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Here's the real reason Republicans hate food stamps

Food stamp spending has declined for the last two years, with 13.7% of the population currently using the program compared to a high of 14.9% in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped the GOP from looking to cut billions from the program. Many believe that the Democrats making a robust defense of food stamps would be politically unwise, but a new paper suggests this assumption might be incorrect.

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Here's what we know about that email Mike Pence is desperately trying to keep out of the public eye

The election might be over, but email controversies could stick around for a while. The Indianapolis Star has reported that incoming Vice President Mike Pence is fighting to keep an email from a political ally private. If that seems ironic given the endless insinuations about Hillary Clinton's email server, it's because it is.

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Verizon CEO goes on unhinged anti-Sanders rant that's a hilarious caricature of a rattled one percenter

After Bernie Sanders criticized Verizon's labor policies and stood with striking workers at a picket line in Brooklyn, the company's CEO lashed out at the presidential candidate.

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Here are 3 times Donald Trump behaved like a sociopath towards workers

Everyone is talking about Donald Trump: supporters, critics and pundits. While many liberals laugh the celebrity’s presidential candidacy off as a joke, there are parts of Trump’s platform that are to the left of many establishment Democrats. For instance, Trump is a critic of NAFTA and seems to be the only GOP candidate who doesn’t want to take a hatchet to Social Security. These facts don’t necessarily contradict his controversial comments about Mexicans or his fearmongering over China, as white racial anxieties have long been a staple of populist campaigns, on the left and on the right.

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Forget the insults -- here are three ways Donald Trump behaved like a sociopath towards workers

Everyone is talking about Donald Trump: supporters, critics and pundits. While many liberals laugh the celebrity’s presidential candidacy off as a joke, there are parts of Trump’s platform that are to the left of many establishment Democrats. For instance, Trump is a critic of NAFTA and seems to be the only GOP candidate who doesn’t want to take a hatchet to Social Security. These facts don’t necessarily contradict his controversial comments about Mexicans or his fearmongering over China, as white racial anxieties have long been a staple of populist campaigns, on the left and on the right.

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Many are shocked by the size of the crowds Bernie Sanders is drawing

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has drawn huge crowds recently. He packed Drake University's auditorium, drew 1,000 people in New Hampshire, and the attendance was estimated at 5,000 at a stop in Minnesota.

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Here are the 5 most appalling 'Christian' defenses of the Duggars

Since it was revealed that Josh Duggar had been accused of molestation and his reality-show star parents did little in response, there has been an expected backlash. However, some people have made some pretty strange arguments about Duggar's behavior, often invoking religion in the process. Here are 5 terrible Duggar rants.

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Worker claims she was fired for deleting creepy GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day

A California woman claims she was fired after she removed an app from her phone that allowed her employer to track her at all times.

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Ridiculous pot satire tricks anti-drug organization D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E., the infamous anti-drug organization that seemingly hasn't progressed beyond Reefer Madness, recently published a satirical anti-pot story thinking it was real. The piece, "Edible Marijuana Candies Kill 9 in Colorado, 12 at Coachella," appeared on the fake news site topekasnews.com.

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Here are 5 awesome things that have happened to Bernie Sanders since he announced

Since Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he was running for President, he's had a lot of things go his way. Here are the 5 best things that have happened to Bernie since he announced.

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Scott Walker's new budget is so brutal even Republicans are afraid of it

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's new budget has such major slashes that even the GOP is getting nervous about it. Of course it does sport a number of characteristics one would expect Republicans to champion, like cuts to environmental programs and schools, but with the first votes looming on Walker's two-year plan, it seems that local Republicans think he's finally pushed too far when it comes to the disabled and the elderly.

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Veteran repeatedly put on hold by suicide hotline: 'I desperately needed someone to talk to'

Tom Koran is a U.S. Air Force veteran who lost his wife to cancer six months ago. On Saturday he felt suicidal, so he called the James Haley VA Center in Tampa for help, and a recording provided him with a suicide prevention number, WFTS Tampa Bay reports. After he called the number, he was put on hold for 10 minutes, while experiencing an emotional breakdown.

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