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Politics Jan 17What do the GOP candidates have to say on poverty in America?
For more perspective on the GOP candidates’ ideas and proposals for taking on poverty, NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan spoke to conservative commentator Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review…
Nation Jan 06Why the poor face a higher cost of banking
It’s expensive to be poor. The poor pay more for food, car insurance, even diapers. But perhaps the widest discrepancy is in the world of banking. Unable to maintain a minimum balance or provide the necessary ID…
Nation Dec 27Living on $2 a day: Exploring extreme poverty in America
In their new book, "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America," academics Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer reveal that there are nearly 1.5 million American households with practically no cash income.
Nation Dec 12To reduce poverty, a plan experts across the political spectrum can agree upon
In a report, released last week, entitled Opportunity, Responsibility and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream, experts from across the political spectrum agreed on ways to break the cycle of poverty, including promoting marriage…
Nation Sep 27Pope Francis visit to prison highlights national criminal justice issues
Ahead of the Pope's visit, Bill Keller of The Marshall Project spoke with NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about criminal justice reform across the country.