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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

Non-profit tries pet food stamps

A non-profit group is trying out the idea of offering pet food stamps. Full story

Police able to investigate EBT fraud

A new agreement will allow local police to investigate allegations of SNAP benefits fraud. Full story

New report of welfare abuse

More allegations of abuse in the welfare system. Some food stamp recipients are reportedly using their benefits to buy food, and  then they send it overseas to family members. 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.

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.

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  Boehner loses the reins on the farm bill

The farm bill failed to pass in the House of Representatives in dramatic fashion last week, largely because Speaker John Boehner could not deliver enough members of his caucus. Josh Barro, Maya Wiley, Matthew Yglesias, and Maggie Haberman join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss.

  Tom Colicchio on food stamps and the ‘recipe for obesity’

Bravo celebrity chef and food activist Tom Colicchio discusses with MSNBC's Alex Wagner the need to make hunger a voting issue in America and why some have it all wrong when it comes to the SNAP food stamp assistance program.

  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

  Is the GOP alienating women and minorities?

The GOP is flexing its conservative muscles, passing abortion and immigration restrictions this week. Plus, the House voted won a Democratic amendment to the Farm bill that would have restored over $20 billion in cuts to the food stamp program. Is this the best strategy for the GOP? Rep. Debbie Wass

  Food stamp cuts dominate House agenda

Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Karen Finney join Rev. Sharpton to discuss the GOP’s relentless pursuit of food stamps cuts that hurt the neediest Americans, including children.

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps on October 7, 2010 in New York City. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing an initiative that would prohibit New York City's 1.7 million food stamp recipients from using the stamps, a subsidy for poor

'We accept food stamps' sign. (© Spencer Platt / Getty Images file)
'We accept food stamps' sign. (© Spencer Platt / Getty Images file)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps on October 7, 2010 in New York City. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing an initiative that would prohibit New York City's 1.7 million food stamp recipients from using the stamps, a subsidy for poor r