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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

What If Congress Treated Gun Violence Like It Treated The Benghazi Attack?

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 3:18 PM

WASHINGTON -- Mass shootings keep happening, and now there's a familiar pattern: Politicians of all stripes share their thoughts and prayers and then toss some Democratic gun control bills in the trash before moving on. 

Some Democrats now want Congress to break the pattern by creating...

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States Continue Welfare Drug Tests Despite Underwhelming Results

(7) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 3:06 PM

This summer marked the first anniversary of Tennessee's welfare drug testing program -- and so far, the results are somewhat typical of welfare drug testing policies, in that they are kind of underwhelming.

Of 28,559 Tennesseans who applied for Families First benefits during a one-year period that ended in...

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We Acted Out Ed Klein's Insane Anecdotes About Hillary Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 11:46 AM

WASHINGTON -- Author Ed Klein is known for using dubious anonymous sources to recreate dramatic conversations between powerful people.

Klein's anecdotes are filled with F-bombs and widely disbelieved, but The Huffington Post decided to recreate the account of an angry meeting between Hillary Clinton and President Barack...

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How One Woman’s Life Has Been Punctuated By School Shootings

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 1:57 PM

Whenever there's a school shooting, reporters scramble to contact family members, neighbors, classmates -- anyone who might be able to help explain what happened. 

On Friday, a day after 10 people died in a shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, I called Heather Compton because she...

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Politicians Can't Pass Actual Laws To Stop Gun Violence, So They Tweet Prayerfully

(18) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 4:18 PM

WASHINGTON -- To promote the general welfare, members of Congress have the power to craft laws, pass them and send them to the president for his or her signature.

In the wake of gun massacres, however, politicians reliably and reflexively reach for the most casual response possible:...

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Republican Explains How To 'Win' On Planned Parenthood

(8) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 11:49 AM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Reid Ribble thinks there's a way for Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood without shutting down the government. 

"I don't think that's the correct strategy to get to what I think is a win, and that is not having taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood," the Wisconsin...

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One Year Ago Today, America Collectively Lost Its Mind About Ebola

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 2:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- On this day in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.

The patient was in Dallas. A video of a press conference by...

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Maine Mayor Wants To Publish Names, Addresses Of People On Welfare

(12) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 12:06 PM

Robert Macdonald is the mayor of Lewiston, Maine, and he wants everyone to know who's on welfare and where they live.  

In a column for a local paper last week, the mayor of Maine's second-largest city proposed an online registry of welfare recipients. He said...

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House Speaker John Boehner's Biggest, Saddest And Gladdest Moments

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 10:19 AM

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday that he would resign his speakership, he did...

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How A Government Shutdown Could Steal Food From The Poor

(4) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 10:39 AM

WASHINGTON -- Tens of millions of Americans could be left hanging at the grocery store if Congress can't...

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Rock Band Won't Rock Because Hedge Fund Pill Guy Bankrolled Label

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 2:29 PM

WASHINGTON -- Martin Shkreli has said he will lower the price of a drug used mainly by AIDS and cancer patients following outrage over his pharmaceutical company jacking the pill's price up 5,000 percent this week. 

But a mere price reduction isn't good enough for Nothing, a Philadelphia-based rock band that has...

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Government Shutdown Would Shut Down Food Stamps

(10) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 4:00 PM

WASHINGTON --  One of the U.S.  government's largest safety net programs won't be there to catch people if the federal government shuts down next month. 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides monthly food benefits to 45 million Americans, will go dark if Congress fails to pass a...

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Man Who's Protested Vatican Embassy Since 1998 Is Unmoved By Papal Visit

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 10:21 AM

WASHINGTON -- John Wojnowski has been protesting sexual abuse by Catholic priests outside the Vatican embassy every day for the past 17 years -- undaunted by rain, snow or a slate of health problems. 

The Huffington Post asked Wojnowski Monday if he hopes Pope Francis sees his sign...

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Why Conservative Catholics Should Chill About The Pope

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 12:13 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) grabbed himself a moment in the media spotlight by declaring that he would boycott the pope's address to Congress because of its focus on climate change. Pope Francis' climate discussion "has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped...

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No More Jet Skis, Maine Tells Food Stamp Recipients

(36) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 1:36 PM

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is tired of able-bodied food stamp recipients zipping around on snowmobiles instead of looking for jobs.

The state announced this week that it will disallow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for childless households with certain assets worth more than $5,000....

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The GOP Debate's Vaccine Disaster

(21) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 1:43 PM

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday night's Republican debate veered into crackpot territory when CNN's Jake Tapper asked Dr. Ben Carson whether Donald Trump should stop falsely linking vaccines to autism.

Not only did Carson not say Trump should stop, he suggested the professional entertainer had a...

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Donald Trump, Ben Carson Pander To Vaccine Deniers

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 10:53 PM

Professional entertainer Donald Trump suggested during a nationally televised Republican debate that vaccines cause autism, a theory that...

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Carly Fiorina Gets Revenge On Donald Trump For 'Face' Comment

(6) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 9:13 PM

Carly Fiorina responded to professional entertainer Donald Trump's earlier disparaging remark about her appearance during Wednesday night's...

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Carly Fiorina Keeping Social Security Views Secret Until She's President

(6) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 1:58 PM

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina is "not prepared" to talk about Social Security, saying she will only propose reforms after she's president.

"I am not prepared to go to the American people and talk to them about how we're going to reform Social Security and...

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Scott Walker Calls Food Stamp Drug Testing 'A Progressive Thing'

(46) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 1:59 PM

MAQUOKETA, Iowa -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) wants to make food stamp recipients take drug tests so...

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