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Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.
For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.
With 5.7 million Americans out of work six months or more, benefits for the unemployed are woefully inadequate—and even so, the GOP would cut them.
“When Clinton signed Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, I knew single mothers like me would suffer. Fifteen years later, millions have been kicked off the welfare rolls.”
Ignoring the signs of dire need, the government is slashing its housing budget.
In contrast to Obama’s go-easy approach, officials like Eric Schneiderman and Martha Coakley are insisting on vigorous prosecution of bankers.
Gingrich, the champion of child labor, has risen to the top of a GOP field so extreme it would scare Goldwater and Reagan.
After months of political upheaval and chaos in the bond markets, few investors believe austerity programs are a route to growth and debt reduction.
His 1934 California gubernatorial run created one of the most important mass movements ever, helped push the New Deal to the left -- and inspired the birth of the modern political campaign.
The vast majority of Americans want Congress to focus on jobs. So why is it still focused on deficit reduction—and making key budget decisions in secret?
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