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Arthur Delaney

This Week In Making Poor People Pee

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced this week that certain poor people in the state will have to relieve themselves if they want to get...

Arthur Delaney

The Latest State To Make Poor People Pass Drug Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Poor people in Tennessee better get ready to forfeit bodily fluids if they want welfare benefits. A new law taking effect this week ...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Scott Has Pissed Away $400,000 Defending His Drug Test Schemes

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has spent nearly $400,000 in taxpayer dollars defending his various drug testing schemes, the American Civil...

Rick Scott Is STILL Trying To Drug Test Poor People With Kids

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

His push to drug-test poor people with children has already been rejected by federal courts, but Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) isn't taking "No, tha...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Law Mandating Drug Tests For Welfare

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

Dec 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the co...

11 Imaginary Republican Enemies That Could Give Bigfoot A Run For Its Money

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

There is no hard evidence that Bigfoot exists, but that hasn't kept cable television networks from feeding the American public shows happy to pretend it does.

Emily Swanson

Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. ...

North Carolina Republicans Override Welfare Drug Test Veto

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

The North Carolina GOP is having a big fight over making poor people pee in cups. First, Republicans in the state legislature, with some Democrati...

GOP's Money-Eating Sham Is A Huge Failure

Salon | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

The Republican Party may generally be short on policy ideas, but there is one with which it has long been enraptured: drug tests for those receiving g...

Welfare Drug Tests Flop In Utah

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Utah's welfare drug testing scheme has yielded only a dozen positive results since the program started last year, though it may have deterred some fro...

Arthur Delaney

Republican Governor Vetoes Welfare Drug Test Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welfare drug tests won't take their place alongside abortion restrictions and voter identification requirements in North Carolina's rece...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're n...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Perry Wants Jobless To Pee In Cups

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is expected to sign a law requiring some unemployment claimants to pass drug tests, the Associated Press repor...

Rick Perry Wins One Drug Testing Battle, Loses Another

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Texas came a step closer to requiring some applicants for unemployment benefits ...

Drug Testing Drama Prompts State Legislature To Make Interesting Choice

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

As drug testing bills aimed at the poor and jobless have entered several state legislatures this year, one group of lawmakers decided Monday to extend...

John Celock

Copycat Drug Testing Bills Proliferate In The States

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Republicans from coast to coast this year have sought to make the poor and jobless pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs, and in several states th...

John Celock

State One Step Closer To Drug Testing Applicants, Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Leg...

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Introduced In Congress

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To fight the specter of poor people spending taxpayer money on drugs, a Republican congressman has reintroduced legislation to make welf...

Arthur Delaney

State Advances Plan To Drug Test Welfare Applicants, Public Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Kansas state Senate on Thursday passed a bill to require applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits to undergo drug tests, as well as certai...

Arthur Delaney

Another Defeat For Rick Scott's Drug Testing Dreams

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's injunction on Tuesday against Florida's effort to make welfare applicants pee in cups to prove they're ...

John Celock

‘Ultraconservative Utopia' Would Include Drug Testing The Poor & Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers seeking to abolish income taxes and stymie unions in Kansas think it might also be worthwhile to make the poor and unemployed pee in cups to...

Chelsea Kiene

New Hampshire GOP: Want Welfare? Take A Drug Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

New Hampshire state Republicans have introduced a bill with a strict message for welfare applicants: If you can't pass a drug test, you won't receive ...

It Makes No Sense to Drug Test People Who Apply for Government Financial Assistance

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Derek Rosenfeld

There are all sorts of benefits people can get without having to be drug tested, but it seems that these lawmakers are set on attacking the most poor and vulnerable groups.

Drug Testing The Downtrodden -- So Hot Right Now

Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

Drug testing the poor and unemployed has been a popular idea lately. Now that most state legislatures are back in session for the new year, we may be ...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Test Rick Perry, Says Texas Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

If Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and jobless to prove they're not on drugs in order to receive benefits, then Perry should have to pee in a...