Obama Mocks Republican Party: 'Starting To Sound Pretty Democratic'President Obama and Mitt Romney rekindled their 2012 presidential campaign barbs Thursday, with Obama taking broad shots at the GOP and saying their party platform is “starting to sound pretty Democratic.”
Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.
Study: More Than 2 Million US Men Are 'Stay-At-Home Dads'The number of “stay-at-home dads” doubled in the past two decades to more than 2 million in 2012, with the largest number seen in poor families’ whose fathers are staying at home because they are ill or disabled.
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.
Study: One-Third of Va. Kids Live In or Near Poverty According to the study, almost half of the children in or near poverty live with parents who are married.
President Obama And Pope Francis Find Common Ground And DivisionsThe two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.
Report: Nearly Half Of US Families With Children Live Below 250 Percent Of Poverty LevelA December economics report finds that nearly half of US families live below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and more than half (54 percent) of working-age families with children under eighteen earn less than $60,000 each year.
Census Measure: Number Of Poor People In US 3 Million Higher Than Official Count Of 46.5 MillionThe number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.
Census: More Than 1 In 7 Americans In Poverty, Unchanged Since 2011About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not statistically different from 2011.
AP Poll: 4 In 5 US Adults Struggle With Poverty, JoblessnessFour out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
Help Shrinks As Poverty Spikes In The US Antonio Hammond is the $18,000 man. He's a success story for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, one of a multitude of organizations trying to haul people out of poverty in this Maryland port city where one of four residents is considered poor by U.S. government standards.