• Donald Trump Nov 13, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing Attorneys Daniel Goldman, Steve Castor May Become Household Names

    The public impeachment inquiry hearings that started Wednesday pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama administration. The two attorneys with shiny resumes are hardly household names. Now, Daniel Goldman and Steve Castor find...

  • Georgia Aug 13, 2019

    Analysis Shows 2020 Votes Still Vulnerable to Hacking

    More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking. A study released by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law on Tuesday evaluates the state of the country’s election security six months before the New Hampshire...

  • Driver Jun 27, 2019

    Midterm Election Survey: 2018 Turnout High, Voters Embrace Expansive Options

    A new survey finds that more than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging to that of a typical presidential year

  • Associated Press Jun 25, 2019

    Federal Judges Send 2020 Census Lawsuit Back to Lower Court

    A lawsuit that alleges a 2020 census question pushed by the Trump administration violates minorities’ rights will be sent back to a federal court in Maryland so new evidence can be considered, U.S. appeals judges ruled Tuesday. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision comes a day after U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland suggested in an opinion that...

  • Associated Press Jun 25, 2019

    Federal Judges Send 2020 Census Lawsuit Back to Lower Court

    A lawsuit that alleges a 2020 census question pushed by the Trump administration violates minorities’ rights will be sent back to a federal court in Maryland so new evidence can be considered, U.S. appeals judges ruled Tuesday. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision comes a day after U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland suggested in an opinion that...

  • Governor Jun 2, 2019

    Partisan Control Determines How States Act on Voting Rights

    New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both legislative chambers, and it didn’t take them long to act. Just weeks into this...

  • Governor Jun 2, 2019

    Partisan Control Determines How States Act on Voting Rights

    New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both legislative chambers, and it didn’t take them long to act. Just weeks into this...

  • Associated Press Jun 1, 2019

    Voter Surge in 2018 Prompts Voting Reforms, Restrictions

    New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both legislative chambers, and it didn’t take them long to act. Just weeks into this...

  • director Mar 5, 2019

    As 2020 Nears, Pressure Grows to Replace Voting Machines

    Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before the elections, but the vast majority said they don’t have enough money to do so, according to...

  • Donald Trump Jan 8, 2019

    Can Trump Declare Emergency to Build His Wall? It's Complicated

    The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall. “We’re looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency,” President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday amid stalled negotiations. He said during a press conference Friday that he would prefer to...

  • Donald Trump Jan 7, 2019

    Government Shutdown Enters Third Week

    Approximately 800,000 federal employees continue to work without pay as the federal government remains partially shut down for a third week. Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers continue to fight over funds to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, with Trump threatening to declare a national emergency to fund the wall if Democrats will not budge.

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2018

    Kushner's Backing of Criminal Justice Reform Earns Him Praise

    It was the first time many liberal advocates had set foot inside President Donald Trump’s White House. And they came at the invitation of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner — a top White House adviser whom many liberal and good-government groups have criticized, questioning his lack of experience in government, potential conflicts of interest and cozy relationship with foreign leaders, including...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump's Hollow Claim About ‘Inner Cities'

    President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that benefit cities.

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2017

    States Push New Voter ID Requirements, Fueled by Trump

    At least 99 bills in 31 states have been introduced to try and crack down on voter fraud this year, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s unfounded claim that millions of fraudulent votes cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election, NBC News reported. The numbers, which more than double last year’s count, were compiled by the Brennan...

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2017

    AP Analysis Indicates Partisan Gerrymandering Has Benefited GOP

    The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines...

  • Donald Trump Nov 23, 2016

    Trump Justice Department Could Shift Drug Prosecution Policies

    An Obama administration Justice Department that emphasized the need to be “smart on crime” is being replaced with a Trump presidency that campaigned on being “tough on crime.” The difference between those two philosophies remains to be seen, but one area where the divide is likely to be felt most acutely is in the thousands of drug cases the Justice...

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