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Gingrich defends remarks on the poor, food stamps 17.1.2012 Seattle Times: Politics
Newt Gingrich is refusing to back down from comments he made about the poor.
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Gingrich defends remarks on the poor, food stamps (AP) 17.1.2012 Elections

Republican presidential candidates, from left to right: Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; arrive on stage at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)AP - Newt Gingrich is refusing to back down from comments he made about the poor.


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The Caucus: South Carolina Debate Fact Check 17.1.2012 NY Times: Washington
Times reporters take a closer look at some of the statements from the Republican presidential candidates during the debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Health beat: Easing hunger with food stamps 13.1.2012 Star Tribune: Local
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Report: 'European Banks Fueling Food Price Volatility and Hunger' 12.1.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Financial institutions that so frequently defend themselves by saying they provide a positive service to society by efficiently allocating capital within the global economy are much less inclined to acknowledge the detrimental impacts their financial dealings have on the world. They may be especially concerned to see the analysis conducted in a report released today by Friends of the Earth International read ...
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WCCO Radio, Taste Of The NFL Team Up To ‘Kick Hunger’ 12.1.2012 WCCO: National
(credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)Forty-nine million people in America don't know where their next meal will come from. So today, WCCO Radio and the Taste of the NFL are teaming up to end hunger.
Food stamps get a new name in Minnesota 11.1.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
On Tuesday, state Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson announced that Minnesota will change the name of its food aid program to align with the federal name: SNAP.
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Non-profit takes on breadfruit challenge to fight hunger in developing areas 11.1.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
You won't find breadfruit at your local grocery store, mainly because it has an extremely short shelf life. But a Minnesota-based non-profit group wants to help people in developing countries turn the fruit into flour.
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India Ink: The 'National Shame' of Malnutrition 11.1.2012 International Herald Tribune Asia Pacific
India's Prime Minister says country must do more to ease malnutrition.

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Malnutrition in India persists, report finds 11.1.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Roughly 42 percent of all Indian children under age 5 suffer from malnutrition, a sobering reminder of the persistence of poverty and hunger...
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Malnutrition in India Is Widespread, Report Finds 11.1.2012 NY Times: World
A survey by the Naandi Foundation said about 42 percent of children under 5 do not get enough to eat, a finding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called “a matter of national shame.”
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Pennsylvania Food Stamp Asset Test Sets the Bar a Little Low (ContributorNetwork) 10.1.2012 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | Food stamps are a source of tension for many politicians, because cutting the programs runs the risk of alienating people hit hard by recent economic issues. The Associated Press reports the food stamp program -- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- has grown to include more than 45 million people at a cost of more than $75 billion. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting Pennsylvania has decided to implement rules that would end the benefits for certain individuals, but the new policy might set the thresholds a bit too low.
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No Longer a Party of Lincoln: The Racial Politics of the New GOP 10.1.2012 Commondreams.org Views
John Nichols

The Republican Party, founded by militant abolitionists and the political home through much of its history for committed foes of segregation and discrimination, has since the late 1960s been degenerating toward the crude politics of Southern strategies and what former Republican National Committee chairman Lee Atwater referred to as the “coded” language of complaints about “forced busing,” lega

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Pennsylvania to impose asset test for food stamps 10.1.2012 Philly.com News
Pennsylvania plans to make the amount of food stamps that people receive contingent on the assets they possess - an unexpected move that bucks national trends and places the commonwealth among a minority of states.
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The Caucus: Santorum Defends Comments About Food Stamps 10.1.2012 NY Times: Washington
Rick Santorum says his comments about food stamps last week were the result of his having been tongue-tied and was not a reference to black people.

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GOP candidates target food stamp recipients ahead of NH vote 9.1.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
According to 2010 census numbers, about 26 percent of food stamp recipients are African-American, while 49 percent are white and 20 percent are Hispanic. All have been targeted by Republican presidential hopefuls.
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GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate 9.1.2012 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate
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GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate 9.1.2012 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry....
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GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate 9.1.2012 Seattle Times: Politics
Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry.
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GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate (AP) 9.1.2012 Elections
AP - Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry. ...
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