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Obama Administration's Major Federal Foreclosure Prevention Program Will Come To An End In 2016

Andrew Lieb | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Andrew Lieb

Homeowners who are still facing the possibility of foreclosure may apply for any of the foreclosure alternative programs under MHA on or before December 31, 2016 deadline.

The Poor Are Getting Poorer

Marc Joseph | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Today 83% of people living in poverty are either children, elderly, people with disabilities, students, people taking care of family members, or peopl...

How My Grandfather's Stories From the Depression Helped Me Survive the Recession

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
K. Ford K.

I always assumed I'd belong to the same class too, the one I had identified with since birth. Now I'm not sure if I'll ever be middle class again.

Government Shutdown Harms the Public Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.

Coordinating Data to Improve Government Programs

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Data is the tongue of the federal government and too often data and information from one agency's program is incompatible with data collected by another.

Advocates Lobby To Save Hunger Programs From Budget Ax

Posted 11.10.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Anti-hunger advocates are racing to save federal programs that feed needy families from being...

King Solomon and the Debt Deal

Morna Murray | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Morna Murray

With a debt limit deal that will be carefully dissected in the days to come, President Obama faced a choice that was just about as difficult as King Solomon's: allow the country to default or give in to demands from a small group of radical ideologues.

Ask the Expert: Does the Debt Ceiling Debate Threaten Deposit Insurance?

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Even though FDIC deposit insurance is a federal program, it is not likely to be an immediate victim of a possible federal government default. In the long run though, anything is possible if things reach such a dire outcome.

Protecting the Programs That Protect the Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

As I listened, I thought about how millions of families across the nation make the same difficult choice every day to stretch their own budgets.

Who Would Want To Be President in These Times?

Bob Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Starks

After all of the cheering and congratulations on Inauguration Day, the new president will have to face the reality of the end of an era of prosperity and American world domination.