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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

Newt Still Owes His 2012 Campaign Vendors Millions

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:12 PM

WASHINGTON -- Much like Donald Trump today, at one point Newt Gingrich held the frontrunner position in the 2012 Republican primary election. His campaign plodded on using borrowed money for months after most people realized Gingrich didn't have a chance, and when Newt 2012 finally ended, it...

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Jeb Bush Says We Should Phase Out Medicare

(102) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 1:02 PM

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that we ought to phase out Medicare, the federal program that provides health insurance to Americans once they're 65.  

"We need to make sure we fulfill the commitment to people that have already received the benefits, that...

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Senate Decides Social Security Cuts For 'Fugitives' Are A Bad Idea

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 8:18 AM

WASHINGTON -- After mounting pressure from Democrats, Senate Republicans removed a controversial Social Security provision from an unrelated...

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Congress Can't Write A Highway Bill Without Punching Poor People In The Face

(19) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 1:50 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Senate may have just unveiled a multiyear highway bill 10 days before construction on the nation’s transportation infrastructure is set to grind to a halt, but a congressional traffic jam is building over the bill's Social Security cut.

The bill may be a product...

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Ricardo Diaz Zeferino's Death Shows The Danger Of Owning A Waistband

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 2:21 PM

After police officers fatally shot Ricardo Diaz Zeferino in June 2013, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said that Diaz Zeferino had been reaching for his waistband instead of holding his hands up, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.

This week, a judge ordered police to...

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Tom Vilsack On Food Stamp Lawsuit: 'Gov. Walker Hasn't Read The Law'

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 12:32 PM


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is making a big mistake with his lawsuit against the federal government over drug testing food stamp recipients, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. 

"Gov. Walker hasn’t read the law," Vilsack told The Huffington Post in an interview. "It’s...

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Seniors On Food Stamps May Be Able To Get Groceries Delivered

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 11:49 AM

WASHINGTON -- Some American seniors will be able to use food stamp benefits to have groceries delivered to their homes under a new initiative the government announced this week. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is seeking as many as 20...

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Scott Walker Sues Feds Over Food Stamp Drug Testing

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 8:07 AM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of many Republicans seeking their party's presidential nomination, is suing the federal government over his plan to make some food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. 

Federal law doesn't give states much room to impose new conditions...

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Why Do Conservatives Love The Grateful Dead? We Ask Tucker Carlson.

(106) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 7:34 AM

The Grateful Dead were once the embodiment of all things hippie and anti-establishment: free love, plenty of drugs, and nobody cares about your career, man. So why do guys wearing bow ties and salmon pants like the Dead these days? We asked bow-tie and salmon-pants model Tucker Carlson, who also...

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Scott Walker Doesn't Care If Food Stamp Drug Testing Is Reasonable

(613) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 3:44 PM

The Wisconsin legislature sent Gov. Scott Walker (R) a budget bill under which some food stamp applicants would be drug-tested if there's "reasonable suspicion" they're on drugs. Walker used his line-item veto power Sunday to delete the "reasonable suspicion" part.

"I object to limiting the department's ability to determine...

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Lindsey Graham Laments Trump 'Hijacking' GOP With Immigration Comments

(379) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 11:35 AM

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) complained Sunday that Donald Trump's presidential candidacy is hurting the Republican party.

Trump spent his Saturday continuing to trash Mexican immigrants, whom he has described as rapists and criminals.

"I think he's uninformed about the situation regarding...

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Jim Webb Stands Up For 'Southern White Cultures'

(910) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 10:24 AM

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb on Sunday suggested that recent efforts to remove Confederate symbols from public places were as "divisive" as Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants.

Without prompting from "Fox News Sunday" host Bret Baier, who had been asking questions about national security, Webb asked...

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Confusing Congressional Food Stamp Cut Strikes In Michigan

(268) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Nobody could tell Audrey Webster of Clinton Township, Michigan, why her monthly food stamps went down from more than $100 to just $16 in February. The letter she received didn't say much.

"It said they would be cut, that's all," Webster, 63, told HuffPost. She said she didn't get...

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World-Historical Deadbeats Demand Greece Pay Up, To Which Thomas Piketty Says 'LOL'

(56) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 7:36 AM

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we examine the austerity battles in Greece, break down the latest stage of the Iran nuclear talks, and get a real world account of what happens when Congress cuts off your access to food. Plus, the Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson is a huge...

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The Social Security Disability Program's In Trouble And Republicans Will Do... Something

(302) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 1:25 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took center stage of a new Social Security drama on Thursday, with the House Ways and Means Committee he chairs mulling changes for Social Security's beleaguered disability insurance program.

Nearly 11 million Americans who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits could see those...

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Baltimore Leadership 'Led Us Officers To Slaughter' During Freddie Gray Fallout, Police Union Says

(141) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 1:42 PM

A Baltimore police union says officers were inadequately prepared for and poorly instructed during civil unrest following the April 27 funeral for Freddie Gray, an unarmed man who died in police custody earlier that month.

Some officers didn't know who they were reporting to during the riots, according to...

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Civilized Nations Don't Put Children In Brutal Prisons, So Why Do We?

(171) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:45 PM

So that happened. On this week's podcast, Dana Liebelson joins us to discuss her recent exposé of the prison system in Michigan, where children -- commingled with adult criminals -- are being broken, not rehabilitated. Plus: We discuss last week's marriage equality ruling and this week's new overtime...

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We Talked To Laura Bassett* About England's Heartbreaking Own Goal

(23) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON -- England lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Wednesday after Laura Bassett accidentally kicked the ball into her team's own net during the final minute of play.

Many people have confused England's Laura Bassett with HuffPost's Laura Bassett. We interviewed...

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Suddenly Unable To Find The Donald Trump Mattress Of Your Dreams? Try These Other Classy Products

(23) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 3:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- News broke Thursday that Serta would stop selling Donald Trump mattresses after the businessman turned Republican presidential candidate made incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants.

Which begged the question: Donald Trump has a line of mattresses?

In fact, he does. A lot of companies...

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Scalia Said To Ask The Nearest Hippie About Marriage, So We Did

(212) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:57 AM

WASHINGTON -- In his dissent in the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage throughout the country, Justice Antonin Scalia rested part of his case on the notion that marriage was inherently a self-limiting proposition. Rather than expanding intimacy, as the majority of justices concluded, marriage restricted it. And if...

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