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Trump Drops Bid to Include Citizenship Question on Census

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to demand citizenship details from all respondents in next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases. "It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens...

Walters: California’s Vexing Poverty Puzzle

California, as we all should know by now, has the nation’s highest rate of poverty as measured by the Census Bureau’s supplemental – and most accurate – methodology. The primary reason is California’s horrendously high cost of living, particularly for housing, that overwhelms the relatively meager incomes of millions of...

Judge Hearing Testimony on 2020 Census Citizenship Question

GREENBELT, Md. — A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week. Former U.S. Census Bureau director John Thompson, the first plaintiffs' witness for the bench trial in Maryland, testified...