Pam Fessler

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From Glitter To Free Joints, Trump Protesters Plan To Get Their Message Out

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.


Senate Banking Committee Grills HUD Nominee Ben Carson In Hearing

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.


HUD's Castro Worries That Housing Rule Could Be Rolled Back

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.


Charitable Giving Sees Big Bump In 2016

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.


Vigils Honor The Homeless Who Died As They Lived: On The Streets

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.


Anti-Trump Protesters Upset They Haven't Been Assigned Inauguration Day Sites

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.


No Permits Yet Granted To Expected Inauguration Protesters

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.


Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

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.


A Giving History: Smithsonian Exhibit Showcases Americans' Charitable Acts

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.


Republicans Renew Push For More Voting Restrictions

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.


Homelessness In The U.S. Was Down Slightly Over The Past Year

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.


Anti-Poverty Advocates Brace For How Trump Will Fill In Policy Blanks

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.


Despite Concerns, Voting Goes Smoothly Across The Country

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.


With Fewer Legal Tools In Hand, Justice Department Prepares To Monitor Election

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.


What To Make Of The Claims Of Vote-Rigging And Voter Intimidation

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.


Democrat's Voter Intimidation Case Goes Before Federal Court Friday

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.


Democratic Party Sues GOP Over Alleged Voter Intimidation

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.


Plans To Watch Polls For Fraud Raise Fears Of Intimidation

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."


Some Machines Are Flipping Votes, But That Doesn't Mean They're Rigged

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.


Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

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.