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Poverty, the Bugbear of American Politics

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Poverty, the Bugbear of American Politics

Poverty, the Bugbear of American Politics

Poverty, the Bugbear of American Politics

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Federal anti-poverty programs of the past 50 years have been moderately successful, but they've failed to alleviate much extreme poverty in the United States. A new report released Wednesday by the Center for American Progress suggests new ways to halve the poverty rolls in the next decade.