea Partier Rep. Joe Walsh, (R-Ill) Says Democrats Got Blacks 'Dependent Upon Government'

Illinois Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh has an ongoing list of racist remarks against everyone who isn’t white.

Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People

Newt Gingrich has for decades been the GOP standard bearer in using racial caricatures to demonize poor people. Food stamps were spared for a time, leaving them the last functioning part of the economic safety net. No longer.

Gingrich Still Thinks Obama is 'Food Stamps President'

At Sunday’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate, Newt Gingrich got a standing ovation from the audience after he challenged moderator Juan Williams by saying he stood by his racially loaded statements about the president and “really poor children in really poor neighborhoods.”

The White House's Flawed Attempt to Crack Down on Food Stamp 'Fraud'

As the economic downturn continues, poor families of color are often forced to make tough choices. And it’s because they have little recourse.

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

Food stamps helped significantly, but Congress is busy cutting funding for them.

As Washington Returns, It's Back to Jobs vs. the Deficit

Obama hopes the tax debate will paint a bright line between Republicans and Democrats this month.

Congress Leaves Kids Hungry in Order to Feed Them

It’s been a summer of false choices in Washington–pitting one vital need for struggling families against another.

Congress Votes For School Funding, Cuts Food Stamps

Working families gear up for a fight.

House Democrats Vow to Restore Food Stamp Funding

How they’ll make good on that promise is anybody’s guess.

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

Food stamps are all that’s left for many, but they too are sacrificed to the deficit demons.

Selling Food Stamps for Kids' Shoes

Unable to find jobs, kicked off welfare, women in Connecticut are forced to sell food assistance to buy basic necessities.