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Veterans Duckworth and Soltz: Food stamp cuts for veterans ‘unacceptable’ and ‘revolting’

An estimated 900,000 U.S. military veterans will lose some or all of their Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on Friday. According to Think Progress, the program — more commonly known as food stamps — will be cut by $5 billion thanks to budget shortfalls caused by the Nov. 1…

Double-amputee veteran Tammy Duckworth rips contractor’s twisted ankle ‘disability’

Appearing Wednesday to testify before a House committee, the owner of a military IT contracting company was lectured and shamed by Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq veteran and double amputee who grilled him about a military disability claim he filed 27 years after twisting his ankle in prep school.…

Tammy Duckworth: Rep. Walsh just ‘a megaphone for the tea party’

Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Duckworth said Monday that the residents of Illinois’ 8th congressional district had “buyers remorse” because they didn’t realize Republican Rep. Joe Walsh was going to be a “cheerleader for the tea party.” “They thought they were voting for someone who would go and represent them, which is…

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