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North Carolina Reverts to Red

The state Obama famously captured from Republicans in 2008 is about to enact a flurry of conservative laws

Reform Social Security Disability

Back during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney tried to make the argument that President Obama was soft on welfare reform. He missed the target. Welfare...

Morning Must Reads: Pretend

Romney attacks Obama on welfare reform. It’s worth noting that a) the changes to TANF aim to improve employment outcomes by letting states try different methods,...

Welfare Warfare, Fought in Shallow Waters

This morning the Republican National Committee held a conference call with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum to continue the GOP assault on Barack Obama...

Rich Ohio But Poor Ohioans

One goal of the 1996 federal welfare reform was to give states more flexibility in spending antipoverty funds, through the Temporary Assistance for Needy...

America's 5 Best Governors

Until recently, Governors had the best jobs in America. In the 1990s they cut taxes and built schools with capital gains from the booming economy. Where Congress...

What I Told the Grand Jury

It was my first interview with the President, and I expected a simple "Hello" when I walked into the Oval Office last December. Instead, George W. Bush joked,...

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