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Remarks by the President at the “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Categories: African Americans,History,Labor/Employment

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/28/remarks-president-let-freedom-ring-ceremony-commemorating-50th-anniversa

Remarks of President Obama on the 50th anniversary of the famous speech by Dr. Martin Luther King.  From the White House

 

Psychiatry as a Tool for Coercion in Post-Soviet Countries

Categories: Communism,European Union,Mental Health,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/studiesdownload.html?languageDocument=EN&file=95990

 

Charges that in Russia and the Ukraine people are still being hospitalized for non-medical reasons with psychiatry serving as a tool of repression.  From the European Parliament

 

All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

Categories: Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Taxes

http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl2153.aspx

 

Press release explaining effect of Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service ruling that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.  From the Treasury Department

 

The State of Amphibians in the United States

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment

http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_other/rmrs_2012_muths_e001.pdf

Provides a snapshot of the state of amphibians and introduces examples to illustrate the range of issues in the U.S.  From the Forest Service

 

National Security Strategy: Mandates, Execution to Date, and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43174.pdf

Offers an overview of the role of strategy in the conduct of national security and reviews the major mandates for national security activities.  Also covers key issues that may be of interest to Congress in conducting oversight of executive-branch strategy making.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2012 and Beyond: Detainee Matters

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42143.pdf

Offers a brief background of the major issues raised by detainee provisions of the NDAA, provides a section-by-section analysis, and discusses executive interpretation of the act’s mandatory military detention provision.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Union Wind and Solar Electricity Policies: Overview and Considerations

Categories: Energy,European Union

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43176.pdf

Provides information on the history, evolution, financial mechanics, and market impacts of European Union renewable electricity policies.  Describes how EU countries are transitioning from electricity production-based incentives to market integration incentives. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Characteristics of the Cash Assistance Caseload

Categories: Children,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43187.pdf

Examines in trends in caseload characteristics since 1996 such as nature of households and families receiving assistance, number and age of children, and race/ethnicity of children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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