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President Trump Wants to Slash Science Funding—Tell Him to Slash These From NIH’s Budget

Please urge your congressional representatives to mandate that NIH stop wasting taxpayer money on cruel, useless animal experiments and instead focus on modern, non-animal methods of research. The post President Trump Wants to Slash Science Funding—Tell Him to Slash These From NIH’s Budget appeared first on PETA.

White House Document Reveals Massive cut to AIDS Research in Trump’s Budget

—By Dan TracerAccording to a new White House document distributed to congressional appropriators, Trump is calling on a $1.23 billion cut in funding to the National Institutes of Health, a major biomedical research facility under the...Show More Summary

White House Floats Massive Cuts To HIV/AIDS Programs

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators. Show More Summary

ARVO Opposes Cuts to Medical Research Budget; Urges Increased Investment

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) urges Congressional leaders to reject the U.S. administration's recent FY18 budget proposal, which seeks to drastically cut National Institute of Health funding by nearly $6 billion, or 20%. Show More Summary

Republican pollster gives Jon Ossoff some good news in Georgia special election

On behalf of the blog ZPolitics, the conservative pollster Clout Research is out with its second survey of the April 18 all-party primary for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The numbers are below, with the results of their February...Show More Summary

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

Thursday's scheduled budget release will upend Washington with cuts to long-promised campaign targets like foreign aid and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as strong congressional favorites such as medical research, help for...Show More Summary

Republican plan to repeal Obamacare would leave millions uninsured: report

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement legislation. Show More Summary

Will Geometric Group Theory Be the Solution to the United States’ Gerrymandering Problem?

last monthHumor / odd : Snopes

A new initiative lead by a Tufts University mathematics professor thinks this field of research could be the best shot at designing fair congressional districts apolitically.

Pew: Republicans Disagree With You, and They Disagree Indignantly

Good 'ol Pew Research. They do some intriguing work sometimes. Today they released "Partisan Conflict and Congressional Outreach," which analyzed 200,000 press releases and Facebook posts from members of Congress using "methods fromShow More Summary

ICYMI: Poll: Trump approval rating sinks, once-a-decade storm to hit Los Angeles, Trump faces backlash over Congressional Black Caucus remark

Poll: Trump's approval rating sinks below 40 percent President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to 39 percent, according to a poll released Thursday. The new Pew Research Center poll shows that Trump's rating is historically... Show More Summary

Congressional critics do check presidential power — by leading public opinion

Abraham Lincoln said that “public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.” But in a polarized polity, can public opinion ever check presidential power? Our research suggests that it can. But Congress has an important role in jump-starting this popular constraint. Right now, institutional checks are weak The […]

Scientists across the US are scrambling to save government research in ‘Data Rescue’ events

Groups are downloading and archiving government data out of fear the Trump administration might delete it. Some sites have already undergone changes. A Congressional caucus and the New York Attorney General's office are also starting...Show More Summary

REVEALED: Forcing Mexico to pay for Trump’s wall could actually send more migrants into US

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Daily Beast shows that forcing Mexico to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall might result in pulling funding from programs that police the border on the other side. Trump claimed that if Mexico didn’t pay for his wall that he...

CRS 1) Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy; 2) Keystone XL Pipeline Revival

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, these tw projects are once again lurking about. The Congressional Research Service is on top of things with these two brief reports. 1) Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy by Paul W. Parfomak (CRS Insight) Click on the above title to...

The United States’ Ground Combat Systems Could Soon Be Surpassed By The Russians And The Chinese

The U.S. Army’s ground combat systems could soon be surpassed by the technologies being developed by nations such as China and Russia, a report by a nonpartisan Congressional Research Service shows, Business Insider reports. There have been several cancelled billion-dollar plans to modernize the army’s ground combat systems over the last decade. Show More Summary

Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist organization” puts academic researchers at risk

There is a hidden danger for academics and journalists lurking within congressional legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Most of the discussion has focused onShow More Summary

CBO: The GOP's Obamacare repeal could leave 27 million people without health insurance and cause premiums to skyrocket

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the nonpartisan office within the legislature that provides research on the impact of possible policies, said in a report on Tuesday that the partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA'

3 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A year ago I might have let this report pass without posting it. But given the impending change in government I felt otherwise. This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, dated 10 January 2017, titled Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA, is authored by...

Fantasy politics over fetal-tissue research

3 months agoAcademics : Nature

A US congressional investigation has distorted the truth about research that uses human fetal tissue — and sets a troubling precedent.

Congressional Research Service: Pentagon R&D Spending Declined over Last Decade

Mike Fabey Security, Will this hurt the U.S. Military's dominance on the battlefield?  There has been both positive and negative news for Pentagon IT and telecom services in recent contracting years, according to a recently releasedShow More Summary

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