Nightly News   |  August 28, 2014

Obama announces new poverty battle initiative

President Obama plan includes tax breaks to help improve education and housing. NBC News’  Brian Williams reports.

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>>> on the day after the 50th anniversary of lbj's declared war on poverty, president obama announced a new initiative in that battle today. the president named five so-called promise zones around this country, areas that will receive tax breaks and other assistance aimed at creating jobs and improving education and housing. the first of them will be in philadelphia, l.a., san antonio , southeastern kentucky and the choctaw nation in oklahoma,