President Barack Obama has hit a few bumps. A glitch-ridden roll out of the health care law and a sluggish economy has left the Commander-in-Chief with fewer fans. Only two in five Americans approve of Obama’s job performance.
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With Domestic Violence Awareness month drawing to a close, activists are still pushing to reduce the number of victims killed as a result of handgun violence in domestic disputes.
WASHINGTON—Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, under attack Wednesday from Republican lawmakers, apologized for…
On Nov. 1, $5 billion in cuts to the federal food stamps program go into effect. Food banks in Arkansas and across the nation say they are not able to absorb the increased need this will create for the 47 million Americans – half a million in Arkansas – who rely on the program.
As young people are flooding into the District, the only constant is change. Over the past twelve years, millennials have been responsible for an estimated 49 percent jump in population growth in Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Planes and Park View. Medill Reports explores the historic neighborhood of Columbia Heights to find out what has changed and what is drawing millennials in.
Lawmakers and advocates gathered on Capitol Hill last week to testify that children in the foster care system are more vulnerable to domestic sex trafficking.
One of Congress’s most well-documented and visible responsibilities is to simply vote. On each bill, dozens of votes may be required and they are usually recorded. But sometimes, members don’t show up for them. Sometimes they are back in their district, or away for personal reasons. When they don’t show, the “missed vote record” adds up.
Failures in the foster care system put children in Texas and across the nation at greater risk of falling into the sex trade, activists and lawmakers said Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Children who run away from foster care may account for 60 percent of sex trafficking victims, advocates say. Lawmakers are calling for better protections for youth in foster care.