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USDA Chief to People on Food Stamps: Get a Job

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. According to a recent US Department of Agriculture report, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps) “increasingly serves the working poor.” Indeed, among working-age SNAP recipients, 57 percent either work or are seeking employment, and 22 percent are disabled.  Even so, USDA chief Sonny…

New York Is Standing Up for Net Neutrality in a Big Way

roman_slavik/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The battle to restore net neutrality received a huge boost on Wednesday when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order directing state agencies to not enter into any contracts with internet service providers unless they follow net neutrality principles. The order comes just days…

The Sierra Club’s New Video Attacks Ford for Playing Along with Trump

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. In a video made public Wednesday, the Sierra Club denounced Ford Motor Company for lobbying the Trump administration and “#PollutingPruitt” to roll back vehicle efficiency and and emission standards. The environmental organization timed the airing of their new video with the D.C. Auto Show, at which Ford isn’t showing…