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A searchable database containing over 30,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

ATTORNEY GENERAL/CENSUS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House voted Wednesday [7-17-19] evening to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for their refusal to turn over key documents related to the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The citations for two […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump already suffered one stinging defeat when the Supreme Court invalidated his effort to add a ‘citizenship question’ to the 2020 census. Now he’s decided to try again, threatening to issue an executive order commanding the Census Bureau to add the question to its survey, and ordering the Justice […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling last month rejecting the Trump administration’s reason for adding a citizenship question to the census as merely a pretext and ‘contrived,”’ President Trump is contemplating the unthinkable: issuing an executive order instructing the Census Bureau to move forward with printing the […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Despite an embarrassing loss before the Supreme Court two weeks ago, the Trump administration has decided to press its case to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Attorney General William Barr promises to reveal a ‘pathway’ forward this week, although what the administration’s new argument might be is unclear. […]

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CENSUS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So now the Obama appointed judge on the Census case (Are you a Citizen of the United States?) won’t let the Justice Department use the lawyers that it wants to use. Could this be a first?” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 9, 2019 8:44 pm

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CENSUS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Recent ‘strained’ decisions by the United States Supreme Court, some so simple as allowing the question, ‘Are you a citizen of the United States’ on our very expensive Census Report, or the even more strained decisions (2) allowing the world’s most expensive & pathetic……” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 9, 2019 9:31 […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘I agree with the President, the Supreme Court got it wrong. There should be a question about Citizenship on the Census. A.G. Barr sees a pathway to add the Citizenship Question.’ Steve Doocy @foxandfriends Working hard on something that should be so easy. People are fed up!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census is one he seems likely to lose. Eleven days after an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling, a new team of Justice Department attorneys must persuade three district court judges that a June 30 printing deadline a previous DOJ […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr began working to find a way to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census just after the Supreme Court blocked its inclusion last month, Mr. Barr said on Monday, adding that he believes that the administration can find a legal path […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration confirmed Friday [7-5-19] that it will press forward with efforts to add a citizenship question to next year’s census, with President Donald Trump saying he’s exploring the possibility of reviving the question via executive order and government lawyers telling a federal judge that they’ve “been asked to […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Justice Department lawyers told a federal judge on Friday [7-5-19] that they would press ahead in their efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but indicated they did not know yet what kind of rationale they would put forward. Just hours before, President Trump told reporters on […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So important for our Country that the very simple and basic ‘Are you a Citizen of the United States?’ question be allowed to be asked in the 2020 Census. Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice are working very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day after pledging that the 2020 census would not ask respondents about their citizenship, Justice Department officials reversed course on Wednesday [7-3-19] and said they were hunting for a way to restore the question on orders from President Trump. The contentious issue of whether next year’s all-important head count would […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COMMERCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 3, 2019 10:06 […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A very sad time for America when the Supreme Court of the United States won’t allow a question of ‘Is this person a Citizen of the United States?’ to be asked on the #2020 Census! Going on for a long time. I have asked the Department of Commerce and the Department of […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….to do whatever is necessary to bring this most vital of questions, and this very important case, to a successful conclusion. USA! USA! USA!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 2, 2019 9:33 pm

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said Tuesday [7-2-19] that it will not ask about citizenship status on the 2020 census, backing off a contentious effort to reinstate the question over objections from opponents who successfully argued to the Supreme Court that it would disenfranchise minority groups. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who originally directed the […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration, in a dramatic about-face, abandoned its quest on Tuesday [7-2-19] to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a week after being blocked by the Supreme Court. Faced with mounting deadlines and a protracted legal fight, officials ordered the Census Bureau to start printing forms for next […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Monday [7-1-19] his administration was still looking into delaying the 2020 census over disputes about the legality of a citizenship question. Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office, the president reiterated his incredulity that asking about citizenship is not part of the census. ‘I think it is very […]

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CALIFORNIA/CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California officials claimed a legal victory Thursday [6-27-19] after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a query that Gov. Gavin Newsom and others fear would undercount residents, endanger federal aid and cost crucial seats in Congress. He joined Newsom, Secretary […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020. I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the…..”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 27, 2019 […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “What happened in the census case? That’s the question that Americans—even legal experts—confronted with the puzzling, blockbuster Supreme Court decision on Thursday [6-27-19] in Department of Commerce v. New York. The short answer is that the Trump administration’s efforts to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census are at […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Supreme Court on Thursday [6-27-19] dealt an unexpected blow to the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, ruling that official explanations for the move were implausible and legally inadequate. In a surprising decision, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberals on that point. […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal trial judge said Wednesday [6-19-19] that he believes new evidence presented in a challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question ‘raises a substantial issue.’ The decision could lead to reopening one of three federal trials into the citizenship question and lead to further […]

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CENSUS/LEGAL/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The American Civil Liberties Union late Wednesday night asked the Supreme Court to wait until the fall to decide if it wants to allow the Trump administration to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. In a motion sent to the court, the group suggested that the justices send […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A House committee voted on Wednesday [6-12-19] to recommend that two cabinet secretaries be held in contempt of Congress, hours after President Trump invoked executive privilege to block disclosure of crucial documents on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s […]

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CENSUS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House Oversight Committee’s Democratic staff charged in a memo on Friday [6-7-19] that the White House ‘interfered directly and aggressively’ with a previously undisclosed interview the panel conducted Monday [6-3-19] with former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach related to the Trump administration’s push to include a citizenship […]

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CENSUS/COURTS/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Two years ago, at his confirmation hearings, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch said that what happens abroad should not influence American judges in constitutional cases…But last week, during arguments over whether the Trump administration may add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census, Justice Gorsuch did not hesitate to consider what he […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump lobbied the Supreme Court on Wednesday [4-24-19] to uphold his administration’s plan to ask people in the 2020 census whether or not they are U.S. citizens…While critics said the citizenship question will lead to millions of people avoiding the Census, there is a good chance Trump will get […]

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CENSUS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The American people deserve to know who is in this Country. Yesterday, the Supreme Court took up the Census Citizenship question, a really big deal. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 24, 2019 6:18 am

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CENSUS/FLORIDA/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the heart of this South Florida city, you can choose between a Cuban restaurant, a Mexican coffee shop and a Peruvian gastrobar. But the driving force behind this ever-expanding suburb crammed between Miami International Airport and the Everglades is the flood of Venezuelans who are buying and building up seemingly every square inch […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Monday [4-1-19] lashed out at Democrats for fighting his administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a controversial move set to undergo legal scrutiny by the Supreme Court in the coming months…The president’s comment comes one year ahead of the next Census milestone, April […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Can you believe that the Radical Left Democrats want to do our new and very important Census Report without the all important Citizenship Question. Report would be meaningless and a waste of the $Billions (ridiculous) that it costs to put together!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 1, 2019 8:03 am

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILBER ROSS: “Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday [3-14-19] that his congressional testimony on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census has been truthful, even displaying a series of photographs in rebuttal to Democrats who argue otherwise…Democrats have claimed that Ross misled them at a March 2018 hearing, when he appeared to testify […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s effort to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census was struck down Wednesday [3-6-19] by a second federal judge. The citizenship question, already blocked by a federal judge in New York and scheduled to be addressed by the Supreme Court next month, received its second strike from […]

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CENSUS/IMMIGRATION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WILBER ROSS: “The Trump administration’s controversial plan to determine who is and who is not a U.S. citizen during the 2020 census will be decided by the Supreme Court. The justices agreed Friday [2-15-19] to squeeze the blockbuster case on to their April calendar, presumably because the decennial census questionnaire is scheduled […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “On Tuesday [1-15-19], Judge Jesse Furman ruled against the Trump administration and secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. (In the interests of transparency, Judge Furman and I were colleagues in the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan during his time […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Manhattan shot down the Trump administration’s attempt to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census Tuesday [1-15-19], potentially paving the way for the case to land before the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the Administrative Procedures Act by […]

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CENSUS/DEMS/ELECTION/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “For years, some Democrats said gerrymandering was an insurmountable roadblock to the House majority that couldn’t be cleared until after the 2020 census. Then along came President Donald Trump. House Democrats steamrolled Republicans in an array of districts last week, from those drawn by independent commissions or courts, to seats crafted […]

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CENSUS/CONGRESS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WILBUR ROSS: “An admission by the Justice Department is renewing questions about whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Congress the truth about the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census. Steve Bannon, who was at the time a top adviser to President Donald Trump, contacted Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in the spring […]

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CENSUS/COMMERCE/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WILBER ROSS: “The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to block Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from having to face a deposition on the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census. In papers filed with the court, Solicitor General Noel Francisco told the justices that a panel of judges […]

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CENSUS/COMMERCE/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILBUR ROSS: “The Supreme Court is passing up, for now, the Trump administration’s request to block Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from having to give testimony in lawsuits challenging the addition of a question on citizenship to the 2020 U.S. Census. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued an order Friday turning down an emergency stay […]

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CENSUS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday [10-3-18] to block a lower court order for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be questioned by lawyers for a group of states challenging a decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to ask people taking part in the 2020 census whether […]

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CENSUS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration must face a lawsuit by states and advocacy groups over its plan to ask people who are filling out the 2020 census form whether they are U.S. citizens, a federal judge ruled on Thursday [7-26-18]. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan denied the administration’s motion to dismiss the […]

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CENSUS/COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Tuesday [7-3-18] ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to hand information about its plan to ask people filling out the 2020 census form whether they are U.S. citizens over to a group of states and cities suing the administration over the question. At a hearing in Manhattan federal court, […]

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CENSUS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is downplaying concerns about a possible low participation in the 2020 Census over the addition of a citizenship question for the first time in 70 years…The question has been asked every year in the American Community Survey, which is sent to fewer than 3 percent of U.S. households. […]

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CENSUS/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A group of U.S. states and cities sued the Trump administration to stop it from asking people filling out 2020 census forms whether they are citizens.The lawsuit by 17 states, Washington D.C. and six cities challenged what they called last week’s ‘unconstitutional and arbitrary’ decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce, which […]

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CENSUS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Amid accusations of politicizing the US Census, President Donald Trump’s campaign touted the administration’s move to add a question about citizenship status on the consequential survey in an email to supporters on Wednesday [3-29-18]. The email with the subject line ‘GOOD NEWS: We are asking about citizenship’ was sent to the […]

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CENSUS/COMMERCE/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The 2020 census will ask respondents whether they are United States citizens, the Commerce Department announced Monday night, agreeing to a Trump administration request with highly charged political and social implications that many officials feared would result in a substantial undercount. In a statement released Monday [3-26-18], the Commerce Department, which oversees […]

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CENSUS/COMMERCE/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “New York state’s attorney general said on Tuesday [3-27-18] he will lead a multistate lawsuit to try to stop the federal government from asking people whether they are citizens in the 2020 Census, arguing the move will discourage immigrants from participating.The U.S. Commerce Department, which runs the Census Bureau, announced on Monday […]

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CENSUS: “People over 65 years old would outnumber children by 2035, a first in U.S. history, according to updated projections released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday [3-13-18]. The milestone would be the latest marker of the nation’s aging, which has accelerated with baby boomers’ move into their senior years and recessionary effects on births […]

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CENSUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Census Bureau finalizes the questions for the 2020 census, key voices in the Trump administration are pressing for surveyors to ask one critical question: Are you a United States citizen? Advocates of the so-called citizenship question say it is merely clerical, an effort to ascertain how many noncitizens reside in […]

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CENSUS: “The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will change the way it counts troops deployed overseas, while keeping its policy on counting prisoners for the upcoming national headcount in 2020. How these two populations are factored into the 2020 census could affect the balance of power in government at both the federal and local […]

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CENSUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Census Bureau has scrapped a plan to overhaul how it asks about race and Hispanic ethnicity in the 2020 Census, after the Trump administration delayed making a decision on the matter in time for the rollout. As a result, the Census will keep separate questions for race and Hispanic ethnicity instead […]

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CENSUS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A request by the Justice Department to ask people about their citizenship status in the 2020 census is stirring a broad backlash from census experts and others who say the move could wreck chances for an accurate count of the population — and, by extension, a fair redistricting of the House […]

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CABINET/COMMERCE/CENSUS: “As work gears up for the 2020 Census, the bureau announced on Tuesday [5-9-17] that Director John Thompson will leave the agency next month instead of at the end of the year. ‘As I pursue opportunities in the private sector, please be assured that I will continue to be supportive of the administration’s priority […]

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