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California, NY Sue Trump Administration Over Addition Of Citizenship Question To U.S. Census

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California Attorney General Xaavier Berrera is among those suing the Trump AdmisntrationPhoto credit: Disobedientmedia.com

 

The state of California sued the Trump administration Monday night, arguing that the decision to add a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution. The state’s attorney general acted just after the Commerce Department announced the change in a late-night release.

The action was followed Tuesday by an announcement from New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman that he will lead a multi-state lawsuit to preserve what he said was a fair and accurate Census.

The suits are just the start of what is likely to be a broader battle with ...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Joseph Crowley in Major Democratic House Upset

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her victory party in the Bronx on Tuesday night.David Dee Delgado for The New York Times

Representative Joseph Crowley of New York, once seen as a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader of the House, suffered a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country.

Mr. Crowley was defeated by a 28-year-old political newcomer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, who had declared it was time for generational, racial and ideological change.

The last time Mr. Crowley, ...

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UConn-Stamford’s Eloisa Melendez: Balancing College And Political Career

 

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Some of Eloisa Melendez’s colleagues have been working in politics since before she was born.

It’s not surprising, considering Melendez is only a 24-year-old student at the University of Connecticut-Stamford who was first elected to the Norwalk Common Council when she was 19.

Melendez has long been enamored with elections since she was little and her mother, a Colombian immigrant, taught her how to vote at the polls. It was a memorable experience when Melendez was able to vote for the first time during the 2012 presidential election.

“The first time I could vote was very, very special,” she said. “There’s an election every year, but there ...

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