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Michael McAuliff

About Face: Issa Pulls Panned Census Bill From Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Looks like House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has returned to his census. The California Republican apparently thought ...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Committee To Push Bill Its Own Experts Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the Oversight Committee he chairs appear to be disregarding experts they asked to testify two years ago...

New Research Says Divorce Rates Are At An 'All-Time High'

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

For almost three decades, population experts have pointed to the US Census data and other federal sources of information about divorce and concluded that the divorce rate peaked in the late 1970s and has been declining since then. This seems to be wrong.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Bill Would Eliminate America's Economic Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans are cooking up legislation that could give President Barack Obama an unintentional assist with disagreeable unemp...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Offer Religion Ban That Passed 36 Years Ago

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans in Congress who want to dramatically restrict information gathering by the U.S. Census Bureau is trying to pass a...

The Troublesome Trend Among Boomers Today

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 01.02.2013 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

The Baby Boom generation has had a large effect on demographic trends over the past 50 years. Now that this generation is mostly over 50 years of age, it is interesting to look at what has been happening with regards to their divorce rate in middle age.

America's Richest Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess, Sam Weigley | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released by the U.S. Census ...

The Government Doesn't Really Care About Your Toilet

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Sen. Rand Paul wants to limit government and get us to take more responsibility for ourselves. If you live in a neighborhood with many vulnerable older people, will you or the local churches or synagogues step into the caregiving role?

Michael McAuliff

Advocates Fear Senate Will Gut Key Census Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate could follow the House of Representatives' lead and gut a key survey of the Census Bureau used by businesses, researchers and...

Driving Blind: The Dangers of Defunding the Census

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Vargas

It's Public Policy 101: before you step, you should look. Before charting a course and spending money, lawmakers should get the information they need to make the best decision.

Michael McAuliff

Census Boss: House Bill 'Devastates' America's Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Census Bureau hammered the House of Representatives on Friday for passing a bill that he said "devastates" the nati...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To End Census Survey Done Since Jefferson's Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House voted Wednesday to eliminate the detailed surveys of America that have been conducted by the Census Bureau since the nation...

What The One Percent Majored In

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

College graduates earn almost one million and a half dollars over the course of a 40 year career on average, compared to about half that for those wit...

New Census Data: 110,000 D.C. Residents Live Below Poverty Line

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this week, nation's capital was crowned the sixth-best city in the United States to live in by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The magaz...

What's Your Major Worth?

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 07.24.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors prov...

Dan Froomkin

How Segregated Is Your Community? Find Out Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the minority population in the United States continues to grow, the nation is, in aggregate, getting more diverse. But at the street level, it's of...

The Poorest Counties In America

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since 2000 the poorest Americans have only gotten poorer. Though census results are only beginning to be released, last week the results of the Ame...

New Census Data Reveals The Richest Counties In America

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It seems this year the rich got even richer. Though census results are only beginning to be released, last week the results of the American Communi...

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

New Data: Chicago Segregation Is Getting Worse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is known as the most segregated city in the United States -- so much so, in fact, that the term "hypersegregation" was coined to describe the ...

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...

Census: Boulder Is The Biking-est City In The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results this week of its American Community Survey, which tracks a vast array of data on cultural and economic con...

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...

Help Needed Now for Growing Number of Children in Poverty

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

At least one in four children was poor in nearly 190 counties in 39 states in 2009, a time of severe recession. In 33 counties in 17 states, at least...

New Data: Poverty Up 24% Statewide Since 1999

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The percentage of Illinoisans living below the poverty line rose dramatically over the last decade, according to new census data released Tuesday. In...