A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question on forms for the upcoming national head count "without curing the legal defects" the judge identified in his opinion released on Tuesday . Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump...
Mvskoke Media a print and broadcast outlet that covers tribal affairs for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma was considered the gold standard for press freedom in Indian Country until last November, when the nations chief and council placed the outlet under the control of the executive branch. To say that its independent news when the managing editor sits under tourism and recreation, which sits under the secretary of the nation and commerce all of those people answer to the chief,...
The partial government shutdown is now the longest in history, as Saturday marks Day 22. The previous record was 21 days, set in the winter of 1995-96 when President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich were at odds over budget cuts. Congress went home for the weekend, as some 800,000 federal workers are on furlough, and many have now gone without their first paycheck. Mortgages are held up, security personnel at airports are strained, Coast Guard families line up at a food pantry ,...
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