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As 2020 Census Approaches, Worries Rise Of A Political Crisis After The Count

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

Some Census watchers are worried that underfunding the 2020 Census will lead to a disaster similar to the 1920 Census, after which Congress refused to reapportion seats for the first time in history.

How Trump Uses Talk Of Patriotism To His Advantage

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

President Trump has repeatedly criticized NFL players for protesting during the National Anthem, saying they show "disrespect for country." A decade ago, at a golf course of his, Trump got into a very similar fight over the American flag.

Congressional Aid Could Help Puerto Rico Create Sustainable Economy

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

The U.S. House is expected to pass a $36 billion relief package including billions for Puerto Rico. Although Congress is not expected to revisit the island's $74 billion debt, analysts say the infusion of federal aid may help revive Puerto Rico's stagnant economy.

Puerto Ricans More Concerned About Situation On Island Than Trump's Tweets

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

Puerto Ricans are more concerned about power and water shortages than President Trump's tweeted threat that U.S. military and FEMA personnel won't stay on the island "forever."

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly: 'I'm Not Quitting' Or 'Being Fired'

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:04pm

"I'm not so frustrated in this job that I'm thinking of leaving," the retired four-star Marine Corps general told the White House press corps Thursday in a surprise briefing room appearance.

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Brazil's Deep Cuts To Science Funding Will Lock Country In The Past

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:17pm

Scientists worldwide have watched Brazil's budget cuts in shock. We, too, could see trouble ahead if flat U.S. federal spending without additional corporate funding continues, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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As Democrats Purge Weinstein's Cash, Impact On The Party Is Likely To Be Low

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:58am

Among Democratic high rollers, Weinstein's presence was bigger than his bankroll.

Trump Uses Executive Pen To Chip Away At Obamacare

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:24am

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that aims to allow more insurance options. The plan is intended to lower costs, but critics warn it could hurt those who need insurance most.

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China: How A Superpower Sets Its Agenda

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:06am

It's an event that comes around every five years, and it sets the stage for political leadership of the world's most populous country.

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Trump Leaves Top Administration Positions Unfilled, Says Hollow Government By Design

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:57am

With a Cabinet post awaiting a nominee and hundreds of senior government positions unfilled, Trump says he is draining the swamp. Others say he's leaving "substitute teachers" in charge.

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What's Next For The Iran Nuclear Deal If President Trump Refuses To Recertify It?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:02am

Congress requires the president to reevaluate — or certify — the Iran nuclear deal every 90 days. The next deadline for him to do so is Oct. 15.

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Kelly Tries To Impose Order On An Unruly White House

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:50am

Since John Kelly became President Trump's chief of staff, he's tried to establish some order inside the White House. But his efforts have their limits. One of those limits is the president himself.

What's Changing With Trump's Executive Order On Health Care

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

We look at what's expected to change in health care markets with President Trump's executive order he's expected to sign Thursday.

News Brief: Trump Health Care Executive Order, California Wildfires, Harvey Weinstein

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

President Trump signs an executive order Thursday that is expected to roll back Obama-era health care policies. Also, wildfires continue to race across parts of northern California.

Insults, Lawsuits And Broken Rules: How Trump Built A California Golf Course

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:01am

In 2002, Donald Trump was expected to be a savior for Rancho Palos Verdes. But over the next decade, he brought lawsuits and offended residents. It's a lesson in Trump's management style.

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Investigators Chase Missing Pieces Of Facebook, Twitter Role In Russian Mischief

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:00am

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is the latest Big Tech emissary to visit Washington, D.C., as scrutiny grows over Russia's online disinformation scheme.

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Judge Limits DOJ's Warrant For Records From Anti-Trump Site

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:53pm

The court's ruling says the government has no right to "rummage through the information" on DreamHost's website to identify "innocent persons" engaged in First Amendment activities.

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In An Effort To Get People To Tune In, Government Agencies Try Podcasting

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

Government agencies have a number of ways to get out their messages. There's press releases, news conferences and social media. And now, several cabinet departments are trying their hand at podcasts.

Trump Continues To Use Twitter As Main Form Of Communication

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump has had a combative few days on Twitter, going after NBC and the organization's "license" to report news, and trading digs with Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Trump Expected To Nominate Kirstjen Nielsen As Next Homeland Security Secretary

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:46pm

Kirstjen Nielsen currently serves as John Kelly's principal deputy chief of staff in the White House and was also Kelly's chief of staff when he recently led the Department of Homeland Security.

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