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Fighting food stamp fraud

Massachusetts’ law enforcement will be partnering up with federal investigators to crack down on food stamp trafficking.  Full story

Farm bill on hold while House tries again on food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled House will try to cut billions of dollars from the food stamp program before negotiating an overall farm bill with the Senate, the House majority leader said on Thursday two months before the current farm law expires. Full story

CFT: South Carolina finds no wrongdoing in Clowney, Jay Z situation

Remember that report from earlier this week that said star South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney met with rap artist Jay Z, who has his own agency, Roc Nation Sports? And that by doing so, Clowney’s eligibility could maybe, possibly, be called into question? It’s been given the ol’ Naked Gun Full story

French stamp with activist's likeness raises ire

The new face of France — or at least the official postage stamp for the President Francois Hollande era — is modeled after a Ukrainian woman who takes her top off to defend feminist causes. Full story

Topless activist inspires France's new Marianne stamp

PARIS (Reuters) - A postage stamp depicting France's cultural symbol Marianne has touched off a flurry of controversy after one of its creators revealed it was inspired by a topless feminist activist who hacked down a Christian cross in Kiev last year with a chainsaw. Full story

House strips food stamps from the farm bill

   “The fact of the matter is, they should be ashamed of themselves,” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., talks with Thomas Roberts about the House’s passage of the farm bill without the food stamp program.

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News Summary: Lawmakers to take up food stamp bill

First Word: House has passed farm bill without food stamps

‘The death knell of the food stamp program’

Augusta grocery store used to defraud federal government

Democrats take food stamp challenge to highlight GOP’s proposed cuts

Farm subsidies-loving congressman wants to cut food stamps

Turkey seizes millions of fake British stamps in raids

Obama urges military to stamp out sexual assault

No food stamps for people convicted of violent crimes

Food stamps, not crop subsidies, highest hurdle for farm bill

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  What you get for embarrassing the Speaker of the House

Boehner and the GOP leadership pushed the the Farm bill even farther to the right, using a party-line vote on to pass a bill that doesn't include food stamps. It's the first time in 40 years that the program has been stripped out of a farm bill. Steve Kornacki’s panelists discuss.

  Republicans abandon millions of hungry Americans with stripped-down farm

Chris Hayes talks with Congresswoman Donna Edwards about House Republicans' passage of a farm bill that strips out the food stamp program for the first time in decades.

  Co-founder of Ben & Jerry's is stamping the money out of politics

Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's is out on the road raising public awareness to bring down Citizens United. Tonight Ed talks to Ben to hear about their campaign to "stamp" money out of politics.

  Farm bill voted down

The House farm bill that would have made $21 billion in cuts was shot down. Part of the reason: conservatives didn’t think it was conservative enough. Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., joins MSNBC’s Martin Bashir to talk about the future of SNAP, and the farm bill.

  House debating bill that would slash funding to food stamps

The House is currently debating a bill that will cut $20 billion over the next decade from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps. This is a decision that could affect 22 million low-income children. The New York Time’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, Time Magazine’s Joe Klei

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