Often in politics, the focus is rarely on solving this moral blight, but on tossing blame.
The Republican says president was right on noting past injustices.
Sixteen percent of the public is happy with how the government combats poverty, Gallup says.
Household incomes, however, now stand roughly 8 percent lower than they were in 2007.
Ryan said he wants to “change the focus” on initiatives to fight poverty.
Neither side appeared ready to budge from deeply held beliefs about how to help the poor.
The War on Poverty is 50 years old.
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Rubio declined to comment on the bridge scandal on Sunday, saying it would be a mistake.
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The US has been insulated from the crisis, and its moral authority is needed.
Ryan said a "top-down, one-size-fits-all" approach is not working.
It's much easier to direct moral judgment to people who have been categorically written off.
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Rep. Paul Ryan will meet with the Congressional Black Caucus this week.
CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge had called comments "highly offensive"
The RNC chairman argued income inequality has gotten worse under President Obama's watch.
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GOP says tens of millions in poverty despite trillions in spending.
The speech is an effort to boost the senator's political profile after a rocky 2013.
A new study finds that government programs have done a better job keeping the poor above the...