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2 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Can Private Capital Save Public Housing? (Tenants Have Their Doubts)

Traditional public housing is out of favor and substantially out of funds. It’s bureaucratic, concentrates the very poor, and is literally crumbling due to a huge backlog of deferred maintenance. Yet despite real catastrophes—such as Chicago’s bleak, crime-ridden Robert Taylor Homes, dynamited over a decade ago—public housing provides low-rent apartments to some 2.2 million people, and much of it is reasonably well ...

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3 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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McConnell’s Appeal to Millionaire Donors Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment on Political Money

  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks toward the Senate chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington. He surely did not intend it, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made a stunningly compelling case for a constitutional amendment allowing Congress and the states to restore sensible ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Miami Herald

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On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?

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4 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Jindal's Assault on Abortion Rights the Latest Round in the War on Women

  (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivers the keynote address during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014. In 1973, abortion became a constitutionally protected right in the United States. But, judging from the repeated full-fledged attacks on Roe v. Wade and all the protections it provides, it's as if the ...

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5 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Can Private Capital Save Public Housing?

Traditional public housing is out of favor and substantially out of funds. It’s bureaucratic, concentrates the very poor, and is literally crumbling due to a huge backlog of deferred maintenance. Yet despite real catastrophes—such as Chicago’s bleak, crime-ridden Robert Taylor Homes, dynamited over a decade ago—public housing provides low-rent apartments to some 2.2 million people, and much of it is reasonably well ...

Tags: Can Private Capital Save Public Housing?,  Congress Latest News