Pam Fessler appears in the following:
Friday, January 19, 2018
President Trump will address abortion rights opponents gathering for their annual rally, called the March for Life, on the National Mall. Trump will be the first president to address the rally via satellite from the White House.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The U.S. faces a severe shortage of affordable housing, and housing advocates fear the recent tax bill and potential budget cuts will make matters worse.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
President Trump has dissolved the commission he had set up to investigate claims of voter fraud. Steve Inskeep speaks with Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the former commissioners.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
President Trump dissolved the presidential commission he established last year to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The 2018 midterm elections will be the first test of efforts to protect the U.S. voting process from outside interference since Russian hackers probed state voting systems in last year's presidential race. Some progress has been made, but state and local election officials say they need more money and information from the federal government to secure the elections.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Some countries, such as France, Austria and Poland, prohibit removing people from their homes during cold weather but that's not the case in the United States.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Voter confidence was shaken by revelations that Russia targeted election systems in at least 21 states last year. A year later, efforts to tighten voting cybersecurity is making some progress.
Friday, November 03, 2017
The Republican tax bill keeps deductions for charitable donations, but nonprofits say other changes could reduce giving as much as $13 billion a year and they plan to fight the proposal.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Virginia is one of two states to hold major elections this November, a year after Russians tried to hack into U.S. voting systems. It will be the first test of how much progress has been made by election officials and federal agencies on securing U.S. elections from attack.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
One witness suggested voters undergo the same kind of background check now applied to gun buyers, a function that system was never designed for.
Monday, September 11, 2017
President Trump's controversial commission looking into voter fraud holds its first meeting outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in New Hampshire. The federal panel has been unusually secretive and is being sued by voter advocacy groups, who want it to be more transparent about its agenda. Questions have also been raised by a Breitbart News article written by co-chair Kris Kobach alleging widespread voter fraud in New Hampshire last November.
Friday, September 01, 2017
FEMA says it hopes to get people out of shelters and into transitional housing, such as hotels, as quickly as possible. Then they'll try to find rentals or other housing for victims, including manufactured homes, as a last resort.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The devastating floods in Texas have led to a need for massive aid, including from charities and nonprofit groups. Most say what they need is money, not things. And they hope donors will be around for what could be a years-long recovery.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Weird things started to happen as people showed up to vote in parts of North Carolina on Nov. 8. Why didn't state workers know that their elections contractor had been hit by a cyberattack?
Monday, July 31, 2017
For all the focus in 2016 on the cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, less attention was paid to what was happening in the states.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
"One has to wonder what they're worried about," President Trump said of states that haven't shared data with the commission. "There's something, there always is."
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity holds its first meeting Wednesday to uncover voter problems that undermine public confidence in U.S. elections. The panel has already faced criticism, especially from state election officials disturbed by the panel's request to send detailed voter registration data. The commission is looking for signs of voter fraud, which most election officials and experts say is rare.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The panel has faced credibility problems right from the start and the concerns have only grown after it asked all 50 states to send detailed voter registration records.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Many election experts and voter advocacy groups say matching efforts to identify inaccurate or out-of-date registrations are flawed and could lead to legitimate voters being taken off the rolls.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Voting rights groups fear that the Trump administration's look into voter fraud is really aimed at weakening a 24-year-old law meant to expand opportunities for people to register to vote.