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White House declares war on poverty 'largely over' amid push to revamp social programs

Republicans for years have proclaimed the federal government's decades-old War on Poverty a failure. "Americans are no better off today than they were before the War on Poverty began in 1964," House S... read more

The Trump administration has a new argument for dismantling the social safety net: It worked.

Now the Trump administration is pitching a new message on anti-poverty programs, saying efforts that Republicans had long condemned as ineffective have already worked. The White House in a report this ... read more

Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs

the former Republican vice presidential nominee, launched an attack Monday on the nation's poverty programs, provoking an election-year confrontation with the White House amid a growing focus ... sinc... read more

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