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Without Federal Help, Puerto Rico Will Have a Food Crisis

The Nutrition Assistance Program will run out of funds next month without federal intervention.

Chef José Andrés and team help feed residents.

About 1.4 million people in Puerto Rico depend on the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) to supplement their ability to buy food for their families. The program is set to run out of money next month.

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Dope Whisperer Trump's Executive Order on 'Welfare' Is Another Dog-Whistle to Racists

How the master of fantasy facts' latest executive order perpetuates racist (and false) stereotypes about government-assistance recipients.


President Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to make changes to public assistance programs in the United States. Per the president's outline, low-income Americans receiving assistance when it comes to food, housing and medical benefits must enter the workforce or potentially lose their benefits.

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Funding for Food Stamps, Planned Parenthood Should Pay for Border Wall, Republican Rep. Says

Rep. Steve King also linked increased use of food stamps to rising obesity rates.


Money to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border should be taken from funds that help poor Americans, a congressman suggested on Wednesday.

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Trump Targets Disability Assistance — Already Strained — for Deeper Cuts

Access to programs serving low-income and Americans with disabilities will be even more limited under the White House's proposed budget.


The community of people with disabilities is on high alert after President Trump unveiled his proposed 2018 budget cuts, which call for a significant slashing to hallmark entitlement programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), that benefit this demographic as well as low-income Americans.

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