As speculation grew Thursday that President Donald Trump would announce an executive order at 5 p.m. directing the Census Bureau to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 survey, a new report from ABC News hours before the press conference said the White House would actually back down from this effort.
Trump plans to instruct the “Commerce Department to survey the American public on the question through other means,” foregoing a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the report said.
The Supreme Court had in June blocked that department from adding a citizenship question to the Census, finding that the Commerce Secretary’s justification for doing so was a pretext. The president has nevertheless indicated that he still wanted to fight for the question’s inclusion.
Critics have objected to the citizenship question, arguing that it is a blatant attempt to discourage minority group response rates to the Census and therefore politically disempower regions that are dominated by Democrats and have a high population of Hispanic residents.
Burger King unveils Whopper from cows on green diet
For those seeking to tackle climate change and get a fast food fix, Burger King has the answer -- a Whopper from cows that fart and burp less.
The fast-food giant announced Tuesday that select restaurants in five US cities -- New York, Miami, Portland, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas -- would be serving Whoppers made from "reduced methane emissions" beef.
The chain says that adding just 100 grams of lemongrass leaves to a cow's diet late in life could reduce their output of methane, a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.
Initial study results revealed an up to 33 percent reduction in methane emissions from cows on the new diet in the last three to four months of their lives, Burger King said.
While coronavirus cases spike in the South, the Northeast seems to have it under control – here’s what changed
“Hospital Capacity Crosses Tipping Point in U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots” – Wall Street Journal
This is a headline I hoped to not see again after the number of coronavirus infections had finally started to decline in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest. However, the pandemic has now shifted to the South and the West – with Arizona, Florida, California and Texas as hot spots.
At the same time, cases, hospitalizations and the percentage of positive tests in Northeastern states have declined. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently declared, “We now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America.” In fact, there are now more daily hospitalizations in Arizona than in New York, Pennsylvania and the entire Northeast combined.
Trump wallowing in self-pity as COVID-19 pandemic derails his re-election plans: report
According to a report from Bloomberg, a "struggling" Donald Trump is not making any effort to disguise his disappointment that his plans to serve a second term as president have fallen to pieces due to both coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the economy -- including massive job losses -- that ensued after the country shut down.
With presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden taking leads both nationally and in previously reliable Republican states like Florida, Texas and North Carolina, the Bloomberg report notes that the embattled president can't help but indulge in self-pity in front of the press and public.