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Democrats take food stamp challenge to highlight GOP’s proposed cuts

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House Democrats are standing in the face of derogatory images conjured of food stamp recipients as “welfare queens,” “takers,” or even as the “47%,” by joining the challenge of living on just $4.50 a day for food in hopes to expose the GOP’s proposed callous cuts to programs that millions of Americans rely on.

Iyanla Vanzant: ‘Politics doesn’t take people into consideration’

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"I'm getting ready to insult somebody" is not what one might expect to hear from a spiritual life coach. However, Iyanla Vanzant said it twice during her appearance on Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry.

WATCH: A conversation on the national low-wage battle

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Over the past several months, Walmart, fast food restaurants and even the U.S. government have seen a wave of low-wage strikes. MSNBC.com's Ned Resnikoff sat down with The Nation's Josh Eidelson to figure out why.

How does it feel to be a problem, black America?

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Everyone has problems—it is the human condition. No righteousness of purpose and action leads to a life without problems. Everyone has them. But how does it feel to be a problem?

Meals Stamp Funding

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Republicans show they are willing to compromise on the farm bill by eliminating the part they refused to compromise on. (04:41)

7/17/thirteen in :60 Seconds

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Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes the cover of Rolling Stone, Stephen shares an old adage, and Jerry Seinfeld drinks coffee in silence. (01:01)

Minimal Wage & McDonald’s Spending Journal

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Bill O'Reilly blames poverty on personal choice, and McDonald's creates a sample employee budget that excludes heat and health care. (07:24)

Top of the class: Why is there still a monarchy in the UK?

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All eyes are on St. Mary’s Hospital in London Monday, where Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to her first child. While hers might be the most closely followed pregnancy in history, for many Br...

Detroit’s Chapter

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Conservatives blame lavish pensions for Detroit's decline, and emergency manager Kevyn Orr wants to auction off treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts. (02:53)

Why Florida’s governor needs to stand against ‘Stand Your Ground’

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Maybe Florida Gov. Rick Scott thought the whole brouhaha over the "Stand Your Ground" laws would go away now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted. Not even close.

Will Paul Ryan’s ‘War on Poverty’ hearing include poor people?

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On Sunday's "MHP," Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was offered the chance to hear this week from someone who relies on the benefits he wants to cut. Will he take it?

Will Paul Ryan’s ‘War on Poverty’ enlist any poor people?

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On Sunday's "MHP," Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was offered the chance to hear this week from someone who relies on the benefits he wants to cut. Will he take it?

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