Pam Fessler appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Besides the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected in Washington, D.C., to cheer the new president on Inauguration Day, thousands more are planning to protest.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been chosen by President-elect Trump to be his secretary of housing and urban development. Carson's confirmation hearing is Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.
Monday, January 09, 2017
HUD Secretary Julian Castro hopes his likely successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will come to support many of HUD's programs. Carson has called a new rule excessive government regulation.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Donations appear to be up substantially in 2016, partly due to the improving economy. But also some donors expect tax rates, and therefore the value of charitable deductions, to go down under Trump.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Every Dec. 21, the longest night of the year, vigils are held in many cities for the homeless who have died there. Life expectancy is at least 12 years shorter than for those who are not homeless.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The National Park Service says it is applying longstanding rules about who gets a demonstration permit for which location. Pro-and anti-Trump groups are expected to turn out.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of protesters are expected in Washington, D.C., around Inauguration Day. But they've been unable to get permits to demonstrate on National Park Service grounds.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Visitors to the National Museum of American History can see artifacts like the bucket used to launch the ALS ice bucket challenge and how they played a role in charitable giving throughout history.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Republicans, especially in the states, have been emboldened to push for more voting restrictions. They are helped by the selection of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a Congress more unlikely than ever to redo the Voting Rights Act and the expected appointment of a conservative to the Supreme Court.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Homelessness fell overall, despite large increases in cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle, according to a new HUD report. There were declines among veterans, families and the chronically homeless.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Many who work with the nation's poor worry that poverty will be forgotten under a Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Despite fears of issues at the polls, voting around much of the country has gone fairly smoothly so far. There have been some scattered reports of problems, like voting machine malfunctions.
Monday, November 07, 2016
More than 500 monitors and observers will watch polling sites in 28 states, looking for voting rights violations such as discrimination against voters because of their race or language.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
There's been much discussion about the integrity of the election. Donald Trump has talked a "rigged" election and Democrats say some states are trying to keep people from voting.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Democrats claim that the Republican National Committee is violating a 1982 consent decree by working with the Trump campaign to intimidate minority voters. The GOP denies the claim.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Democratic National Committee has taken the Republican National Committee to court, claiming that Republicans are conspiring with the Trump campaign to intimidate minority voters and prevent them from casting ballots. The Democrats would like to see a consent decree prohibiting the Republicans from engaging in such activity extended for another eight years. The RNC says it has no poll monitoring activities and is not responsible for the actions of the Trump campaign or state parties.
Monday, October 31, 2016
The head of one effort asked supporters "to go and hunt down, look for vote fraud and voter intimidation and document it, to do the best we can to stop it this election."
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
As early voting starts, there are scattered reports of touch-screen voting machines "flipping" votes from one candidate to another. Old voting machines, not a "rigged" election, are likely to blame.
Monday, October 24, 2016
More than 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability. And in the last presidential election, almost a third of voters with disabilities reported having trouble casting their ballots.