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Supreme Court expands April 23 census arguments

Mar. 15, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will try to resolve all the legal issues about a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The justices on Friday are expanding their April 23 arguments to include whether asking about citizenship would violate the Constitution's call for a once-a-decade count of...

Democratic lawmakers grill Ross on citizenship question

Mar. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers accused Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday of secretly orchestrating the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, citing an email they say shows he misled Congress about the decision. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the chairman of the House...

Ahead of court ruling, Census Bureau seeks citizenship data

Mar. 7, 2019 3:35 AM EST

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether the Trump administration can ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is quietly seeking comprehensive information about the legal status of millions of immigrants. Under a proposed plan, the Department of Homeland Security would provide the...

Judge: Census citizenship question is a threat to democracy

Mar. 6, 2019 6:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census "threatens the very foundation of our democratic system" because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats, a U.S....

Trump talks border security at workforce meeting

Mar. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is talking about border security as he meets with CEOs and elected officials to kick off a new workforce advisory board. Trump — who recently declared a national emergency in an effort to secure funding for a border wall — called illegal border...

Resumption of high-level US-China trade talks raises hopes

Feb. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China resumed high-levels talks Thursday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He sat down with a U.S. team led by Trade...

US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

Feb. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China resume talks Tuesday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The White House said that meetings between mid-level delegations will begin in Washington following talks last week in Beijing...

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

Feb. 18, 2019 8:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government. "You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything,"...

Attorney: Process behind census question 'rotten'

Feb. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to ask about people's citizenship status on the 2020 U.S. census was "rotten to its core" and failed to consider that the question would cost California a substantial amount of money and at least one Congressional seat, an...

The Latest: Attorney defends citizenship question on Census

Feb. 15, 2019 7:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in lawsuits before a U.S. judge in San Francisco challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census (all times local): 4:30 p.m. An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice says Commerce Secretary...