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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Growth in Means-Tested Programs and Tax Credits for Low-Income Households

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

Examines the rise in the rate of federal spending, now 1 out of every 6 dollars spent, on means-tested programs for the low income such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, tax credits, and others over the past 40 years.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Statistics

In FY 2012 the federal government won or negotiated over $3 billion in health care fraud judgments and settlements.   The government also opened more than 1,100 new criminal health care fraud investigations.  From the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.


Department of Justice White Paper: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa’ida or an Associated Force

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Official version of the Justice Department Office of Legal Consul memo on the legal case for killing Americans involved with anti-American terrorist groups.  Released after the leak of the document by NBC News.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists.