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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Daniel Strauss, Politico: There were only three candidates on the stage in the latest Democratic presidential debate, but each had plenty of big moments as they argued about taxes on the middle class, intervention abroad, and the safety of their campaign data. Here are the most memorable, important, and explosive moments from Saturday's ABC News debate. read more

Monday, December 14, 2015

Darsh Singh: This weekend, an online humor site posted a picture of me with a racist caption, referring to me as "explosive." This meme not only wrongfully assumed me to be a Muslim (I'm a Sikh), but it also made a joke based on the harmful stereotype that links Muslims or any brown-skinned people to terrorism. When I saw this meme about me, I initially brushed it off. I assumed it came from a place of ignorance rather than hate. However, one single person in my network, Greg Worthington, spoke out against the ignorant meme. read more

Sunday, December 06, 2015

In only his third address to the nation from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama reassured Americans that the United States is equipped to meet the dangerous and "evolving" threat of terrorism. "As a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, I know that we see ourselves with friends and co-workers at a holiday party like the one in San Bernardino. I know we see our kids in the faces of the young people killed in Paris," Obama said. "And I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure. The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it." read more

Friday, November 20, 2015

"Fayadh's conviction was based on evidence from a prosecution witness who claimed to have heard him cursing God, Islam's Prophet Mohammad and Saudi Arabia, and the contents of a poetry book he had written years earlier."

"The case went to the Saudi appeals court and was then returned to the lower court, where a different judge on November 17 increased the sentence to death." read more


Able bodied without dependents (Abawds) was about 5% before the program.

So Maine's policy has seen a reduction of 80% of 6.5% of those needing/receiving food stamps (January FS Individuals was 195,758)

That works out to a total reduction of the food stamp recipients to 5% of the total, just to put things into perspective.

It's instructive to know that Maine is just ending the waiver allowing Abawds to receive food stamps for an extended time over the rules of SNAP.

So all LePage has done is end the waiver that Maine implemented in the first place that allowed a 3 month qualification for food stamps for Abawds.

A better article on all this may be found at www.nytimes.com

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