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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

Michigan GOP Whitewashes Rick Snyder's Role In Flint Water Crisis

(11) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 11:28 AM

The Michigan Republican party would like you to know that Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has been busy trying to heal the city of Flint while the malevolent Obama administration has only stood in the way.

That's the message of an infographic the state party started putting out...

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Bernie Sanders Wonders Whether Flint's Water Crisis Would Happen In A White Community

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 10:56 PM

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wondered during Thursday's Democratic debate whether a toxic water crisis like the one in Flint, Michigan, would happen to a town that's not majority black.

"One wonders if this...

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Rick Snyder's Office Was Warned Of Deadly Legionnaires Outbreak, Did Nothing

(9) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has said he didn't know about an uptick in deadly Legionnaires' disease around Flint until this year, but newly released emails show a Snyder aide had been warned last March. 

Snyder's office said the agency that has already accepted blame for much...

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Tearful Airport Goodbye Leads Republican To Quit Congress

(18) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 3:21 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced this week that he wouldn't seek another term in Congress partly because he wants to spend more time with his family. 

Ribble vowed to serve no more than four terms after taking office in 2010, but a sad airport farewell...

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Senate Now Brawling Over Flint

(8) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 1:16 PM

WASHINGTON -- Democrats blocked a sweeping energy bill from moving forward Thursday after negotiations stalled over including aid to help with the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both Democrats of Michigan, started pushing the...

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Jason Chaffetz Vows To Hunt Down Flint's Emergency Manager

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 3:45 PM

WASHINGTON -- A Republican honcho on Capitol Hill vowed Wednesday to hunt down the man who was in charge of Flint, Michigan, when the city's water became poisonous in 2014.

Darnell Earley, the former emergency manager of Flint, didn't show up for a House Oversight and Government Reform...

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Congress Seeks Answers On Flint Water Crisis, Doesn't Get Them

(9) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 11:07 AM

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress wanted to get to the bottom of the Flint water crisis, but several key players were missing from an oversight hearing on Wednesday.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) opted not to call Michigan Gov. Rick...

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Michigan's Top Lawyer Just Picked A Side In Flint Water Case

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 4:15 PM

Residents of Flint, Michigan, allege that state and city officials ignored evidence the city was pumping toxic water from the Flint River into their homes. Bill Schuette, Michigan's Republican attorney general, hasn't finished his investigation into whether any state laws were...

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John Kasich Didn't Mention A Water Crisis In Own State When Asked How He'd Handle Flint

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 10:28 PM

Fox News host Brett Baier asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich during Thursday night's Republican debate how he'd handle...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Unimpressed By Bernie Sanders' Argument Against Reparations

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 3:27 PM

Bernie Sanders is running for president on a host of progressive policy ideas that are unlikely to be enacted. Author Ta-Nehisi Coates wants to know why even studying one is too much to ask.

It's not that Sanders is against reparations for African-Americans -- it's why.


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Lots Of Cities Have The Same Lead Pipes That Poisoned Flint

(20) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 10:58 AM

Just how many lead pipes are there in Flint, Michigan, where the water has been undrinkable because of high lead levels? Nobody knows.

"A lot of work is being done to even understand where the lead services lines fully are, so I would say any numbers you're hearing...

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Flint Water Crisis Forces EPA Official To Resign

(13) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 6:14 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency boss for the Midwest resigned Thursday amid ongoing fallout over the drinking water...

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Rick Snyder's Misleading Claim About Who Changed Flint's Water

(13) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 11:56 AM

At his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) accepted blame for the water crisis in Flint and offered an explanation for how it started. 

"This crisis began in the spring of 2013, when the Flint City Council voted 7-1 to...

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Michigan GOPer Investigating Flint Water Crisis Also Defending State Against Flint Lawsuit

(5) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 5:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- Last September, a Flint lawmaker asked Bill Schuette, Michigan's attorney general, to investigate whether government officials were to blame for exposing the city's citizens to dangerously high levels of lead in their drinking water. Schuette -- a Republican widely

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Gov. Rick Snyder Releases Emails Related To Flint Water Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 4:37 PM

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Wednesday released a trove of emails related to the Flint water crisis, something Snyder promised during his State of the State address. 

The governor's office posted on its website nearly 300 pages of emails from 2014 and 2015...

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Rick Snyder To Flint: 'I Will Fix This'

(34) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 6:24 PM

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said he would ask state lawmakers for an additional $28 million...

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Ben Carson Becomes First GOP Candidate To Weigh In On Flint Water Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 2:23 PM

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Tuesday became the first GOP presidential candidate to speak out on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, blaming local leadership and federal authorities for failing to address the high levels of lead that have left the city's tap water largely unusable.

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White House Open To Flint Disaster Declaration Over Water Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 12:01 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama could declare a federal emergency in Flint, Michigan, as soon as this weekend in response to the area's water contamination crisis, the White House indicated Friday.

"The potential for that certainly exists," White House press secretary Josh Earnest...

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How Flint's Water Got Poisonous

(10) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 9:53 AM

The Obama administration has declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, a city of nearly 100,000 people who can't drink their tap water because it's poisonous. 

Officials denied the water's danger right up until a local pediatrician documented high lead levels in Flint kids' blood last fall. Lead...

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Chris Christie Barges Into Social Security Question During GOP Debate

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 11:26 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the only one who wanted to talk entitlements during Thursday night's GOP...

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