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

WASHINGTON - 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 1... read more

The White House Says America Has Defeated Poverty. That’s Absurd.

“Based on historical standards of material wellbeing and the terms of engagement, our War on Poverty is largely over and a success,” the White House Council of Economic ... which expanded quickly amid ... 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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In the Long War on Poverty, Small Victories That Matter

Johnson started the “war on poverty,” railing against the “lack of jobs, bad housing [and] poor schools” that perpetuated an array of social crises, struggle and suffering amid a sea ... the White Hou... read more

Bush's Poverty Talk Is Now All but Silent

As it happened, poverty's turn in the presidential limelight was brief. Bush has talked little about the issue since the immediate crisis passed, while pursuing policies that his liberal critics say . ... read more

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In addition, the War on Poverty was interrupted because funds went to supporting the war, and it has never been restarted. Mary Frances Berry is Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social ... to ... read more

In Life After Coal, Appalachia Attempts to Reinvent Itself

When Bill Clinton left the White House ... losses,” says Kathy Nothstine, who until recently was the program director on economic development for the National Association of Counties. Areas such as Ea... read more

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But union leaders, under pressure from the Democratic White House that wanted labor ... Vietnamese would die in the Vietnam War. Because the war effort impinged on the government's ability to spend on ... read more

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In addition, the War on Poverty ... “A Time for Choosing,” transformed the washed-up actor into the darling of conservatives and launched a political career that would carry Reagan to White House, rev... read more

The Daily 202: Democrats are going to win House seats today that will be difficult to defend in 2020

“The first half was on international development, and the second half was about poverty ... over the chessboard when it comes to America’s trade relationships. ‘Wilbur’s at all the meetings,’ says Lar... read more

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