Follow BFIA on Twitter
Blog for Iowa Archives
Blog for Iowa Categories
Search BFIA by Date

Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Fight Media Bias


Iowa Rapid Response Action

First responders to biased, imbalanced or factually inaccurate media coverage

Iowans for Better Local TV


FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
FAIR is a national media watch group that offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship

Free Press

News Corpse

Prometheus Radio Project

Radio for People

Save the Internet

Save the News

Harkin To Deliver Address On ‘War On Poverty’ Today

Tom HarkinFloor Speech Wednesday: Harkin to Deliver Address Commemorating 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’

WHO:             Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
WHAT:          Major Speech on the 50th Anniversary of President   Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’
DATE:           Wednesday, January 8, 2014, approximately 2:30 PM CST
PLACE:         Senate Floor (watch live via C-Span-2.)

WASHINGTON – As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s noted speech declaring a ‘War on Poverty,’ tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will deliver an address on the Senate floor.  Harkin’s speech will highlight the benefits of the many programs initiated under the Great Society and urge support for efforts that expand opportunity for all Americans at the beginning of the new legislative session.

Next month, the Senate is expected to consider Harkin’s legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 over three steps and provide for automatic, annual increases linked to changes in the cost of living.  Since the minimum wage reached its peak in 1968 as part of the Great Society, it has lost one-third of its buying power.


Leave a Reply