Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Trump ends drive to add census question

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/12/19, 10:25 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump ended his effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census Thursday, announcing in a news conference that he would instead sign an executive order to count U.S. citizens. The order would direct every federal department and agency to give all records related to the number of citizens and noncitizens to the Department of Commerce. “It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and noncitizens that make up the U.S. populations,” he said. Trump predicted that the administration could find 90 percent or more of the U.S.

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Down-ballot battle

Politics | A look at the 2020 Senate election forecast
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/11/19, 05:13 pm

WASHINGTON—The start of the 2020 presidential campaign cycle may be dominating headlines at the moment, but another crucial political battle is shaping up down the ballot from President Donald Trump and his eventual opponent. The race for control of the U.S. Senate in 2020 will determine whether Republicans can continue to confirm conservative judges to the federal judiciary, ward off liberal policies such as the Green New Deal or universal healthcare, and defend pro-family positions.

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Trump hosts social media summit

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/11/19, 12:12 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is meeting with conservative internet influencers and politicians on Thursday to discuss the perceptions of bias on social media. The summit is intended to bring together “digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said.

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