WASHINGTON – The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is “very seriously” considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump said his administration is exploring a number of legal options, but the Justice Department did not say exactly what options remain now that the Supreme Court has barred the question at least temporarily. The government already has begun the process of printing the census questionnaire without that question. The administration’s focus on asking broadly about citizenship for the first time since 1950 reflects the enormous political stakes and potential costs in the once-a-decade population count that determines the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives for the next 10 years and the distribution of about $675 billion in federal spending. It also reflects … [Read more...] about U.S. to pursue citizenship question on census, but path unclear
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The King County Council of the U.S. State of Washington held a ceremony on April 17, 2019 honoring the Republic of Azerbaijan, its achievements as an independent nation as well as its friendship with the United States, the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles told News.Az. Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev delivered remarks at the ceremony. It is noteworthy that the King County is the most populous county in the State of Washington, and the 13th most populous in the United States. The County seat is in Seattle, which is one of the main industrial and business cities of the U.S. Speaking before the presentation, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer informed the Councilmembers and audience about Azerbaijan. He noted that Azerbaijan established the very first secular democratic republic in the Muslim world and granted women the right to vote two years earlier that the United States. Councilmember Reichbauer also highlighted strong … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan honored at King County Council of U.S. State of Washington
YOU’D be forgiven for watching the chaos in Parliament over the past few weeks and throwing up your hands in exasperated despair. But across the Pond, the American liberal elite have been increasingly rubbing their hands together, thrilled at the opportunity to present a thoroughly jaundiced view of Britain via television and newspapers, both low and highbrow. We are supposed to have a “special relationship” with the US, but that seems to have been reduced to being singled out for scorn by left-wing commentators. According to them, we have become a country of racist dimwits, living in a waste-land devoid of all culture where people can hardly afford to eat. “Britain’s agonizing national humiliation over Brexit continues,” declared a headline in the New Yorker magazine last week, before going on to claim that Brexit was a monumental error which can be blamed on “demagogues” — leaders who win support by appealing to prejudice rather … [Read more...] about American lefties say we’re a nation of racist dimwits living in a wasteland…but that’s not us, that’s the U.S.
This farce was rightfully condemned by the international community. Crimea is Ukraine / Photo from UNIAN The United States Department of State has called the "referendum" conducted by Russia in Ukraine's Crimea five years ago "a farce." "Russia's so-called 'referendum' at the barrel of a gun in Crimea five years ago was a farce rightfully condemned by the international community. Crimea is Ukraine," Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State tweeted on Saturday, March 16. As UNIAN reported earlier, United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said the United States firmly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. UNIAN memo. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum was held for Crimeans to decide on accession to Russia. De-facto Crimean authorities reported that allegedly 96.77% of the Crimean population had voted for joining Russia. On March 18, 2014, … [Read more...] about U.S. State Department: Russia’s Crimea ‘referendum’ was farce
Five years ago, Russia organized an illegitimate referendum on the annexation of Crimea. Photo from UNIAN The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has said the United States does not and will not recognize the Kremlin's control of Crimea. Read also Ukraine at UNSC: Issue of Crimea de-occupation should be included in Minsk negotiation process "Five years ago, Russia organized an illegitimate referendum on the annexation of Crimea. The United States does not and will not recognize the Kremlin's control of Crimea. We expressed clear and unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity during the visit of the USS Donald Cook to Odesa," the embassy wrote on Facebook, posting a video statement by United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker. UNIAN memo. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum was held for Crimeans to decide on accession to Russia. De-facto Crimean … [Read more...] about U.S. doesn’t and will not recognize Kremlin’s control of Crimea – Embassy