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MAY 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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GOP's Big Government Welfare Reforms

WASHINGTON -- The Republican party generally favors individual liberty, but a predilection for big government looms large if individuals happen to be spending public benefits. The year's not even half over, and already GOP lawmakers in a dozen states have proposed drug-testing poor people who want food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits -- in other words, subjecting ...

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MAY 21, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Gutierrez: Obama And Congress Have 'A Responsibility' To Help Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said this week that the Obama administration is not doing enough to help the territory of Puerto Rico, home to 3.7 million U.S. citizens, as it enters its eighth year of a crippling economic recession. The problem: Puerto Rico’s political status as a U.S. territory makes it ineligible to receive many of the financial ...

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MAY 18, 2015 - American Prospect

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Poised for Prosperity?

This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us by clicking here for a free download of this special issue. History doesn’t repeat itself, but as Mark Twain famously suggested, it occasionally rhymes. About 15 years ago, I partnered with Janet Yellen—who has since gone on to bigger and better things—to write a ...

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