Trump considering plan to drug test some food stamp recipients

Seth Wenig/AP The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing. The plan would be narrowly targeted and would mostly apply to people who are able-bodied, without dependents, and applying for some specialized jobs. One person familiar with the plan said around 5% […]

Florida phishing attack exposes data for 30,000 Medicaid recipients

Large-scale medical hacks are horrible in themselves, but sometimes it’s the ease of the hacks that’s scary — and Florida knows this first-hand. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration has warned that a phishing attack compromised data for as many as 30,000 Medicaid recipients. One of its staffers fell for a “malicious phishing email” […]

Trump administration memo urges DACA recipients to ‘prepare for and arrange their departure’

Associated Press/Evan Vucci A talking points memo issued by the White House on Tuesday said the Department of Homeland Security urges DACA recipients to use the time remaining on their work permits “to prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States.” The memo, obtained by multiple media outlets, comes after the Trump administration […]

Trump adviser tells DACA recipients to ‘go home and get in line’

MSNBC One of President Donald Trump’s top allies and a member of his voter fraud commission praised the president’s decision to end a program that shields from deportation about 800,000 immigrants who arrived in the US as children and allows them to apply for legal work permits. In a contentious interview with NBC News’ Hallie […]

Food Stamp Recipients Spend 20 Percent Of Their Allowance On Junk Foods, $608 Million Spent On Soda Alone, USDA Says

The USDA released somewhat startling data regarding the purchases made by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps, recipients. The study found that 20 percent of SNAP benefits were being used to purchase “junk foods” which include “sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar.” The most popular junk item purchased with […]