Census Memo Cites ‘Unprecedented’ Meddling by Trump Administration

Newly released documents show that top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a list of complaints about political interference in the 2020 count.

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On a Storied Stretch of Fifth Avenue, a Symbol of Irish America Reels

The American Irish Historical Society’s mansion on Central Park has long symbolized the ascent of immigrants in the United States. It’s now on sale for $52 million, but many are citing mismanagement and asking the attorney general to intervene.

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As Senate Weighs Biden’s Commerce Pick, Here’s What to Watch

A Senate committee will question Gina M. Raimondo, President Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, at a hearing Tuesday morning.

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Here Are The 8 Chinese Apps Trump Banned

The White House took a surprise parting shot at China on Tuesday by banning the popular Chinese payment service and other applications.

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In Last Rush, Trump Grants Mining and Energy Firms Access to Public Lands

The outgoing administration is pushing through approval of corporate projects over the opposition of environmental groups and tribal communities.

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Census Officials Say They Can’t Meet Trump’s Deadline for Population Count

Officials have concluded the Census Bureau won’t have data on time to carry out the administration’s goal of stripping unauthorized immigrants from population totals for apportionment.

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Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants in Redistricting

A new administration policy, if upheld, would largely shift political power and federal money from Democratic states to Republican ones.

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Donald Trump’s Unapologetic Corruption

Just call it the Trump swamp.

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Two Huge Questions Loom as 2020 Census Winds Down

The most contentious census count in memory is nearing an end with questions remaining about the accuracy of its numbers and how they will be used in congressional reapportionment.

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Supreme Court Speeds Case on Excluding Undocumented Immigrants in Redistricting

A lower court had ruled that the Trump administration’s plan to alter the census count for congressional reapportionment violated federal law.

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Trump Wants to Cripple TikTok and WeChat. Why?

He says that they are a security threat. If so, it is time to show the world the evidence.

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Trump Admin to Ban TikTok, WeChat From U.S. App Stores

The Trump administration issued new rules Friday morning that will cripple the operation of two popular Chinese-owned apps in the United States.

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U.S. Sanctions 24 Chinese Companies Over Role in South China Sea

The Trump administration moved to cut off two dozen Chinese companies from the American market on Wednesday, saying they had contributed to China’s controversial island-building campaign.

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Vote for Trump’s Worst!

The competition among his cabineteers is fierce.

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Trump Doesn’t Speak for the ‘Silent Majority’

In fact, it is arrayed against him.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies Over Human Rights

The move, which affects suppliers to major international brands including Apple, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, could force companies to sever some ties to China.

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Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.

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U.S. Halts High-Tech Exports to Hong Kong Over Security Concerns

The Trump administration’s new restrictions come in response to a new national security law that will extend China’s influence over Hong Kong.

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