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January 27th, 2014
08:08 PM ET

Fifty years later, War on Poverty rages on

Despite the efforts of a 50-year-old "War on Poverty," income inequality has grown across America in recent years. CNN's Poppy Harlow tracks the story of one woman, stuck in poverty for years.


Filed under: Poppy Harlow • Poverty
October 16th, 2013
08:41 PM ET

Shutdown hits North Carolina's poor

Thousands of North Carolina families who need welfare assistance have had their funds cut by the government shutdown. CNN's René Marsh reports on their hopes for a deal in Congress.


Filed under: Government shutdown • North Carolina • Poverty • Rene Marsh
February 1st, 2012
06:41 PM ET

Romney says poor have a 'safety net'

Mitt Romney is trying to explain what he meant when he said that he isn't concerned about the very poor or rich. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Romney says 'poor' comment needs context


Filed under: 2012 election • Dana Bash • Mitt Romney • Poverty
August 6th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

46 million Americans on food stamps

CNN's Brian Todd reports on staggering figures of people on food stamps, and meets one man on the program.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Food stamps • Poverty
BLITZER’S BLOG: Hunger in America growing at staggering pace
August 4th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Hunger in America growing at staggering pace

(CNN) - It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive.

The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Filed under: Food stamps • Government aid • Hunger • Poverty • Wolf Blitzer