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In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a gala prior to the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va.
July 26, 2014 | Perspectives

A diverse set of activists and experts who understand poverty firsthand respond to Paul Ryan’s new proposal to address poverty. Continue reading

President Clinton shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas and Vice President Gore shakes hands with House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia during their Oval Office meeting Tuesday Dec. 19, 1995 to discuss the federal budget impasse. Budget talks collapsed Wednesday after President Clinton scuttled an Oval office meeting with Republican leaders and accused "the most extreme" House Republicans of reneging on a deal that could have ended the government's partial shutdown. (AP Photo/White House)
May 12, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

A ten-year study of the aftermath of one of Clinton’s signature achievements revealed some surprising results. Continue reading

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March 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch highlight clips from Bill’s interview with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López on the origins of dog whistle politics and how it may be used in future elections. Continue reading

Jennifer Donald whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also know as food stamps, eats dinner with her sons David, 6, left, and Donovan, 4, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 24, 2013 | Blog

Since 1996, the number of families with children living in extreme poverty — that is, on $2 a day or less — has gone up nearly 130 percent. Continue reading

February 11, 2013 | Blog

The American people have been sold a bill of goods when it comes to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. Continue reading

Students line up to be served lunch at the Thatcher Brook Elementary School in Waterbury, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
January 20, 2013 | Blog
Could committing to a contract grow and unify the moment against poverty?
A man who had been laid off holds his daughter while taking free food from the weekly open food pantry at the Warren Family Mission in Warren, Ohio. March 2009 (AP /Amy Sancetta)
March 7, 2012 | Blog
New reports deliver good and bad news on extreme poverty levels.