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Far-right groups to campaign against three impure Republican candidates

Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby Three Republican congressional candidates are being targeted by the far right for their support for marriage equality and abortion rights: The National Organization for Marriage, Family Research Council...Show More Summary

ICYMI – Sunday Show Congressional Guests by the Numbers

The New York Times Friday offered analysis of American University research of appearances made by Senators and Representatives on the Sunday morning talk shows. It demonstrated that conservatives are more prevalent, comprising 57% of...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Pesticide Use and Water Quality - Are the Laws Complementary or in Conflict?'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Another timely report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Pesticide Use and Water Quality: Are the Laws Complementary or in Conflict? by Claudia Copeland (August 2014). Download CRS_Pesticide_Use_and_Water_Quality_Laws Summary...Show More Summary

CRS: Congress Added 439 New Crimes Between 2008 to 2013

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report that informed Congress that it has created 439 new criminal offenses between 2008 and 2013. This staggering figure gives a glimpse into the rapid criminalization of America where there are, by some estimates, around 4,500 federal offenses alone and tens of thousands of more on the […]

New research debunks the family myth as primary reason for gender gap in politics

Female candidates for elected office do as well as male candidates in terms of raising money and winning votes, so why do women only occupy 19 percent of congressional seats and approximately 25 percent of statewide offices and holdShow More Summary

JOHN FUND: Don’t Impeach Obama, Censure Him. The Congressional Research Service has identified a…

JOHN FUND: Don’t Impeach Obama, Censure Him. The Congressional Research Service has identified a number of historical precedents in which the Senate or the House has adopted a resolution of censure or disapproval of a president or other executive or judicial officers. Indeed, in 1998, Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein and 37 co-sponsors introduced a joint [...]

Feds Instruct Judges to Be 'Sensitive' and to 'Prepare' Illegals for Immigration Hearings

HOUSTON, Texas--A 2014 government report by the Congressional Research Service obtained by Breitbart Texas shows that President Obama's Department of Justice has set forth "policy guidelines" for judges hearing immigration cases of unaccompanied alien children (UAC). Show More Summary

Congressional rift over environment influences public

American citizens are increasingly divided over the issue of environmental protection and seem to be taking their cue primarily from Congress, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. The gap between conservatives...Show More Summary

Group educates lawmakers on need for organic HLB research

The organic industry took to Capitol Hill to educate staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices about the need to find organic methods to fight citrus greening.

CRS Report: Shale Energy Technology Assessment - Current and Emerging Water Practices

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Two days in a row! Another report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Shale Energy Technology Assessment: Current and Emerging Water Practices, by Mary Tiemann, Peter Folger, and Nicole T. Carter. Download CRS_Shale_Energy_Technology_Assessment...Show More Summary

Tuesday Treat - CRS Report: Federal Response to Drought in California - An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

More good stuff from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Federal Response to Drought in California: An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964, by Pervaze A. Sheikh, Betsy A. Cody, and Charles V. Stern. Download CRS_Federal_Response_CA_Drought Summary California is experiencing serious water shortages due to widespread drought. Even though much...

US Air Force Launches Bomber RFP Likely After Years of Classified Work

The US Air Force asked for proposals for its new LRS-B strategic bomber, on which it plans to spend [PDF] more than $900M during the coming fiscal year, and more than $3B/year by FY18. A memo from the Congressional Research Office explains that there’s probably been classified funding for it for years. A Lockheed Martin-Boeing […]

Democrats Put Spotlight on Companies Moving Overseas

New data from the Congressional Research Service sheds light on a hot tax question: How many corporations have exited the U.S. for tax purposes in recent years?

Everglades Restoration Plans Running Into Bureaucratic And Financial Hurdles, Report Finds

A congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council has found that despite the great advances made in Everglades restoration project planning over the last few years actual project implementation has hit a bit of a brick-wall of sorts — thanks, largely, to financial, procedural, and policy constraints. Show More Summary

Hey taxpayers, you owe Bill Clinton nearly $1 million this year

By Bill McMorris | Washington Free Beacon An April Congressional Research Service report shows that the Government Services Administration, which is in charge of supporting federal disbursements, budgeted $950,000 for former president Bill Clinton in the 2014 budget. Clinton will collect a $201,000 pension in 2014, a figure four times larger than the median family...

SWHR Supports New Congressional Legislation Promoting Study of Sex Differences and More Women in Clinical Trials

The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) endorses the"Research for All Act of 2014" introduced today by Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) in Congress. As the leading voice on advocacy and research into...Show More Summary

Congressional softball game nixes kids’ activities

The annual congressional women’s softball game is a feel-good event: a team of journalists takes on a team of lawmakers, a good time is had by all, and the proceeds go to breast cancer research. But this year’s matchup, slated for Wednesday night at Watkins Elementary School on Capitol Hill, comes at a cost. In […]

NASA should maintain long-term focus on Mars as 'horizon goal' for human spaceflight

Arguing for a continuation of the nation's human space exploration program, a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council concludes that the expense of human spaceflight and the dangers to the astronauts involved can be justified only by the goal of putting humans on other worlds.

Building a Better Day

On Tuesday, I woke up, got the kids ready for school, spread organic fertilizer over our back yard, got in contact with a local Congressional campaign about volunteering for them, spent two hours at the library doing research, wroteShow More Summary

Background of Circuit Court Judges, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service “provides an analytic overview of the professional experiences and qualifications of those individuals who are currently serving as active U.S. circuit court judges.” See U.S. Circuit Court Judges: Profile of Professional Experiences Prior to Appointment, May 9, 2014. Show More Summary

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