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Hunger expert Joel Berg explains what last week's cuts mean.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 5, 2013
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The U.S. food-stamp program is set to shrink in the months ahead. The only real question is by how much.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 1, 2013
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The U.S. food-stamp program is set to shrink in the months ahead. The only real question is by how much.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 28, 2013
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The House GOP wants to bring back "asset tests" for food stamps. That's a terrible, no good, very bad idea.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Sep 28, 2013
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There's a fairly basic question at the heart of the food-stamp debate in Congress: Why has the program grown so rapidly in the past few years?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 23, 2013
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How many of the Congress members' constituents used food stamps didn't matter at all.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 20, 2013
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About half the cuts come from new curbs on aid to unemployed, childless adults between the ages of 18 and 50.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 19, 2013
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that SNAP is the only thing averting poverty for more people than ever.

The millions of people who receive food-stamp benefits rank low on any high-priority list for special screening for substance use disorders.

  • Harold Pollack and Sheldon Danziger
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  • Aug 21, 2013
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Rep. Mike Conaway has come up with a novel idea for getting Democrats to support the farm bill: If they don't support it, poor Americans will get less food.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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In 2011, 1.65 million American households, including 3.55 million children, lived on less than $2 a day per person.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 13, 2013
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Rush Limbaugh and Gary Bauer say the government-dependent poor will turn out in droves. They won't.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 17, 2012
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Government programs kept 33.6 million people, including 6.5 million children, out of poverty last year.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 13, 2012
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The official measure of poverty for 2011 is out. But more and more experts are dismissing that measure.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 12, 2012
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