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  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Issa will delve Wednesday, Nov. 13, into the technical issues behind the dysfunctional rollout of President Barack Obama’s overhaul. Issa is probing whether the White House shares blame for health care website woes. He’ll explore concerns about online security. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

    Republicans seek probe of reports of faked jobs data

    Top House Republicans are demanding are seeking an investigation into new reports that the Census Bureau manipulated surveys that showed a steep drop in the U.S. unemployment rate shortly before the 2012 presidential election, even as the bureau said a key suspect in the matter left the bureau more than two years ago.


  • ** FILE ** In this April 13, 2009, file photo, a "No trespassing" sign is seen at the edge of a homeless camp in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Census Bureau: Poverty rate highest in 16 years

    American households held the line on income in 2009, bringing in $49,777, statistically the same as the previous year, the Census Bureau said Thursday, even as the national poverty rate rose to its highest level in 16 years and the actual number of Americans officially designated as poor was the largest since statistics were first compiled a half-century ago.


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