The battle over the 2020 Census continues, even after it started printing
The debate over adding a citizenship question on the 2020 Census seemed settled after the Supreme Court ruled that the administration didn’t provide a good-enough rationale to add it. Now, President Trump and Attorney General William Barr say there is a legal workaround that will ensure the question makes it on the census.
Senior political reporter Aaron Blake talks with host Martine Powers about how the administration might proceed.
- The Justice Department just pulled its lawyers from the census case. That could signal something ugly ahead.
- Justice Department changing lawyers on census case
How the National Rifle Association responds to a crisis
In 2012, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary divided the leadership at the NRA over how it should respond. Investigative reporter Beth Reinhard takes us inside the first signs of a rift that has blown into an all-out civil war within the organization.
- Newtown massacre divided NRA leaders, foreshadowing split to come
- NRA’s top lobbyist resigns amid chaos at the gun rights organization
- NRA money flowed to board members amid allegedly lavish spending by top officials and vendors
The price of cocoa, updated
Ghana and Ivory Coast are in negotiations with large chocolate companies to regulate the fluctuating price of cocoa. Reporter Peter Whoriskey, who investigates economic and financial issues, says this is an effort by the West African countries to help impoverished farmers.
Matt Zapotosky reports on the new abuse charges against well-connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Michael Kranish talks about how Donald Trump got into Wharton. Plus, Chico Harlan on Italy’s cheese-authentication wars.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Drew Harwell on how the FBI and ICE are using local DMV photos for facial-recognition searches. Dave Weigel talks about how Bernie Sanders has evolved on the campaign trail. And Anna Fifield on the bare bellies creating controversy in Beijing.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019