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Government seeks to dismiss Alabama lawsuit over Census

Jul. 19, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss Alabama's lawsuit seeking to include only citizens and other legal residents in 2020 U.S. Census counts. U.S. Department of Commerce made the request in a Friday court filing responding to the state's lawsuit. Alabama and...

The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials

Jul. 18, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House effort to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The White House is slamming the Democrat-controlled House's vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to...

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William...

House votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt of Congress over 2020 census citizenship question

Jul. 17, 2019 6:25 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt of Congress over 2020 census citizenship question.

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Altoona Mirror on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy July 11 Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in...

Judge formally bans citizenship question from 2020 census

Jul. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge formally banned the citizenship question from the 2020 census on Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump announced his administration would no longer seek to add it. Judge Jesse Furman signed an order after New York State Attorney General Letitia James and the American...

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 15, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 14 The bad news about this year's Lake Erie algal toxins is that the harmful blooms are likely to be "significant" and could range up to 9 on a severity index that has only gone over 10 once. That would...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

Census Bureau seeks teacher 'ambassadors' for accurate count

Jul. 13, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Census is seeking Illinois school teachers to spread the word about an accurate census count in 2020. The Illinois State Board of Education says that the Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program invites pre-K through 12th grade teachers to serve as ambassadors....

Analysis: Trump pattern is create a crisis, retreat, move on

Jul. 13, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant and declarative, with all the hammer-on-anvil subtlety that has charted a now-familiar pattern of his presidency: create a crisis, retreat, declare victory, move on. "Not only didn't I back down, I backed up," Trump insisted Friday. However he may phrase...