1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits

An estimated 1.3 million people will be cut off when the federally funded unemployment payments end Saturday, December 28.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election

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Florida Proposes That Poor Pay Three Times More For Health Insurance Than Legislators

Members of the Florida House only pay $8.34 a month for individual health care coverage, or $30 a month to cover their family.

According to the 2010 Census, 16.7 percent of all Americans do not have health insurance. Of this population, six in 10 uninsured households have at least one adult working full time, per the Kaiser Family Foundation. With the average cost of single-coverage health insurance at $5,615 per year in the United States, and $15,745 for family coverage,

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Deep Divide In Congress Over Domestic Food Aid

The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink the food aid and alter the way people qualify for it. The two chambers are far apart on how much the $80 billion-a-year program should be cut, […]

The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink the food aid and alter the way people qualify for it. The two chambers are far apart on how much the $80 billion-a-year program should be cut, however — reflecting a deep

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Israel Raises Eyebrows With Its Silence On Kerry-Backed Arab League Peace Plan

Kerry last month persuaded the Arab League to sweeten the deal by saying Israel-Palestine borders could be modified from 1967 lines.

JERUSALEM — On the surface, the Arab League's improved peace initiative offers Israel everything it ever dreamed of — normal relations with an entire region that has long objected to the very existence of the Jewish state, and even the chance to keep some war-won land. But two weeks after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry persuaded Arab leaders

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Hawking’s Refusal To Attend Israeli Conference Spurs Divestment Debate In US

The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist Stephen Hawking stated he would boycott a conference in Israel to send a message to the government. This week, the Boston […]

The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist Stephen Hawking stated he would boycott a conference in Israel to send a message to the government. This week, the

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House Committee Set To OK Cuts To Food Stamp Funding

The House bill would cut about $2.5 billion a year to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive. The cuts are part of a massive five-year farm bill that costs almost $100 billion annually and would set policy for farm subsidies, rural

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