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Working, but Still Poor

  • By
  • Kat Aaron,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Lynne Perri, Investigative Reporting Workshop
September 14, 2011 |

From the president to Congress to nearly every neighborhood in America, the focus today is on job creation. But for millions of Americans, just having a job doesn't mean prosperity or anything like it. Nearly one in six Americans lived in poverty in 2010, according to data released today by the Census Bureau. That's 46.2 million people, the highest number ever recorded in the 52 years that poverty estimates have been calculated.

Three Most Important Things to Know About Healthcare 'Repeal'

  • By
  • Micah Weinberg,
  • New America Foundation
January 25, 2011 |

The Republican majority has passed a bill out of the House of Representatives to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law last year by President Obama. Though the vote itself is symbolic, the hostility to the law is very real.

Here are the three most important things to understand about the “repeal” effort.

A Constitutional Approach to Fixing California | New America Media

October 5, 2009
... affect public policy for the whole state and how it is governed,” said Gautam Dutta, deputy director for political reform at the New America Foundation. ...
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