• DONALD TRUMP Nov 15, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Economic Falsehoods

    President Donald Trump rattled off several false claims in his Nov. 12 speech to the Economic Club of New York, in which he contrasted the supposedly “bleak” outlook at the end of his predecessor’s term with an exaggerated portrayal of the economy’s strong performance during his own tenure.

  • President Sep 10, 2019

    Share of Uninsured Americans Rises for 1st Time in a Decade

    The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama’s health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years and finally...

  • CONGRESS Jun 28, 2019

    Supreme Court Rules Against Trump Bid to Add Citizenship Question to Census

    The Supreme Court is forbidding President Donald Trump’s administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now. The court says while Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has the authority to add the question, the government did not provide an adequate justification for doing so. The court ruled 5-4 on Thursday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four...

  • Governor May 27, 2019

    States Move to Outlaw ‘Prison Gerrymandering': Where Do Inmates Really Live?

    Prisoners count. But where? That’s a question state lawmakers across the country are grappling with as the 2020 census approaches, NBC News reports. The Census Bureau currently counts prisoners as residents of the locations where they’re imprisoned, and states use the census data to draw their legislative maps. While a significant number of correctional facilities are located in comparatively rural...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 9, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump Brings Puerto Rico Fiction to Florida

    President Donald Trump brought his enduring fiction about hurricane aid for Puerto Rico to a rally crowd in Florida on Wednesday. Pledging unstinting support for more hurricane recovery money for Floridians, he vastly exaggerated how much Puerto Rico has received.

  • United States Apr 18, 2019

    New Data Shows 4% Drop in Puerto Rico Population Since Maria

    New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory’s population dropped by 129,848 people between July 2017 and July 2018. The hurricane struck two months into that period, in September...

  • United States Sep 12, 2018

    The 5 Deadliest Hurricanes to Hit the US Since 1900

    Here is a look at the National Hurricane Center’s ranking of the deadliest storms to hit the U.S. since 1900:

  • Starbucks Sep 5, 2018

    After a Starbucks Opens in Town, Housing Prices Tend to Rise, Harvard Study Finds

    Each new Starbucks boosts the value of housing prices in a neighborhood. And not by an insignificant amount. This data point is revealed in a broader study on gentrification by the Harvard Business School that relied on information from Yelp, the online restaurant review platform, and the United States Census.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 30, 2018

    Fact Check: A Look at Illegal Immigration Statistics

    With the controversy over family separations, much of the political rhetoric in recent weeks has focused on illegal immigration. We thought it would be helpful to take a step back and look at some measures of illegal immigration in a larger context.

  • California Apr 3, 2018

    States, Cities Sue US Over Census Citizenship Question

    Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional. The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship has set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic...

  • California Mar 29, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump Officials Strain Truth on Census Change

    The Trump administration isn’t telling the full story on its politically charged decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders was flat-out wrong in claiming the citizenship question had been regularly included in the Census Bureau’s decennial survey to all U.S. households in recent decades. She also didn’t provide context in...

  • CONGRESS Oct 12, 2017

    Commerce Chief: Billions More Dollars Needed for 2020 Census

    The Trump administration acknowledged on Thursday that billions more dollars are “urgently needed” to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told a House panel that new cost estimates show the 2020 Census will cost $15.6 billion, about 27 percent more than earlier projections. Among the factors for the higher cost estimates, according...

  • United States Sep 12, 2017

    American Household Income Finally Topped 1999 Peak Last Year

    In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household last year finally earned more than it did in 1999. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039, the Census Bureau said. The median is the point...

  • United States Apr 20, 2017

    Millennials' Main Motive? Economic Security, Census Finds

    The milestones of adulthood for today’s millennials: economic security and finishing school — not rushing to get married and have a family. And once they are married, young women in America are less likely to see homemaking as a career. The share of young women 25 to 34 who opted to forgo outside employment in favor of managing a household...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 14, 2016

    Americans Got a Raise Last Year for the 1st Time Since 2007, Census Bureau Says

    Americans finally got a raise last year after eight years of stagnating incomes. The typical U.S. household’s income rose 5.2 percent in 2015 to $56,516, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. Even with the solid gain, that remains below the median household income of $57,423 in 2007, when the Great Recession began. The median is the point where half of households...

  • CONGRESS Aug 18, 2016

    Daniyar Yeleussinov Defeats Shakhram Giyasov for Welter Gold

    Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov for the gold medal in the 69 kg welter division. Read More

  • food Jan 29, 2015

    Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

    Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008.

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