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In Harlem, Obama Embraces a New Approach to Poverty

(17) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 2:38 PM

After falling steadily during the Clinton years, the American poverty rate rose under the Bush administration, increasing from 11.3 percent of the population in 2000 to 12.5 percent in 2007. Disturbingly, the sharpest jump has occurred among the country's youngest children. In 2000, there were about 4.1 million American children...

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