03/15/14 12:15 PM
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Days after biology major Gillian Carll arrived at Stony Brook University last fall, she encountered a young woman on a bench outside her dormitory who said she had nothing to eat. "I was just like, 'Oh, my gosh!' I didn't know kids could afford to go here but couldn't...
By Sean Lengell | 03/14/14 02:53 PM
The Congressional Black Caucus has taken Rep. Paul Ryan to task for comments he made about poverty in U.S. "inner cities" and invited the Wisconsin Republican to address the group.
By Michael Barone | 03/12/14 07:50 PM
The jobs data are certainly depressing, as economists of just about every ideological stripe agree. Total national employment is down from the 2007 peak of 147 million to 144 million.
By Paul Bedard | 03/12/14 12:13 PM
Five hundred economists, including three Nobel laureates, on Wednesday urged Congress to junk President Obama’s proposal to boost the minimum wage to $10.10, claiming it will cut jobs and raises prices.
By Scott Rasmussen | 02/27/14 02:57 PM
"A recipe for violence: Promise a lot, deliver a little. Lead people to believe they will be much better off, but let there be no dramatic improvement." The brilliant political scientist Aaron Wildavsky wrote these words in 1968 while America was engulfed in race riots and anti-war protests....
By Paul Bedard | 02/26/14 02:40 PM
When Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wakes up in his home in Miami, all he has to do is look out the window to see the impact of the long-suffering economy on his neighborhood, where the median household income is $37,556. What he sees is driving the development of a new agenda to expand job...
02/19/14 10:15 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis penned a new missive on the injustices of poverty Wednesday amid indications he is eyeing a major overhaul of the Vatican's financial house by creating a finance ministry to better serve the church. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, a key adviser in...
By Washington Examiner | 02/19/14 08:45 AM
It may be difficult for some to recall, but President Obama repeatedly promised the American people in 2009 that his $787 billion economic stimulus program would create millions of new jobs and shrink the unemployment rate as it jolted the economy into sustained growth. He also promised it would...
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