Little mentioned on campaign trail, poverty widening in US
From the Boston Globe
For all the talk by the presidential candidates about producing jobs, fixing the economy, and bolstering the country’s middle class, a dispiriting prospect looms ahead of November’s election: The nation’s poverty rate is poised to rise to its highest level since President Lyndon B. Johnson launched his war against it. New Census Bureau estimates are expected to be released this week, and even a small two-tenths tick upward would push the 2011 rate to its highest level since 1965.
Public school students and poverty
From the Washington Post
Romney Endorses Immigration Hardliner, Drawing Criticism from Obama Camp
From Fox News Latino
"This man needs to be your congressman again," Romney said of King on Friday. "I want him as my partner in Washington D.C." The Obama campaign took Romney to task over the endorsement, accusing him of not standing up to "the most strident voices in his party."
Obama Bounce Still Growing
From Various Sources