Jun 6, 2012 The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
Jun 1, 2012 More long-term unemployed workers turn to food stamps and other government programs.
May 2, 2012 America's role in the war in Afghanistan is winding down, according to President Obama, who gave a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan last night.
May 3, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says new recession could follow if the U.S. adopts Europe's deep cuts in government spending.
Mar 12, 2012 Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.
Mar 9, 2012 A recent report says that as the food stamp program has grown, so has fraud. And it's costing the government hundreds of millions of dollars.
Jul 6, 2012 The number of Americans who receive food stamps is up and the cost to taxpayers has nearly doubled since the last presidential election year. See where your state stands on this election issue.
Jan 30, 2012 Florida is the latest of states that are proposing to limit what kinds of food people on food stamps can buy.
Jan 30, 2012 After similar legislation failed in California, Texas, and Illinois, a lawmaker in Florida is hoping to ban the use of food stamps to buy soda, candy, and other junk food.