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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

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Backing Down From Food Stamp Fight

(461) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) had previously said he wanted to fight the Obama administration over drug tests for food stamp recipients, but it turns out Walker would prefer to ask nicely.

A Walker spokeswoman said that instead of just imposing the drug tests, the governor's forthcoming...

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So, That Happened: Congress Delivered Its State Of Disarray

(5) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 7:30 AM

So, that happened: This week, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress now completely controlled by his opposition. The Huffington Post's Sabrina Siddiqui was there, and she joins us to discuss the oration and the reaction.

Listen to this week's...

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Scott Walker Itching For Food Stamp Fight With Obama Administration

(1061) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 2:20 PM

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is pushing forward with a plan to make food stamp recipients pass drug tests -- a requirement that the Obama administration says violates federal law.

The drug testing, which Walker first announced he'd pursue last year, is part of an...

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So That Happened: Against All Logic, A 2012 Loser Is Reborn

(47) Comments | Posted January 17, 2015 | 7:30 AM

So that happened: This week, the 2016 presidential race was roiled by the announcement that former GOP nominee and 2012 loser Mitt Romney was, against all logic, getting his band back together to mount yet another run for the White House. This has baffled everyone, including The Huffington Post's Amanda...

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Welfare Drug Testing Moving Forward In Maine

(564) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 10:06 AM

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is moving forward with a plan to make some welfare recipients take drug tests if they want cash benefits, The Associated Press reported this week.

LePage is one of several Republican governors who has recently pushed drug tests for safety...

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Rand Paul: Disability Insurance Wasted On People With Anxiety And Back Pain

(1579) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 11:42 AM

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday began a two-day tour through New Hampshire, the first Republican primary state, where where he offered up a heap of red meat to supporters and local officials ahead of a likely run for president in 2016.

Attending a breakfast with state legislative leaders in...

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Senate Democrats Oppose Social Security Rule

(477) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 11:31 AM

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democrats in the U.S. Senate came out against a rule Monday that blocks Congress from shifting Social Security funds to prevent a cut to disability insurance next year.

Last week the House approved a rule saying the lower chamber can't consider legislation...

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So That Happened: 2015 Offers No Respite From 2014's Misery

(9) Comments | Posted January 10, 2015 | 7:30 AM

So, that happened: This week, radical militants from a pseudo-Islamic death cult murdered 12 members of the staff of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in their Paris office, ending any hope we had that 2015 would be a respite from 2014's garbage and misery.

Listen to this week's "So That...

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As Economy Improves, Layoff Victims Say Life Is Getting Better

(27) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 10:42 AM

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.6 percent, the government announced Friday.

The news is the latest suggestion that the Great Recession and its long-lasting aftermath have finally released their death grip on...

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「フードスタンプ」2016年には受給者数が100万人減少 その背景とは

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 12:52 AM


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Dems Decry Social Security Sneak Attack

(1161) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Social Security advocates are accusing House Republicans of launching a sneak attack on disability insurance on the very first day of the new Congress.

The House on Tuesday passed legislation laying out parliamentary rules for the year. The bill included a little-noticed provision blocking...

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That Time John Boehner Called Peter King A Sh*thead

(15) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 11:59 AM

WASHINGTON -- To mark the occasion of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) once again fending off challenges to his rule of the House of Representatives, Politico Magazine's Glenn Thrush has written a great profile of Boehner. It is filled with colorful anecdotes.

"When rambunctious Long Island Rep....

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Food Stamp Enrollment Expected To Drop By 1 Million Next Year

(1346) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 6:10 PM

WASHINGTON -- Food stamp enrollment is expected to fall by 1 million next year thanks to harsher rules, according to a new report by a liberal Washington, D.C., think tank.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that falling unemployment rates will cause states...

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Grover Norquist Calls Out Republicans For Not Taking Credit For Economic Recovery

(685) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 2:45 PM

WASHINGTON -- Grover Norquist would like Republicans to shut up about how bad the economy is, and instead take credit for the recovery.

The prominent anti-tax crusader hasn't turned into a bullhorn for President Barack Obama's economic policies; he still thinks they're a drag on jobs and wages. But...

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The Official Biggest Losers Of 2014

(72) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 4:33 PM

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes one's best effort is just not good enough. It's at those times that one is a loser.

In no particular order, here are the biggest losers of 2014.

DEMOCRATS -- Lost so bad in November President Barack Obama wouldn't even give it a gerund --...

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Chris Coons Travels To Liberia For Ebola Follow-Up

(3) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 11:12 AM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) traveled to the West African nation of Liberia this week, partly to remind the American people that an Ebola epidemic is still going on, Coons told reporters Monday.

"My hope was to remind the American people that this is an investment that helps keep...

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So That Happened: Obama's Cuba Plan Turned Some Folks Into Wind-Up-Toys Of Outrage

(184) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 7:30 AM

So, that happened: This week, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would make an effort to normalize relations with Cuba, ending a decades-long policy of distance that had been surprisingly effective in doing nothing in particular. We'll talk about the new plan, and the people who are hopping...

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D.C. Pols Fight GOP Marijuana Legalization Ban

(81) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 5:33 PM

WASHINGTON -- Ignoring an effort among congressional Republicans to block marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia in the recently passed “cromnibus” spending bill, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) says he intends to submit the new law to Congress anyway.

“The Chairman’s position is that it is his duty...

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Justice Department Warns Against Ebola Discrimination

(7) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:12 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department issued guidelines on Monday designed to help government workers avoid illegally discriminating against people because of the Ebola virus.

Citing "increased reports of discrimination in the United States against people who are or are perceived to be from an African country or of...

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So That Happened, Episode 13: CIA Torture Report Was Chronicle Of Depravity And Incompetence

(6) Comments | Posted December 13, 2014 | 7:30 AM

So, that happened: This week, a summary of the Senate's report on CIA torture was released into the wild, and while the redactions were thick, it nevertheless read as a thoroughgoing chronicle of depravity and incompetence that will, at the very least, ruin hummus forever. National security reporter Ali Watkins...

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