Alabama counties have witnessed a marked reduction in food stamp participation after reinstating work requirements that mandate food stamp recipients be limited to three months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits unless they are working or participating in a training program.
It certainly makes for good news stories: Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, supposedly sought “back-channel” communications with Russia. Yet even if the allegation is true, it’s much ado about nothing.
The fiscal problems of Illinois are turning into a death spiral, as the day after Illinois failed to reach a budget agreement (for the third year in a row), Moody’s Investors Service followed S&P Global Ratings by downgrading the state’s credit rating to just one notch above junk status.
One Texas state representative is reportedly being provided protection by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) following a scuffle on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, which reportedly began when State Rep. Matt Rinaldi called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to disruptive demonstrators at the Texas State Capitol Monday.
The demonstrators were opposed to SB 4, a sanctuary cities ban, already passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law.
Without a firm ideological foundation, the president can be persuaded to violate and ignore campaign promises in favor of pragmatic pressures.
Andrew McCabe's decision not to recuse himself from the Clinton e-mail investigation is coming back to bite him, and might end his FBI career in the process.
It’s hard to know if it’s more delusion or deception, but the media are again blaming President Trump for violence, this time after a Republican congressional candidate got physical with a reporter. Of course, the media’s accusation is much like Planned Parenthood or the MS-13 gang blaming George Zimmerman for our nation’s diminishing respect for life.
As expected, Trump's budget for Fiscal Year 2018 is what skeptics expected: Growth plus lower taxes is said to balance the budget by 2027 — though much of it is based on hope and gimmicks.