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House Republicans Hand Warren Buffett Big Win On Expensive Loans To The Poor
President Barack Obama issued a veto threat against the mobile home deregulation bill on Monday, and Democrats largely voted
GOP Staffer Resigns After Slamming Obama Girls
A GOP staffer has been forced to resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama in the wake of their appearance at their father’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House.
GOP Staffer Apologizes For Lecturing Obama Daughters To 'Show A Little Class'
Lauten later apologized for rushing to judgment on Facebook. "I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies
Steve Fincher Defeats Wes Bradley In Tennessee Midterm Election For Congress
Hobby-Nobbing: Company Men and Republicans Attack Privacy This Election
Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.
Dem Gubernatorial Nominee Wants To Send Governor To Electric Chair
In 2012, the Tennessee Democratic Party had to disown Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Clayton over his association
Donald Sterling: Facade, Fiction, and Forgiveness
Lisa Sharon Harper
Chief Church Engagement Officer, Sojourners
Sterling's comments are not unlike Cliven Bundy's recent musings. Bundy, the Nevada rancher who owes more than a million dollars in federal grazing fees wondered aloud if blacks might have been better off as slaves "picking cotton and having a family life and doing things."
The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans
Democratic pollster, EVP of PSB Research, co-host of "The Poll...
Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions
The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds
Registered dietitian; Strategic Director of Dietitians For Pro...
This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.
The Two-Sphere Problem for (Some) Christian Republicans (and Some Democrats, Too)
Robert and Marion Short Chair, Professor of Law, University of...
As Congress mulls further steps to cut food stamps, it is odd that Christian conservatives seem to be at the front of the charge.
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Misusing the Bible, Abusing the Poor
Rev. Jennifer Butler
CEO, Faith in Public Life Action Fund
Scripture has a lot to say about how we should treat the widow, the orphan, the sick and the desperately poor. Only in the ideological bubble of conservative Washington would taking food away from them qualify as Biblical.
The Pesky Poor
Retired lawyer and columnist for Huffington Post and other we...
One of the questions the curious voter from time to time wonders is how a person can distinguish good government handouts from bad government handouts. The answer to that question is not as obvious as it would seem to be to the uninitiated.
Food for Thought
W. E. Smith Professor of History, Miami University in Oxford, ...
Clearly, the nation needs a farm bill, but just as clearly it needs to have different priorities than simply subsidizing corporate farms to produce cheap crops and factory-raised chickens. The nation still needs SNAP, along with a broader approach to dealing with nutrition and obesity.
America Feeds the Rich
Leo W. Gerard
International President, United Steelworkers
The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen.
Congressman Quotes Jesus in Bid to Gut Food Stamps
While Fincher cites chapter and verse to prove that it is immoral for out of work folks to mooch off government largesse, he fails to mention that his own fingers have been observed in the public till.
Food Stamp Cuts Backed By Farm Subsidy Beneficiaries
Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) both cited the Bible last week to argue that while individual
The Fincher That Stole Food Stamps
The Republic of Awesome
The second most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress said Washington should not "steal" from taxpayers to support food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- better known as food stamps.
Food Stamp Cuts Spark Bible Debate
This week's debate was not the first time lawmakers brought religion into disagreements over economic issues and helping
Tea For Me, Not For You
The Republic of Awesome
By virtually eliminating risk, crop insurance subsidies are encouraging farmers to plow up wetlands and prairies, a trend that is increasing water pollution, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere and destroying wildlife habitat.
Welfare Drug Testing Bill Introduced In Congress
In Congress and in state legislatures across the country, Republicans have sought to implement welfare drug testing programs
Obama: I'm Sure Boehner 'Will See The Light' On Infrastructure Bill
It was a relatively rare acknowledgment from a GOP member that targeted spending on, say, roads and bridge repair, has a
Freshman Republicans Lobby Federal Agencies For Millions Amid Spending Critiques
“There’s a difference between smart federal spending and the reckless, irresponsible waste of tax dollars the American people
Stephen Fincher: 'Frog Jump On My GPS'
Of the 87 new Republicans in the House of Representatives, Stephen Fincher epitomizes the first-time politicians who make
Congressional Candidate Questioned About Mysterious Quarter-Million Dollar Campaign Loan
"To have a prosecutable violation you have to have a willful, intentional failure to disclose," she said. "You have to be
Ron Paul vs. Sarah Palin for the Soul of the Tea Parties
A rift has emerged between the anti-tax, pro-civil rights libertarians who started the tea parties and the corporatist neocon grifters of the GOP who are now trying to swoop in and capitalize on all of the hype.
Janes Switches From GOP To Tea Party Ticket In Tennessee
Network computer consultant Donn Janes, who filed for Tennessee's 8th district race as a Republican in August, has decided
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