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by Imara Jones on October 9 2013, 2:30PM
Despite reports that WIC nationwide would be safe through October, North Carolina reels from shutdown
by Imara Jones on October 7 2013, 11:27AM
The DoD brought back almost all of its workers on the same day that the United States mounted military operations in Somalia and Libya.
by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:10PM
Attorney General Eric Holder has a full plate, but will lose much of his capacity to carry out the work due to Congress’ dysfunction.
by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 1:46PM
African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”
by Jamilah King on April 8 2013, 7:20AM
Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.
by Imara Jones on March 28 2013, 6:00AM
The president officially acquiesced to the GOP’s economic hostage taking this week, again.
by Imara Jones on March 1 2013, 8:46AM
A cruel chaos will unfold as billions of dollars in federal spending are chopped, starting today. But that chaos was always the real goal.