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  • War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause

     War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause
    Jan. 8 marks the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America's War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty...
  • Jobless benefits bill takes small step in an uphill climb

    Jobless benefits bill takes small step in an uphill climb
    WASHINGTON — Legislation to resume long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, though final passage in the chamber, and ultimately the House, remains difficult. The 60-37 vote,...
  • Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary

    Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary
    WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states. In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown opposes government-imposed standards for schools

    Gov. Jerry Brown opposes government-imposed standards for schools
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown blasted the notion of government-imposed standards for public schools, saying he opposed efforts from Washington and Sacramento to dictate education policy. Using "data on a national or state level I...
  • Jerry Brown, urged to run for president, won't rule out 2016 bid

    Jerry Brown, urged to run for president, won't rule out 2016 bid
    If he weren’t the nation’s oldest governor, a ripe 75, Jerry Brown would automatically be counted among serious Democratic candidates for president in 2016. He boasts a household name, an impressive list of accomplishments in the country&...
  • Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations

    Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School¬†$24,036 on Wednesday for 11 Animal Welfare Act violations, including four animal deaths,¬†from February 2011 through July 2012. The government’s decision to fine the university wraps...
  • Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis

    Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis
    WASHINGTON — When a White House speechwriter turned in a draft of a major speech on economic policy this month, President Obama sent it back with an unusual instruction: Add a reference to the pope. The final version of the speech quoted...
  • Debunking the anti-Obamacare camp's attack on Medicaid

    Debunking the anti-Obamacare camp's attack on Medicaid
    As the federal insurance website healthcare.gov puts its birth pangs behind it, critics of the Affordable Care Act may well need another attack point. One is already emerging: It's an assault on Medicaid, the federal-state health program that's a linchpin...
  • The myths of Obamacare's 'failure'

    The myths of Obamacare's 'failure'
    Attacks on the Affordable Care Act have stepped up over the last week or so. You'd think that the healthcare reform known as Obamacare is leading to the wholesale loss of affordable insurance by huge sectors of the American public, many of whom will be...
  • Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis

    Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of budget aid....
  • Indian Communist politician ousted for sleeping in bed of cash

    Indian Communist politician ousted for sleeping in bed of cash
    NEW DELHI — If you've imagined yourself rolling in dough, you might think twice before acting on that dream, at least if you're an Indian politician. Samar Acharjee, an official with India's Communist Party in the northeastern state of Tripura,...