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Census Jobs Boost Employment Numbers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — As census workers gear up to count us, they are counting themselves lucky to be employed. This once-a-decade temporary work force ...

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...

The 2010 Census: A 10 Minute Investment in Denver's Future

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Afton Branche

For the first time in decades, Denver County was the fastest-growing county in the metro area, clocking in at an estimated 610,000 residents.

How I Got Fired by the U.S. Census

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
One For The Table

2010 is a census year, in case you haven't heard. As is constitutionally mandated, I'm sure that you all filled out your census form and mailed it bac...

How Do You Define 'Artist'?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Grant

The question of what is art has long occupied theorists and philosophers, but the issue of who or what is an artist is no less vexing. The topic arise...

Queens Immigrants Wary Of Census | By Lisa L. Colangelo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Census takers have their work cut out for them in Queens. The ethnically diverse borough boasts immigrants from hundreds of nations. And many of them...

How to Annoy Glenn Beck in Five Minutes or Less

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Want to annoy Fox News' Glenn Beck in five minutes or less while simultaneously making sure your community gets its fair share of federal money? Fill out and return the 2010 U.S. Census.

Tales From the Census Trail: Sex and the Census

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
KT Boyle

Knocking on a door to find a man in his mid-thirties, stark naked, who was ready and willing to conduct an interview, made it impossible for me to ignore my female intuition.

The Federal Aid Jackpot: States That Receive The Most Federal Assistance (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think of the census as a sweepstakes worth up to $500 billion per year. In advance of the 2010 Census, a new report by the Brookings Institution poi...

Super Bowl Spending

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robbie Vorhaus

With almost 100 million viewers expected to view the Super Bowl, CBS has sold every available commercial spot. But at close to $3 million for a 30-second ad, advertisers have plenty of alternatives.

Uninsured Are Represented By Some Of Health Care Reform's Biggest Supporters -- And Critics, New Census Data Shows

National Journal Online | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many of the House members in both parties who are most opposed to the health care reform legislation moving toward a historic vote represent districts...

Stop Trading Good Sleep for Great TV: DVR Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

All this late night entertainment can have a significant impact on healthy sleep, one of our most fundamental biologic needs.

Southern States Losing Population As Recession Alters Migration Patterns, According To U.S. Census Bureau Data

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recession has had a profound effect on migration patterns in the U.S., reversing the flow of people to former housing-boom states such as Florida ...

Spanish Speakers Targeted in Census Plan

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — When Teresa Ocampo opens her census questionnaire, she won't have to worry about navigating another document in English. T...

Are You Really Married? (Hundreds of Thousands of Gay Couples Say They Are)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

One of the dirty not-so-little-secrets of the same-sex marriage debate is that the everyday benefits of marriage don't require legal marriage at all.

Father, I Forgive You

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pedro C. Moreno

What is it with Father's Day? And, what is the blessing and curse of being a father?

Racial Advancement on TV: Is the Progress Depicted Well-Intentioned Fantasy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I've been noticing over the past several years a tendency for the Media to depict racial togetherness in a manner that doesn't come close to representing reality.

Census Bureau Nominee Rules Out Use Of Sampling for 2010 Census

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Census Bureau on Friday ruled out the use of statistical sampling in the 2010 head count,...

GOP Lawmaker Calls For Probe Of Obama Decision To Oversee Census

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker is calling for an investigation of President Obama's plan to move the U.S. census into the White House. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, ...

Gregg Already Stripped Of Authority Over U.S. Census

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The director of the Census Bureau will report directly to the White House and not the secretary of Commerce, according to a senior White House officia...

Nearly 20% Of Cook County Uninsured

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave Newbart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What's not included in a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau on the uninsured is "even darker and more ominous,'' one local expert said. The repo...

Higher Education Key To Improving Economy, Yet McCain Lacks Specifics On Help

Gregory S. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gregory S. Evans

In a shrinking economy with a middle-class burdened by the extraordinarily high costs of college tuition in the United States, the best investment we can make for our long-term fiscal health is in increased access to higher education.

Immigration Down In Illinois

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The wave of immigrants entering the United States slowed dramatically last year as the economy faltered and the government stepped ...

Big Shifts In Chicago Congressional Districts

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What communities are faring well in the 21st century economy? Swing State Project took a look at data from the Census Bureau's 2007 American Community...

Sam Stein

Census Projections: U.S. Will Be Half Minority By 2042 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some amazing projections were released by the U.S. Census Bureau this morning: by the year 2042, more than half of America's population will be made u...