Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton’s administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the ’90s.
Monday’s Iowa caucus marked the first votes of the primary season, signaling that the race for the White House is truly underway.
Pay inequality remains a problem in the United States. A 2014 analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that men consistently made more than women across wage distributions.
Pro-choice activists are demanding the resignation of a Colorado Republican who called Planned Parenthood the “real culprit” in last year’s shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic.
Ahead of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, Marco Rubio vowed to take action to further limit access to abortion domestically and abroad, Ted Cruz used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to push his opposition to reproductive rights, and Carly Fiorina used preschoolers as props in an anti-choice rally.
The Republican presidential candidate justified his board by declaring abortion a “human rights issue,” claiming that the United States has overlooked the principles on which it was founded by allowing abortion to be legal.
Flint, Michigan, has been in a state of emergency for more than a month as residents deal with highly lead-contaminated water, yet the field of presidential candidates didn’t start talking about the issue until recently.
Chris Christie doesn’t need to tell us whether or not he has flip-flopped on reproductive rights: His record speaks for itself.
Amid the week’s chaos, you may have missed Ben Carson comparing abortion to slavery, John Kasich attributing the gender pay gap to paid family leave, and Martin O’Malley releasing his “Worker’s Bill of Rights.”
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush reasserted his anti-choice credentials during an interview on Wednesday.