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U.S. Prisons Are Bursting at the Seams, and More From CRS

The U.S. federal prison population has been growing steadily for decades, and it now exceeds the capacity of the prison system to properly house and maintain it, according to an updated report from the Congressional Research Service on the Bureau of Prisons [BOP]. Show More Summary

Pew Poll Highlights How Important Obamacare Is For Midterms

And the news continues to be bad for Democrats (USA Today) The Affordable Care Act looms as a powerful issue in this year’s congressional elections, a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds, and one that is reverberating in ways likely...Show More Summary

Darrell Issa Channels Joe McCarthy

Report: Darrell Issa Using Tactic In IRS Probe Last Used In McCarthyism (via FreakOutNation) According to a new report by the Congressional Research Service, the tactics used by Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) while probing the Internal Revenue Service is venturing into McCarthy-era territory. Former IRS official, Lois Lerner, has invoked… Now read this:Former CIA Head: […]

ASN President Calls for Kidney Disease Innovation in Congressional Testimony

The President of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) testified before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee that a prize competition could help spur innovation in kidney disease research.

CRS Report: EPA & Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States”

More good stuff! Another great report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): EPA and the Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States”. Claudia Copeland is the author. Download CRS_Report_EPA-USACE_Waters_of_US Summary On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Constitutional Challenges to NSA Collection, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Overview of Constitutional Challenges to NSA Collection Activities and Recent Developments,...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Emergency Water Assistance During Drought - Federal Non-Agricultural Programs'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Okay - fun time is over for another year. Time to get serious again and restore my sullied reputation. And whta better way to do this than... Another great report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Emergency Water Assistance During Drought - Federal Non-Agricultural Programs. The authors are Nicole T....

Pace of EPA Regulations Slows, But the Stakes Only Get higher

On March 19th the Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued a report saying that the pace of regulations being put outRead the Rest...

Top Candidate for India Prime Minister Could Get U.S. Visa

The candidate leading in the polls to become the next prime minister of India this year would be able to get a U.S. visa, the Congressional Research Service said.

US-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation, and More from CRS

Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress, March 24, 2014 Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Show More Summary

Climate Change Legislation, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Climate Change Legislation in the 113th Congress, March 12, 2014 Cars, Trucks, and Climate:...Show More Summary

MRC’s Bozell Scolds Networks For Minimizing GOP Florida Congressional Victory

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” last night and criticized the networks for barely covering the GOP victory in the Florida special election Tuesday night. Bozell’s comments came after...Show More Summary

Russian Security Issues and US Interests, and More from CRS

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

Bozell on IRS Scandal: ‘Bigger Than Watergate’

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...

Bozell on IRS Scandal: ‘Bigger Than Watergate’

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

Cost of War: 7,000 Severe Brain Injuries

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

Katie Wright on the GAO Report on Autism Research Versus IACC

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...

Disclosure of FISA Court Opinions: Legal Issues (CRS)

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

Drought in the US, and More from CRS

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

Seth Rogen Urges the Senate to Support Alzheimer’s Research

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

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.

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