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The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty-Eight Years

Categories: Congress,Defense/Military,Govt Processes/Organization,History,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42699.pdf

Discusses and assesses the War Powers Resolution and its application since enactment in 1973, providing detailed background on various cases in which it was used and when issues of its applicability were raised.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

NFIB v. Sebelius: Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42698.pdf

Offers a close analysis of the Supreme Court’s reasoning in affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The “Fiscal Cliff”: Macroeconomic Consequences of Tax Increases and Spending Cuts

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42700.pdf

If tax increases and spending cuts are allowed to go into effect in 2013, severe increases in unemployment and decreases in economic growth are projected.  This report reviews legislative proposals and short-run effects of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42701.pdf

Reviews the Constitutional concept of privacy, the current status of drone technology, and pending legislation on the topic.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion With Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

Categories: Children,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/s1-exercising-prosecutorial-discretion-individuals-who-came-to-us-as-children.pdf

Memorandum from Secretary of Homeland Security outlining the criteria by which homeland security officials will enforce immigration laws with regard to young people who were brought to the U.S. as children.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Together We Will End AIDS

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/epidemiology/2012/20120718_togetherwewillendaids_en.pdf

Describes progress and includes data on 22 priority countries.  From the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

 

European Exports 2000-2007: Direct and Indirect Effects on Employment and Labour Income in the EU-27 and Euro area.

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-12-036/EN/KS-SF-12-036-EN.PDF

Provides statistics on the levels and sectors of employment related to foreign trade in the European Union.  From Eurostat

 

Balancing Nature and Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Great Britain,Natural Resources

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-418.pdf

Explores two approaches to managing land for balancing nature conservation with sustainable food production.   From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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