Week of 7.25.08
John Edwards' War on Poverty
Even though he's no longer running for president, John Edwards is still a man with a mission: to cut poverty in the United States by 50 percent in 10 years. This week, NOW's David Brancaccio talks with Edwards about how he plans to achieve this ambitious goal and what role it may and should have on the upcoming presidential election.
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"What's happening in America today is middle class workers, people who are like my parents and my family, the family that I grew up in, they are having a terrible time," Edwards tells NOW.
The current economic crisis has Edwards and his followers more committed than ever, but will their efforts gain enough momentum to make a difference?
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