New or updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public access include the following. Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests, March 5, 2014 China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Show More Summary
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” last night and chastised the networks for skipping the substance of the latest congressional hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative group...
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” last night and chastised the networks for skipping the substance of the latest congressional hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Bozell’s...Show More Summary
The American toll from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan can be contemplated in many different ways, thanks to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). A new CRS report has provided a human accounting not only of how many service personnel...Show More Summary
By Katie Wright I want to thank the perceptive and hard-working Congressional staffers who wrote the Government Accountability Office’s report on autism research. The GAO report is similar to the work of the IACC support staff: the record keeping is...
Could Congress legally compel the executive branch to disclose classified opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court? Maybe not, a new analysis from the Congressional Research Service concludes. The CRS report — entitled “Disclosure of FISA Court Opinions: Select Legal Issues” — has little to do with FISA Court opinions in particular. Show More Summary
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Drought in the United States: Causes and Current Understanding, February 26, 2014 The 2014...Show More Summary
Before a Congressional committee earlier this week, the American comic actor delivered a personal, impassioned account of his family’s struggle with his mother-in-law’s Alzheimer’s Disease.
A major new report from the Congressional Research Service examines the infrastructure for producing the plutonium “pits” that are used in US nuclear weapons, and the feasibility of sharply increasing the rate of pit production. TheShow More Summary
Yesterday, Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee, pleading for more awareness of and support for Alzheimer's research. It was — like most things Rogen does — endearing as hell. But unlike the characters Rogen typically plays, it was also brave, altruistic, and kind of badass. Read more...
Actor Seth Rogen appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify before a Senate subcommittee on Alzheimer’s research. But before telling the serious story of his mother-in-law's struggles with the disease, he managed to work in a few jokes about his film Knocked Up and reputation as a stoner.
Last week the Congressional Research Service published updated U.S. military casualty statistics for post-9/11 operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through January 2014. There have been 4,410 U.S. military deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom and 2,299 U.S. Show More Summary
An Obama administration plan that would get researchers into newsrooms across the country is sparking concern among congressional Republicans and conservative groups. The purpose of the proposed Federal Communications Commission study...Show More Summary
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following. Independence of Federal Financial Regulators, February 12, 2014 Small Business: Access toShow More Summary
A new CBO study shows ObamaCare Magnifies Minimum-Wage Job Losses. The Congressional Budget Office weighed in on President Obama's proposed $10.10-an-hour minimum wage, saying it could lead to job losses that range from "very slight"...Show More Summary
Another great report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA): A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements. Mary Tiemann is the author. Download CRS_SDWA_Feb2014 Summary This report summarizes the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its major programs and regulatory requirements. It excerpts, with...
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. The Debt Limit Since 2011, February 12, 2014 The Corporate Income Tax System: OverviewShow More Summary
By Cliff Wachtel: IMF, NY Fed research challenge key policy assumptions in EU, US, top global market movers from the US, how Janet Yellin's congressional testimony converged with technical factors to feed ongoing post EM-scare rebound,...Show More Summary
A recent boom in U.S. production of crude oil is generating some stress on the transportation infrastructure, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service. “The rapid expansion of North American oil production has...Show More Summary
The diverse economic sanctions imposed on Iran by U.S. law or executive order, and the feasibility of lifting those sanctions, are tabulated and presented in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. “The sudden possibility...Show More Summary