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Census Projections Suggest Certain States Could Gain House Seats, Bringing Good News To GOP

McClatchy | Les Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the projections hold true, it could be good news for Republicans, according to some political analysts. Rust Belt states traditionally have trended...

More Manhattanites Have College Degrees: Census

nydailynews.com | By Erica Pearson and Greg B. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New York is getting smarter: The number of people with college degrees rose in all five boroughs over the last decade. For the first time, more tha...

PHOTOS: Colorado's Brainiest Major Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Boulder, Colorado is the brainiest city in the country, according to Portfolio Magazine, which released its ranking of America's major population cent...

The Top Recipient Of Federal Aid? It's Alaska

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US Census came out with its annual report, the "Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2009: State and Country Areas" on how much the ...

Census Details Recession's Effects On Poverty Levels In CO's Most Populous Counties

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The results of U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, released earlier this week, paint a stark picture of the recession's effect on Colorado...

The Economy Needs a Triple Hitter: Jobs, Safety Nets and Targeted Policies

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

According to the U.S. Census, there are enough new poor people in the U.S. to fill the New York Yankee Stadium more than six times over. And since the...

As Census Ends Up To 700,000 Workers Will Flood Job Market

nytimes.com | MICHAEL POWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the Census Bureau hired upward of 700,000 Americans over the last two years -- most in the last six months -- it landed more experienced workers ...

Anti-Government Texas Region Worries About Being Undercounted In Census

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALPINE, Texas -- Perhaps only in southern Brewster County -- where the land is harsh, the libertarian fevers run hot and the missing refinements of ci...

Jobs Report Proves Congress Should Pass Small Business Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

A little known bill in Congress could be the best shot the Obama Administration has to cut unemployment. H.R. 2568, the Fairness and Transparency in C...

Tales From the Census Trail: Blame the Interns

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

No one makes friends with their Census taker.

How America Can Get Her Bilingual Groove Back

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Leveen

America is behind the world in the number of its citizens that are bilingual. President Obama should set a simple but profound goal for our nation: by the year 2035, 51 percent of our population should be bilingual.

Census Makes #LastDayCensus Push

Steve Jost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Jost

We're making a last big push right now to get people to return their 2010 Census form by today, the last day to submit Census forms by mail before census takers start doing door-to-door visits.

New York, Be Counted!

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

For every New Yorker the Census doesn't count, NY loses thousands of dollars in federal funding for our local hospitals, schools, police and firefighters, public housing, food stamps and health care.

Hipsters Fill Out Census At Record Low Rate In New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Census participation" is beginning to sound more like a band that New York City hipsters would listen to than an action they would take part in. Th...

Tales From the Census Trail: Lara's Bit

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

In this day and age, why is 'Negro' included as a race on the 2010 Census form? I hope to explore this and many more issues as my training as a Census Bureau Crew Leader begins.

Be Counted: Real Estate's Partnership With the U.S. Census Bureau

Rey Camacho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rey Camacho

At Vantage Properties, we're excited about our new "Be Counted" partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and encourage our colleagues in the housing community to join us in helping ensure a successful census.

Tales From the Census Trail: Count Us in!

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

We're your friendly District Census Takers for the 2010 Census, and it's taken us exactly one full-recession year to give up our dreams of real, meaningful employment and join ranks with the thousands of Americans in need of a part-time government temp job.

Stand Up and Be Counted... Or Not: Why Latinos Have Issues With the Census

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

It seems that right-wing nuts aren't the only ones who believe the Census is all a plot. Just 57 percent of native-born Latinos believe that census participation is good for their community.

Breitbart and O'Keefe: Guilty of Being Boring

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

O'Keefe's reputation is in desperate need of some repair. But judging from the nap-inducing undercover effort he put forward this week, that repair work may be beyond the likes of Breitbart.

Karamel Sutra Obama Causes a Stir

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

The White House confirmed today that Obama checked only the "Black, African Am., or Negro" box on his 2010 Census form.

Can the Census Handle a Changing America?

Erica Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Williams

The Census is a telling--and at times controversial--window into the issue of identity. How people within the American "melting pot" identify themselves is often an insightful narrative on the society's relationship with race, ethnicity, assimilation, and culture.

Chicago 2010 Census Participation Among Worst In Nation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today is officially Census Day, the nominal deadline for returning census forms. And so far, Chicago is one of the nation's worst cities at mailing th...

More Than 100 Census Takers Have Been Assaulted Or Attacked This Month

Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 113 census takers have been the victims of assaults or attacks this month, the U.S. Census Bureau said late Wednesday. In response to inq...

Census Bureau Director Apologizes For 'Negro' Category On Form (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday's edition of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," Census Bureau Director Robert Groves apologized to a caller for the "negro" classification on th...

Towns Battle For Fire Truck Cleaning In Census Challenge

The New Hampshire | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A three-town challenge has been set between the neighboring communities of UNH to encourage local participation in the 2010 U.S. Census. Durham Tow...