Teenagers under 16 would be banned from tanning beds under a bill headed for the Senate floor next week.
New rules requiring doctors to order drug tests before prescribing painkillers have come under legal fire. The ACLU of Indiana filed a class action lawsuit against the Indiana Medical Licensing Board Wednesday.
A Nebraska toddler who repeated a slew of profanities in an online video has been taken into child protective custody, Omaha police said Wednesday.
Chief Wahoo, the smiling symbol of the Cleveland Indians since the 1940s who is beloved by many but deemed to be racist by others, is being replaced as a primary logo, uniform expert Paul Lukas reported Wednesday. I
Democrats this week put the issue of economic inequality squarely in the GOP court by pushing an emergency measure in the Senate that would extend expired jobless benefits for more than a million Americans for three months. To the lawmakers’ surprise, enough Republican senators played along Tuesday to clear the 60-vote hurdle needed to debate the measure, which had one Republican co-sponsor. A vote on the bill is possible later this week.
In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the “safety net has to be something for all of us.”
From economist Dan Mitchell, a chart showing the poverty rate since 1950. It shows that before Federal Government insertion of itself radically into Society, Society was solving the poverty problem on its own. Since then, the percentage in poverty has not really changed much. You can also see (as Dan points out) that during the Presidencies of Reagan and Clinton, poverty rates started to decline once again.
Fifty years ago today, in his State of the Union Address, President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.”
When President Johnson launched the War on Poverty on Jan. 8, 1964, he pledged “not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.” Sadly, the half-century legacy of Johnson’s Great Society has not lived up to that noble goal.
Upon further investigation, Shaashana’s gun ended up being a toy that was painted to remove the orange indicator. She claims she keeps it to protect herself on the streets and that the couple was only stealing the tool so they could sell it for food.
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