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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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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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White House names new press secretary

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/25/19, 02:50 pm

WASHINGTON—Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman for Melania Trump, will become the new White House press secretary at the beginning of July, the first lady announced Tuesday. Grisham will succeed Sarah Sanders, who announced her decision to step down earlier this month amid rumors she was considering following in the footsteps of her father, Mike Huckabee, and running for governor of Arkansas.

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