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.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced Tuesday an anti-choice coalition to be led by extremists in the movement in order to help demonstrate his opposition to abortion rights.
The event, moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, would allow local reporters to ask questions of the Democratic candidates.
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.
A Cruz campaign official said staffers would only be giving out water to crisis pregnancy centers “to give to expecting moms and moms of little ones.”
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.
When campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs was asked to clarify Sanders’ comments on the Rachel Maddow Show, Briggs declined, noting that Sanders had already “said it better than I could.”