HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans r…

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements. Carson’s proposals, and other initiatives aimed at low-income Americans receiving federal assistance, amount to a comprehensive effort by the Trump administration and Republicans…

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A new analysis by the Center for American Progress Action Fund lists for the frst time how dozens of Republican members of Congress could personally beneft from the tax bill they voted for and helped craf. Tese 53 Republicans are poised to get an average personal windfall of up to $280,960 from a single loophole…

Opinion | Hope in Arizona

On Tuesday, there’s a special election in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District, which Donald Trump won by 21 percentage points. It’s to replace Trent Franks, the abortion opponent who resigned amid reports that he tried to create his own personal version of “The Handmaid’s Tale” by pressuring female employees to serve as gestational surrogates. In the…

Opinion | What Nonvoters Really Think

There will be a ton of attention this year devoted to the feelings of America’s voters. But many more adult citizens in this country are likely to be nonvoters in this year’s crucial midterm elections than voters. In the 2014 midterm, after all, only about one out of every three eligible voters actually showed up…

These States Want to Make LGBT Adoption as Hard as Possible

In the three years since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, anti-LGBT groups have been desperately looking for state-level victories wherever they can get them. And this year, they’re going after foster children. Yes, foster children. Three states—Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado—will soon weigh anti-LGBT legislation that would allow religiously-affiliated child placement agencies to turn…

Opinion | Beware of unintended consequences of Michigan Medicaid work deman…

On April 10, President Trump signed an Executive Order designed to add work requirements to all public assistance programs. Yesterday, the Michigan Senate State Competitiveness Committee reported out a bill that would require work, education, or other community engagement activities as a condition of eligibility for many Medicaid recipients. And today, the Michigan Senate approved…