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Say What?
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November 17, 2014

“Determined not to shut down the government again, Republican leaders think short-term measures could be the best way to address both the ire within their caucus and their desire to show the American people they can govern.” (from Congressional Republicans Consider Using Short-term Funding Bill to Pressure Obama, Robert Costa, Washington...

Three Steps to a Two-Generation Approach
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November 14, 2014

To ensure that kids thrive and succeed from birth onward, we must simultaneously address the obstacles facing their parents. The ability of our children to enter and navigate paths to success has implications for all of us. The 17 million young children in low-income families today will become tomorrow’s parents,...

Congress’ Must-Do in the Lame Duck
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November 12, 2014

Congress returned to work today for the first time since the elections. For some, it will be a victorious return. For others, it will be the start of their last two months in office. Either way, they have a lot to do before the end of the year, and the...

Fact of the Week: Safety Net Programs Kept Child Poverty from Skyrocketing during the Great Recession
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November 10, 2014

New reports from UNICEF show that child poverty rates increased in the majority of developed countries around the world during the Great Recession, but the social safety net kept U.S. rates steady. The globally-focused report concluded that 76.5 million children in the world’s richest countries live in poverty, up 2.6...

What Good is a Safety Net?
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November 7, 2014

America’s safety net is one of our most maligned and threatened public institutions, where attacks rely on arguments about decreasing the size of government and “entitlement reform.” But a funny thing happens when you ask Americans what they are willing to cut: the answer is, not much. Americans recognize that...

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