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Jun 26, 2020 In The News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The world’s largest statisticians group added to a chorus of criticism against the hiring this week of two men to top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau, saying their appointments conflict with the agency’s mission to deliver accurate data to the public.

Jun 26, 2020 In The News

House Democrats riled by President Trump’s handling of anti-police brutality protests voted Friday to make Washington, DC, the 51st state.

The bill passed 232-180 along party lines. One Democrat and the only Libertarian joined all Republicans in opposition. It’s the first time either chamber of Congress has approved DC statehood.

Jun 25, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr first learned less than two weeks ago that their chosen pick as the next top prosecutor in Manhattan wanted the job, he told Congress on Thursday.

Jun 25, 2020 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation in the House that would establish a “national cybersecurity director” to lead government efforts on cybersecurity.

Jun 25, 2020 In The News

A U.S. government watchdog gave a blunt review of the shortcomings in the government’s response to the pandemic on Thursday that included the sending of nearly $1.4 billion to deceased Americans, and the collection of incomplete and inconsistent virus-testing data.

Jun 25, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday. Legal and political issues hang over the misdirected taxpayer funds, the latest example of errors in massive aid being dispensed at crisis speed.

Jun 24, 2020 In The News

The Trump administration is adding two new political appointees to the U.S. Census Bureau, raising concerns among some Democrats and the country's largest professional association of statisticians about partisan interference with the ongoing national head count.

Jun 24, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON—A congressional committee has opened an investigation into the sale of the location data drawn from millions of U.S. mobile phones to law-enforcement agencies, according to a letter shared with The Wall Street Journal.

Jun 24, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON—A congressional committee has opened an investigation into the sale of the location data drawn from millions of U.S. mobile phones to law-enforcement agencies, according to a letter shared with The Wall Street Journal.

Jun 23, 2020 In The News

House Democrats Eliot Engel and Carolyn Maloney announced they have scheduled a slew of interviews with top members of the State Department as they investigate President Do

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