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Mar 08 2021
Americans are, by and large, a religious group. According to Gallup in 2020, 73% of Americans thought religion was at least fairly important in their own lives. Four years earlier, Gallup found that 89% of Americans believed in God or a universal spirit.
Stereotypes often cast Republicans as religious and Democrats as atheists; however, survey data shows that while Republicans inHyria Stuart
Sep 09 2019
A federal judge on Monday restored a nationwide scope on an order he issued earlier in the summer to block the Trump administration's most sweeping effort yet to unilaterally restrict the asylum system for migrants from Central America and other parts of the world who seek refuge at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Judge Jon Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District ofCBS News (Online)
May 18 2019
An attempt by President Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller to engineer a new shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security was blocked this week by Kevin McAleenan, the department’s acting secretary, who said he might leave his post unless the situation improved and he was given more control over his agency, administration officials said.
The closed-door clash flared over the fateWashington Post
Jul 29 2020
Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon were sitting together on the terrace on the 14th floor of Trump Tower on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, despairing over the early data.
The exit polls were rolling in and they were showing what most pundits had believed was inevitable—a Hillary Clinton landslide.
Kushner turned to Bannon. “What do you think?”
“Fuck, this can’t be right,” saidVanity Fair
Jul 29 2020
Campaign strategists and pollsters often talk about an "enthusiasm gap" between parties, suggesting one side's supporters are more enthusiastic about voting than the other's. Some, including President Trump, have touted a 2020 enthusiasm advantage for Republicans. Is that really the case and, either way, what can it tell us about this year's campaign?
The first thing to know is thatCBS News (Online)
Sep 17 2020
LAST MONTH, the Senate Intelligence Committee published a damning bipartisan report on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Since then, we’ve heard more about what Russia may be up to in 2020. A week ago, Brian Murphy, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, filed a whistleblower complaint alleging that his bosses told him to suppress reports concerning ongoing RussianColumbia Journalism Review
May 07 2017
Trump transition officials copied highly sensitive documents and removed them from a secure facility during the presidential transition, alarming Obama administration officials, The Associated Press reported Saturday.HuffPost
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Oct 26 2017
A letter sent by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general’s office on Wednesday touched off a Twitter feud and later apology by the small Montana-based company that earned a contract to restore power on the island.ABC News (Online)
Oct 29 2020
The economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter—increasing 7.4% over the prior quarter and at a 33.1% annual rate—recovering about two-thirds of the ground it lost earlier in the coronavirus pandemic.
Gross domestic product—the value of all goods and services produced across the economy—jumped following a record decline from earlier in the pandemic when the virus and relatedWall Street Journal (News)