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White House declares war on poverty ‘largely over’ amid push to revamp social programs
The White House in a report this week declared the War on Poverty "largely over ... of social programs. Estimates of American poverty vary widely, and experts have a range of measures to assess who co... read more
Is the War on Poverty Over?
The White House declared this week that the war on poverty “is largely over and a success ... effort to slash the social safety net. “There is a heck of a lot more poverty out there in this country th... read more
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
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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
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