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C-SPAN – The Executive Branch Website

C-SPAN provides current and comprehensive video coverage of the Executive Branch via specific subject matter that includes: Recent Events; President Trump’s Tweets; White House Briefings; White House Daily Schedule; Trump Administration; Trump Cabinet. Users may browse content using image tiles or a search feature, and the site is updated regularly.

Brookings – The vital role of government-collected data

“The modern economy has never been more reliant on data. Businesses, governments, and families must navigate the complexities of a world made possible by new technologies and innovative business practices. Without reliable information about the economic and social environment, it is impossible in many instances to make sensible choices. For example, when deciding where to… Continue Reading

Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth

Employee Benefit Research Institute – Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth, May 2017, Vol. 38, No. 7. “This EBRI Notes examines the level of assets held by families with a working family head ages 25-64 in individual account (IA) retirement plans (employment-based defined contribution (DC) plans and individual… Continue Reading

4th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Freeze of Trump Travel Plan

Washington Post: “A federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump’s revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. The broad, decisive ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit… Continue Reading

Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Increased in 2015

“Nonemployer businesses, establishments without paid employees, in the Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation subsector (North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 485) increased by 59.4 percent from 362,445 in 2014 to 577,809 in 2015, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released today. Receipts in this subsector increased 21.9 percent from $11.7 billion in 2014 to $14.3… Continue Reading

The South Is Home to 10 of the 15 Fastest-Growing Large Cities

“Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Conroe, Texas (near Houston), was the fastest-growing large city (population of 50,000 or more) between 2015 and 2016 at 7.8 percent,… Continue Reading

JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

The National Archives: “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. In commemoration of this centennial, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting a series of events and activities throughout the year. JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos is the newest exhibition at the John F.… Continue Reading

Dartmouth-led study finds heavier precipitation in northeast began in 1996

For those of us on the east coast experiencing a very rainy, chilly May, this new study, via EurekAlert warrants a read: “Over the past century, the Northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. A Dartmouth-led study finds that the increase in extreme Northeast storms occurred as an abrupt… Continue Reading

2015 E-Stats Report: Measuring the Electronic Economy

May 24, 2017 – “This report summarizes e-commerce statistics on shipments, sales and revenues from four sectors of the economy: manufacturing, wholesale, services & retail…The 2015 E-Stats provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2015, revises previously released estimates for 2014 and earlier, and places these estimates in historical… Continue Reading

CBO Analysis of American Health Care Act of 2017

H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017 – May 24, 2017 – Cost Estimate “CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, as passed by the House of Representatives. CBO and… Continue Reading

CIA releases Officially Released Information System database with 50 yrs of FOIA request documents

Via Muckrock’s work and posting as follows: “The results of the Agency’s ambitious project to track all the information its made public will soon become a valuable tool for government transparency. In 1985, citing concerns regarding “difficulty determining what has been publicly disclosed,” the CIA had a truly great idea that would serve both the… Continue Reading

CRS – Graduation: Fact Sheet

Graduation: Fact Sheet May 7, 2015 – May 10, 2017 R44021 “Graduation and commencement ceremonies at U.S. academic institutions are often held in the months of May and June. This guide is designed to assist congressional offices with work related to graduation celebrations. It contains a brief history of the ceremonial tradition and the attire worn,… Continue Reading