Philadelphia is the poorest large city in the United States.
And it's the city with the worst deep poverty rate in the country, with roughly 185,000 people (including 60,000 kids) living on incomes below half of the federal poverty line. With that, homelessness is on the rise, and the city doesn't have enough resources to be there for everyone.
Well, I don't mean to bum you out. Actually, I want to shine a big, bright light...Read more
Charlotte is the largest city in the North Carolina, it's the 16th largest city in the U.S. based on the population, and it is one of fastest growing cities in the United States.
Home of the Charlotte Hornets (NBA) and the Carolina Panthers (NFL), and 199 metro neighborhoods, the city additionally boasts a bevy of cultural hotspots. And yet, perhaps what's most impressive is the city's budding economy. The city is morphing into a major U.S. financial...Read more
The grudge match between Republicans and Democrats over the president's immigration policies and funding the Department of Homeland Security ended Tuesday -- with a win for Democrats.
House Republicans approved $39.7 billion in funding for DHS without any measures to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, which could allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the country and work for three years.
The vote was 257 to 167, with most Republicans...Read more
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Friday that the single biggest lesson he learned from the failure of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress in 2013 is that Americans will not accept proposals to deal with the undocumented residents in the U.S. until the border is secure. "What I've learned is that you can't even begin to have a conversation about [immigration reform] until people believe, and know, and you prove it to them, that...Read more
Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin talks to reporters, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, about the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was unarmed, in nearby Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015. Lattin said the three officers involved in the death fired 17 shots, including several that struck Zambrano-Montes, but no shots hit him in the back.
A day after investigators in Washington state said an autopsy showed a Mexican migrant killed by police...Read more
Jeb Bush complained Thursday night that “the narratives” about his time as governor of Florida make him sound like a moderate when he was, in fact, very conservative. Speaking to 200 of the right’s top donors at the Club for Growth’s annual meeting here, Bush bragged about ending affirmative action for in-state colleges, praised supply-side economics and declared that he would like to phase out the Export-Import Bank.
He also went out of his way to...Read more
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta E. Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending her nomination to the full Senate for what is likely to be a contentious vote.
The panel voted 12 to 8 to advance Ms. Lynch, President Obama’s pick to replace Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., with all of the votes against her coming from Republicans. The full Senate will most likely vote in the next week or two.
Hispanics are set to make up an increasing share of America's workforce over the next 20 years, according to a research study, with three out of four new new jobs projected to be filled by Hispanics between 2020 and 2034.
The study, released this week by the economic research arm of IHS Inc., examined Hispanic demographic changes in America and its impact on the labor market between 2014 and 2034.
According to the study, the Hispanic share...Read more