United States

Families in extreme poverty double

by Reuters February 24, 2012

The number of families living on $2 or less per person per day for at least a month in the USA has more than doubled in 15 years to 1.46 million....

US troops now in 4 African countries to fight Lords Resistance Army

by Jason Straziuso Associated Press/ABC News February 22, 2012

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Even critics of the safety net increasingly depend on it

by Binyamin Appelbaum and Robert Gebeloff New York Times February 11, 2012

LINDSTROM, Minn. — Ki Gulbranson owns a logo apparel shop, deals in jewelry on the side and referees youth soccer games. He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you to know that he does not need any help from the federal government....

Education gap grows between rich and poor

by Sabrina Tavernese New York Times February 9, 2012

WASHINGTON — Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children and improving their chances for success as adults. But a body of recently published scholarship suggests that the achievement gap between rich and poor children is ...

Farmers still fighting for immigrant guest-worker program

by Michael Doyle McClatchy Newspapers February 9, 2012

WASHINGTON — California and Southern farmers renewed their case Thursday for some kind of an agricultural guest-worker program, but they're sailing against the wind.Make that a hurricane....

Unemployment drop still leaves low skill workers behind

by Michael A. Fletcher Washington Post February 6, 2012

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — The nation’s jobless rate has declined to its lowest level in three years, a fact that has left Jamie Bean...

As jobs go global, US workers pay

by Chrystia Freeland Reuters/New York Times February 2, 2012

NEW YORK — Mitt Romney’s thumping victory in the Florida primary this week is bringing us closer to a Romney-Obama face-off in the autumn. While we do not know for sure if Mr. Romney will clinch the Republican nomination, if he does, we can already say what the central question in November will ...

Gates Foundation gives $750 million to Global Fund to Combat AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

by David Brown Washington Post January 26, 2012

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave $750 million Thursday to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to help assure that the organization can keep supplying AIDS drugs while it seeks to adjust to the economic downturn....

Obama says nation must address inequality

by Scott Wilson and David Nakamura Washington Post January 24, 2012

President Obama warned the nation Tuesday that the decades-old promise of a secure and rising middle class is under threat because of growing disparities between the rich and everyone else in America....

Stephen Murdock in his home. In the 14 months since he lost his $11-an-hour construction job, his options have been whittled down to this morning routine of cold calls to friends and neighbors. His weekly unemployment benefits had expired. His food stamps had been trimmed to less than $50 a week. His bank account was in the red, his hot water was turned off, and he no longer had health insurance to treat a pinched nerve or bouts of depression.  As South Carolina prepares to hold its Republican primary, the economically depressed state already has revealed a definitive issue of the 2012 presidential campaign: How can government best serve a record number of jobless and poor?

For a jobless, struggling South Carolina man, reality isn’t a political debate. Entitlement society? Opportunity society? Steven Murdock sees little...

by Eli Saslow Washington Post January 19, 2012

He awoke to his alarm on Monday morning at 6, just like always, even though his handwritten schedule for the day read only: “Find something to do!” Steven Murdock, 39, poured himself a cup of coffee and rummaged through the defrosted Thanksgiving leftovers in an otherwise barren refrigerator. He...

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