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50 Years Later, How The Politics Of Poverty Evolved

NPR | Jan. 9, 2014 9:24 a.m.

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Mara Liasson

A lot has changed since President Lyndon Johnson delivered his State of the Union address 50 years ago. In that speech, Johnson declared war on poverty. These days, there are even tougher economic problems that President Obama is hoping to confront.

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