Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

A Tennessee lawmaker has relented and agreed to drop his bill linking academic performance to the family's welfare benefits after an 8-year-old girl shamed him by following him around the state Capitol. Read more...
The Texas State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would require every welfare applicant to be "screened" for drug abuse before receiving assistance. Read more...
Melissa Harris-Perry let the lawmakers in Tennessee know what she thought of the bill they introduced, which is advancing this week, that would tie welfare benefits to children's grades. Read more...
Here we go with Mike Huckabee and former HHS Secretary and now candidate for Senate, Tommy Thompson pushing the latest right wing freakout over something the Obama administration is doing to help Americans who are struggling and looking for work in Read more...