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Arthur Delaney
Arthur Delaney started working for HuffPost in 2009. He has written for the Washington City Paper, The Hill newspaper, Slate Magazine, and In 2008 he won the Street Sense David A. Pike Excellence in Journalism award for a City Paper story about a man living on the median strip of a freeway in Washington. He and HuffPost D.C. bureau chief Ryan Grim won a Sidney Award from the Hillman Foundation for their 2010 story "The Poorhouse: Aunt Winnie, Glenn Beck, and the Politics of the New Deal."

Entries by Arthur Delaney

Mark Ruffalo's Water Nonprofit Has Allied Itself With An Opportunistic Sponge Salesman

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2016 | 1:26 PM

Ever since oil giant BP used his product as part of the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, Scott Smith has traveled the world pitching his special sponge technology.

He brought it to disasters in China, Arkansas, Virginia, Canada...

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How A Plan To Make Food Stamp Recipients Healthier Could Backfire

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 10:32 AM

WASHINGTON -- A plan to make convenience stores that accept food stamps stock healthier items could end up forcing thousands of stores out of the program, according to a broad coalition of lawmakers and advocates opposed to the regulation. 

The Obama administration's proposal is part of a long-simmering...

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Mark Ruffalo Is Spreading Bogus Info In Flint, Scientist Says

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 9:15 AM

Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo's environmental advocacy group is spreading misinformation about the water in Flint, Michigan, according to a respected scientist who helped expose the city's lead crisis. 

Ruffalo and his nonprofit, Water Defense, have been warning Flint residents that their water might be unsafe for bathing....

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Elizabeth Warren Drops Mic In Twitter War With Trump

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 2:13 PM

WASHINGTON -- Picking up where she left off a few days ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unleashed a Twitter tirade against Donald Trump on Wednesday. 

Trump and Warren had a huge Twitter fight over the weekend, and apparently he couldn't let things lie. He started...

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President Obama Says Flint's Glass Is Half Full

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 4:16 PM

For the past two years people in Flint, Michigan, have been given poisoned water that exposed an entire generation of kids to lead, a deadly toxin that can permanently damage developing brains.

This week President Barack Obama traveled there to tell them they'll...

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Social Security Administration Seeks Shortcut Through Massive Disability Backlog

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 1:39 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration is quietly changing how it handles some appeals from Americans who've sought disability benefits.

The changes are part of an effort to chip away at an unprecedented backlog of unresolved claims, one that's left some people waiting more...

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Rick Snyder Booed In Flint During Obama Visit

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 3:30 PM

Flint residents booed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Wednesday as he addressed a crowd at a local high school during a visit from President Barack Obama. 

The booing started as soon as the governor approached his lectern at the event, where Obama was scheduled to speak...

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Obama Drinks The Water In Flint

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 2:36 PM

President Barack Obama visited Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and drank a glass of water to assure residents their taps are safe as long as they use filters.

Flint's drinking water has been contaminated with lead, a deadly neurotoxin, for two years thanks to the government's failure to...

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Rick Snyder Wants Obama To Drink Flint Water

(3) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 11:00 AM

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) hopes President Barack Obama has a drink when he visits Flint on Wednesday. 

Snyder has been trying to get Flint residents to trust Environmental Protection Agency assurances that their water is safe to drink when it's filtered. 

"We are...

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Americans Are As Worried About Bad Water As Heroin

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 1:05 PM

WASHINGTON -- Contaminated drinking water ranks behind only cancer and heroin abuse as a serious health problem facing the U.S., according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The poll asked whether people considered a range of health problems "extremely serious." Thirty-five percent...

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Obama To Visit Flint In Wake Of Water Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 10:39 AM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will travel to Flint, Michigan, next week to meet with residents whose drinking water has been poisoned with lead for the past two years. 

The White House said Wednesday in a Medium post that the president's visit was planned in...

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This Town Denied It Had A Lead Problem. Now The EPA's Telling It To Give Out Bottled Water.

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 10:20 AM

The mayor of Galesburg, Illinois, has insisted that his town doesn't have a problem with lead pipes like the one in Flint, Michigan, that's prompted national outcry for the past six months.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) spoke out about Galesburg's lead levels...

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Donald Trump Wins Delaware Republican Presidential Primary

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 7:33 PM

Business mogul Donald Trump won Delaware's Republican presidential primary Tuesday night. 

Trump defeated his rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in The First State, where...

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Flint Residents Get Discounted Water Bills

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 11:36 AM

Residents of Flint, Michigan, have been paying the highest water bills in America for water they can't even drink because it's tainted with lead. 

This month, they're finally getting some relief -- a discount on all bills going forward based on how much customers have paid...

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Democrats Make Renewed Push For Removing Lead Pipes

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 3:29 PM

WASHINGTON --  Senate Democrats are making a renewed push to address the dangers of lead water pipes across the country after their effort to send help to the city of Flint, Michigan, stalled.

In the coming months, Democrats, led by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...

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Michigan's Top Attorney Charges 3 Officials With Crimes Over Flint Water Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 11:01 AM

WASHINGTON -- Michigan's attorney general is charging three state and city officials with crimes for their involvement in the Flint water contamination crisis, where citizens were exposed to dangerously...

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Lead Water Pipes Linked To Higher Murder Rates

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 9:47 AM

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Rick Snyder Vows To Drink Flint Water For A Month To Prove It's Safe

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 7:55 AM

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is drinking filtered water from a Flint homeowner's tap to show Flint residents he's willing to have a taste of the crisis his government caused in the beleaguered city. 

"Flint residents made...

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This Democrat Is Channeling FDR With A Plan To Break Up Big Cable

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 10:44 AM

WASHINGTON -- Before Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sided with the striking Verizon workers this week, Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout had already made their cause a core part of her campaign.

Teachout, best known for her 2014 primary challenge...

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Why A GOP Lobbyist Is Giving Money To A Democratic Senate Candidate

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 8:51 AM

WASHINGTON -- A white Republican lobbyist has been giving money to Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), who is African-American, because, the lobbyist says, the Senate's not diverse enough.

Sam Geduldig first gave $200 to the Edwards campaign last year, an...

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