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Nov 07 2019
How do you know when you've seen a gerrymandered district? Maybe it looks like a duck or a snake, or a pair of earmuffs. Or maybe there's no obvious sign that the mapmakers played games with the contours in order to ensure a particular electoral outcome inside those boundaries.
The last contests using the current set of congressional maps are a year away. After that, the results of theThe Fulcrum
Sep 28 2012
The federal government racked up an almost $780 billion deficit in the first six months of the 2012 fiscal year, according to data from the Congressional Budget Office.CNN (Online News)
Aug 31 2021
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If it becomes law, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill recently approved by the Senate will have a vast impact on virtually all American communities.
The bill’s key allocations are as follows: $550 billion for traditional infrastructure like roads and water supply networks; $105 billion for public transit andHenry A. Brechter
Mar 23 2020
CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days after passengers left
The coronavirus survived for up to 17 days aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, living far longer on surfaces than previous research has shown, according to new data published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study examined the Japanese and U.S. government efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreaks on the Carnival-owned Diamond Princess ship in Japan andCNBC
Jan 20 2020
The financial cards are stacked against women who want but are denied an abortion, as they and their children are more likely to spend years living in poverty than those able to end their pregnancies, a new study suggests. Those compelled to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term are far more likely to experience eviction, bankruptcy and be mired in debt, according to the findings released MondayCBS News (Online)
Aug 06 2020
For 20th straight week, more than 1 million Americans filed jobless claims even as enhanced benefits expired
The number of newly filed unemployed insurance claims dropped last week after two straight weeks of rising, but it remains well above historic pre-pandemic levels, according to Labor Department data.
It marked the 20th straight week that more than 1 million Americans filed jobless claims.
A total of 1.19 million people filed new claims last week, down from 1.43 million the weekWashington Post
Jun 18 2013
President Obama bristled Monday night at comparisons with the Bush administration in his first interview addressing the National Security Agency’s broad gathering of data about Americans’ phone calls and online communications.Washington Times
May 14 2020
A total of 2,981,000 more Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week, bringing the total number of jobless claims filed amid the coronavirus pandemic to more than 36 million, according to the Department of Labor.
Since late March, millions of Americans have lost their jobs as states shuttered their economies to stop the virus's spread. New unemployment filings peaked at aABC News (Online)
Sep 13 2016
After years of watching their incomes go nowhere, America's middle class finally got a big raise last year.
Median household income rose to $56,516 in 2015, up 5.2% from a year earlier, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday. It marks the first increase in median income since 2007, the year before the Great Recession started.CNN (Online News)