NYC seeks to ban food stamp recipients from spending them on soda, other sugary drinks

NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys

Gingrich frames choice between Dems as ‘party of food stamps’ vs. GOP as ‘party for paychecks’

Gingrich brands Democrats ‘party of food stamps’

With UN General Assembly starting, NYC makes room for world leaders and their security

Gridlock? Men with earpieces? Must be the UN

Kandahar boardwalk at heart of Afghan battlezone is a world away from war

President Barack Obama

California governor considers bill that could make it easier for farmworkers to form unions

Bill in Calif. would help farmworkers form unions

Tea party activists rally on Arizona-Mexico border in support of state’s immigration law

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USDA undersecretary says struggling nations need help developing means to feed themselves

US official: Poor nations must learn to grow food

Black members of tea party dispute claims of racism within grass-roots movement

Barack Obama (Waxwork)

Here comes the bride: Chelsea Clinton to wed longtime boyfriend in upstate New York village

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Bill Clinton meets, greets on eve of daughter Chelsea’s nuptials in upstate NY village

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Democrats’ fall election strategy: Try to make case that GOP and tea party share same agenda

Dems election strategy: Equate GOP and tea party

Democrats say GOP ideas are same as tea party, plan to link pair as campaign strategy

President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha Obama and wife

Food Marketing Institute spent $337,000 in 2Q lobbying gov’t on credit card fees, labor

Food Marketing group spent $337K on 2Q lobbying

Mass. program started partly by Sept. 11 pilot turns refugees of war, genocide into farmers

Massachusetts program turns refugees into farmers

APNewsBreak: Indiana says it will no longer count food stamps when calculating other benefits

Indiana changes food stamp policy that drew fire

Founder says Tea Party Caucus to be ‘receptacle’ for grass-roots movement

Tea Party Caucus to be ‘receptacle’ for movement

Ind. accused of cutting aid to some food stamp users; experts say practice breaks federal law

Ind. accused of cutting aid to food stamp users

Idaho GOP reshaped by spasm of tea-party passion, anti-fed outrage

Idaho GOP reshaped by tea party outrage

BOISE, Idaho — Three times since 2000, Republican Rod Beck failed in his bid to rejoin the state Senate, defeated by primary election rivals he insists didn’t support party ideals. So Beck opted to change Idaho’s GOP from within.

Tea Party Express does damage control after spokesman posts blog satirizing NAACP

Sarah Palin

Tea Party Express rep in Alaska calls expulsion from coalition ‘arrogant and preposterous’

Sarah Palin

Biden: Tea party not a racist organization, just has very different views on government

President Barack Obama

Tea party candidate blasts Ohio Dems for distributing cartoon associating movement with KKK

Ohio tea party candidate criticizes KKK cartoon

Sharpton, Jackson try to divert attention from NAACP resolution condemning racism in tea party

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan
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NAACP accuses tea party of tolerating bigotry, passes resolution condemning racism in movement

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Iowa tea party group’s billboard linking Obama to Hitler called offensive by other activists

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Swipe, smile, blow: High-tech wine vending machines installed at Pennsylvania supermarkets

Swipe, smile, blow: Pa. has wine vending machines

Cuban state media: dissident hunger striker could die after blood clot, but has gained weight

Cuba says hunger striker ‘in danger’ of dying

July 4 dessert from the White House kitchen: Recipe for blackberry buttermilk Bundt

US President Barack Obama

Invest in Thailand, get a trip to the beach; Thailand thanks ‘best friends’ for investing

Thai government wines and dines ‘best friends’

Woman, black man seek to become firsts in South Carolina GOP runoff; tea party divided in Utah

US President Barack Obama welcomes Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Hundreds of people attend sausage, wine party in Paris after ban forces it to be relocated

Hundreds attend Paris sausage, wine fest after ban

Tea Party Express in Alaska endorses Joe Miller in primary against Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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Egyptian cafe owner says he witnessed police beating young man to death, describes scene

Egypt cafe owner describes police beating death

Tea party movement shapes GOP and fall choices, while Democrats push for a less-potent purity

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