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Arthur Delaney

Party Leaders Quiet About Proposal To Drug Test The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Republicans proposed drug testing the unemployed last week, both Republican and Democratic leaders in Washington have been quiet o...

Should Low Income Housing Residents Be Drug Tested?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The ACLU of Illinois is calling on the Chicago Housing Authority to end its practice of drug testing residents of its mixed-income public housing unit...

Judge Hands Rick Scott Initiative A Setback

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida's new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving bene...

GOP Lawmaker Causes Firestorm Over Controversial Comments About Welfare Recipients

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Speaker of the North Carolina House Thom Tillis called this week for 'dividing and conquering' welfare recipients. Tillis said Monday in a constit...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
Len Berman

How confident are Yankee fans tonight? The truth is, not very. Desperate for a win, they hand the ball to A.J. Burnett to save their season. He has the highest earned run average of any regular Yankee starting pitcher.

Arthur Delaney

Rick Scott Backs Drug Testing Welfare Recipients, Public Workers And Himself | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is standing by his state's new policy of drug testing welfare recipients even after the American Civil Liberties Union cha...

Arthur Delaney

Nikki Haley Backs Off Claim That Jobless Are On Drugs | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has admitted that she has no evidence backing her claim that half of job applicants at a local government facility...

Arthur Delaney

Nikki Haley's Exaggeration On Drug Testing The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) wants the jobless to pass a drug test before they can receive benefits, but she seems to have an exaggerated sense...

ACLU: Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Law Is Unconstitutional

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to block Florida's new law requiring new welfare recipients to pass a drug test, filing the ...

Drug Test Proposal Inspires 8-Day Teacher Strike In Central Ill.

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Angered by a newly proposed random drug testing policy, the teachers union in the Illini Bluffs School District in the central Illinois town of Glasfo...

CHA Drops Plan To Drug Test All Public Housing Residents

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Following several weeks of protests, criticisms and a separate mini-scandal of their own, the Chicago Housing Authority announced Tuesday afternoon th...

Aldermen Want Random Drug Tests For City Employees

Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

In the midst of Wednesday's City Council meeting, two members, powerful 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke and 40th Ward Ald. Patrick O'Connor, introduce...

Tea Party: Drug Tests for Everyone!

Adam Winkler | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Florida has just adopted two new drug testing requirements: one imposed on welfare recipients and the other on state employees. It is not without irony that these quintessential illustrations of Big Government were promoted by the Tea Party.

CHA Drug Testing Plan Called 'Slap In The Face' To Residents

Chicago Sun-Times | MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority wants to require all adults who currently live in, or apply in the future for housing in any of its developments, to be ...

Jailed Man Had Cheese, Not Cocaine: Sheriff Says

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- An enzyme found in cheese triggered false drug test results that led North Carolina deputies to think a man with 91 pounds of torti...

College Athlete Drug-Testing Lacks Consistency

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.30.2011 | College

When it comes to college sports and drug testing, policies are as varied as the schools themselves. An Associated Press survey of measures used by th...

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Laura Bassett

Kentucky Lawmaker: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Would Save 'Millions And Millions' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky state Rep. Lonnie Napier (R-Lancaster) has introduced a bill that would enforce random drug testing for all adult Kentuckians receiving welfa...

Don't Guess, Drug Test!

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Estes Antebi

Addiction is a lifetime commitment we don't want our children to make. It can be an uncomfortable subject to bring up, but drug education needs to start early.

Ryan Grim

Orrin Hatch: Drug Test The Unemployed | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Utah voters have reacted enthusiastically to Sen. Orrin Hatch's legislation to drug test the unemployed and those receiving other forms of government ...

The NFL on Trial

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Next week, a trial is scheduled to begin that could determine the fate of drug testing in professional sports. Although not as sexy as last year's A-Rod confessions, this case is far more important.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Former Nets player Jayson Williams was sentenced to 5 years in prison for the fatal shooting of his limo driver in 2002. He won't be eligible for parole until he serves 18 months.

A Sports Fan's Guide To Drug Testing

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

We examined antidoping policies of 22 major sports or governing bodies and gave them a "clarity quotient" based on the presence of a policy, its acces...

Drug Testing For State Lawmakers Proposed In California

Orange County Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Do our state legislators behave as though they're on drugs? Somebody thinks so, as there is a petition in circulation for a proposed ballot measure th...

Testing for Date Rape Drugs

Sophia Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Carroll

On Independence Day, somebody somehow slipped a pill into my wine glass at a dinner dance, and I left about three minutes before it really hit. Date rape drugs are a weapon.