Almost Half Of US Families Can't Afford Basics Like Rent And FoodThe economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.
Obama: Stereotypes On Left, Right A Hurdle To Ending PovertyIt wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions.
Study: Wealthy And Impoverished Get Different Types Of CancerA new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get.
Help Shrinks As Poverty Spikes In The U.S.The cuts started kicking in automatically on March 1 after feuding Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a better plan for addressing the national deficit. They are hitting at a time of spiking poverty as the U.S. slowly climbs out of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The SameMitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let's see what you really pay as a percentage. Let's see what deductions you take. Let's see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
1 In 4 Impoverished In Baltimore, Census FindsNew census figures show one in four Baltimore residents living in poverty.
Ex-Official Sentenced In Plot To Steal From SchoolA former Charles County school official who stole from federal funds for low-income students has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.
Census: More Kids Living In Poverty In D.C. AreaNew U.S. Census figures show the number of school-age children living in poverty jumped significantly in Washington and in Montgomery County during the recession.
Homeless Population Rises 2 Percent In D.C. AreaA new survey says there are nearly 12,000 homeless people in the Washington area, a 2 percent increase from the previous year.