Calls to increase work requirements among those receiving government assistance should recognize that most poor adults are already working, looking for work, or are disabled or ill.
By Ann Huff Stevens
In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
In his latest coverage about people hit hard by the economic downturn, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Antioch, Calif., about the growing numbers of people who, despite taking on more hours at work or second jobs, are unable to…
Millions of women in the United States work long hours at jobs that do not pay enough to support their families. Elizabeth Brackett reports on several programs set up to help these working women.
As part of a series on post-Hurricane Katrina housing in New Orleans, NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser interviewed New Orleans City Council member Cynthia Hedge-Morrell about the council's decision to tear down damaged public housing projects after the hurricane.
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