House Democrats sue AG, commerce secretary over census

The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to compel them to comply with subpoenas issued as part of their investigation into the Trump administration's push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Majority of Americans plan to participate in 2020 census

More than four-in-five adults report they will definitely or probably participate in the 2020 Census, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. But there are a few demographic groups -- mainly young people and minorities -- who are hesitant to take part.

John Roberts killed census citizenship question

Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote against President Donald Trump's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but only after changing his position behind the scenes, sources familiar with the private Supreme Court deliberations tell CNN.

Government uses Siri, Alexa to stop spread of census misinformation

As the United States government gears up for its 2020 census, it's working closely with large tech companies to get ahead of potential malicious campaigns looking to exploit their platforms to deter people, including minorities, from taking part in the once-a-decade event. The Census Bureau is going so far as to consider how voice assistants, such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, could be used to spread misinformation.

2nd federal judge blocks citizenship question from census

A second federal judge has issued an order permanently blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the Trump administration's insistence it has abandoned plans to add the question on the census.

Trump backs away from census citizenship question

President Donald Trump retreated from his quest to add a question about US citizenship to the 2020 census on Thursday, instead asking government agencies to provide records that could determine a head-count of citizens without polling census-takers directly.

Trump eyes 2020 with census citizenship question fight

President Donald Trump is still considering an executive order in an effort to force a citizenship question onto the 2020 census, even after his decision to proceed with the court battle triggered a highly unusual shakeup of the government's legal team over the weekend, according to officials familiar with the situation.

Why does Trump want citizenship question on the census?

President Donald Trump's fight to add a question about citizenship on the 2020 census means the government is preparing to take another shot at answering what should be a straightforward question: Why does it want to ask about citizenship in the first place?

DOJ tells judge it's still looking at ways to add citizenship question

Lawyers for the Department of Justice told a federal judge in Maryland Friday afternoon that the Trump administration will continue to explore options of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but made no mention of a potential executive order being considered by the White House.

Trump faces 'limited paths forward' on census citizenship question

The Trump administration is facing "limited paths forward" as lawyers explore options for adding a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court ruled against it last week, a source familiar with ongoing discussions told CNN on Thursday.

Facebook announces civil rights task force

Facebook has launched a civil rights task force and an election monitoring center to guard against interference in the 2020 presidential campaign and census, the tech giant said Sunday.